Heartbeats are beginning to pound in excitement as the thrill of the Halloween Masked Ball reaches fever point. There have been more improvements to the Halloween Masked Ball, this year themed around the cult horror film From Dusk ‘Till Dawn. Dancers, disco kings and all-round mayhem maestros The Cuban Brothers, will be bring their show to the people with some impromptu early performances in the car park and camping areas at the ball
Meanwhile Mylo – playing his first ever set in Cornwall – will be dropping a few tunes from the groundbreaking debut album Destroy Rock & Roll and his live shows have been described as simply legendary.
Last year, when the mist cleared over the Masked Ball, there was a mountain of coats and clobber. So this year, organisers have added a creepy cloakroom by the entrance. The set up is simple; you leave your coat and other items of decoration at the cloakroom and you pick them up on the way out.
If you’re worried about the chill of the small hours, there’s now a warm relaxation zone with sofas, comfy chairs and a bar to the mix – so partygoers won’t be getting shivers of the wrong kind.
The Death Star – a nightclub inside a huge flying saucer – will be joined to the Megatron arena (curated by the team who brought you the popular Bedlam tent at the summer Masked Ball) by a cavernous tunnel to keep the creatures of the night at bay.
Finally, when dawn rises and the crypts call for the lost souls, worn out zombies will be able to rest in a specially designated area for tents – away from the maddening motorcade.
Confirmed artists include the Cuban Brothers, Mylo, Herve, The Other Tribe, Magical Bones. Brandon Bloc and Bez who will play alongside a host of national and local tunesmiths also booked to play over seven extensively themed venues.
The Halloween Masked Ball takes place on Saturday, October 27, from 6pm to 6am, at Rosuick Organic Farm, St Martin, Helston, Cornwall TR12 6DZ.
Limited tickets are on sale at £35, including camping, and are available from: Boardwalk Surf, Newquay; Enjoy Clothing, Truro; Aggie Surf Shop, St Agnes; Down the Line, Hayle; The Corner Deli, Porthleven; Clowning Around, Truro; Sessions, Falmouth; Poldu Beach Café, Mullion; South Shore, Penzance; The Vault, Penzance; The Academy, St Ives and from the event website at www.maskedball.net
“Some have almost succeeded, others have bravely failed – the Halloween Masked Ball at Porthleven on Saturday night could be the one.” This is Cornwall
“Without a doubt the best small festival I’ve been to…and Ive been to a lot.” Brandon Block
“Now that’s what I call a Halloween party!!!! Bez (Happy Mondays)
“A mass pillow fight, a rocket to Russia and a snow dome were just a few of the added attractions that made the Masked Ball a huge success. The event, now in its fifth year, has now firmly placed itself at the top end of the South West party scene.” Nigel Pengelly
Just to remind you of what the film’s about here’s a little trailer, enjoy!