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It’s going to be a lit Halloween with Escape: Psycho Circus! The beloved Halloween-based EDM festival just locked in a barrage of big names for their 2019 festival. This year, they plan to feature the likes of Don Diablo, Alesso, Dillon Francis, and more. It’s a convergence of established superstars and noteworthy up-and-comers to celebrate the scariest holiday of the year in the best way: with a rave! What makes this festival unique is that it acts more like a carnival than a standard music festival. Though the headliners are often the main attraction, the festival also features games, mazes, haunted houses, and more. It takes its Halloween theme seriously, with attendees encouraged to arrive in costume for the event. However, there is a dress code that people are required to adhere to, which ensures that costumes worn here remain appropriate and safe. This is especially for those who would want to partake in the various fun features the festival offers. 

Out of all the announced headliners for 2019, Alesso is probably one of the more mainstream big names that fans even outside of the EDM community might know. He was, after all, one of the biggest pioneers in making EDM a more popular genre back in the early 2010s. The Swedish DJ has also collaborated with other beloved artists in the game, such as Calvin Harris, Tove Lo, Hailee Steinfeld, and more. His early singles like “Under Control” and “Heroes (We Could Be)” helped pave the way for EDM to reach a wider audience. To this day, nightclubs around the world even still play such songs night after night. Dillon Francis is also a headliner that’s been having a big year this year. He played at a multitude of EDM festivals this year. Francis performed at last Summer’s Coachella, HARD’s Summer festival, and Spring Awakening 2019, among many others. He’s also been busy collaborating with other artists for new and upcoming releases. Just recently, he dropped his latest single, “Till I Die,” featuring THEY. It’s a unique new track that captures his hard edge. The song features a rather country-rock sound that’s relatively new coming from an EDM artist, but still works nonetheless. He’s likely to play it for his upcoming appearance at Escape: Psycho Circus. 

Don Diablo, on the other hand, is a highly-anticipated performer for very different reasons. The Dutch DJ is known for using his sets to amplify his causes. His most recent appearance, Romania’s Untold Festival, made headlines for the exact same thing. During his set, Diablo projected the picture of Alexandra Macesanu, an abducted and murdered teenage girl, on screen. Macesanu’s case was yet another of several child abductions that happen in Romania year after year. It led to several protests and calls for politicians to resign as a result. But now, the fervor further intensified after Diablo’s impactful moment during his set. Insomniac Events’ ‘Escape: Psycho Circus’ festival will take place at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, California from October 25 to October 26, 2019. If you want to learn more details about the event, click here. 

Image Credits:

  1. Escape- Psycho Circus Featured Image – EDM Sauce.com
  2. Halloween EDM Festival Escape – Festival Squad.com
  3. The Audience at Escape Psycho Circus – Timbocracy.com
  4. DJs at Escape Psycho Circus – EDM Identity.com