Halloween is a gateway to phantasmic music festivals, creating an excuse for over-the-top costumes, freakish performances, and spine-shivering euphonies. Occurring in the heart of fall touring season, October brings spooky electronic shows to epic venues around the globe for unforgettable music experiences.
1. HARD: Day Of The Dead
Day of the Dead (DOTD) is the newest annual Halloween event hosted by Gary Richard (Destructo). The two-day event will be held at Fairplex at Pomona, home to the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds. Returning in its third year on November 1 and 2, the stacked line-up will present larger-than-life performances with sounds guaranteed to raise the dead. Headliners include Knife Party, Pretty Lights, Diplo, Bassnectar, Jamie Jones, and many more.
2. 3DM Festival
The world’s first 3D music festival coincides with Halloween on November 1 at 3DM Festival in Rhode Island. Taking music festival experiences to a new magnitude, attendees will immerse their senses with staggering three-dimensional LED lights. Carnage, Datsik, Brillz, and Will Sparks will headline this year's gathering.
3. Nightmare Festival
This massive event is one of the longest running and most well-known Halloween events on the East Coast, comprised of three stages of music and production, camping, theatrical performances, and vendor villages. Held October 31 through November 2 in Baltimore, Maryland. Terrifying pathways between stages enchant the night with tunes provided by artists like Jaytech, Liquid Stranger, BT, and Super8 & Tab.
4. Escape: All Hallow's Eve
Insomniac’s fourth annual Halloween music festival returns to Southern California for two dark nights, complete with immersive audio-visual art installations and haunted mazes. Explore this wonderland of horrors October 31 and November 1.
For the first time in New York, Insomniac presents an exhilarating Halloween party for a striking one-night show. This highly anticipated event will feature Insomniac’s signature over-the-top production and a solid six-artist lineup that will surely startle your senses. This twisted Halloween event at Barclays Center in Brooklyn includes Knife Party, DJ Snake, Tommy Trash, Tchami, Milo & Otis, and Craze.
6. Drumcode Halloween
Awakenings Festival & London Warehouse Events Present Drumcode Halloween party on November 1. Adam Beyer and his labelmates - Alan Fitzpatrick, Harvey McKay, Joseph Capriati, as well as Joris Voorn, Max Cooper, and others will celebrate this Halloween bash at Tobacco Dock, in London.
7. Cocoon Miami
Experience tricks and treats delivered by the Cocoon Godfather, Sven Vath, at Moore Building in Miami, Florida on Halloween night. After celebrating his 15th season of Cocoon Ibiza, Vath will deliver a special tech-house party alongside Audiofly, Valentino Kanzyani, Martinez, and Roustam. Combining European production standards with powerful experimental dance music, this is a party not to miss if you’re near Miami.