Your 2019 Halloween gig guide – All the best events taking place across South Africa


Sexy Groovy Love taking place at the Lichtenstein Castle

This year, ‘The Day of The Dead’ falls on a weekday, essentially giving us two weekends to celebrate Halloween over. From Pretoria’s infamous, ghoulish gathering to Origin Nightclub’s iconic building of horrors – no matter where you are in the country, there’s a slasher showcase happening somewhere. So dress to impress the undead and get ready to dance until the witching hour.

Halloween 2019 TIP | DO: Create your own outfit at home. Get creative and use what you have, if you must make a purchase, buy eco. Don’t: Purchase outfits and accessories you’ll never use again. Avoid creating excess waste by purchasing rubber, plastic, latex, and glittery products that compromise the environment.

CAPE TOWN

Sexy Groovy Love – The Castle – SOLD OUT | October 26 2019

Summer is in the air and Cape Town’s favourite party collective are back with another sexy and helluva groovy marathon of parties to keep you dancing all summer long. The first event kicks off October at the Lichtenstein Castle – a medieval masterpiece perched high on a hillside with endless views of the ocean and town below. This exquisitely built replica of the Gothic Schloss Lichtenstein Castle, originally built in Germany, along with its unique ambience of mystery and intimacy will be the ‘groove’ for their season opener, just days away from the eve of Halloween.

Kind of Magic at The Haunted Cinema On Harrington Street – District | October 26 2019

This Halloween weekend a Magic Stage with a lineup of unforgettable talent awaits you. Inspired by the enchantment of the Karoo desert, the mystery of shamanic, tribal rhythms & the freedom experienced at every burn – Kind Of Magic. will transport you to an otherworldly adventure right from District’s dancefloor.

R150 gets you on the Magic dancefloor & R250 gets you full access to The Magic stage PLUS two other dancefloors – “Death By Disco” at SurfaRosa and the “Haunted Cinema” stage at Harringtons Cocktail Lounge. Listen | Kind Of Magic. Halloween Playlist

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The Haunted Harbour – Shimmy Beach Club | October 26 2019

After a hugely successful HAUNTED HARBOUR 1 in 2018, comes the 2nd edition. Bigger, Better, Scarier, Louder.
Join them on the Sat 26 October as the team brings you Cape Town’s biggest Halloween party, HAUNTED HARBOUR at Shimmy Beach Club!

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Scary AF Halloween Party – Aces’ n Spades | October 26 2019

Get ready for a “Highway to Hell” adventure this Halloween weekend with Aces’n’Spades Bar, Tequila Herradura and Catherine Grenfell on the decks!  Prizes will also be handed out on the evening for best dressed Halloween costume PLUS tequila specials all night long

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So Happy Halloween – The Grand Cafe | October 26 2019

So Happy’s fifth annual Halloween celebration returns but this time, to the BEACH! Summon all your ghouls, freaks and other assorted and twisted characters to meet up again for the sexiest and most frightening experience of the year! Come and play amongst the ‘Freaks On The Beach’ and join us for another deadly So Happy experience featuring Oliver Baptiste, Brett Aiken, Ben Tov and more on the decks.

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Halloween with PHFAT & Half Price – Mercury Live | November 1 2019

It’s rumoured that Mecury Live are hosting the wildest FREE Halloween party in Cape Town! It’s been forever and a day since PHFAT has been on Mercury’s stage so this is bound to be mental! Half Price and Lat Patrollie will be supporting and a DJ in between and to take you into the eery hours of the morning…

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It’s Halloween – The Village Idiot | October 26 2019

Get down to the Mother City’s favourite watering hole for their annual ‘Foot, Hoof and Mouth, Tsetsi Fly Convention’ aka Halloween Party on Saturday 26 October. The first 60 guests receive a free cup of “witches brew” on arrival if dressed up, if not, get your freak on with complimentary makeup and come early to avoid the queue! Best dressed stands a chance to win 1 of 3 prizes: a Jägermeister hamper, Village Idiot bar tab AND merch are up for grabs!

Expect all-night MonsterEnergy drink specials, Tricks & Treats, wild times and a hauntingly good lineup featuring, DJ Invizable and more.

