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Annual Belfast Monster Mash set to be 'bigger and better than ever'

Belfast mayor John Finucane helps launch the Belfast Monster Mash at Titanic Belfast alongside (left to right) Alex Kolaczyk and Aimee Webb
Marie Louise McConville

BELFAST'S annual Monster Mash returns to the Titanic Slipways on Sunday, October 27.

Themed on the Mexican Day of the Dead festival and Diwali Festival of Lights, the event is free to attend with an evening of Halloween entertainment planned from 4pm to 7pm ahead of the city’s biggest fireworks display.

Launching this year's event, Belfast mayor John Finucane said the Monster Mash "is undoubtedly one of the highlights of our events calendar with thousands of people attending each year".

"This year’s celebrations promise to be bigger and better than ever with a spooky night of fun for all the family to enjoy," he said.

Those visiting the event can look forward to Diwali-inspired performances from the South Asian Dance Academy, specially choreographed routines from local Irish Dance group Celtic Fusion, illuminating drum performances by Spark, Day of the Dead Folk dances, slime and lantern making workshops, a monster fairground with rides for all ages as well as live music from Green Means Go.

Q Radio will also be on hand at the event with breakfast duo Ryan A and Jordan on stage giving away spot prizes and playing music.

Sinead Cavanagh from Q Radio said the station was "delighted to be on board as media partner for this year’s spectacular Halloween celebrations. The event is always a firm favourite in Belfast and our presenters are really looking forward to taking part in the fun this year."

Further information about the event is available at www.belfastcity.gov.uk/events.

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