If you’ve ever wanted to rave around and away from “giant creepy crawlers,” or through a dystopian field roamed by “maniacs and dangerous outcasts,” boy has this music festival got the set up for you. Named North America’s largest Halloween festival, Escape Halloween is both a dance music festival and an interactive horror experience in one, with four stages themed around a different unpleasant scenario.
The stages (The Grimm, Feeding Grounds, Sanitarium and Sewer District) emulate popular live-action horror experiences with scenes that range from voodoo spells to spiders and mad surgeons. The theatrics of EDM festivals elevate frightening performances, which are built with elaborate sets and light shows commonly used in the industry. You can probably escape a personal encounter with the horrors on stage, but everyone falls victim to the strobe lighting.
Headliners this year include Zomboy and Zedd — two EDM stars known outside of this niche world. They’ll be joined by dozens of other artists and DJs who will play the main festival as well as After Parties, a new addition to Escape Halloween this year. Musical performances are just the tip of the spectacle iceberg, with carnival rides, larger-than-life art pieces, and plenty of chilling characters stalking the festival grounds. Crazy Town — the Halloween Town center of this complex — spills out into the festival and gives attendees an idea of why ‘Escape’ made it into the name.
- Up to 125,000 people have attended over a weekend in years past.
- Tickets range from $129.95 for one-day GA to up to $329.95 for weekend VIP passes.
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Where is the nearest airport?
LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) is the closest to Escape Halloween, located about 20 miles from the festival. The festival is also an hour’s drive away from Los Angeles’ LAX airport.
Is festival transportation available?
Yes, hotel and city shuttles are available for roundtrip transportation from nearby hotels and other cities in Southern California including downtown LA, Orange County, San Fernando Valley, and Riverside City.
Friday, October 27: Above & Beyond, Armnhmr, Atliens, Ben Nicky, Canablivss, Chelina Manuhutu, Code Black, Codeko, Crystal Skies, Danny Olson, Darren Styles, DJ Issan, Saymyname, Gravedgr, Geo, He$h, Hekler, Hoang, MVSE, Hot Since 82, Jamie Jones, JVNA, K?D, 1788-L, Kaivon, Kas:st, Kaskade, Keltek, Lady Faith, Smoakland, LLLLNNNN, Water Spirit, LNY TNZ, Loco Dice, Mariana Bo, Muerte, Robyn Balliet, Rossy’s Room, Senza, Slander, Svdden Death, Taylor Kade, Wilkinson, and Zomboy
Saturday, October 28: Armin Van Buuren, Black Sun Empire, The Upbeats, Buns, CALYX, Charles D, Cid, Hugel, Westend, Culture Shock, Deathpact, DJ Snake, DJ Topgun, Ed Rush and Optical, Emo Nite, Green Velvet, Ian Asher, Lauren Lane, Lilly Palmer, Macky Gee, Malaa, Matroda, San Pacho, Max Styler, MK, Musubi, Nia Archives, Nitepunk, Patrick Topping, Reinier Zonneveld, Rezz, Rohaan, Rossy, Ship Wrek, Siren, Skeleton, Space 92, Popof, Suahn, Tchami, Three 6 Mafia, Tobehonest, Wade, William Black, Yetep, and Zedd.
Is there an age requirement?
There are no age restrictions.