Tricks and Treats

Here’s one for the youngsters, or all the oldies who have no shame, or maybe I’m just a bit jealous, and should say those with more stamina than I.


The Masked Ball, one of the UK’s most innovative dance parties, returns to Cornwall this Halloween with a bang. This year the event, which takes place in at Flambards Theme Park, Helston, Cornwall, on October 31, 2015 will present the biggest names on the UK dance scene.


The theme for the 2015 Halloween Masked Ball is The Lost Boys. Set in 1980s California, Kiefer Sutherland’s Lost Boys hung around a theme park and acted like rock stars. They slept all day, partied all night, never grew old and never died. Now the Masked Ball has unveiled its 12 arenas giving an insight in to what awaits the creatures of the night, the team will transform the venue into an elaborate underground Halloween lair dedicated to everyone's favourite '80s vamps, 'The Lost Boys’ with a dress code of fantastical horror. 



Clubbers will be transported into a world of fantastical horror with rip-roaring fun to be had at every turn, in addition to showcasing some of today's most renowned dance music artists from all over the world. 


Wandering through theme park at night, party-goers will stumble across 12 unpredictable nano-venues, eccentric humour and epic raves with a soundtrack of stellar drum and bass, New York disco and terrifying techno, all designed to make your body parts move ’til your soul blisters.

Organiser Kelvin Batt said, “2015 is a real feast of mayhem and debauchery were especially  looking forward to the ‘Feast of Fools’ area. This has been one of our favourite venues at Secret Garden Party and it’s been really interesting curating it with Bloodstone Arts who have a passion for Halloween celebrations. The Demon Drome is just amazing too... but it’s all the surprises and freaks shows that makes the Masked Ball such an adventure from start to finish.”




Drum and bass heavyweights High Contrast, London Electricity, Danny Byrd, Nu:Tone, and Fred V & Grafix will top the bill at this Halloween mash-up. But these massive drum and bass stars are just the tip of the electronic iceberg on offer with loads more to be announced in coming weeks. As previously announced, the Main Ballroom will be hosted by long-standing UK party pros Hospitality, making for a monstrous party: perfect for those seeking a heavy, sweaty, dance floor-dominated Halloween.




This massive converted fairground ride carries the torch for The Masked Balls deathless 24-carat techno inheritance, leaving the dance floor before 6am is not the done thing.




A breeding ground for upcoming electronic talent. Expect an open-minded atmosphere, some serious techno heads, kohl-eyed divas and a good dose of androgyny.




A NYC Disco-fuelled intimate party with spangly disco balls expect sounds influenced by The Gap Band, Teddy Pendergrass and Sister Sledge




Trifle Gathering presents a twisted showcase of the dark and delicious variety. Shocking, hysterical and downright bizarre, some of the finest performers from the circuit and the darkest recesses of the world come out to play.




This is a self-consciously over-styled all-in-one 80s nightclub, tattoo parlour, tiki shack and cinema – a hangout for 80s kids seeking to relive their hedonistic youth, ogling one another and quite often playing air guitar on the tables.




Roll up! Roll up! for the All Hallow’s Feast of Love and Death!… Stroll around our Fayreground Euphorium …where daft Comics ply their trade & erotic Dancers work their craft, where Bright Young Nymphs rubs shoulders with Faded Old Satyrs, where Saintly Freaks & Demonic Clowns vie for your attention.


Behold our handsome wares - feast your eyes on Hoochie Coochie Girls, drink at the Honeymoon Tavern & be merry with our Swells & Scamps!




The Funkiest club south of the North Pole!  And a Masked Ball clubbing institution now in its sixth venue in 3 years enter the Vampire Hotel for Dance floor rockin' funk, soul and jazz




In a city saturated with electro clubs and fist-pounding techno heads, The Boardwalk Café can be a respite for those who prefer to embrace the urban, jazzy and soulful side of a strictly vinyl-45s only policy.




Demon Drome Wall of Death, brings you vintage thrills and spills on an original 1920's motordrome. Featuring a cast of wild and outlandish acts performing amazing feats of virtuosity within mere feet of the audience. The wall of death show you have to see to believe.




One of the Masked Balls best-kept club secrets. Don your white gown, leave your sanity at the door and get that sinister feeling you sometimes get at squat parties in the UK.




Reggae, Dancehall, Jungle, World Carnival Vibes. this time featuring very special and legendary guests hoovered up and delivered through a thumping sound system.


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