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Something Wicked: Huge EDM Show October 27 at Sam Houston Race Park

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It was just a matter of time before a huge dance-music festival landed in the Houston area. Now it has, just in time for Halloween.

Thursday night, promoters Disco Donnie and Nightculture announced Something Wicked, billed as the "first-ever Halloween Electronic Music Festival."

Scheduled to appear are Tiesto, a DJ set by Nero (just like the recent Identity Festival), Flux Pavilion, Zedd, Danny Avila, Deorro, Jack Beats, Killsonik, Le Castle Vania, Modestep, Tritonal and TYDI, W&W and Zomboy.

And more -- that's just a taste, according to the Facebook event post. Early bird tickets go on sale today (Friday) at 10 a.m. at

The festival already has a Twitter page (@SmthngWicked), and only 33 followers. (That won't last.) You'll be hearing a lot more about Something Wicked in the weeks to come, Rocks Off is almost certain.

Costumes are encouraged, in case you even had to ask.

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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