Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren, Deathpact, Wilkinson, Kaskade, Rezz, Nia Archives, and more are set to play Escape Halloween this year.
Insomniac is in the midst of its 30 Year celebration and has turned up the dial regarding the quality of production and artist bookings for its festivals all over the country. Now, during the peak of the summer season, they’re setting their sights on the fall months with announcements like BOO Seattle, Dreamstate SoCal, and EDC Orlando. But today, it’s time for Escape Halloween to be at the forefront of everyone’s minds with their recently revealed lineup.
Escape Halloween has become a must-attend festival for anyone who wants to party hard in Southern California on the spookiest of holidays over the past decade, and when it returns to the NOS Events Center on October 27-28, it’s packing a massive punch. Major headliners such as AFROJACK, Armin van Buuren, ZEDD, Kaskade, MK, Rezz, DJ Snake, and Above & Beyond stick out immediately, but there’s so much more to explore throughout this stacked list of artists, not to mention the inclusion of Emo Nite.
Bass lovers will flock to sets from the likes of ATLiens, Slander, William Black, ARMNHMR, Hekler, Kaivon, Zomboy, Canabliss, and SVDDEN DEATH, but the drum and bass artists on this lineup are sublime. Not only will there be performances from Wilkinson, Calyx, Culture Shock, and Nia Archives performing, but Black Sun Empire and The Upbeats will go b2b for 20 Years of Black Out, and Ed Rush and Optical will play a set honoring the 25th Anniversary of Virus. And the Liquid Smoak set from Smoakland will be a ca n’t-miss for anyone on the hunt for liquid DnB goodness.
Those looking to shuffle all weekend long won’t want to miss sets from Max Styler, Ship Wrek, Wade, and Malaa, along with a b2b featuring Matroda and San Pacho and a b3b that will bring CID, HUGEL, and Westend to the stage. Techno lovers will also get their dose from Charles D, Jamie Jones, Green Velvet, Loco Dice, Reinier Zonneveld, and Chelina Manuhutu, among others.
Hard Dance lovers will also want to make their way to Escape Halloween this year, as the lineup is dripping with impressive artists in that realm. Darren Styles, LNY TNZ, and Lady Faith will play solo sets, but there are some special performances as well, including Code Black: Blackout, Ben Nicky’s Xtreme, and b2bs featuring LLLLNNNN and Water Spirit, and DJ Isaac and SAYMYNAME.