Thousands flocked to Southport Pleasureland’s Day of the Dead celebrations at the weekend when the park was the backdrop for fire spinners, stilt-walkers, samba drummers and a spectacular fireworks display.

With all rides reduced to just £1.50 each for the evening the park saw hoards of families, many in fancy dress in honour of the occasion.

The event attracted visitors young and old from across the North West and further afield.

Quote from Norman:

“We were absolutely delighted to welcome so many people to Pleasureland for last weekend’s Day of the Dead Festival. It was fantastic to see many in fancy dress and face paint, and all enjoying the great line up of entertainment that was part of the night. This year’s fire performers from Bring the Fire project were spectacular, combining some daredevil roof top stunts and bridge top flaming sword duels with stunning LED light shows and a truly stunning stage show finale. Katumba drummers were with us once again and as always they created a mighty sound and crowds gathered to watch their energetic and lively performances at different locations throughout the park during the night. We were also thrilled to provide a stage for the Creo Dance Company who opened the night for us with their very special Day of the Dead dance show. We’re already looking forward to hosting more themed events next season.”

The young dancers are Creo Dance Company and they performed their Day of the Dead special as our opening number just inside the entranc when people arrived.

The drummers were ‘Katumba’ and they performed three sets in different locations around the park during the evening combining dance, their colossal sound and their illuminated drums.

The Fire people are called ‘Bring the Fire Project’ and combing circus skills and fire. They performed ten separate sets in varying locations around the park throught the evening. Below is the itinerary: