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August 3, 2016 — FREAKY DEAKY – The Largest Halloween Event in the Midwest – is thrilled to announce the complete artist lineup for its eighth anniversary! The 3-day festival returns to the expansive Toyota Park just outside of downtown Chicago in Bridgeview, Illinois over Halloween weekend. Featuring 50+ artists spanning multiple genres, Freaky Deaky 2016 promises a chilling and thrilling experience that will bring the freak out of everyone this October.
3-Day Passes are on sale now at freakydeakyhalloween.com!
This year’s headliners include UK brothers DISCLOSURE (DJ Set), the house godfather himself TIËSTO, one of trap and pop music’s most esteemed contributors DJ SNAKE, DJ Mag’s #1 electronic act DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE, the master of success DJ KHALED, and hip hop’s Top Dawg SCHOOLBOY Q, coming off his sophomore album, Blank Face. Watch the theatrical announce trailer below.
Alongside the lethal array of headliners, hip hop makes its mark on this year’s festival as TRAVIS SCOTT is set to make moves in celebration of his forthcoming album, Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight, along with DESIIGNER, best known for his Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single “Panda,” and wunderkind producerMETRO BOOMIN who promises to bump some of the hottest beats from the past two years. A$AP FERG, fresh off of his widely acclaimed album Always Strive and Prosper, will follow suit, while New York trioFLATBUSH ZOMBIES and Freshman XXL 2016 honoree LIL DICKY both make their coveted return to Chicago after each of their massive sold out shows at Concord Music Hall.
On the electronic side of the spectrum, bass music champion and Shark Squad captain JAUZ, long-heralded female DJ duo NERVO, funk-mastermind GRAMATIK, Montreal’s own dubstep hero SNAILS, acid house legend BOYS NOIZE, and more all contribute to the weekend’s spooky soundtrack.
Throughout the weekend, the Crypt Stage will transform each night to highlight a diverse scope of dance music’s most noteworthy contributors. On Friday, October 28, dubstep veteran and original Evol Intent member BRO SAFARI taking the lead with the best that bass music has to offer. Bass lovers are sure to find refuge when fellow dubstep creators FIGURE, CRIZZLY and ILLENNIUM join the renowned trap stylings of duo LOUDPVCK and 4B.
On Saturday, October 29, fans will discover an unforgettable blend of live electronic music on this dynamic stage, with 3D animation and live lighting from the DUBFIRE HYBRID:LIVE showcase. Alongside him, an all-inclusive blend of deep house, hip hop and techno will be represented by the likes of CLAPTONE, MK, BRODINSKI and KILL FRENZY.
Closing out the Cyrpt Stage on Sunday, October 30 is house music pioneer JAMIE JONES. Known for his ground-breaking Hot Creations label and global event series, Paradise, Jamie will play alongside his cross genre Hot Natured bandmate and native Chicagoan, LEE FOSS. Fellow house and techno cornerstonesGUY GERBER, ARDALAN and GENE FARRIS will support the takeover to provide underground aficionados with their very own sanctuary for the day.
Each year, Freaky Deaky provides an unmatched atmosphere with its inclusivity and powerful visual spectacle. In addition to three epic stages, which showcase their own unique, eye-popping designs, festival attendees promise to be immersed in droves of costumed performers, artful pyrotechnics, and a wide assortment of devilish food and drink vendors.
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Festival Assets:2016 Lineup Flyer: http://bit.ly/FreakyDeaky16Flyer
2016 Announce Video: https://youtu.be/3ie7zgNnTqQTicketing Link: freakydeakyhalloween.comOfficial Video Recaps: http://bit.ly/FreakyDeakyVidsPictures: http://bit.ly/FreakyDeakyPix
About Freaky Deaky:
Ever since this dark and twisted adventure was founded in 2008 by React Presents, Freaky Deaky continues to grow bigger, better, and a little spookier every year, transforming into the freakiest costume party in the Chicagoland area. In 2011, the single day event expanded into Detroit with over 5,500 people in attendance. In 2012, Freaky Deaky expanded to two days, which attracted over 9,000 attendees, making it the largest Halloween event in the Midwest. Offering a diverse range of world class artists, past performers include MSTRKRFT, Chromeo, Wolfgang Gartner, Laidback Luke, Dada Life, GRiZ, Claude VonStroke, Flux Pavilion, Nervo, Knife Party, Danny Brown, Tommy Trash, A-trak, Araabmuzik, Kill the Noise, Tchami, Bloody Beetroots, Crystal Castles, Boys Noize, TOKiMONSTA, and more.