Fancy getting dressed up in your creepiest costume for Halloween and having a great night out clubbing too?
You can do both in a spectacular setting when the Festival Of The Dead returns to Birmingham for Halloween 2019 as part of a national tour.
Crowds traditionally dress in macabre make-up and outfits for the event, which will be at the O2 Academy Birmingham on Friday, November 1, for its fourth year running.
Festival Of The Dead is a monster mash-up of carnival, circus, theatre and clubbing.
And new for 2019, it will offer The Dark Carnival featuring a whole new cast of characters and otherworldly creations, acrobats, circus performers, colourful processions through the crowd and much more, all set to a soundtrack of rock, drum & bass, indie, house, and carnival beats.
Revellers will see the UK’s largest touring skeleton prop – the huge mechanical skull known as El Diablo – as well as the UK’s only giant spider on stilts.
With eye-popping performances, live music and DJs spinning killer tunes, along with professional face painters and crowds in their creepiest ever costumes, Festival Of The Dead promises “an experience like nothing else out there.”
The 2019 tour begins on September 28 and visits 12 cities around the UK – Coventry, Newcastle, London, Exeter, Amsterdam, Leicester, Birmingham, Manchester, Lincoln, Glasgow, Leeds, Norwich and Bristol – as well as Amsterdam.
Festival Of The Dead grew into this massive event from a single Halloween party at The Troxy in London.
It has sold over 85,000 tickets in sold-out shows across the UK and Europe, offering an immersive experience as part of a Halloween party with music, dancing and entertainment all night long.
Festival Of The Dead organiser Nathan Reed said: “We’ve been working flat out since last year to create an even bigger and better show.
“There really is nothing else out there like Festival Of The Dead. The quality of the production is next level and our hugely talented performers have raised the bar once again.
“Every year we push the boundaries of a live show and we can’t wait to see the crowd reactions when they meet the new creatures we’ve built to join them at The Dark Carnival.
“Our guests are also part of the show and seem to up their game each year too, with some incredible make-up and costumes.
“This tour is going to be the best one so far and we look forward to giving our guests an unforgettable experience.”
Organisers point out that Festival Of The Dead is not part of the Dia de los Muertos public holiday, which takes place in Mexico (and among Mexican communities elsewhere) and has significant religious meaning and many traditions that will not be happening at these shows.
Tickets start at just £19 for The Dark Carnival (VIP £39) + booking fee from www.festivalofthedead.co.uk