Date: 09 Oct 2018
Halloween Monster Mash returns to Titanic Slipways on Halloween Night (Wednesday 31 October) - promising all a ‘ghoulishly’ good time!
Belfast’s biggest and best Halloween celebrations, hosted by Belfast City Council, takes place from 6pm to 8pm. Admission is free and no tickets are required.
Revellers of all ages are encouraged to dust off their capes, dress up in their scariest costumes and enjoy a spooktacular evening with an enthralling entertainment line-up.
The fangtastic entertainment feast includes spooky street shows and performers, breath-taking fire and halo glow shows, creepy arts and craft workshops, monster fairground rides and live music on stage from The Professionals, recently crowned ‘2018 NI wedding band of the year’. There will also be a range of sweet treats, candies and hot food available for purchase during the event.
Alongside media partner, Downtown Radio, presenters Gary, Kirstie and Rachael will be on stage to entertain the crowd in the build up to the biggest fireworks display in the city. Set to a wicked soundtrack, fireworks will begin at approximately 8pm lasting for 15 minutes.
Launching the event at Titanic Belfast today, Lord Mayor Councillor Deirdre Hargey, said:
“Halloween Monster Mash is one of our biggest and much loved events attracting thousands of people from near and far to enjoy the top event and the fantastic fireworks display at the end.
“This year will not disappoint – being held on Halloween Night this year too for the first time in a number of years. The timing is good for families to come along and enjoy the event and also people who want to get their night off to a great start before enjoying other Halloween celebrations in the city. You certainly won’t find a more spectacular fireworks display anywhere near here – and it’s all for free!”
Stuart Robinson, Programme Controller of Downtown Radio, added: “As Northern Ireland’s original music station, we are delighted that Downtown will be hosting this year’s Monster Mash. Downtown has been going through a massive reinvigoration in recent years, and it’s great the station is being rediscovered by listeners across Belfast thanks to the advances in Digital Radio and online listening. Our energetic team are excited for what is sure to be a frightfully great night of family fun plus we’ll be broadcasting live from the event on the night so our listeners all over Northern Ireland can listen in”
Free ‘ghost shuttle buses’ will be ready to whisk people to and from the event. They will be departing from Chichester Street (outside SS Moore’s) every 15 minutes from 5.30pm - 7.15pm dropping off on Queen’s Road with a return service from Queen’s Road from 8.15pm dropping off at Donegall Square West in the city centre.
To ensure the safety of all those watching the fireworks display, Belfast Harbour Police will be preventing unauthorised access to the operational Port areas across the Lagan from Titanic Slipways and would ask those attending the event to go to the designated viewing area at the Titanic Slipways in Titanic Quarter.
For more information on this year’s Halloween Monster Mash, visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/halloween or call Visit Belfast Welcome Centre on (028) 9024 6609.
Halloween festivities will also be taking place in the city on Friday 26 October at the Castle Street Evening Fair. Local traders will spill onto the streets (3pm-9pm) in a Halloween harvest-themed street party with food, music, arts and crafts, interactive workshops and street performers. The event is supported by Belfast City Council in partnership with Folktown CIC, Cathedral Quarter Trust and PLACE. For more information, visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/events/Event-95529.aspx.