You guys! It’s (nearly) Halloween!!!!
Of all the excuses for dressing up throughout the year, this one is pretty much my favourite. Wanna be a Mexican Day of the Dead senorita? Or a unicorn? Or a lobster? Or a blood splattered Mrs Mia Wallace? Fine. What other holiday embraces all these dressing up options??
Anyway. Seems like I’m not the only one that likes it, as the following Halloween parties are being held all throughout the city!
Treat yo-self to a natty outfit and get thee to a knees up – we’ve got disco, Bowie tribute nights, death metal, storytelling nights, cocktail parties, trampoline park events – everything you need for a good night out!
What’s on in Cardiff for Halloween 2016
Friday 28 October
Day of The Dead Halloween Fiesta Cardiff (The Depot)
A halloween fiesta like no other! With carnival-esque pageantry, giant skull processions, acrobats, dancers and beautiful decorative art & costumes. Giant Skull processions around the venue, ‘The skulls’ dance troupe & acrobats, DJs all day accompanied by the live section, Pinatas, Free skull face painting, Confetti, co2 and light show
Venue: DEPOT, Dumballs Road, Cardiff
Please note: this event is not part of the Dia de los Muertos public holiday, which has significant religious meaning and many traditions that will not be happening at our show.
Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) Bowie Celebration! (Cardiff Speaker Hire)
After sell out shows at The Full Moon and Porter’s earlier this year and smashing it at Truefest last month, Let’s Dance: A Bowie Celebration are delighted to be gracing the stage in Cardiff once again to pay a Hallowe’en homage to he who can only be described as a most magnificent man, the late, great, David Bowie.
This event will be at Cardiff Speaker Hire, which is on Dumballs Rd, right by Depot.
It’s sure to be fabulous, featuring a fantastic array of Bowie’s greatest musical hits (not to mention the fantastic array of outfits) so put on your red shoes (if you don’t have red, any other colour will do) and come and join us for an absolute banger of a gig on the Friday before Halloween! Expect visuals and 2 hours of the best Bowie hits.
Scary Monsters fancy dress is compulsory. Tickets are £10, which includes a free spooky drink on entry.
Cauldron of Regeneration – a Storytelling Workshop for Samhain (Chapter)
Christine Watkins and Cath Little are offering an exploration of stories of transformation, decay and release. The day will include performance, discussion and reflection on what the old stories mean to us, as tellers and as listeners. Open to anyone over 16. £35
Saturday 29 October
Monster Ball (Cardiff Speaker Hire)
Blood Thirsty Bands, Vampire DJ Sets, Skull & Bones Bar, 2 Live Music Stages, Howling Open Mic, Creepy Cocktails & Craft Beers, Trick Or Treat Shots, Scary Hour Til 7, Best Costume Competition, Spooky Student Discounts, Ghoulish Gifts & Ghostly Activities, Classic Horror Movies, Smokey BBQ & Vegan Stall, Free Reserved Entry,
The Big Top presents: The Halloween Freakshow Spectacular
Bearded Ladies & Strong Gentlemen… Dog faced children of all ages… Step right up and be part of the greatest Halloween show on earth! It’s time to step out of the shadows with your two heads held high… and join us for this sideshow spectacular as we try and gather the largest collection of circus freaks and sideshow oddities ever seen on this side of the Severn Estuary! Making sure things get extra freaky on the dancefloor throughout the night will be the Gung-Ho Carny Collective bringing with them their usual special blend of party beats!!
Date: Saturday 29th October
Time: 10 pm – 3 am
Entry: £5 (This will give you access to both The Big Top & 10 Feet Tall)
Guestlist: £3 until 11pm with name tagged on the event wall
Dress code: Circus Freaks & Sideshow Oddities
If Freaks don’t take your fancy then there’s always room at The Big Top for carnival queens, circus performers, mythical creatures and angry townspeople (who else is going to chase the freaks out of town with their pitchforks and torches!)
COME ONE, COME ALL!! x
Go Scare – Halloween Event (Go Air trampoline park)
Go Air Trampoline Park Cardiff are holding a super spooky night that will literally have you ‘jumping’ out of your skin! The 2-hour event will be taking place on Saturday 29th October, 5pm – 7pm and will include the following –
– Trick 4 treat (show the Go Air staff your best tricks onto our Foam Pit and you may be awarded with candy)
– Ghostly Go Air games to be played on the trampolines
– Live DJ playing all of your favourite funky tunes
– Best Halloween costume prizes
– A one-off Go Air Ghost Snapchat filter
– Dracula Dodgeball
– Smoke Machine
£12.50 per person (if you already have Go Air socks, please bring them with you)
Over 6’s only. To book, please call the park on 02920 099899
FHED Halloween Party Night Two (The Moon)
F H E D presents a god-awful amalgamation between a Halloween Show and Sam Wall Appreciation Night! £6 ADV // £7 OTD // £10 weekend ticket for Night one and two
Cancerous Womb / Verdelet / Agrona /Judas Cradle / Narayana / Anal Floss Is Boss
Tiki’La Day of the Dead Cocktail Party (Kemi’s)
Tickets are £12 and include a tapa and special cocktail upon arrival… We may even surprise you with a Mexican spirit taster.
Mezcal, Tequilla, Margarita’s, Day of the Dead cocktail specials and Mexican inspired tapas night!
Get your face paints out and come join us for an awesome “tiki-la takeover” Mexican Day of the Dead themed party.
Sunday 30 October
Abertoir International Horror Film Festival: Cardiff 2016 (Chapter)
Once again, Abertoir, Wales’ International Horror Festival, is uprooting from mid-Wales to take over Chapter Arts Centre’s Halloween line-up!
Best of all, if you want to come for the full day, these four films will only set you back £20! You’ll need to call up Chapter (029 2030 4400) for the full day pass, and all individual tickets are available on Chapter’s website.
2pm THE LOVE WITCH (15 adv) Anna Biller, USA 2016, 120 mins
4:30pm A DARK SONG (15adv) Liam Gavin, Ireland 2016, 100 mins
6:45pm BAD FILM CLUB: THE HOWLING II (18) Phillipe Mora, USA 1985, 91mins
9pm CARRIE (18) Brian De Palma, USA 1976, 108 mins
The Shining in the Angel Hotel at Halloween (The Angel Hotel)
Some places are like people: some shine and some don’t.
Come and play with us: experience ‘the scariest moment in cinema history’ in Cardiff’s historic Angel Hotel on Halloween night. You’ll want to stay there forever … and ever … and ever …
Tickets on sale now at the Chapter Cinema box office.
Day of the Dead (Canary) Party (The Dead Canary)
Big Halloween party! Think punch pong, apple bobbing, music, fancy dress and partying ’til late. More info TBA.
Monday 31 October
Zombie Zombie / Hipicat / Totem Terrors / My Name Is Ian & more (The Moon)
The Moon Club, Womanby St, Cardiff CF10 1BR
£8 adv / £10 doors
7pm *STARTS STRAIGHT AWAY – SUPER EARLY! *
ZOMBIE ZOMBIE: Immense live act embracing their retro influences like THE RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP, sci-fi B MOVIES, ITALO DISCO, MEDITERRANEAN PROG ROCK – all done with a sense of humour. Playing with electronic music’s trippier origins, they breathe new life into these influences while mixing in DOUBLE DRUMMING and reverberating AFRICAN PERCUSSION, synth orchestration, KRAUTROCK, and ELECTRO bass. . Tribal, trance-like, danceable riffage!
Halloween Horror Quiz and An American Werewolf in London (Roath Park pub)
Halloween Special – Horror Movie Themed Pub Quiz (7pm) with special petrifying prizes followed by John Landis’ AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (8.30pm)
Donations on the door in aid of the Trinity Centre.
The Lost Boys: A Private Screaming (Penarth Pier Pavilion)
You are cordially invited to our haunting Halloween screening of The Lost Boys. The private showing will be held at the mystic Penarth Pavillion.
What better way to spend Hallows-eve than watching a spooky 80’s classic, surrounded my some fantatsic people (if we do say so ourselves), all in aid of a pretty fantastic charity!
Doors will open at 7.45pm with the screening starting at 8pm. A bar service will also be available.
And…. crucially, all ticket sales will be going directly to The Wallich charity as part of our #ClashOfTheCorporates battle
The Fest does Fright FEST! Glam Monday’s Halloween Special! (GLAM)
If you’re a student, you’ve probably already got yourself a ticket for this – Cardiff’s biggest Monday night is holding a super spooky & speical Halloween event this year! The Fest does FRIGHT FEST! There’s no two ways about it, this will be THE BIGGEST Halloween event in Cardiff this year!
Expect: ❥ Insane Halloween Decor ❥ Terrifying Halloween Performers ❥ Giant Cobwebs ❥ Spooky Halloween Inflatables ❥ Thousands of Free Sweets ❥ Cash Prize for Best Dressed ❥ Sh*t Loads of Fake Blood & MORE!
CYNT Halloween w/ Monki (Clwb Ifor Bach)
This is a proper Halloween party. Haunted house décor, apple bobbing, jack-o-lanterns and one CYNT annual guest list space up for grabs to the best dressed! Monki will be headlining the show with all of the CYNT residents on support. We’ll have a few surprises for you inside Clwb Ifor Bach.
MONKI – An underground tastemaker for Radio 1 who’s been championing new electronic talen on her regular show. At just 21 years old she is a resident at Annie Mac’s critically acclaimed touring club night ‘AMP’ and a regular fixture behind the decks at clubs and festivals around the UK and Europe. Her box-fresh bass music inspired sets include everything from piano house to thumping sub bass to classics.
If you’ve seen her play before, you’ll be aware of the energy she can bring to a room, she has a real talent for bouncing between genres of house whilst keeping it all linked together and people fixed firmly to the dance floor