Freaky Deaky is the biggest Halloween festival in the Midwest taking place at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL from October 30th to November 1st. The festival will host talent such as Armin Van Buuren, Pretty Lights, Bassnectar, Mac Miller, 2 Chainz, Carnage, Tchami, Sub Focus & Datsik to name a small few. This will be the 7th year in a row React Presents has put on the festival in Chicagoland, making it bigger & better every year. React Presents is one of the biggest promotions companies in the Midwest hosting an enormous amount of events every year. Personally I’ve been to Spring Awakening the past two years and this will be my second time at Freaky Deaky. But this year will be nothing like it was last year.
Last year Freaky Deaky took place at the Aragon Ballroom on October 31st & November 1st respectively. Both days they had rap and dance music artists but only 3 or 4 artists a day. I had a friend go and see G-Eazy, Flux Pavilion & Kennedy Jones on the first night, while I went to the second night. On the second night, Pegboard Nerds, Tchami, Nervo & Kill The Noise performed. It was my first time at the Aragon Ballroom and it was a fantastic venue for a good sized crowd.
This year, Freaky Deaky has expanded to 3 days and now to an outside venue. The stage designs look incredible this year as they expanded from 1 stage (Aragon Ballroom) to now 3 stages each with it’s own lineup of selected artists and unique theme. This year, the performing artist list has quadrupled in size with over 70+ artists on the lineup. Last year, the artists would dress up in their own Halloween costumes for instance, Tchami was a dead priest & Kill The Noise was a firefighter with a GoPro attached to his helmet. I’m excited to see what outfits the artists choose to perform in this year.
I’m anxious for this Halloween weekend with what’s in store. After the festival the party doesn’t stop with the after-parties that take place. Next, You can check out all the after-parties and who’s performing here. If you want to check out the complete schedule of artists performing at Freaky Deaky you can view the complete schedule here. Then, once you realize the stacked talent performing this Halloween weekend, you can get your tickets here. Lastly, don’t forget your costume and let’s get freaky this Halloween weekend!