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Diesel (Shaquille O’Neal) to Headline Haunted Fest in Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, OH – June 11, 2024 – Get ready for a spine-tingling night of electrifying beats and unforgettable performances as Haunted Fest presented by BREAKAWAY announces its highly anticipated return to KEMBA Live, Outdoors on Friday, October 25. 

Headlining this year’s event is none other than Diesel, the larger-than-life persona of NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal. Known for his high-energy sets and captivating stage presence, he will lead a stellar lineup of renowned artists and emerging talents in the electronic dance music scene.

“We’re hyped to have Diesel bring his electrifying energy to Haunted Fest this year!” said Jordan Canada, President of Operations–Concerts, BREAKAWAY. “His larger-than-life persona translates to the stage as well, and we know he’ll be kicking off the Halloween festivities proper.” 

Additional Lineup:

Stay tuned for the announcement of the full lineup, featuring a mix of internationally acclaimed DJs and rising stars that will keep the energy high and the beats pumping all night long.

Haunted Fest has become a staple in the Columbus event calendar, known for its immersive Halloween-themed experience, complete with stunning visual effects, elaborate costumes, and vibrant atmosphere. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in their spookiest and most creative outfits, adding to the festivity and excitement of the event.

Tickets for Haunted Fest are on sale now at General Admission tickets start at $54.99 and VIP ticket packages start at $89.99, offering exclusive perks and access to premium areas.

For more information and lineup updates, visit the Haunted Fest website or follow @HauntedFest on Instagram and Twitter and @HauntedMusicFest on Facebook.

About Diesel

Diesel (Shaquille O’Neal): A powerhouse both on and off the basketball court, Shaquille O’Neal has seamlessly transitioned from NBA superstar to edm powerplayer. Under his Diesel moniker, he has performed at major festivals, including Tomorrowland, Lost Lands, and Bonnaroo and has even launched his own festival series–Shaq’s Fun House. His sets are characterized by an intense blend of trap, edm, and hip-hop, delivering a high-energy experience that captivates audiences.

About Haunted Fest:  

Haunted Fest is an annual Halloween-themed music festival that brings together top-tier talent from the electronic dance music world.The festival, produced by the nation’s leading touring music festival BREAKAWAY, is known for its immersive and spooky atmosphere. Since 2014, Haunted Fest has delivered unforgettable experiences featuring artists like Kaskade, Martin Garrix, Marshmello, Porter Robinson, RL Grime, NGHTMRE, and REZZ.


BREAKAWAY emerges as the concert production arm of the renowned BREAKAWAY Music Festival, synonymous with unparalleled entertainment experiences for music enthusiasts nationwide. Originating in Columbus, Ohio in 2016, BREAKAWAY Music Festival swiftly evolved into a multi-day festival spanning 10 vibrant markets. Garnering acclaim from industry stalwarts such as Goldman Sachs, Billboard, and Forbes, it recently clinched the prestigious title of “Best Festival Series” at the 2024 EDM Awards. With a staggering turnout of over 100,000 attendees in 2023, BREAKAWAY has solidified its reputation as a must-see event for music lovers across the country. The concert production arm looks to build off of this reputation to curate quality shows both nationally and internationally, ensuring an unforgettable experience for music lovers worldwide.

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