The Masked Ball announces names for 10th anniversary

UK: Cornwall’s immersive and theatrical festival The Masked Ball will celebrate its 10th birthday party this May as a fully-fledged weekender, with a line-up that includes Jungle, Basement Jaxx, Julio Bashmore, Mike Skinner and more.

With a keen eye for detail, the organisers aim to create sensory overload on a site where areas are themed around the Grand Ball Room of a colonial-style mansion. Festivalgoers will have a truly eccentric expanse of spaces to explore, from The Study to The Parlour, The Play Room to The Scullery. Hidden cocktail bars, secret performers, a long-table feast, and its main stage’s Funktion One sound system are all being touted as selling points for the festival.

Organiser Kelvin Batt said: “Our great team of artists, performers, musicians and DJs are planning a 10th birthday party that won’t just blow out candles on cakes, it’s gonna blow minds too!

“It’s a place where rabbit impersonators serve watermelon slices in your pre-Ball cocktails and laser light shows illuminate spectacular go-go boys on stilts; where you’ll discover raves in caves, dens with dance floors, hidden bars, bathtubs, world-class dance clubs and an unrivalled line-up of international DJs playing everything from hip-hop to country.

“Join thousands of Ballers, all dressed to impress, on a journey of discovery through the festival site, set to a pumping soundtrack provided by the cream of the electronica and dance scene. It’s time to party until the sun comes up with the most colourful crowd in festival land.”

The Masked Ball