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4 Music Festivals to Experience this Halloween

Features & Advice | Patrick Clarke | October 15, 2016

4 Music Festivals to Experience this Halloween

PHOTO: The Weeknd will headline Voodoo Fest 2016 at City Park in New Orleans. (Photo via Flickr/Kayla Johnson

Summer may be peak season for music festival goers. But what's a Halloween party without a little music?

Fortunately, there are plenty of music and art festivals set to collide with Halloween this year.

Here are four Halloween themed music festivals guaranteed to get you on your feet.

Escape: Psycho Circus

Where: San Bernardino, California

When: Oct. 28-29

In addition to boasting a loaded lineup of EDM talent, Southern California's Escape Festival knows how to do Halloween right, rolling out some truly terrifying haunted mazes and a Psycho Circus guaranteed to both amaze and spook guests.

The two-day event also features four music stages and countless pieces of eye-catching art.

FreakNight Festival

Where: Tacoma, Washington

When: Oct. 28-29

Seattle's Halloween Party will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year with a stellar lineup of EDM acts, including Zedd and Martin Garrix, among others.

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On top of the ear-pleasing beats inside the Tacoma Dome, FreakNight Festival will feature a plethora of spooky performers complemented by world-class Halloween decor as well as carnival rides.

Voodoo Festival

Where: New Orleans

When: Oct. 28-30

Halloween weekend in the Big Easy promises to be wild in 2016, especially for those attending Voodoo Fest in New Orleans' City Park.

The annual music and arts experience features a loaded lineup this year, including performances by The Weeknd, Arcade Fire and The Chainsmokers, among other notable artists.

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Two lucky sweepstakes winners will also receive a night at The Mortuary, which includes a one-night stay for themselves and three friends at the historic haunted mansion, a private tour and ghost hunting experience, four three-day tickets to Voodoo Fest and a HomeAway rental for the duration of the festival.

Nightmare Festival

Where: Darlington, Maryland

When: Oct. 28-30

Fans of dubstep and bass music won't want to miss out on 2016's Nightmare Festival. The three-day event in northeast Maryland takes place at Camp Ramblewood, where visitors can pitch a tent free of charge.

In addition to the music, notable attractions include Area 51 and Ghouls on Parade. The former is a tribute to the "Alien" film series and features Alien-inspired drinks, video games and late night viewings of all five movies, while the latter is a Halloween costume parade led by a group of art cars and LED object manipulators.


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