Day of the Dead acrobats and fire breathers to invade Lincoln venue

Quirky and colourful Day of the Dead performers will be rising up in Lincoln for a special Mexican party this November.

Day of the Dead 2017, based on the Mexican national holiday, will take place on Friday, November 3 from 10pm to 3am at The Engine Shed and promises to bring a carnival atmosphere all the way from Latin America.

The event boasts Europe’s largest confetti cannons, skull face painting, world renowned circus acts and fire breathing show performers.

Last year, Lincoln hosted a special Day of the Dead parade through the streets. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Percussionist performances and a range of international DJs will also be at the event.

Day of the dead, or Die De Muertos, is celebrated in Mexico, and regions with large Hispanic populations between October 31 and November 2.

People get together to celebrate the spiritual journey of their families and friends who have passed away.

Photo: Day of the Dead Facebook page

An event spokesperson said: “In the last few years, Day of the Dead has exploded in popularity and this year we’ve decided to go MASSIVE. Think carnival atmosphere, candy skulls all over the place, and real Latin American flair!

“We’ve gone all out on providing an authentic Dia De Muertos experience for you: expect world-renowned aerial acrobats, theatrical circus performers, and professional Latin dancers performing throughout the night!

“There will be plenty of opportunities for you to get involved with the Day of the Dead festivities – professional film makeup artists will be running a candy skull face painting station, and huge piñatas will be scattered around that will need teams of you to break open!”

The event is open to people aged 18 years and over.

For more information on the event and to purchase tickets, which are priced from £12.90, visit The Engine Shed Website.