This November, Wahaca will host the mother of all fiestas as they bring the annual Mexican holiday Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) to East London’s iconic Tobacco Docks.
A 12 hour party celebrating the dead and the living, through the indulgence and debauchery of loud music, fine food and provocative debate, surrounded by beautiful art.
Heading up the multi-sensory celebration of mortality will be post-punk four piece SAVAGES and synth-rockers THE HORRORS alongside CRYSTAL FIGHTERS, ZOE, cult Mexican Morrissey tribute band MEXRRISSEY and many more. As the sun sets, UK and Mexican DJs including Mad Decent’s TOY SELECTAH and ERICK RINCON of “3ball Mty” (Tribal Monterrey) will go head to head alongside PSYCHEMAGICK to bring the unique hedonism of Mextronica to East London.
Speaking of their appearance at the festival, The Horrors said:
“The Mexican tradition of celebrating the dead on Dia De Los Muertos is something we’ve been interested in for a while – a brilliantly macabre yet uplifting party … It’s great the celebrations are heading to the UK – we’re really looking forward to playing Wahaca’s Day Of The Dead Festival.”
The Day of the Dead is celebrated in Mexico and across Latin America at the beginning of November, giving an opportunity to celebrate the lives of loved ones who’ve passed in an incredibly positive and uplifting moment of remembrance. It’s Wahaca’s ambition through their festival to transport this life affirming tradition to the UK.