The Best Halloween Concerts & Music Festivals in Los Angeles

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Halloween in Los Angeles is always a damn good time. From the moment Oct. 1st comes around all the way though Nov. 2nd — there is no shortage of fun to be had on Halloween weekend in L.A. With concert and all things music being our specialty, here is our annual hot list for the best concerts and music festivals in Los Angeles. From EDM / Trap to ghoulish doo-wop to pop stars, indie acts, guitar gods and more — there is something for all of us here this Halloween.

The ghoul times kick off Thursday, Oct. 27 through Monday, Oct. 31. Pro tip: take Tuesday off of work if you’re hitting any of these Halloween night concerts in Los Angeles!

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Oct. 27 — RL Grime Presents Halloween: Dead Space at KIA Forum

After the 2021 debut of his first-ever annual Halloween show, Halloween X, trap music star RL Grime announces the return of his eerie Halloween special slated for Oct. 27 at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles (Inglewood). Dubbed Halloween: Dead Space, this year’s event is lauded with excitement and anticipation to see what’s in store and if RL Grime will also drop his annual Halloween Mix, as he did in conjunction with last year’s show. Last year, RL Grime performed Halloween X during his special Halloween performance and put up a recording of the live show as that year’s mix release, marking the tenth anniversary of RL Grime’s iconic series. RL Grime is a cultural staple in the dance music community, generating tens of millions of streams and collaborating with fellow musicians to pop culture icons including PharrellShaqTony Hawk, Guy Fieri, T-Pain, Hannibal Burress, RL Stine and more.

Tickets are priced at $49-$89.

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Oct. 28 — Danny Elfman at Hollywood Bowl

Danny Elfman, a pop artist, will be performing at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday, Oct. 28 at 7:30pm. Daniel Robert Elfman is an American film composer, singer, and songwriter. He rose to prominence in the 1980s as the singer-songwriter for the new wave band Oingo Boingo. His album Big Mess was published on June 11th. On August 11, 2021, Elfman released a remix of “True,” which featured lead vocals shared by Elfman and Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. You can enjoy more of this Halloween weekend by watching the line-up performance of Boy Harsher, an electronic music band from America comprised of Jae Matthews (Vocalist) and Augustus Muller (producer).

Tickets are priced at $59-$499+.

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Oct. 28, 29 31 – Harry Styles at KIA Forum

Los Angeles, are you ready for this sweetness? Harry Styles has announced 15 concerts at the KIA Forum in Los Angeles, including Halloween night and all of Halloween weekend! Fans can catch the insatiable performer dominate the KIA Forum in a most special Halloween style. We are sure Mr. Styles will pull plenty of tricks and treats for this ghoulish Harry’s House experience. Supporting Harry Styles at the KIA Forum is Ben Harper!

Tickets are sold-out but you should check back often for resale options.

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Oct. 28 – Mon Laferte at Greek Theatre LA

Chilean and Latin Grammy winning artist Mon Laferte returns to Los Angeles on Halloween weekend for a beautifully spooky evening under the stars in the Hollywood Hills at none other than the Greek Theatre. A sonorous vocal powerhouse, full of charm, theatrics and absolute grace — Mon Laferte is a sight to see and a gift to hear. Mastering a variety of musical styles from from indie and roots rock, blues, bolero, traditional Chilean folk and more — you never know what you’re going to get at her concerts. We just caught the enchanting singer at the Walt Disney Concert Hall at it was an extraordinary performance. Mon Laferte’s latest albums SEIS and 1940 Carmen were both released in 2021 and are available to stream on all streaming platforms.

Tickets are priced at $35 – $129+.

