Escape Halloween Announces Daily Stage Lineups
Written by rhythm86 on October 6, 2023
Your daily stage lineups for Escape Halloween are here. The 12th installment of Insomniac’s event will take place on Friday, October 27th – Saturday, October 28th at NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, Southern California. New additions this year include a brand-new fifth stage and a stacked lineup of after-parties.
On day one, Trance favorites Above & Beyond, Melodic Bass pioneers SLANDER, and storied mainstage icon Kaskade lead the lineup at The Grimm, Escape’s alter to the undead. Fans can creep through the cobwebs of the arachnid world at the Feeding Grounds with Dubstep heavyweights Svdden Death and Zomboy. In the mad world of the Sanitarium, Basscon — Insomniac’s legendary purveyors of Hard Dance — host the blistering beats of Ben Nicky presents Xtreme and a Hardstyle set from DJ Isaac b2b SAYMYNAME. Insomniac’s leading underground Techno brand, Factory 93, soundtracks the subterranean Sewer District, featuring house heroes Hot Since 82 and Jamie Jones.
Day two brings more spine-chilling beats, starting with Grammy Award-winning Zedd and Tech House phenom Matroda taking hold of The Grimm. French balaclava-clad House maestro Malaa and HypnoVision label head REZZ are set to hold down the Feeding Grounds, while Emo Nite will also add a thrilling hour of everyone’s favorite 00’s Pop-Punk mashups on full display. In the Sanitarium, it’s all about House music, with highlights including legendary Detroit super producer MK, Spanish export Wade, and a party-starting B3B from Hugel, Westend, and CID. In the Sewer District, rising German-born Techno talent Lilly Palmer, Trick Music head honcho Patrick Topping, and Filth on Acid’s Reinier Zonneveld (live) lead a fierce curation of international talent.
New Additions This Year
Escape will showcase an all-new stage concept this year, dubbed Wicked Woods. Details on the design are locked in the crypt for now, however, the experience promises the same elements of immersive design, larger-than-life production, and state-of-the-art world-building that Escape has become known for.
On day one, Insomniac’s melodically-charged imprint and festival brand Lost In Dreams will take control of Wicked Woods with appearances by Kaivon, HARD Recs’ k?d, and singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist JVNA among the highlights. On day two, the OG Drum & Bass stalwarts Bassrush thump the subs with a devilish takeover featuring Culture Shock, award-winning UK artist Calyx, and a Virus Recordings 25th anniversary set from pioneers of the genre Ed Rush and Optical.
Wicked Woods will also host the official Escape After Parties on both nights of the event from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. Night One features the Techno-flavored SLANDER Presents: Before Dawn alongside Charles D and Shmitty. Night Two is soundtracked by House heavyweights Malaa, Matroda, and TOBEHONEST.
Two-day GA, GA+, and VIP passes are available now on the official website for Escape Halloween. Escape Halloween is an 18+ festival.