iVAMOS! and Monkey Mind Productions bring Mexico to Liverpool! A Mexican celebration of life in the pool of life!

October 4, 2015

LIVERPOOL DOD_FBWorld-record attempt to be made at Liverpool’s Day of the Dead celebration

Tickets for Liverpool’s iVAMOS! Day of the Dead celebration went on sale on Friday along with a call out for over 1,000 people to come out dressed up in costume for a world record breaking event!

iVAMOS! is calling for Liverpudlians to come to the event, on Saturday, October 31 at St George’s Hall, made-up as their finest Catrinas or Catrines (the popular Mexican skull painted faces) so that the world-record attempt for the most at the same place can be made.

Festival Director Nik Barerra said: “Our Day of the Dead extravaganza is shaping up to be a spectacular event with Mexican musicians, wrestlers, street food, DJs and a mass Day of the Dead shrine.

“But we’re also calling on the people of Merseyside to get dressed up as Catrinas or Catrines in an attempt to break the world-record – and we’ll be competing against two other world-attempts in Mexico itself.”

The current world record for the largest gathering of Catrinas and Catrines was achieved by 509 participants in an event organised by La Catrina Fest MX (Mexico) in Cuauhtemoc, Mexico, on November 1, 2014.

There will be makeup artists available from 1pm, but people are also encouraged to do their own make up and to gather for the attempt at 4pm – followed by a mass piñata smash! The world record attempt is free, the evening event, beginning at 6.30pm, is ticketed.

Catrinas and Catrines must be dressed according to rules set out by the Guinness Book of Records with full Calavera makeup – full details and examples can be found on the iVAMOS! Websitehttp://vamosfestival.com/2015/10/instructions-for-participating-in-our-world-record-attempt/

Further details of the Day of the Dead extravaganza delivered by ¡VAMOS!, Monkey Mind Productions and in partnership with MX Proyecta have been unveiled which will feature live Mexican wrestling with superstar Cassandro.

Based in Texas Cassandro is in strong demand across the world for his flamboyant style and hard-core wrestling moves!

There is also a fantastic line-up of musicians including punk rock ’n’ roll Mexican star El Vez and world-renowned Latin rock outfit Los Straitjackets.

In addition to this Mariachi troupe – Mariachi Las Adelitas – will be performing. Based in London the band hail from all corners of Latin America, each member is a fantastic instrumentalist and there are no less than three lead vocalists in the group.

Emma Foxall, director of Monkey Mind Productions, who have partnered with iVAMOS! to co-deliver the festival, said: “This is going to be a fantastic night filled with great music, food and Tequila!”

iVAMOS! is a nationally-renowned festival which has been running in the North East of England for a decade – and this year sees it expand to Liverpool for the first time.


Tickets for iVAMOS! Day of the Dead Extravaganza are on sale priced £10 early bird and £14 advance here:bit.ly/vamosliverpooldayofthedead and https://www.universe.com/events/vamos-liverpool-day-of-the-dead-tickets-liverpool-JMDVXL

iVAMOS! ticketed Day of the Dead extravaganza is taking place on October 31 in St George’s main Hall, Liverpool. Make-up artists will be onsite from 1pm, the world record attempt begins at 4pm and is free for all to attend.  Doors open for the night time event at 6.30pm with the festivities starting at 7pm.