Australia’s first Halloween Festival. “GHOST IN THE ROCKS”.

From the Thursday 31st of October to the Sunday 3rd of November, The Rocks are about to be transformed into a Ghost Town, where massive tentacles slither out from the buildings, whispered tales of murder linger in the air, and mysterious lights flicker to mark an unprecedented Halloween Festival.
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Did you hear about the ghost spotted at the Fortune of War, Sydney’s oldest bar?

As the story went viral online, on radio, and on TV, reaching millions of people across Australia, additional ghost sightings in The Rocks were reported over the weekend, causing the hashtag #ghostintherocks to trend in anticipation of a major announcement for Sydney: the iconic precinct of The Rocks will host Australia’s inaugural Halloween festival.

Disclaimer: Our friends at The Fortune of War may or may not have seen a ghost.

This October, we are transforming The Rocks into a Ghost Town.

Infused with real-life spooky stories of The Rocks, this new festival is set to put Sydney on the Halloween map. The creative minds behind, Mov’in Cinemas, Bastille Festival or the Xmas in July Festival in Canberra are proud to present their new out of this world creation “Ghost in the Rocks” — a new annual, four-day celebration bringing America’s beloved Halloween tradition to life in Australia.

While the full program will be revealed early September, here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come:

•⁠ House of Horror*: Party all night long in this spine-tingling haunt.

•⁠ Ghost Cinema*: Catch horror flicks and thrillers in a chilling atmosphere.

•⁠ Murder Mystery Parties*: Solve intriguing mysteries at the edgy Murder Bar.

•⁠ Halloween Parade*: Watch a procession of costumed characters and spooky floats.

•⁠ Zombie Disco*: Dance the night away with the undead.

The countdown to Ghost in the Rocks has officially begun! In just four months, the creatures of the night will roam freely through the streets of The Rocks.

Stay tuned for more updates, if you dare…


Dates: 31st October – 2nd of Nov.

Name: Ghost in The Rocks Festival

Cost: Free festival.

Press Kit:

Interview opportunities:

  • The brain behind the Festival.
  • Historian’s of The Rocks.
  • The Rocks rangers have some interesting stories!

For all media and press enquiries please contact:

Shiv Sweeney

Director of PR