Entertainment Events

Dark Force Pre-Party at QXT’s         [Thursday @ 9:00 PM]

QXT’s DJ’s spin goth and industrial all night on 3 dancefloors.
QXTs is at: 248 Mulberry St, Newark, NJ 07102Free admisison w/ 3-Day Dark Force Fest Ticket ($10 otherwise)

Cemetery Cinema: Night of the Living Dead         [Saturday @ 11:00 PM]

Presented by Carnivore AD frontman, Baron Misuraca, Cemetery Cinema returns to Dark Force Fest with a special late night screening of the cult classic – NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD directed by the legendary George A. Romero.

Cybertron Goth/Industrial Club          [Friday @ 10:30 PM]

Come dance the night away as DJ’s spin industrial, EBM, synthpop, and electro. Featuring DJs: Annabel Evil, Kangal, Stalagmike

Dark Force Costume Contest          [Saturday @ 2:30 PM]

Show off your best costume in our ghoulishly delightful costume contest! Winnings include over $1,000 in prizes from our vendors.

Dark Force Drag Show          [Saturday @ 7:30 PM & 9:45 PM]

Be awed as our spooky Drag Queens show their stuff! Featuring Onyx Ondyx, Pi, Sir Donyx, Plexie Glass. Hosted by Mis Shimmie Shamz and Onyx Ondyx.

Dark Force Goth Trivia          [Friday @ 8:00 PM]

Think you know Goth? Love the sound of an Aussie accent? Our very own VF koala TinaPop is jetting in from Australia to test your knowledge with a fun, irreverent and at times, straight out silly set of darkly delightful questions. Come with friends or make new ones.

Dark Force Karaoke Extravaganza          [Sunday @ 6:00 PM]

Join us for an evening filled with music, laughter, and unforgettable performances. If you’re seasoned or a first-time performer, this is your chance to take the stage!

DJ Brad Scott          [Sunday @ 3:00 PM]

Brad Scott, of the Lehigh Valley’s Coven Dark Dance Party, comes to Dark Force Fest between 3PM to 7:25PM to DJ in between bands in the Grand Ballroom!

Dungeons & Dragons Tabletop Gaming          [Saturday @ 2:00 PM]

Embark on an epic journey into the realms of imagination at our D&D event. No prior experience is required, just bring your imagination and prepare for an unforgettable adventure in the world’s greatest role-playing game.

Goth Clothing & Arcane Item Swap III          [Saturday @ 12:00 PM]

Whether we have changed in body or spirit, it can be time to let things go. Goth clothing, dark edged accessories, and cool arcane items are often very pricey and can be an acquired taste, so why not allow your stuff to find a new loving home?

Lady Gypsy Sideshow          [Friday @ 7:45 PM + Saturday @ 9:00 PM + Sunday @ 6:30 PM]

Lady Gypsy offers a fresh, funny, and intimate show with the escapes, pain tolerance and off the wall skills you could ever want! From off kilter straight jacket escapes, to her signature coffin bed of nails, Lady Gypsy keeps you entertained and disturbed.

Live Bats Presentation + Exhibit          [Saturday @ 2:00 PM]

Mr. D’Angeli’s “Bat-Cave”, The Wildlife Conservation and Education Center is the only facility specializing in bats and bat conservation in the NY/NJ area. See these adorable live bats in action at this special exhibit!

QXT’s Party          [Saturday @ 10:30 PM]

Featuring DJ MindSolvent, DJ Luna, DJ Mayte MX, DJ CelestialFire, and DJ Jackpot from New Jersey’s favorite local goth club: QXT’s.

Repo! The Genetic Opera: Shadowcast          [Saturday @ 4:45 PM]

ZEN Productions returns to Dark Force Fest to perform and celebrate the 15th anniversary of everyone’s favorite Goth Opera, REPO! The Genetic Opera.

Super Smash Bros Tournament          [Saturday @ 3:00 + Sunday @ 1:00]

Engage in a casual double elimination traditional Super Smash Brothers Ultimate tournament where each contestant competes for the win. Any skill level is welcome. Winner receives a $100 VampireFreaks gift card!

The Goth/Industrial Happy Hour          [Friday @ 7:00 PM]

3+ hour nonstop mix of Goth/Industrial/EBM/Darkwave/Dark Disco by DJ Kangal with fun & friendly chat from Darkwave fans worldwide!

The Red Party & Underworld: Ceremony         [Saturday @ 10:30 PM]

NYC’s premiere goth and post-punk parties join forces spinning Goth, Post-Punk & New Wave.

The Red Party Gothic Brunch          [Sunday @ 3:00 PM]

Live Streaming direct from Dark Force Fest. Featuring Sean Templar and Guests. Spinning post punk, goth and death rock.

The Warlock Family Wondershow          [Friday @ 9:00 PM + Saturday @ 2:00 PM + Sunday @ 2:45 PM]

A stunt show full of laughs, excitement, and adrenaline. Death-defying acts, cutting edge nonsense, and dad jokes from the distant past! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, they’ll take you on a thrill ride that you’ll never forget.

Villains Ball Costume Party          [Friday @ 11:59 PM]

Dark Force’s club event/costume party, the Villains Ball! DJs spin a mix of alternative, industrial, and more. Dress to impress! Featuring DJs: Mike Saga and Swabby

VJ Ferret          [Saturday @ 4:15 PM]

Between 5:15pm and10pm, VJ Ferret will be displaying music videos in between bands in the Grand Ballroom!