Delve into a neon-lit underworld of interactive light art, food stalls and live music.
Warehouse parties are great. Secret Mexican holiday-inspired, neon-drenched, immersive warehouse experiences are even better. Curated by a group of Mexican visionaries and artists, Day of the Dead 3.1. promises to be one heck of a Burning Man-channeling spectacle you’ll want to lock down tickets for.
For hundreds of years, El Dia de los Muertos has been one of the biggest parties in Mexico honouring the dead. The 4000 year-old tradition’s history can be traced back to Mexico’s indigenous beliefs of the afterlife — that death is only the beginning. Now it’s Australia’s turn to delve into the underworld, as The Day of the Dead finds its way to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane this spring, in secret locations within each city.
Expect interactive art installations, light projections, extravagant costumes, murals created by renowned street artists and an exclusive lineup of local and international DJs and musicians — including one big ol’ festival favourite headliner. The lineup will be released closer to the day, so stay tuned. Pop-ups by a handpicked bunch of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane’s go-to local Mexican eateries, like Playa Takeria, have been selected to create Dia de los Muertos menus. Plus, there’ll be Mexican cervezas and tequila/mezcal cocktails to provide you with enough sustenance to dance the night away.
With instructions being sent to ticket holders just one week before the event, this is secret warehouse party business at it’s best. Each city’s locations are more closely guarded than an abuela‘s special mole sauce ingredient and will only be released one day before the party. Get ready to nab a ticket and start preparing your best Dia de los Muertos outfit.
Day of the Dead will visit Sydney on October 24, then Melbourne on October 31 before ending in Brisbane on November 7. Tickets are $75 and go on sale here on Saturday 15 August at 12.30pm and are expected to sell out super fast. Don’t stall on this one, it’ll be the death of you.