This time last year, we were thinking about Halloween and how different it would be with no events to attend. Now, two years on, it looks like we’ll finally be able to celebrate this spooky night the way it should be celebrated.

Our team are in the process of putting together 100 events for you to do this year, but let’s start with a real biggie.

Europe’s biggest touring halloween show returns with its high octane mash up of circus, clubbing and carnival set to a blazing live soundtrack spanning rock, metal and the dark side of dnb and electronic music.

THE FESTIVAL OF THE DEAD has entertained around 150,000 people over the last five years (give or take a pandemic), and what is so great about this event, is that you are as much a part of the show as the performers.

Don’t panic if you can’t manage the make up stuff, the festival have a dedicated make up/face paint team on hand to provide all sorts of Sugar Skull and gothic make up.

If face paint isn’t your thing, at most shows they will have a variety of masks, veils and other halloween or day of the dead style items which will be available to buy on the night

  • World-class fire & aerialist performers – The Fuel Girls
  • Huge fire shows
  • Breathtaking circus performers
  • Shredding guitar solos and live percussion
  • Giant skeleton puppets on stage and in the crowd
  • Carnival processions through the audience
  • Immersive decor
  • 3000 guests in impressive fancy dress (go big or go home)

What started as a one off event to showcase the best of underground & offbeat entertainment has grown into a global community of artists, influencers, creators, performers & appreciators obsessed with everything dark, mystical and deathly.

They bring everything together at the annual events & weekenders. The Festival has everything you’d want in a crazy Halloween Party. Circus, carnival and chaos set to a huge live soundtrack spanning rock, metal and the dark side of dnb and electronic music.

They have a new hoard of giant creatures, 4 metre tall puppets, magical creations and enigmatic characters ready to take your breath away.

Quite simply, they say it’s like nothing you’ve experienced before.

THE FESTIVAL OF THE DEAD gets to VSA Warehouse Ltd on Penarth Road in Cardiff on Friday 22nd October starting at 9pm going on till the dead are safely back in their coffins (around 3am). Tickets are from £29.99 to £46.20 and you can get them here – FESTIVAL

If you buy a VIP ticket, you will have access to a variety of extras depending. These can include a private VIP area, bar facilities and toilets. All VIP tickets holders will get Queue Jump, a mask and official tour T-Shirt.

They do have a few other events prior to Halloween with the ROCK ORCHESTRA BY CANDLELIGHT. That gets to Depot in Cardiff on the 18th September (two shows) and Brangwyn Hall in Swansea on the 2nd October. That one is already sold out so you’ll need to wait for returns.

To find out more, head over to their site HERE.


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