Halloween is my favorite holiday and I have researched all the finest raves and electronic shows on October 31st to determine the best one. Be safe, have fun, dress up!
Twin Shadow, Break Science, Random Rab, Zebra Katz, Purple Disco Machine
BangOn! creates an immersive experience like no other underground. This rave is more of an interactive adventure than a concert with a full haunted house, carnival rides, and art cars ala Burning Man to frolic on! With three stages to choose from and legendary DJs, BangOn! may be the best Halloween party in NYC.
In Three Words: Surreal Burner Playground
Knife Party, DJ Snake, Tommy Trash, Tchami, Milo & Otis, Craze
From the makers of Electric Daisy Carnival, comes Boo! featuring top trap artists. Barclay’s Center will be transformed with the top-notch production Insomniac is known for.
In Three Words: Big Room Bass
Thriller Massive 2.0
Amazura Concert Hall
DJ Isaac, Heroes and Villains, Jai Wolf
Amazura hearkens back to the days of all-ages warehouse parties swarming with kandi-coated neon ravers. Newly remodeled, Amazura has a 60ft ceiling chalk full of lasers and wood paneled floors. Shuffling is mandatory. Don your finery for a chance at the $150 costume prize!
In Three Words: Hardstyle Kandi Rager
Cityfox: A Life & Death Halloween Showcase
Tale of Us, Thugfucker, Mind Against, SOMNE
Looking for old-school underground fun? Cityfox is known for incredible production value at its warehouse parties. Brooklyn beware! Given the underground nature of this party, no one knows for sure what will go down. Past parties have included 30ft tall gorillas, incredible 3D mapping, and turf dance floors!
In Three Words: Massive Underground Disco.
Kostume Kult: Monsters Under the Bed
48 E. 23rd St. (btw Park & Bway)
Ursula 1000, Jerad Hioki, Journeyman, J Gabriel
Halloween is Kostume Kult’s favorite holiday! While they rep hardest at Burning Man, these native New Yorkers will be taking the fur and the funk to SPiN, New York City’s infamous neon ping pong club for Halloween with some seriously deep house.
In Three Words: Intimate Freak Show
Pier of Fear: Adventure Club
For those seeking euphoric, big room vibes not to mention big-name DJs, Pier of Fear is the way to go. Adventure Club always delivers beautiful bass that brings you closer to those you love. Don your cape and spandex for this night of good vibes. Warning:
In Three Words: All-Ages Bass Frolic
The Presets, Antwon, Shel, Franki Chan
Check Yo Ponytail has been the stomping ground for big names such as Big Freedia, Skrillex, and even The Rolling Stones! Lauded by Time Out NY as “the most participatory live dance set I’ve seen” The Presets lead the 2014 Check Yo Ponytail tour. Starting in Denver, CO on October 26, Brooklyn is lucky enough to host them for Halloween! Costumes are strongly encouraged 😉
In Three Words: Hip Grunge Breakdown
+ 1 for the day after…
Robot Heart: Intergalactic Fashionarium
Ask Robot Heart for details, they control ticket sales and entrance to events.