Pumpkin: Germany’s Hardest Halloween Event

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Written by: Katarina Cvetko

Germany’s hardest Halloween event, Pumpkin, returns in 2018 and is bringing an impressive international lineup with it. This year’s dark knights theme will feature over 50 artists across 6 different stages ranging from hardstyle to hardcore and rawstyle. Check out the full lineup below.

After attending an Easter event hosted at the same venue earlier this year, I am super excited to be returning to this unique space. Located at Turbinenhalle, the popular local concert hall, the warehouse-style venue features a number of underground rooms connected by tunnel-like walkways. The overall atmosphere of the venue replicates old school rave culture combined with modern music and with an impressive lineup. I cannot wait to return to Oberhausen! Here are the acts I am most excited to see from each stage.


Norwegian duo Da Tweekaz is always a must see at any festival and I am anticipating a special Halloween performance. The party animals from Norway are known for their outrageously entertaining shows and ridiculous original track list. From sharing shots of Jagermeister with the crowd to having the entire hall singing along to the soundtrack of Frozen, these guys are always the life of the party. Check out their latest track below.


Leading the Frenchcore revolution and one of many impressive names performing on the dungeon stage is Dr. Peacock. With a mission to bring the Frenchcore scene to a new level, Dr. Peacock will stop at nothing to achieve his goals and has established himself as one of the biggest and best names in the scene. Check out one of the most popular tracks from his latest album below.


Dutch duo Sub Zero Project has been on the rise this festival season and they show no signs of slowing down. Their energetic sounds and refreshing take on raw hardstyle has been featured on countless main stages at many hardstyle events. Check out their latest track below.


Nominated as one of the best hardcore DJ’s in Holland, Dutch DJ Partyraiser has been in this business for over two decades! The DJ and producer has been making hardcore history with his unique sounds and sold out shows. Check out his latest track together with Destructive Tendencies below.



Unfamiliar with the names on this stage, I’ve decided to pick Code-E as my artist of choice. The energetic artist has experimented in various areas of dance music and has produced alongside many other talented names. Check out his latest track below.


Known for his industrial hard techno and hardcore sounds, Tokyo born DJ and producer Asin will be displaying his distinct sounds on the Amory stage. His heavy and distorted non-stop beats have seen him play at events all over Europe and Asia with growing support from techno heads worldwide. Check out his latest track below.

With all of the biggest names of the harder styles, Pumpkin will no doubt be one of the best Halloween events of 2018. Tickets are still available here.

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