Taking place from from 3-5 May 2019, The Masked Ball festival now enters its 12th year and returns with another great party. The intimate 3000 capacity themed electronic festival 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.
Acts announced include Psychemagik, Body Hammer, Dave Harvey, Felix Dickinson, Telephones, Francis Inferno Orchestra, DJ Format and more with surf lessons, stand up paddle boarding, hot tub disco and yoga just being a number of extras at the event.
The Masked Ball is essentially a giant themed party that stands out for its cliff tops views out to sea, multiple micro venues and a 24-hour license.
Besides a lineup of DJs and live acts playing in a network of small "micro venues" (as opposed to huge stages) there is a choice of daytime and nighttime activities to choose from.
As for the music, among the home artists are Psychemagik, Scott Fraser and Joe Hart's Body Hammer, a showcase of Andy Bainbridge & Chris stoker’s Not An Animal label, Scotland's Austin Ato (previously known as Drums of Death), and industry veteran Felix Dickinson. The international artists include Francis Inferno Orchestra, Norwegian house artist Telephones and Japan’s Powder all dropping in.
Kelvin Batt, Director of Masked Ball Limited says: "For me, “The Masked Ball is a proper party in a unique location, nothing more, nothing less. The event began as a party by friends for friends, and we’re proud to say we cut the ledges that the tents sit on out of the cliff ourselves, I think that attitude really shines through today. We're lucky the crowd makes it, everyone’s there for one reason: to have a good time. You wont see anybody videoing or track ID-ing despite the talent on offer, and I think we’re quite unique/lucky for a dance event in that respect.”