Halloween is just around the corner. This means that, although festival season is coming to a close, you’ll still have one final opportunity to dance at a Halloween festival. The annual Get Freaky Festival in Salt Lake City is the ultimate fall event to add to your Halloween schedule during October 26 and 27. The two-day massive takes place on the shores of The Great Salt Lake every year. This year the festival is branching out from its usual bass-music artists to bring attendees a well-curated and eclectic lineup of house and bass music favorites.
The event has been running for 14 years now and is Utah’s largest Halloween-themed event The last few years have seen Get Freaky grow from a single-day to a two-day festival as it aims to compete with larger events such as Insomniac’s Escape! The festival will span two days and include two stages. The outdoor stage, the Tent of Terror, will offer a jam-packed lineup of the best house music artists of today. Some of these artists include Shiba San, Wax Motif, AC Slater and Black Gummy.
The house music industry has garnered huge success in the last couple of years with the rise of labels like Dirtybird, Mau5trap and Desert Hearts. Dirtybird and Desert Hearts each hold their own festivals throughout the year in California and Florida. This will be the first time the Get Freaky lineup sees this many house music artists. The festival has yet to venture away from its roots as a festival focused on bringing the latest and greatest artists in the bass music community.
Also on the Get Freaky lineup are classic bass music and dubstep artists like Doctor P and Flux Pavilion. Both aforementioned artists have visited the Salt Lake area quite a few times in the past. Each artist always pulls massive crowds at their respective events. Get Freaky released its day by day lineup this week. The Get Freaky lineup shows artists like Zomboy and Boombox Cartel headlining Friday, October 26. Saturday, October 27 shows headliners like Flux Pavilion, Ganja White Night, Pendulum and Walker and Royce.
Behind The Get Freaky Lineup
V2 Presents, the company behind events like Get Freaky and Das Energi Festival, has been around since 2003. The company has spent the last 15 years devoted to creating a substantial music scene in the Utah area. V2 focuses on providing opportunities for rising stars in the local music scene. The company aims to connect local artists to their national and international counterparts with their events. Some of the local artists on this year’s Get Freaky lineup are Nate Holland, Nate Lowpass (also known as Deez Nates in their collaborative efforts) and local favorite Z&Z.
Check out the preview trailer for the festival below. You can see the full lineup and buy tickets at the Get Freaky website here. Featured photo by Chatterz.
Julia Sachs is a staff writer at Grit Daily. She covers tech, entrepreneurship and entertainment news and is based in Park City, Utah.