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The Galileo Open Air Cinema, Screening ‘Pet Sematary’ – Kirstenbosch Gardens | October 31 2019

The Galileo Open Air Cinema welcomes creatures from near and far to celebrate the infamous night of terror under the stars with an eerie movie that will make your skin crawl. The question is, are you brave enough? Kirstenbosch Gardens is usually a place of tranquillity and peace, but things are not what they appear on this fearful evening. The Galileo team transforms the garden into a Halloween hot spot – complete with chilling décor, face painting stations for those that arrive straight from work, interactive games and a battle for best costume.

This Halloween, The Galileo will be screening the 2019 remake of Stephen King’s 80’s classic, Pet Sematary.

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Scaryoke – Aces ‘n Spades | October 30 2019

Growl, howl and bring on that death metal scream this Halloween at Aces ‘n Spade’s ghoulish take on their ROCK KARAOKE nights with hosts Paul Snodgrass and Jak Tomas.

As if Wednesday nights don’t get messy enough, this Halloween will take it to the next level at Cape Town’s favourite rock ‘n roll joint. Get dressed up, and come belt out some scarily good songs, or just terrify the crowd with how bad you are! It’s mid-week messy at its best, so dress up and get crazy – ‘best-dressed singer’ stands a chance to WIN a bottle of Jägermeister on the night.

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GAUTENG

Halloween 2019 – Loftus, Pretoria | October 26 2019

The annual Fright-Night is back on Saturday the 26th of October with arguably the biggest Halloween lineup in the country, so save the date Pretoria, it’s getting spooky AF. RAM, Griet and Halloween PTA have once again joined evil forces to bring the city one terrifyingly fun night featuring three stages on the dark and deserted grounds of Loftus.

Groove with the undead and get down to the sounds of Fokofpolisiekar, Shortstraw, The Slashdogs, Weed Dealer, Grimehouse, Mix n Blend and so many more this Halloween 2019!

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Brochella Halloween Infestation – Rumours Rock City | 2 November 2019

Brochella brings you their Halloween Infestation at Rumours Rock City Westgate. Infest the West Rand and get scary with an insane local line up featuring Peasant all the way from Cape Town, Hellcats, Shutup! Its Sunday, Weed Dealer, Dirty Moonshine, Go The Rodeo, Far From Who We Are, Slippery When Wet and Koedoe. Bands will begin just after 4 PM. Come dressed up as whatever you want and stand the chance to win some epic prizes.

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Truth presents The Halloween Ball – Midrand | October 26 2019

Truth presents, ‘The Halloween Ball’ this month, opening its doors to a supernatural world of spirits, shadows and sounds courtesy of Anime Edge & Dance, Animal Picnic and Code Blue. Expect the deranged, spooky and straight villainous this Halloween at Truth Nightclub – Old Pretoria Road, Midrand.

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Doritos : The FDM Halloween Festival powered by SOL & 5FM – Montecasino | October 26 2019

South Africas biggest Halloween celebration is back! This time we bring you more music, more friends, more food, more sweets and a whole lot more fun for the entire family. Enjoy the best Mexican food around, best-dressed competitions brought to you by M&M’s, SA’s hottest chilli eating competition, amazing performances by GoodLuck, Mathew Mole, Kyle Cassim and more! Please note, this is an event for the entire family.

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Halloween 2019 – Candy Cane Island – Pretoria | November 2 2019

Railways Café presents its annual Halloween festival: Candy Cane island featuring local performers, The Black Cat Bone, The Kiffness (DJ Set), Bombshelter Beast and Bad Peter.

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DURBAN

Origin Halloween 10 Year Anniversary – Durban | October 25 -27 2019

Origin presents ten years of epic production history with their biggest, most monstrous, almost magical, and most frightful RISE OF THE MUTANTS Halloween party.

Origin’s Halloween has become the SA record-holder and the biggest club Halloween event in the country, with a giant haunted house and pumping dance floors, it now runs over a full weekend both FRIDAY and SATURDAY nights, in order to accommodate the huge audiences.

Friday night features razor-sharp Techno act Teenage Mutants from Berlin Germany alongside our local champ chimp, the mischievous Chunda Munki whilst the Saturday night features the Origin resident evils.

Be sure to explore the ENTIRE building, even into areas which may usually be blocked off as on this night new areas are opened up and the entire club is a topsy turvy haunted underworld, with every nook, cranny, and alcove something of dubious origin awaits your perilous curiosity.

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