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.”