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Haunted Fest Returns to Columbus for Year Nine with an Elevated Halloween Themed EDM Experience 


The highly anticipated EDM event is moving outdoors with a reimagined experience at central Ohio’s premiere concert venue, KEMBA Live! 

(Columbus, OH – July 11, 2023) – Prepare to be spellbound! Haunted Fest, the highly anticipated Halloween-themed EDM event now in its ninth year, is set to make a spine-tingling return to Columbus on October 27, 2023 but this time outdoors and at a new location in the Arena District, KEMBA Live! Brought to you by Prime Social Group, the Columbus-based organizers behind Breakaway Music Festival, the country’s fastest growing music festival, Haunted Fest promises to be an unforgettable night of electrifying beats and hauntingly spectacular production.

With a ghoulishly enchanting atmosphere, Haunted Fest will transport attendees to a world where Halloween magic meets the pulsating energy of electronic dance music ensuring an immersive experience like no other.

The lineup for Haunted Fest, scheduled to be announced in the coming weeks, is set to include a bewitching array of acclaimed DJs and artists who will cast an irresistible spell on the crowd with extraordinary performances. Attendees can anticipate a mix of heart-pounding bass drops, infectious melodies, and mesmerizing visuals that will keep them dancing into the witching hours of the night.

“We’re flipping the switch and unlocking a whole new level of exhilaration at Haunted Fest this year by taking the event outdoors at KEMBA Live!,” said Zach Ruben, co-founder of Prime Social Group. “KEMBA Live! is the perfect backdrop for fans to enjoy an extraordinary lineup under the night sky.”

In addition to the exceptional music, Haunted Fest will feature a variety of Halloween-inspired interactive experiences including the popular Silent Disco. From mind-blowing production to enchanting vibes, every aspect of Haunted Fest is thoughtfully curated to transport attendees to a supernatural realm.

Haunted Fest is an all ages outdoor event and runs from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at KEMBA Live! located at 405 Neil Ave. in Columbus’ Arena District. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, July 14, 2023 at 11a.m. at  There is a special Loyalty presale (for past Haunted Fest ticket buyers) starting ahead of the general on-sale starting Thursday, July 13 at 11 a.m.  Fans are encouraged to grab their tickets as soon as they become available to avoid missing out on this unforgettable evening. 

For the latest news and updates about Haunted Fest, including the lineup announcement and ticket sales, visit the official event website at Stay connected with Haunted Fest on social media through Facebook: HauntedMusicFest, Instagram: HauntedFest, and Twitter: HauntedFest for sneak peeks, news and all the latest info.

About Haunted Fest

Since its inception in 2014, Haunted Fest has integrated the best in music and production to provide an unparalleled Halloween experience for fans. Previous headliners have included Kaskade, Martin Garrix, Marshmello, Porter Robinson, RL Grime, NGHTMRE, and REZZ to name a few. For more information, please visit

About Prime Social Group

Prime Social Group (PSG) is the fastest-growing full-scale production and promotions company in the US – producing over 1200 events & 50 music festivals around the world since its inception (over 200,000 tickets sold in 2021). Prime Social Group’s specialty resides in listening to the Millennial and Generation Z markets and bringing the “next big thing” trends to them.  Prime Social Group is based in Columbus Ohio with offices in L.A. and Nashville.

About Breakaway Music Festival

Breakaway Music Festival is an electrifying and immersive music experience that showcases a diverse lineup of top-tier artists across various genres. Founded by Prime Social Group in 2016, the festival has gained a reputation as one of the fastest-growing touring music festivals, captivating music enthusiasts in multiple cities across the country. Breakaway is making seven stops in 2023 with plans for expansion to 10 cities in 2024. With its high-energy performances, cutting-edge production, and unique festival atmosphere, Breakaway creates an unforgettable fusion of music, art, and culture and is a destination for music lovers seeking an extraordinary live music experience. For more information, visit

Haunted Fest photo credit: Luke Losee