– Dark Force Fest

VampireFreaks, the team that brought you the Triton Festivaland Dark Side of the Con, proudly present a brand new event called Dark Force Fest; a festival gathering featuring an explosive lineup of the most beloved international bands along with the newest trending artists from Gothic, Industrial, Darkwave and Post-Punk scenes.

Dark Force Fest - Three-Day Goth-Industrial Music Festival
March 31- April 2, 2023

Dark Force Fest takes place in Parsippany, NJ (one hour from NYC), at the massive Sheraton Parsippany, an imposing castle styled hotel that features 44,000 square feet of event space with 370 hotel rooms. While the hotel rooms in the main venue sold out within days of announcing this festival, there are still overflow hotels in the surrounding area.

This stacked festival lineup includes:
HEALTHCombichrist (doing a special old-school industrial set), Suicide
Commando: (Rare U.S. show), ACTORS, Rabbit Junk, Video Vision,
Empathy Test, Solar Fake, BILE, Psyclon Nine & Das Ich: (Rare U.S. show)

In addition to 30+ bands, Dark Force Fest will feature 100+ vendors, a costume contest, cosplay guests, sideshow performers, fun activities and informative panels.

Since 1999 (holy hell we’re old), VampireFreaks has been clothing boils and ghouls all around the globe with alternative attire. Tiny but mighty, VampireFreaks is an independent, family-owned business run by Jet VF, his wife and their black cat who secretly runs the show. Whether you’re gothic, steampunk, or cyber rave, VampireFreaks welcomes you!! The vampires at VF support all subcultures, and we’re over the moon to help you express the awesome uniqueness that is YOU! 

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