Often considered the little sibling of Electric Forest, Suwanee Hulaween returns to Florida on October 27-30 for a celebration like no other.
Costumes, Camping, projection mapping, installations, pyrotechnics, great people, and of course an amazingly diverse lineup are just a few of the things you’ll encounter at this unique festival experience that is not to be missed.
The 2022 Suwannee Hulaween lineup boasts a wide range of genres and artists carefully selected to bring together a range of styles and sounds for everyone. Hulaween and Electric Forest traditionally hold some of the most interesting lineups in terms of genre ranges to bring together a crowd of music lovers from all walks of life. Suwannee Hulaween 2022 tickets are sold out.
Suwannee Hulaween 2022 Set Times
The String Cheese Incident will play sets each day, and it has been announced that the costume theme this year will be a “Suwannee Horror Disco Show”.
Anyone that’s been going to festivals headlined by The String Cheese Incident knows never to miss a Saturday Cheese Set. In 2021, the Hulaween theme was “Monster Mash” and for their Saturday set, they played across all genres. The music was dedicated to dancing (including Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance” and “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John) while giant parade balloons of dragons and dinosaurs swept above and through the crowd. We can’t wait to see what they’ve been planning for this year’s disco horror party!
This year’s Suwanee lineup also includes Gigantic NGHTMRE, a collaboration project between NGHTMRE and Big Gigantic. Other notable artists include STS9, Louis the Child, Fisher, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Manic Focus (Live Band), Clozee, Gorgon City, and Liquid Stranger (with a Wakaan Takeover).
If you look back at prior Hulaween Lineups, you’re sure to find some headline artists in the smaller print as they were still finding their footing.
Here are a few of our favorite artists on the undercard that should not be overlooked at this year’s Hulaween.
- Ravenscoon with his mix of bass, downtempo, and hip-hop-influenced sounds has been making a splash everywhere he goes as part of the Wakaan team. He recently announced that his annual “Halloween Mix” will not be released until Halloween (the day after Hula), and he will be playing some of it for his festival set.
- Of The Trees has been around for a long time and has been gaining traction with some headline shows including an NYE show and a recently announced Caverns headline show. Those who saw his Chicago show at the Concord Music Hall know that his set is worth the trip.
- Speaking of trips, Tripp St toured with Clozee and is bringing his unique downtempo melodic bass to the stage this year.
- The Polish Ambassador was recently announced as a late addition to the Hula Lineup and always brings an interesting funky disco bass to the stage. He has traditionally not made his way to many festival lineups recently, so it will be worth setting out to see what he has been working on for Suwanee Hulaween.
- A Hundred Drums and Maddy O’Neal have been gaining a lot of attention recently, and both opened for Opiuo together on his recent tour. Both are making appearances at Hulaween this year.
- Mikey Lion (Desert Hearts) brings his house/techno sound to Hulaween to compliment some of the other house/techno artists like Gorgon City, LP Giobbi (who is leading a “Femme House Takeover”), and Fisher.
- Tape B recently opened for Griz at his Triple Rainbow event and was featured on We Are Deadbeats Vol. 5. He will bring his incredible experimental hip-hop/trap bass music to Suwannee as well.
In addition to all the amazing stage acts, Hulaween will no doubt bring their plethora of unannounced surprise sets that are typically not to be missed (but difficult to plan for). Keep your eyes and ears open when you’re there and stay close to the smaller stages after dark.
In 2021, a lucky crowd caught a Skrillex B2B Bonobo B2B Chris Lake set in the moonlit hours of the swamps. You never know what you’ll find, but I assure you that at a festival like Hulaween, anywhere you are is the right place to be because no artist or experience will disappoint.