This June, Mexico’s iconic masked superheroes will be coming to the UK to take part in “The Greatest Spectacle of Lucha Libre”, an electrifying extravaganza taking place in Manchester’s Albert Hall on 22nd June. Featuring some of the sport’s most exciting names and colourful characters, Lucha Libre invites spectators to experience the “acrobatic, mythical, and often dangerous world of Mexico’s masked wrestlers”.
The Albert Hall – along with the York Hall in London – will be transformed into a Mexican Arena, transporting audiences to an era of classic Lucha Libre, where stars battle in epic live confrontations of Good vs. Evil. Fitted with traditional flamboyant capes and outlandish suits, the wrestlers perform complex acrobatic moves, rapid sequence holds, and spectacular high-flying maneuvers, using the ring’s ropes to catapult themselves towards their opponents.
Famous across the world, Lucha Libre is a Mexican style of professional wrestling and one of the country’s biggest sports, drawing thousands of people every week to many wrestling arenas across the country. The sport is also currently celebrating 100 years since the birth of one of its greatest Luchadores, El Santo. El Santo was Mexico’s first and biggest Lucha Libre star in the ring and has appeared in films, comic books and is now part of Mexico’s popular culture. With an exciting line-up of Lucha Libre’s biggest Mexican and British names, expect a night of loud, exciting and exhilarating entertainment, as well as authentic Mexican food and delicious cocktails.