Nosferatu Festival makes its return to Austin, Texas, February 24-26 with Texas vampires, Helstar, headlining the festival on Sunday, February 26.
Texas power metal band Helstar will headline the final night of the 2023 Nosferatu Festival on Sunday, February 26. It is fitting that Helstar, a band fronted by living vampire James Rivera, would headline the annual festival celebrating Nosferatu and all things vampire.
Other headliners include Ausin’s own The Immortalz headlining the opening night party on Friday, and horror punk legend The Undead (featuring Bobby Steele formerly of the Misfits) headlining Saturday night. Additional bands, burlesque and sideshow performers include Rezurex, Shadow Fashion, Venustra, Lizardman Erik Sprague, Fifi LeStrange, Gay Satan, LaPerle Necklace, Velvet Spade, Janie Slash, Kendall Aranel and more TBA.
This year Nosferatu Festival is experimenting with a new format. During the day attendees can enjoy the Daywalker Bazaar where they can shop from 24 horror artists and vendors, watch screenings of Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror and the winners of the Vampire Short Film Festival, participate in the Gore Factor and Garlic-eating contest, and enjoy photo ops. Friday through Sunday attendees can see bands, burlesque, sideshow and DJs at the Nightstalker Parties.
Weekend passes, which include access to the kick-off party, are on sale now. Tickets and VIP packages starting at $50 are available at nosferatufestival.com and www.eventbrite.com/e/