In an overcrowded peloton of festivals in the UK and Europe, The Masked Ball stands out for its cliff tops views out to sea, multiple micro venues and 24 hour license all starting at £90.
Taking place from from 3-5 May 2019, the festival now enters its 12th year and returns with another party for the ages. The intimate 3000 capacity themed electronic festival is populated by dressed-to-excess "ballers" and takes places just outside the Cornish fishing village of Porthleven. The event has an open door policy with admission meaning ticket holders are welcome in and out to go and sample the local pubs and restaurants a short walk away. The Masked Ball is essentially a giant themed party in a wonderful location, with festival-goers expected to dress up and look just as good as those on stage.
Atmosphere, variety and personality are everything at this immersive, multi-level party kingdom that for one weekend each year turns the cliffs above Porthleven into a hotbed of masked shenanigans. Besides a fine lineup of DJs and live acts playing in a network of small "microvenues" (as opposed to huge stages) Ballers have an almost endless choice of fun daytime and nighttime activities to choose from. Surfing lessons are available to wash the hangover away, while those seeking to stay dry(er), stand up paddle boarding will give attendees a rare view of the festival from the sea.
As for the music, the lineup is stuffed with good time dance music of every stripe from the UK and beyond. Among the home standouts are edit kings Psychemagik, Scott Fraser and Joe Hart's revered and long-running Body Hammer, a showcase of Andy Bainbridge & Chris stoker's brilliant Not An Animal label, Scotland's endlessly talented Austin Ato (previously known as Drums of Death), and industry veteran Felix Dickinson, who counts DJ Harvey, Optimo and Andrew Weatherall among his fans. The international artists are just as impressive, with the "saviour of Australian dance music" Francis Inferno Orchestra, Norwegian house don Telephones and Japan's rising star Powder all dropping in. See full line up below.
Category: Nightlife | Festivals.
Sub-Categories: Nightlife | Other, Nightlife | Nightclub.
Artists / Speakers: Admin, Alfresco Disco, Austin Ato, Bawrut, Body Hammer, Dave Harvey, DJ Format, Felix Dickinson, Francis Inferno Orchestra, Jac the Disco, John Gomez, Psychemagik, Telephones.
VenueThe Masked Ball
AddressPorthleven Helston, Porthleven, Cornwall,
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