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Wahaca's Day Of The Dead Festival

I hope you’ve recovered from Halloween, because London is getting ready to celebrate the Day Of The Dead this Saturday!

Wahaca’s daylong festival at the Tobacco Dock will bring together music, food and art - i.e. my favourite things about life - as well as various other fun bits such as Mexican wrestling, immersive theatre and of course lots of tequila.

On the music side, I couldn’t have thought of more perfect headliners for this dark celebration than The Horrors and Savages. Crystal Fighters will bring their bouncing melting-pot energy to the evening, as will Mexican cover band Mexrrissey; which should be a highlight for a Smiths fan like me, and will hopefully live up to the hype. Saturday will be also the occasion to discover new or little-known Mexican acts like Sotomayor and Zoé and to dance to the latest urban sounds of Monterrey, courtesy of Mad Decent’s Toy Selectah.

Other things to be excited about include Saatchi Gallery-commissioned art, talks about Mexican politics and culture, live tattooing happening inside a big glass box, a Mexican market and a supper club by superstar chef Enrique Olvera, co-hosted by Wahaca founder Tommi Miers.

And of course it will be the perfect setting to enjoy Wahaca’s mouth-watering tacos, burritos, churros and other tortas, and to sip on an ice-cold margarita or a Mezcal cocktail.

Head to Wahaca’s website for a full description of the festivities: http://www.wahaca.co.uk/dotd/