Brace your self! Horrorween returns for the largest Halloween dance and costume party.


Horrorween, Australia’s largest and most anticipated Halloween extravaganza is back for its second year. This sensational event is expanding into a full-weekend activation, spreading its bewitching allure across the city’s hottest venues, iconic hotels, and cherished queer establishments.

Prepare to be captivated by an unparalleled display of local, interstate, and global queer talent, as Horrorween unleashes its electrifying spectacle upon the legendary Hordern Pavilion for a nightmarish rave of epic proportions. On Saturday 28 October, this iconic venue will be completely metamorphosed into an otherworldly, bloody labyrinth ready for an evening of freakish revelling in the depths of darkness.

The entertainment will feature a killer LGBT+ lineup of talent led by Canada’s Drag Race Brooke Lynn Hytes, and runner-ups on RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under season 2 Kween Kong and Hannah Conda, who will tantalise crowds with wig-raising performances.

Party-goers are encouraged to get their freak on across two indoor and outdoor dance floors as queer international DJs Ben Bakson, GSP and Caca Werneck get hearts pounding. They’ll be joined by dozens of Australian DJs as well as a litany of enchanting drag queens and shadowy roving performers through the night.

There will also be make-up and special FX stations with professional artists on hand to transform guests into their ghoulish alter-egos. For thrillseekers, Horrorween’s legendary Scare Zone will quicken your pulse as you run the bone-chilling gauntlet packed with petrifying thrills and blood-curdling screams (in gay).

Guests looking to get the party started early need look no further than inner city boutique hotel, Oxford House, which will be transformed into HORRORHOUSE – an immersive ‘concept hotel’ that gives guests access to the exclusive pre-party by the pool on Friday 27 October. Adding a little doom and gloom to Oxford House’s iconic bright, airy suites, ticket holders will be able to mingle with their favourite artists and other attendees before venturing into the official opening party at Universal, where the energy and excitement reach unprecedented heights.

The fun doesn’t end there, with those wanting to party through the night and into the early morning able to choose from two official after parties. Déjàboo, aka Déjàvu, will kick off at 11pm on Saturday 28 October at Universal, and Morning Gory, aka Morning Glory, will run into the early hours of the morning at HOME in Darling Harbour. Both will feature hours of non-stop entertainment, dancing and music to end, or start, one HELL of a night.

Horrorween founder, Jesse Lawson of GAYM Entertainment says, “After such a successful first year in 2022, Horrorween is back even bigger and better this year! Get ready to experience Australia’s premier Halloween party full of killer queens, wicked thrills and dark delights.”

This is a sinister soirée that promises to leave you breathless and spellbound. Final tickets are on sale now from $160. Tickets for Horrorween, the official opening and after parties, as well as HORRORHOUSE packages can be purchased online here.

Horrorween Festival
Sat 28 Oct 2023
Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park NSW 2021, Australia
Book ticket here