In The City Magazine’s “Week of Shrieks” Day 5: Festival of The Dead, Manchester

Don’t panic, we haven’t forgotten about our wonderful readership in the North this Halloween! In The City Magazine is currently underway with our write-up for the next edition of the magazine. So, to tide you over we thought we’d give you some coverage on one of the hottest Halloween events in the UK – let alone Manchester!

Festival of The Dead is a national phenomenon which brings the colourful delights of the Mexican festival upon which it is based to the UK. Landing in Manchester on (when else?) October 31st, the event is set to be a huge fiesta.


Combining the frenetic beats of a parade, the hustle of a carnival and the stupendous acrobatic feats of the circus, Festival of The Dead will see some of the most astounding acts around gather for a night of frenzied partying. Giant skull processions, acrobats, dancers and beautiful pieces of art and costumes guarantee that this event will be a feast for the eyes, bathing Manchester in a kaleidoscope of colours.

Presented by Midnight Mischief Events, the Festival of The Dead is a huge multi-venue party with over 3,000 attendees across seven arenas. With three separate venues and seven DJs, you can be sure that the Festival will have a little bit of something for everyone. Tunes come from genres as diverse as Hip-Hop and House, Indie, Pop and beyond.

Following a sell-out event in 2015, you can be sure that tickets for the 2016 Festival of The Dead will be scarce on the ground, so be sure to grab yours quick! Tickets are available at, for £6.00. Tickets allow entry to all venues (Sound Control, Joshua Brooks & Revolution on Oxford Road) and drinks offers will be available all night. With that in mind, it might be worth making sure you aren’t planning to do anything come November 1st!


Manchester’s biggest Halloween party, the Festival of The Dead is certain to be an unmissable event – just make sure you remember to dress up!

Rich Hobson


Head writer @ In The City Magazine, obsessive music, film and events fanatic.

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