Day of the Dead Festival 2015

Saturday 7th November 2015
Tobacco Dock, Wapping, Greater London, E1W 2SF , England MAP
Daily capacity: 1,000
Last updated: Thu 22nd Oct 2015

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, Wapping, for a 12 hour celebration on Saturday 7th November 2015.


The Horrors, Zoe, Crystal Fighters, Savages, Mexrrissey, Erick Rincon, Toy Selectah, DJ Cal Jader, Voodoo Love Orchestra, Sotomayor, Yuri Betancourt, DJ Caution, Los Chinches, and Paola Feregrino DJ.


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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.

Day of the Dead Festival will be offering food and drink with the atria of The Tobacco Docks home to stalls serving Mexican market tacos, contemporary tortas, smokey barbacoa, slow cooked pork pibil, fresh churros and Mexican hot chocolate, whilst bars will host a range of tequilas and mescal spirits. One of Mexico’s most prominent chefs Enrique Olvera will be hosting a ticketed supper club dining experience with Wahaca's Thomasina Miers.

Day of the Dead Festival will also host a variety of visual culture and experiential art . Celebrating mortality in all it’s guises will be the combined works of Death - A Celebration Of Mortality from the Saatchi Gallery, plus work from  Mexican artist Betsabee Romero, and others as well as street art from Oaxaca-based collective La Piztola. Cultural icons throughout history will also be celebrated via the ubiquitous, brightly decorated Day of the Dead altars, where fans can pay respects and celebrate the life and talents of cultural icons of years gone by.

Also on site will be Immersive Cult and tattooistry from Mexican inspired artists such as Christie (Kids Love Ink), Araceli Forever and Neopazteca (Mexico) exhibit their works, whilst also taking bookings live at the event.

English PEN, the global charity for literature and freedom of expression, will host a daytime programme of debates from a range of UK journalists and writing talent including Simon Schama, Homero Aridjis, Diego Luna, Gaby Wood, DBC Pierre, Martin Rowson, Ioan Grillo, Alfredo Corchado, Thomasina Miers, Jon Snow, Rosie Birkett, amongst others to explore the issues - both positive and negative - affecting the Mexican state and the importance of the written word.

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Day of the Dead Festival 2015
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last updated: Thu 22nd Oct 2015