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A First-Timers Startup Guide to FreakNight 2018

Are you excited for Freaknight 2018? This will be the Seattle festival’s 22nd year and it will be returning to the Wamu theater on October 26, 2018. Tickets became available September 12 and are on sale here 

What to Expect:

The Sinister Circus has became one of USC Event’s biggest gatherings of the year. People continue to return every year, thanks in large part to the event’s amazing lineups. The 2018 version is no exception, it’s going to be fantastic.

From the moment you walk into Wamu theater you will find the majority of people smiling ear to ear. The Halloween atmosphere is what truly sets this festival apart: From costumed performers to enthusiastic attendees, it’s not hard to get into the spirit of the season.

The 22nd edition of FreakNight is hosting a packed lineup, featuring some of the biggest names in the industry, alongside a host of talented up-and-comers. Throughout the FreakNight celebrations you will have access to a handful of sets spread across multiple genres.

There’s going to be plenty of trance and house:

The FreakNight 2018 lineup features some of the best house and trance producers from around the world. For instance, the leading talent has been hand selected from Russia, Egypt, Germany, England and more.

Paul Oakenfold lifted our spirits to the moon when we last saw him at WaMu Theater for “Bliss: The Awakening” in 2016, and we’re excited to see what Oakenfold has in store for FreakNight this year! Rounding out the trance headliners will be Aly & Fila, for an act that never fails to impress us every time they swing through Seattle.

Next is Solardo, DJ Magazine’s 2017 duo of the year, prepared to enlighten fans with their own unique spin on house music.

Green Velvet

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To cap it all off, we have techno and house legends Boys Noize and Green Velvet, each of whom brings the heat every time they take the stage.

Headbangers rejoice!

Visitors of the Sinister Circus who are eager to break their necks have begun preparing for another bone-shaking experience.

FreakNight 2018’s bass lineup features Circus Records heavyweights Doctor P and Cookie Monsta teaming up for what’s sure to be a b2b set to remember, while planning what will be one of the heaviest and hardest hitting sets of the year.

Occupying the weirder side of the bass spectrum will be Shambhala regular Space Jesus, as well as one of our personal favorites, Whipped Cream. Whipped Cream’s recent run of success only continued after her insane 2018 Shambhala performance. Suffice it to say, her set at FreakNight will be an amazing opportunity for people who want to see something new and exciting.

Headliners galore

The top-billed performer for FreakNight 2018 will be wearing two costumes: In recent Halloween performances Marshmello has dressed up as a vampire, and a zombie, and we’re hoping that he gets into the spirit again this year as well!

During Paradiso 2017, we decided to give Marshmello a chance and in all honesty, we had a blast. He presented great mixing skills, and incorporated a variety genres into his performance. Viewers of Marshmello’s 2018 FreakNight set will learn that the negative rumors about him are not true. Consequently you will find out why he has been headlining festivals across the globe.

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Yellow Claw and Steve Aoki will also be headlining the FreakNight 2018 experience, and while they’re not generally regarded positively in many underground circles, there’s no denying that both acts know how to put on a show for a main stage crowd.

The first FreakNight for a handful of locals

Here at DMNW, we’re always excited when we see our locals blowing up in the larger scene. Coming back to Seattle to play her first FreakNight will be none other than DMNW-alum Kendoll, heading up a locals lineup that also includes Quackson, and USC Events’ own Darrius. Be sure to arrive early to ensure you don’t miss out on any of our talented PNW artists!

Get Ready!

The 2018 edition of FreakNight is a can’t-miss, between the talented artists on the lineup, and the overall vibe of the event every year. In terms of who we’re going to see ourselves, you can bet that we’ll be bouncing back and forth among the three stages to find out what all the performers have to offer.

Will you be joining us for this year’s FreakNight? Update your status on the event page, and grab tickets here! The largest Halloween celebration in the Pacific Northwest is six weeks away, and in the meantime start planning your costume and adventure now!