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Oct. 28 & 29 — Escape Halloween with Alesso, Diplo at NOS Events Center

Not exactly “Los Angeles,” but we’ll make the ghastly trip to San Bernardino for this epic EMD lineup! Get your rave on at Escape Halloween on Oct. 28 & 29 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino. Featuring performances by Alesso, Diplo, Marshmellow, Anna, Bijou, Bob Moses, Deborah De Luca, Eric Prydz, Flosstradamus, LUCII, Tiesto, Wax Motif, Vintage Culture and many more — this is the dancing place to be Halloween weekend. Dance among freaks, geeks, fortune-tellers, contortionists, and a host of formidable characters who haunt this place. Think Psycho Circus meets EDC.

Tickets for weekend passes are priced at $210-$360.

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Oct. 29 — Cypress Hill’s Haunted Hill at Hollywood Palladium

Want to enjoy the best hip-hop of all time? Well, Cypress Hill has just announced its scheduled performance on Saturday, Oct.29 at Hollywood Palladium. Cypress Hill has consistently redefined rap since releasing its first self-titled album in 1991. The group’s creative lyrics, different voices, and sensitive street-centered subject matter propelled B-Real, Eric Bobo, and Sen Dog to superstardom. The line-up for this concert includes Everlast, Fishbone, and N8NOFACE which means you are not going to get bored throughout the night!

Ticket are priced at $40-$65+.

Oct. 29 – Alice Glass at Fonda Theatre

Margaret Osborn, professionally known as Alice Glass, has just announced her scheduled performance at Fonda Theatre with Uffie on Saturday, Oct.29 at 9pm. She is a singer-songwriter from Canada and the former frontwoman of the electronic band Crystal Castles. In February 2022, Alice Glass released her debut solo album Prey/IV. It is her first solo collection since the publication of her self-titled EP five years before. The album’s release was preceded by four singles: “Suffer and Swallow,” “Baby Teeth,” “Fair Game,” and “Love Is Violence.” Glass has mastered the electronic and electropunk style, which will keep you energetic all night, giving you the ultimate Halloween weekend vibe!

The tickets for general admission are available at $25.

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Oct. 30 — Twin Temple: The Satanic Orgy at the Wiltern

Just in time for All Hallow’s Eve, the devilish doo-wop duo Twin Temple have just announced an upcoming tour with special guest Bridge City Sinners and a performance scheduled for Oct. 30 at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. Over the years, Twin Temple have dazzled crowds with their gothic style, theatrical live stage presence, witchy vibes and insanely groovy tunes. Their music is a rendition of classic doo-wop with goth influences and fun little elements of other classic genres that pop up throughout their tunes. Their most recent single “Let’s Have a Satanic Orgy”was released in English and Spanish and showcases the band’s cheeky lyrics, hip shaking instrumentals, theatrical vocals and unique sound, all finessed with a not so subtle licentious touch. 

Tickets are priced at $27.50-$40.

Oct. 31 — The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari at Walt Disney Concert Hall

On Monday, Oct 31, there will be a haunting Halloween screening of the early horror film classic The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari at Walt Disney Concert Hall. It will be accompanied by organ virtuoso Clark Wilson, America’s most important and well-known silent photoplay scorer. Robert Wiene’s revolutionary 1920 silent film is one of the first, most important, and artistically praised films in the German Expressionist genre. He only uses the organ to provide accurate and historic musical accompaniments that were performed in great picture palaces during the silent film era. This will give you the real mood of Halloween filled with thrill, fear, and horror. Planning to watch this classic horror film with your friends or family? Well, nothing can top it!

Tickets are priced at $35-$68.

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Oct. 31 — MIYAVI at Fonda Theatre

MIYAVI, one of the best guitarists in Japan, will be performing on Monday, Oct.31 at Fonda Theatre, LA. Takamasa Ishihara, better known as MIYAVI, is not only a Japanese guitarist, but a singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor famed for his finger-slapping guitar style. His fervent performances have earned him followers all over the world, and his nimble-fingered approach is captivating in its uniqueness. With blue-green hair and a wiry physique covered in black ink wash-style tattoos, he exudes utter appeal in his exuberant disposition. Who wouldn’t want to see a hot anime character in person?

Tickets for general admission are available at $35.

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