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The Masked Ball

Starts: 25th May 2018

The Porthleven Masked Ball is an immersive multi-level party kingdom populated by a kaleidoscope of cool and crazy characters, all dressed to excess on a cliff-top near Porthleven overlooking stunning Mount’s Bay.


Start Date

25th May 2018

End Date

27th May 2018


Beacon Crag


Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard; Optimo; Fort Romeau; Paramid; Horse Meat Disco; Crimes of the Future; Jac the Disco


Shhhhh. The Spring Masked Ball: Cornwall’s best kept secret – 25-28th May 2018
“The best secret in Festival Land” Bez, Happy Mondays
“Reminded me of the first couple of years on the terrace in Space” Brandon Block
“Even the mighty Glastonbury could struggle to live up to the value for money from the May bank holiday weekend we just experienced.” Hit The Floor
Included in Mastercard’s top five best small festivals in the world 2015
The spectacular, yet intimate, Masked Ball is back, offering hedonists three decadent days of dance and debauchery, in a site carved into the cliffs overlooking the sea in Portheven, Cornwall.
Starting life as a small ticket-only all-nighter for a few hundred like-minded ballers in 2006, the Masked Ball has grown into an eagerly anticipated bi-annual event - and attracts thousands of costumed revellers, alongside the dance scene’s biggest talent.
Both the Spring and Halloween events have become renowned for their artistic creativity, imaginative site layouts and hedonism inducing entertainment.

This year, for the first time, the Ball has a 24 hour music license, meaning they are one of the few festivals in the UK where you can truly dance from dusk 'til dawn. 
The first line-up announcement reveals Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard, fresh from supporting LCD Soundsystem and Soulwax, will be manning the decks in the Grand Ball Room on Saturday night, alongside party heroes; Optimo, Fort Romeau and Paramid.

Also returning to the Ball’s traditional Porthleven home for 2018, is the hit venue The Underworld including the sleazy New York disco venue Coney Island, featuring party starters Horse Meat Disco, alongside Crimes of the Future, Jac the Disco and the legendary Italian Cosmic Disco pioneer Daniele Baldelli. 

45 Live returns to the Tipi stage for a celebration of Hip-Hop, Funk and turntablist culture.

Masked Ball residents Durty Disco are back once again, perfect for those who like the darker vibes. Tom will be curating yet another selection of fresh and up & coming bass heavy selectors. 

The Masked Ball takes place on May 25-27 2018, at Beacon Crag, Porthleven, Cornwall.
Saturday night ball tickets are available for just £60, with a weekend ticket (from Friday to Monday), for £85. Both tickets include camping.


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