Liverpool is never short of a good night out at any point throughout the year, and Halloween is no exception. There are a great range of events coming up over the weekend leading up to Halloween and they’re selling out fast!
Friday the 28th of October
If you’re into club classics, EDM and old skool music then head to ‘Infinity’ hosted by 24 Kitchen Street from 11pm until 4am. This glow theme event includes a 2 hour set from DJ Jack Eye Jones, Liverpool’s own DJ Danny Dowd and others. Tickets are £20 and can be found here https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Liverpool/24-Kitchen-Street/INFINITY/12826916/.
The Attic on Parr Street is hosting ‘4mation‘ between 10pm and 3am and will be playing house and techno music all night. This is a Halloween specific event so costumes are definitely on the agenda! The best part about The Attic? It’s completely free! Perfect if you’re looking for somewhere slightly more low key but still embracing the Halloween theme.
The third event taking place on the 28th is ‘Echoes‘ at The Invisible Wind Factory on Regent Road. This new event hosted by Abandon Silence first opened its doors last Friday for an unforgettable night of music and unique visuals. The space is vast with two bars and a main stage, but be prepared for the portaloos! Tickets can be found here: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?867120 but be sure to look it up on Facebook to keep up to date.
Saturday the 29th
Circus and Seth Troxler present ‘28 Raves Later‘ at Camp and Furnace from 2pm until 11pm. This event is on the pricey side at £40 due to its popularity and the line-up which includes Eats Everything who recently played at Bestival. Go to https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Liverpool/Camp-And-Furnace/Circus–Seth-Troxler-PresBig-Tittie-Surprise-28-Raves-Later/12821477/ for the full line-up and tickets.
Alternatively, if you’re just not into the spooky Halloween themes and prefer something a bit more up-beat, then head to the Liverpool Disco Festival situated all over The Great Baltic Warehouse, New Bird Street Warehouse, Botanical Garden, Constellations and 24 Kitchen Street. Starting at 10am and finishing at 12am this event celebrates a range of music genres such as classic disco, rare disco, house, funk, soul, jazz-funk and boogie. Although this event isn’t Halloween fancy dress themed, I’d still recommend some metallic Lycra and a face full of glitter at least! There seems to have been an overwhelming response to this event, however there are still some NUS Student tickets available at the less painful price of £27.00 (rather than the 5th release £45).
The Voodoo Ball is also taking place at The Invisible Wind Factory. This exciting and unique event is hosting the best in African dance music, drumming, fire performers, martial arts, a particular focus on set design as well as face and body painting. This Halloween party has a huge line up of African dance music artists such as Afriquoi who has nearly 10,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. It’s reasonably priced at £8 – £11 and tickets can be found here: https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Liverpool/Invisible-Wind-Factory/The-Voodoo-Ball—This-Halloween/12809346/.
Another option if you’re into grime, hip hop or rap music is ‘Hot Plate Halloween Special‘ at 24 Kitchen Street. This event is from 8pm until 12am with Casisdead and Aystar performing. Casisdead can be found on Spotify with over 49,000 monthly listeners and released his first album ‘The Number 23’ in 2014, with tickets selling for £8 – £10 it’s worth a visit https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Liverpool/24-Kitchen-Street/Hot-Plate-Halloween-Special-/12819676/.
But the ultimate Halloween event this year has to be Cocoon @ The Asylum, with Part 1 starting at 1pm in Newsham Park Orphanage and Asylum before heading to the O2 Arena at 10:30pm until 3am for Part 2. What could be spookier than a Halloween party in a derelict asylum?! If you haven’t spotted this venue before, have a look at here to get an idea of what’s in store for you: http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/step-inside-newsham-park-hospital-9488132.
Tech house and house artists Sven Väth, Ilario Alicante,Tim Green and Jemmy will be playing at Newsham Park and many more will be making an appearance in the O2 Arena. For the full line-up and the £15 tickets go to https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Liverpool/Newsham-Park-Orphanage-And-Asylum-Liverpool/Cocoon-at-the-Asylum/12800762/.
Halloween: Monday the 31st
On Halloween itself, Buyers Club are hosting their annual Halloween party! It’s walking distance from the town centre but just far enough not to be caught up in masses on one of the busiest nights of the year. This event is free entry before 11:30pm if you post your name on their Facebook event wall https://www.facebook.com/events/1127698603979704/.
Arts Club and Level are both hosting events on the 31st too. Level is advertising a ‘Halloween Haunted Asylum’ night with a zombie flash mob among other things, as well as a range of different music genres depending on which floor you’re on; entry is around £5.
Arts Club is hosting a Halloween special, fancy dress version of Medication which is £6 entry. Both events are bound to be packed full of black cats and the walking dead, so make sure you get down there early enough to get in!
With so many events on offer you’ve got no excuse not to do something for Halloween in Liverpool this year!