Love Halloween, but fancy a new twist (without sacrificing the costumes and chaos) this year? Try Stereo’s Day of the Dead, which celebrates Mexico’s Dia De Los Muertos. It’s Halloween, but spicier.
What’s Dia De Los Muertos, you ask? Celebrated on the 1st and 2nd of November in Mexico, it’s a traditional celebration of the cycle of life and death with a healthy focus on the macabre.
And believe us when we say that this is an event where you get some bang for your buck. Day of the Dead Glesga promises a fiery fiesta featuring live music, dance performers, Latin tunes, face painting, lashings of tequila, and a Glaswegian twist on Mexican traditions.
Glasgow’s Rapido Mariachi are leading the musical charge. Having raised the dead (figuratively, don’t worry) during last year ‘s event at SWG’s Poetry Club, they return this year pumped after an appearance alongside Win Butler at the Arcade Fire gig at the Barrowlands earlier this year. Which is great news, because there’s room for so much more mayhem at Stereo!
Also appearing are DJs Tigerbeat, Gerry Blythe and Jill Mingo, who are showcasing a mix of Central and South American music alongside classic floor fillers, although we’re not convinced many punters will dare to brave the dancefloor while the Mexican folk dancers strut their scary stuff in honour of the Dia De Los Muertos.
Of course, if you fancy taking up the challenge, you can always take them on at their own game by visiting the in-house face painters who will be primed and ready to doll you up like an iconic Mexican calavera skull.
But hold up! What if we could tell you that you could enjoy all this for free? Stereo are running a bloody good competition for one lucky Halloween goer to WIN 2 tickets to Day of the Dead Glesga on 1st November, plus a bottle of Casco Viejo tequila from Lupe Pintos. All you need to do is like and share the event poster on Facebook to be in with a chance of winning. Do it now! You have until Thursday, 30th October to do the deed and be over 18 to be in with a chance of a free pass to the frightfest.
Glasgow’s Stereo is based on Renfield Lane, and will throw open it’s doors super-wide for sombrero-wearing spooks from 8pm on Saturday November 1st. Entry is £12 on the door and it’s open ’til late.