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Here’s how to spend Halloween 2017

We’ve rounded up some of the UK’s most haunted happenings for you in our Halloween events guide.

In search of thrills and chills? The spookiest night of the year is almost upon us. If you haven’t made plans yet, have (no) fear – your Ticketmaster Halloween Guide is here!

You can enjoy all sorts of ghastly goings-on throughout the UK. Want to have a monstrously good time in the West End, get down and boo-zy at a club night or listen to some frighteningly great metal bands? We’ve got tickets to all of these Halloween events and much more… so book now, if you dare!


Ghoulishly good gigs

The Horrors
Where: Various venues
When: Until 29 Oct 2017

Prepare to be Horrors-struck! You’ll enjoy a gloriously macabre blend of psychedelic, garage and goth rock from this Southend-on-Sea band. The Horrors released their fifth album, V, last month and now they’re out on tour supporting it. Hear them play their spine-chilling new songs Machine and Something to Remember Me By live.

W.A.S.P.
Where: Various venues in Buckley, Cardiff & Bristol
When: 22 – 25 Oct 2017

One of the most influential metal bands around, W.A.S.P. are heading to the UK next week. They’ll be commemorating the 25th anniversary of their timeless album The Crimson Idol by performing it in full along with their hits. Led by none other than Blackie Lawless, expect a night full of wild music and shock rock antics.

Wednesday 13

Wednesday 13
Where: Glasgow Garage & O2 Academy Islington, London
When: 27 – 28 Oct 2017

Former Murderdolls frontman Joseph Poole (known as Wednesday 13) released his seventh album, Condolences, this past summer – and it’s all about death. He’s appearing in the UK for two shows just before Halloween to promote his latest and darkest offering which includes songs Last Rites and Cadaverous. Steel yourself, these shows will be the stuff of nightmares!


Chillingly cool club nights

Detonate Halloween Sheffield
Where: O2 Academy Sheffield
When: 28 Oct 2017

Looking for some late-night fun complemented by soul-shaking music? Detonate’s got just the scene with a scream-worthy line-up of DJs: My Nu Leng, AJ Tracey, Sasasas, Hazard, Skepsis, Mr Virgo and Darkzy. It’ll be a fright night you’ll always remember!

The Halloween House Party
Where: O2 Academy Islington, London
When: 27 Oct 2017

Get ready for the most frightening Friday in London. The Halloween House Party is back again with six DJs appearing throughout the evening and into the wee hours – until 4 a.m., that is! A costume is a must, and the scarier the better if you want to fit in with the haunted stage décor, hellish smoke machines, spooky inflatables and gruesome zombie dancers.

Hardstyle Superheroes Halloween Party
Where: O2 Academy Glasgow
When: 27 Oct 2017

Nothing gets the blood pumping like Hardstyle Superheroes Halloween Party. There’ll be hair-raising performances from a monster line-up of talent including Brennan Heart, Noisecontrollers, Code Black and Sparkos. So go ahead… get your costume on and head over for a truly deadly experience!

KISS House Party Live

KISS House Party Live
Where: The SSE Arena, Wembley, London
When: 26 Oct 2017

Join KISS FM presenters Rickie, Melvin & Charlie for some phant-abulous live performances from Martin Garrix, Charlie Puth, Rita Ora, Liam Payne, Dua Lipa, J Hus, Rudimental and many more. Plus, this year KISS is teaming up with Justice League to bring you some superhero surprises. So put on a costume and head on over for a spooktacular evening.

Ultimate Power Bat Out of Helloween Special
Where: O2 Ritz Manchester & O2 Forum Kentish Town
When: 27 – 28 Oct 2017

Grab your mates and make tracks for the world’s greatest power ballads club night. The beats are sure to be eerie and fancy dress is encouraged too. In other words, the perfect “Helloween” experience!


Seriously spine-tingling tours

FrightFest
Where: Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire
When: 22 – 31 Oct 2017

Built on an ancient burial ground, Bolsover Castle is one of England’s most haunted sites. Do you have what it takes to go ghost hunting here? Face your fears on a guided tour where you will delve into its darkest corners – with who knows what lurking in the shadows! Afterward, you’re welcome to stay and imbibe at fiendish bar, devour food from a beastly BBQ and listen to Only Fools and Corpses play music.


Terrifically terrifying theatre

The Exorcist
Where: Phoenix Theatre, London
When: 21 Oct 2017 – 10 Mar 2018

Scare yourself silly with tickets to the stage version of one of the most chilling films of all time. When The Exorcist was released in the early ’70s it freaked out an entire generation. Now the epic fight for more than just a girl’s soul has come to the West End, and if it doesn’t raise the hair on your arms, well, you just may need to see a priest for help.

Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera
Where: Her Majesty’s Theatre, London
When: Multiple dates

The Phantom of the Opera has been playing in the West End for 31 years. When it comes to madmen on the loose, it’s hard to beat the ruthless, delusional Phantom. With Andrew Lloyd Webber’s haunting score and scenery that transports you to a misty underground lake beneath a Paris opera house, you’ll find yourself immersed in this tragic love story. A word of caution: be careful of falling objects.

The Toxic Avenger
Where: Arts Theatre, London
When: Until 3 Dec 2017

Thanks to an unforeseen swim in vat of toxic waste, Melvin Ferd the Third becomes The Toxic Avenger. And you’ve never seen a superhero like Toxie! All green and gloppy, with one eyeball bulging out of its socket, he’s a fright for sore eyes – especially when he goes up against corrupt government officials. Along with a huge gross-out factor (warning: limbs go flying), this cult rock musical boasts a huge heart.

Wicked
Where: Apollo Victoria Theatre, London
When: Multiple dates

If you want to see witches, this is the place to go. Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire that uses L. Frank Baum’s characters from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz as a springboard, Wicked tells the story of an unlikely friendship between two sorcery students – green-skinned Elphaba and spoiled Galinda, who later become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch. Come enter their world this Halloween, which is packed with talking animals, Munchkins and all forms of wizardry!

Woman in Black

The Woman in Black
Where: Fortune Theatre, London
When: Multiple dates

Are you brave enough to see the West End’s scariest show? Now celebrating 28 terrifying years, The Woman in Black is a ghost story that will haunt you for days and weeks to come. Good news: it doesn’t have to frighten your wallet because if book now you’ll save up to 38% off tickets!

Young Frankenstein
Where: Garrick Theatre, London
When: Until 10 Feb 2018

Our Halloween Guide wouldn’t be complete without a Frankenstein mention. Recently opened (you can read our review here), Young Frankenstein is a classic monster musical by one of Hollywood’s funniest filmmakers, Mel Brooks. Cheer on Frederick, the grandson of Victor Frankenstein, as he steals a corpse and tries to bring it back to life. Aided by a hunchback henchman, along with a book written by his gramps called How I Did It, this madcap experiment has monstrous consequences!


Get tickets to all of these Halloween events and many more at Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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