The Top 12 EDM Events for Getting Weird this Halloween
As you prepare to spend Halloween avoiding killer clowns, you should at least enjoy a weekend of revelry with your favorite electronic artists. We have plenty of options to share in hopes of helping you make your Halloween plans with the best themed events around the US.
FreakNight Festival // Tacoma, WA
It’s the 20th Anniversary edition of FreakNight Festival and they are bringing an insanely stacked lineup to celebrate. Just a few of the headliners include Zedd, Martin Garrix, Armin van Buuren, RL Grime, Flux Pavilion, boi-1da, Galantis, Ghastly, Nervo, Getter, Must Die, 3LAU, Paul van Dyk, Morgan Page, Tchami and more. Plus, side show freaks, carnival rides, costume contests and other spine-tingling surprises await!
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Insomniac Presents Escape: Pyscho Circus // San Bernardino, CA
Though we don’t get HARD day of the dead this year in LA, Insomniac has you covered. The same team that has brings us festivals like EDC, Nocturnal Wonderland and Dreamstate is throwing a Halloween-themed event Escape. Insomniac has never disappointed with a lineup and this year is no different as they host over 50 acts over 2 days. Just a few of the artists you’ll see over the weekend include huge names such as Armin Van Buuren, Claude Van Stroke, Eric Prydz, Jauz, Kaskade, Richie Hawtin, Snails, Tchami, Tiësto, Zomboy and many more. You can check out the full lineup below.
From Friday, October 28th to Saturday October 29th, festival goers will be tricked and treated with 4 stages, art installations, mazes, a psycho circus and more. The event takes place at the NOS Events Center on 689 S. E St. in San Bernardino, CA. For ticket and festival information visit escapehalloween.com.
Something Wicked // Houston, TX
The Sam Houston Race Park will turn into a wicked EDM party and celebration of the dark side from October 29th-30th. Each night will feature wicked headliners like Diplo, Hardwell, Deorro and Excision, not to mention killer favorites like Gareth Emery, JAUZ, marshmello, Louis the Child, Slushii, Ghastly and many more! From eerie special effects to devious characters, this is going to be one hell of a spectacle. Find info and tickets at somethingwicked.com.
Wynwood Fear Factory // Miami, FL
Are you looking to face your fears AND enjoy some of the best EDM in the world? Then Wynwood Fear Factory is the poison you should pick, if you dare. Flosstradamus, Armin van Buuren, Adventure Club, Oliver Heldens, Borgore, Benny Benassi, Laidback Luke and so many more will be taking over the haunted grounds of the eerily abandoned RC Cola Plant in Miami. From unfathomably freakish characters to jaw dropping art installations and graffiti artists and other surprises that will haunt your dreams, Wynwood Fear Factory is THE Halloween rave of the Southeast this year.
Freaky Deaky // Bridgeview, IL
The largest and scariest festival returns for its eighth Halloween bash at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL this Halloween weekend, October 28 - 30, 2016. Brought to you by React Presents, Freaky Deaky is bringing a mind-bending lineup for the ultimate kryptonite for any fan of EDM and hip hop. Disclosure, Tiesto, Dj Snake, Boys Noize, Schoolboy Q, A$AP Ferg and so many more are sure to make this one Halloween event you won't want to sleep on. Secure your spot at freakydeakyhalloween.com, and then get going on your costume for a chance to come out on top in the highly anticipated costume contest!
Haunted Fest // Columbus, OH & Kalamazoo, MI
Haunted Fest is coming to Kalamazoo, MI on Friday, October 28th and Columbus, Ohio for a two-day rager on Friday and Saturday October 28th and 29th. The cast of artists to headline Haunted Fest include Kaskade, Galantis, Marshmello, Brillz, Anna Lunoe, San Holo, Party Thieves, CID, and Corrupt. This wide variety makes this the Halloween event to go to in the area. Head over to hauntedfest.com for more information and tickets.
Get Freaky // Salt Lake City, UT
V2 and Safe In Sound wants you to embrace your inner freak at the Get Freaky festival in Salt Lake City October 28t and 29th. Helping to call in the undead for the most frightening night of the year are bass monsters Zeds Dead, Flux Pavilion, Noisia, NGHTMRE, Alison Wonderland and more. Join the creatures of the night and Get Freaky by securing your ticket at getfreakyslc.com.
BOO! Halloween // San Francisco, CA - Phoenix, AZ - Dallas, TX
BOO! San Francisco, BOO! Phoenix and BOO! Dallas are all planning spooktacular celebrations for Halloween weekend thanks to Insomniac Events. Valentino Khan, Showtek, Yellow Claw, KSHMR and Zomboy will be joining the ghoulish rave at the Bill Graham Auditorium. Knife Party, Excision, Snails and more will be bringing the bone-crushing beats to BOO! Pheonix while Zeds Dead, Baauer, Bro Safari and more will be reveling in the dark side at the BOO! Dallas.
Info and tickets at the links below!
Hallow Freakin Ween // Denver, CO
"Frightful beats and sonic treats" are what Global Dance Presents is promising on Saturday, October 29th at the National Western Complex in Denver. Seven Lions, Morgan Page, Ian Bluestone and more will be bringing the freakin beats while fans will be able to look forward to spine-chilling madness across all stages from Underworld and Purgatory to the Ghost Academy and Devil's Playground. Grab your tickets at flavorus.com/event/Hallowfreaknween.
Warehouse of Horrors // Brooklyn, NY
BangOn!NYC is throwing a Halloween bash they are calling the "Warehouse of Horrors" on Saturday, October 29th at a secret East Williamsburg
Nightmare Festival // Darlington, MD
From parades, patches and mazes to sci-fi sites and a night circus, Nightmare Festival is turning Camp Ramblewood into the ultimate gathering for lovers of All Hallow's Eve and all electronic music. From Figure and Crizzly to Liquid Stranger and Bleep Boop and more, Nightmare Festival is throwing down. Grab your tickets at nightmare-festival.com.
Haunted Wonderland Presents: mau5trap // Hawaii, USA
Why not party with one of EDM's hottest labels for Halloween? deadmau5 and his mau5trap label fam are taking over Hawaii. Rave in paradise as deadmau5, ATTLAS, No Mana and Black Gummy turn the Hawaii Country Club into a Haunted Wonderland on Saturday October 29th, 2016. Tickets are available here.
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