The Phantasma Music Festival at House of Horror has been canceled.
House of Horror has been scaring generations of Miami teenagers for nearly two decades. There’s nothing new about that. The haunted carnival is basically a South Florida institution.
That’s why it was so exciting that the carnival, which opened Oct. 5, was being expanded to include a two-day music festival. House of Horror has hosted musical acts in the past, but performances were scheduled on various days throughout the weeks-long carnival. The new Phantasma Music Festival was going consolidate those acts, giving more options to patrons interested in the concert experience with celebrity music guests.
Phantasma Music Festival was set to feature Luis Fonsi, DJs Afrojack, Dillon Francis and Flosstradamus, and others who would perform on Nov. 3 and Nov. 4.
If you were eager to attend the concert, you might want to curb your enthusiasm — like all the way. The music festival is canceled.
Event organizers did not provide an explanation for the cancellation, but said full refunds will be available in a written statement obtained by Miami.com. Those who purchased tickets to Phantasma Music Festival will also receive two free tickets to visit House of Horror.
The opening of the Halloween-themed carnival was delayed due to Hurricane Irma but delivers the terror Miamians have come to expect with 1455 Asylum and the Freak Emporium.
The carnival will remain open until Nov. 4.