So Much Halloween – Here’s some events you may want to attend.



The month of October has fallen upon us, which means that the ghouls and ghosts are gearing up for Halloween, the Americans are losing their minds over pumpkin spiced goods again and Halloween events are in full swing!

If, like me, you have received numerous event invites to the coolest and scariest Halloween parties that Joburg and surrounding areas has to offer, you are in a bit of a predicament. Which is awesome because dressing up to go creeping around town and dance to music is a recipe for a devilish evening. But this year has seen an influx of rad Halloween themed events, making our decision of which ones to attend horrifying. So we have compiled together a list of the events that tickled our fancy, hopefully making your decisions a little easier.12068701_1195221483839540_8474063689877980693_o

The best Halloween parties I have attended in the past have been at Arcade Empire, Pretoria. They always put together a versatile line-up and people from far and wide make the mission to join the event. This year is no different besides the fact that they are bringing this ghastly event to Joburg! The Joburg event takes place on Friday, 30 October, 18:00 – 02:00. They have put together a hauntingly good line-up that screams “party” at you!

✝ Arcade Empire, Griet & Battalion presents : Halloween 2015 ✝

We’ve teamed up this year to bring all our Joburg friends some Halloween fun as well. Expect the same chills & thrills from our previous Halloween block parties, but with loads more fun & terror to be had at an abandoned post office right next to a graveyard.


➤ 70% under roof
➤ never been used before
➤ old post office and warehouses
➤ very spooky
➤ next to Braamfontein cemetery


➤ R150 Pre-sold Online
➤ R200 at the door
➤ Available via


Come as you aren’t, its Halloween & a lot more fun when EVERYONE gets their freak on!


20:00 – 21:00 We Are Charlie
21:00 – 22:00 The Plastics
22:00 – 23:00 Shortstraw
23:00 – 00:00 Bittereinder
00:00 – 01:00 P.H.fat


20:00 – 21:00 Pollinator
21:00 – 22:00 The Tazers
22:00 – 23:00 The Moths
23:00 – 00:00 The Ts & Cs
00:00 – 01:00 Hellcats


20:30 – 21:30 Kid Robot vs Phizicist
21:30 – 22:30 Pop Art Live
22:30 – 23:30 Metro Ticket
23:30 – 00:30 Chee
00:30 – 01:30 Hypomaniacs

This event is proudly sponsored by Jose Cuervo

Expect the same chills & thrills from our previous Halloween block parties, but with more fun & terror! The Pretoria event held at Arcade Empire takes place on Saturday, 31 October, 15:00-02:00
– 4 Stages
– 5 Bars
– 20 acts
– Photobooth
– Mad sound & production
– Epic decor
– Gates open at 15:00

– R150 Pre-sold Online
– R200 at the door
– Available via
Come as you aren’t, its Halloween & a lot more fun when EVERYONE gets their freak on!
16:00 – 17:00 – Whyt Man Moccasins
17:00 – 18:00 – Phoenix Turbine
18:00 – 19:00 – Float Parade
19:00 – 20:00 – Jamie Saint
20:00 – 21:00 – Rolo
21:00 – 22:00 – Kyle Watson
22:00 – 23:00 – Pop Art Live
23:00 – 00:00 – Timo ODV
00:00 – 01:00 – Chunda Munki
01:00 – 02:00 – Master Simz➕➕ TERROR TOWN STAGE ➕➕

19:00 – 20:00 – Arts Snakes
20:00 – 21:00 – Blazin Gooch
21:00 – 22:00 – The Black Cat Bones
22:00 – 23:00 – Zebra & Giraffe
23:00 – 00:00 – Shortstraw


21:00 – 22:00 – Kid Robot vs Phizicist
22:00 – 23:00 – Veranda Panda
23:00 – 00:00 – Bittereinder
00:00 – 01:00 – P.H.fat
01:00 – 02:00 – King Rat

This event is proudly sponsored by Jagermeister, Red Bull, Wellington, Black Label, Russian Bear, Red Heart Rum, Flying Fish & brought to you by the
Arcade Empire & Griet team.

Rumour has it that this Halloween is going to be Grease Frightening! Check out what Rumours Live Lounge is offering!


Desmond and the Tutus
Taxi Viloence
New Academics
Sol Gems
Half n Half

R80 before 21:00
R100 thereafter

Now this party has me trembling in excitement! Carfax, Newtown have been planning this Day of the Dead party for months now and we expect eerie things! Party the night of Halloween away straight into Mexican holiday the Day of the Dead in true style. Be sure to dress for the dead at this chilling event which takes place on Saturday, 31 October 11:00 – 04:00 1 November.
The Moths
Bye Beneco
The Jack Rolling Dandys
The Tazers
The Velves
Gunshot Blue
Satanic Dagga Orgy
Mike Lesar – let’s swing
R150 online (  R180 at the door.
Darkness is falling over Sundowners, Alberton this Halloween as they bring you this hell raising line up! What better way to spend an evening than to get lost in the skank pit at a Fuzigish show?! I’m certain that this event will give you shivers throughout the night of Saturday 31 October.
Line Up:
Facing the Gallows
Mas as Machine
The Burning Society
R60 (Dressed Up) R80 (If you’re lame and don’t dress up)
Spend your ghostly night getting close and intimate with Prime Circle with a special 1:30 hour story telling and acoustic set at Dakota Lee, Sandton. Don’t forget to dress scary on Saturday, 31 October! This exclusive event showcases their greatest hits whilst we get to enjoy the stories behind every song.

DOORS open 3pm til late..

— Artist Lineup —

Prime Circle – 9pm


NB* Tickets are limited to 200 ONLY!

Ticket price – R199 (Buy online – Tickets are available from Webtickets as well as in store.

As I’m writing this, I am trying to find out a way that I can attend all these events simultaneously. So if you know Witchcraft that can place me in 6 places at once, hook me up. Time to get those costume ideas together and prepare yourself for a blood curling Halloween!
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Nikita Ramkissoon

Editor at So Much Music
Nikita is a Journalism and Education lecturer by day and music Jedi master by night. She can be seen in the photography pit or stage left with her Wookie husband. She can also be found trying to source corn dogs. If you see her, buy her a corn dog. She loves corn dogs.