Insomniac Announces In-Person 2020 Halloween Event - EDM.com - The Latest Electronic Dance Music News, Reviews & Artists

Insomniac has announced an in-person Halloween festival in Florida amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Boo! Orlando is scheduled for Friday, October 30th and Saturday, October 31st at Orlando's Lot 54 at The Vanguard.

Friday night will feature performances from Carnage, Loud Luxury, SayMyName, ATLiens, and Jinx while Saturday's billing boasts Valentino Khan, Nitti Gritti, Schade, Sloth, and a yet-to-be-named surprise artist.

As those in the live music industry continue to experience the pitfalls of the virus' impact, shows like this may become more frequent in the coming months. It's important to note that a lot of artists depend on booking fees to generate income, and since streaming isn't exactly a cash cow, many of them feel they must resume touring in order to stay afloat. 

It seems that safety is of paramount importance to Insomniac, who will be handing out masks and face shields—which must be worn at all times—upon entry. According to the event's microsite, the renowned event promoter has instated a number of safety guidelines for the festival. "This will be an outdoor event operated at less than 25% capacity," the site reads. "There will be digital temperature screening upon entry, and masks must be worn at all times when inside the venue. Additionally, our CLEAN team will be wiping down high contact areas with hospital grade disinfectant, prior to, during and after the event each day."

The Orlando Sentinel reports the Florida resident death toll from COVID-19 increased to 15,830 today, October 16th, after 94 fatalities were reported by the state Department of Health. Positive cases of the virus increased by 3,449 to a total of 748,347 to date. With a population of about 21.5 million, about one in 29 people in Florida have now been infected. The state is in the third phase of its reopening plan, which was recently introduced by governor Ron DeSantis.

You can find more information about Boo! Orlando here.

Related

Insomniac Park N Rave

Insomniac Announces Halloween "Park 'N Rave" Drive-In Festival

Insomniac has floored the pedal of its foray into the drive-in concert scene.

nocturnal-wonderland-2016-arrests 2

Pasquale Rotella Confirms 2021 Postponement of Insomniac Festivals Due to COVID-19

Nocturnal Wonderland, Escape Psycho Circus, EDC Orlando, and Dreamstate SoCal have been tabled.

deadmau5 wearing mau5head during a DJ performance.

Look Inside deadmau5's Intimate Toronto Drive-In Rave

Flanked by the glittering Toronto skyline, deadmau5 hosted an intimate and safe show for his fans amid the ongoing pandemic.

Spring Awakening night time

[BREAKING] Spring Awakening Music Festival 2020 Officially Postponed Due to COVID-19 Concerns

A staple of the Chicago festival scene, Spring Awakening is the latest festival to bite the dust amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

EDC Mexico

Insomniac Announces 2021 Return of EDC Mexico and Dates

The EDM festival scene is officially on the mend heading into 2021.

Juliana Bernstein for Insomniac Events 4

Insomniac Announces New 2021 Oceanfront House Music Festival, Day Trip

Amid a year of festival cancellations due to the impact of COVID-19, Insomniac is planning to bounce back in 2021.

20190902000455_0

Insomniac Officially Postpones EDC Korea Due to COVID-19 Concerns

EDC Korea is the latest major festival brand to wave the white flag due to the impact of COVID-19.

A photo of fireworks going off above EDC Las Vegas courtesy of Insomniac photographer Jake West.

Official EDC Las Vegas 2020 Dates Announced

The 10-Year anniversary will take place May 15th, 16th and 17th of 2020.