Paisley Halloween Festival
Saturday 27 October, 12noon to 10pm, free admission
Paisley Town Centre
Something wicked this way comes
Paisley’s 2018 Halloween Festival returns on Saturday 27 October and promises to be a spectacular, illuminated, ghoulish, wonderland with flying witches, giant pumpkins, breath-taking aerial displays and a spine-chilling parade.
Inspired by Paisley’s dark and deathly 17th century witch history the Halloween Festival is one of the major events as part of the Year of Young People 2018 celebrations.
On Saturday 27 October, a parade featuring 500 young people and performers in costumewill set off from Paisley’s Art Centre at 6pm and will wind their way through the dark streets passing lighting installations and haunting soundscapes along the way. Expect macabre characters and gruesome parade floats as well as the Beltane Fire Society, Mr Wilson’s Second Liners and the mesmerising Spark! LED drummers.
Stranger things will start to happen as spectacular aerial performances take place throughout the evening with a cast of witches suspended from Paisley Town Hall, and look out for the Flying Witches performance which will see witches soar 120ft above the crowds in Abbey Close, there’s sure to be lots of cackling and broomsticks and jaw dropping stunts.
The Main Stage will showcase amazing acts throughout the day and Paisley Town Hall and Abbey will be ‘spook central’ with pumpkin carving, trick or treat booths, scary storytelling and hands on Halloween activities for kids. Plus, County Square will have a funfair and live entertainment from local dance and theatre groups and there will also be fantastic selection of local street food vendors.
Hair-raising horror films for all ages will be screened in Paisley Town Hall which will also play host to two costumed balls – one for ‘unders’ and the other strictly over 18s – on Friday 26 October.
Listed as a top UK festival in 2016 and 2017 this year’s event will be better than ever before and won’t disappoint. Do you dare to be a part of something wicked?
The full programme for the Paisley Halloween Festival 2018 is available at www.paisley.is
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