This year FREAKY DEAKY returns as a multi-city takeover across the Midwest! Featuring over 20 artists throughout four cities, everyone’s favorite Halloween party will host multiple events in MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO, GRAND RAPIDS and ANN ARBOR. React Presents is thrilled to expand the longstanding party series and bring the fun to fans across the Midwest.
In Milwaukee, the Wisconsin Center, a massive convention and exhibition hall located in the heart of downtown, will host two monstrous shows during the Halloween weekend. Kicking off the first night on Friday, October 27th, champion of the live electronic landscape GRIZ will headline, with supporting performances by FLATBUSH ZOMBIES and BOOGIE T. Headlining the second night on Saturday, October 28th, is renowned experimentalist BASSNECTAR, with support by fellow electronic and hip-hop infused acts including MIJA, BLEEP BLOOP and Milwaukee’s own ARTIFAKTS. For those traveling from Chicago, the Wisconsin Center is only three blocks away from the Amtrak station, with 9 trains running daily to/from the city.
In Chicago, Freaky Deaky returns to city limits with four shows at Concord Music Hall and the Aragon Ballroom.
Concord Music Hall will host experimental electronic producer KAYZO on Thursday, October 26th, as well as a supporting acts from his DOGHOUSE records imprint, which will be announced at a later date. Additionally, UK house duo GORGON CITY will headline as part of their Kingdom DJ Tour on Friday, October 27th, along with support by Hot Creations’ label boss LEE FOSS and KIDNAP KID.
Over at the legendary Aragon Ballroom, OLIVER HELDENS will throw down his futuristic funky beats along with the live French house producer KLINGANDE on Friday, October 27th. To round out Chicago’s Freaky Deaky weekend, everyone’s favorite DJ/comedian, DILLON FRANCIS will make his long-awaited return to the Windy City on Saturday, October 28th, along with Australia’s boundary-pushing producer WHAT SO NOT.
Spanning across two cities in Michigan, Freaky Deaky will take over The Intersection in Grand Rapids and Necto in Ann Arbor. Located in Downtown Grand Rapids, The Intersection will host UK producer ZOMBOY, known for his interjection of uplifting melodies with grimy dubstep synths on Friday, October 27th. Stream part one of Zomboy's recent Rott N' Roll EP HERE. Taking over Ann Arbor’s Necto Nightclub on Halloween proper, is the captivating electronic trio, CASH CASH. Support for both events will be announced at a later date.