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Zombie Pub Crawl unleashes 2016 lineup feat. Rae Sremmurd, Smash Mouth, Zomboy, Ja Rule, Andrew W.K.

Zombie Pub Crawl 2014

Zombie Pub Crawl 2014 © Tony Nelson

Another year means another crazy-ass Zombie Pub Crawl lineup featuring contemporary stars and gleefully nostalgic has-beens. 

Details for the 12th annual ZPC dropped Wednesday, with baby-faced "No Type" rap hitmakers Rae Sremmurd, EDM star Zomboy, and former Drake protégé iLoveMakonnen leading the charge. But that's not all, folks. Among the WTF headliners set to entertain the drunk/bloody horde of zombies October 15 in downtown Minneapolis: TRL faves Ja Rule and Smash Mouth, plus hard-partying rocker/unlikely politician Andrew W.K

Local performers include buzzy MC Finding Novyon, DJs Mike 2600 and Jimmy2Times, and rockers Mark Mallman, the Blind Shake, and Bloodnstuff. Expect three themed stages -- the Covered in Blood tribute stage (Pop RocksAppetite for Zaccardi, Pleezer), the Metal Stage (Thor, Impaler, Dawn of Valor), and the Ska Stage (Prizefighters, Rocksteady Breakfast, Whiskey City Tango).

There'll be two main outdoor stages and more than 20 bars hosting an estimated 25,000 zombie attendees this year, according to organizers. Tickets -- $19.99-$100 -- are on sale now via the ZPC website. Complete lineup and venue details are available here

Also on tap for ZPC '16: costume contests, acrobats, burlesque, pole dancers, cabaret, and the sudsy resurrection of Grain Belt spin-off "Brain Belt." As always, the event will try to smash its own Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of zombies, currently set at 15,458 from 2014.