Written by Arooj Mustansir
Freaky Deaky has revamped its annual Halloween extravaganza by revealing their plans to hold multiple events across the Midwest instead of their usual singular event in Chicago. The events will be taking place on October 26-31 in cities with blooming yet intimate bass music scenes including Milwaukee, Chicago, Grand Rapids, and Ann Arbor. React Presents certainly outdid themselves in crafting multifaceted lineups for each city with tremendously gifted artists in the electronic music scene.
Here’s a breakdown of the lineups by city:
Milwaukee’s event will be taking place from October 27-28 at the Wisconsin Convention Center which is a stunning venue in the heart of downtown. Day 1 will feature performances by Griz, Flatbush Zombies, Boogie T, and newly announced artists Opiuo and Plaid Hawaii which will surely have a funky and psychedelic vibe. Things will get otherworldly night 2 with Bleep Bloop, Ganja White Night, Mija, Artifakts, and electronic music extraordinaire Bassnectar.
Freaky Deaky will honor their Chicago roots with 2 events every night at renowned venues Concord Music Hall and Aragon Ballroom during October 27-28. Kayzo’s Doghouse Takeover will bring the ruckus at Concord Music Hall the first night. Gorgon City, Chicago native Lee Floss, and Kidnap Kid will close out the following night. The Aragon Ballroom will be the spot for deep house junkies on the 27th with performances by superstars Oliver Heldens, Klingande, and Drezo. Dillon Francis, WhatSoNot, and Parker will bring their infectious sounds to the venue on the 28th. With their dynamic and energetic performances, it will definitely be a night to remember.
Michigan is known for its thriving music scene and React chose its premier music venues to host the events including The Intersection at Grand Rapids and The Necto in Ann Arbor. UK producer Zomboy will bring his heavy beats and EDM anthems to The Intersection on the 27th and Cash Cash will close out the festival at The Necto on Halloween Night.
With all the heavy hitters from across the EDM spectrum Freaky Deaky will be showcasing, it will without a doubt be the most legendary Halloween festival in the Midwest. The festival has changed the game by giving you an opportunity to catch acts that normally play huge Halloween festivals at intimate venues instead. The variety of dates and proximity of the locations also gives nomadic festival goers a chance to catch events at multiple locations so your Halloween celebrations have endless potential. Grab your tickets here to be a part of the biggest freak show of the year!