Halloween Town Festival lands in Bedford for a three-day immersive experience along with some of musics top acts.

Halloween meets hedonism in an immersive festival of eerie entertainment and music. Spread across three days (Friday 29th October to Sunday 31st October 2021), each with a distinct soundtrack, Halloween Town will welcome 15,000 guests, complete with spooky makeup and otherworldly outfits, to the UK’s biggest Halloween show, to enjoy mind-blowing production, freakish performers and massive headline acts, Craig David (Friday), Andy C (Saturday) and The Levellers (Sunday).

Halloween Town Festival takes place in a huge Big Top, festival-style tent and takes guests on a journey through eerie entertainment to a massive night of music. With incredible makeup artists ready to turn them into creatures of the night, and bizarre and scary performers along the route, guests will become part of Halloween Town itself; a custom-built production where a dystopian future meets Day of the Dead.

Halloween Town is an experience; where the undead come to dance. Upon arrival, guests are met by the zombie ticket collectors and ushered to the cloakroom, where hands come through the Curtain of Night to grab coats and bags. Suitably spooked, guests can head straight to the Bar of the Bizarre, a three-story construction of corrugated iron, broken windows and barbed wire, barely holding in the nightmarish creatures within. Monstrous arms burst through the backdrop holding lights, but festival-goers are advised not to get too close…

Guests are invited to dress up in their best Halloween outfits and makeup (prizes will be given for the best outfits on the night), or they can come to the Halloween Town makeup bar where the professional makeup artists will give them a macabre makeover they will never forget. They then head through the crowds, facing the freakish performers scattered throughout, to the Sugar Skull Stage; a spectacular three-storey arena with stunning lighting and effects, plus a 40ft LED screen projecting creepy Halloween videos as a backdrop to the world-class entertainment on offer.

All roads lead to the Sugar Skull Stage, complete with 40ft LED screen, where guests will be entertained by some huge names, including Craig David presents: TS5, Nathan Dawe, and Majestic (Friday), Andy C, DJ EZ, David Rodigan, Shy FX, and Kings Of The Rollers (Saturday), and The Levellers, Peter Hook & The Light, and Dreadzone (Sunday).

Halloween is the biggest night of the year and Halloween Town Festival invites ghoulish guests to come and join the biggest Halloween party of the year. Tickets start at just £43 + b/f (Friday / Saturday) or £34.50 + b/f (Sunday) with options to spread payments, from halloweentownfestival.com

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.