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The Masked Ball Festival launches with Psychemagik, Body Hammer and more


In an overcrowded peloton of festivals in the UK and Europe, The Masked Ball which takes places just outside the stunning Cornish fishing village of Porthleven from 3-5 May 2019 stands out for its cliff tops views out to sea, multiple micro venues. 24 hour license and exquisite programming as great start to the festival season.

The intimate 3000 capacity themed electronic festival is populated by dressed-to-excess “ballers” and a very European 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.

They’ve announced a jam-packed line-up including edit kings Psychemagik, Body Hammer, Scotland’s endlessly talented Austin Ato (previously known as Drums of Death – who played at a previous ‘DT Presents’), Dave Harvey, Felix Dickinson, Norwegian house don Telephones and Japan’s rising star Powder, Francis Inferno Orchestra, DJ Format and more.

Beyond numerous activities including surfing lessons, they’ll be a hot tub disco which replaces the conventional dance floor with hot, bubbling tubs of joy alongside yoga and more.

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 won’t 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.”

The Masked Ball is essentially a giant themed party in a wonderful location, with festival-goers expected to dress up and look just as good as those on stage – for more info head here.

Line up (A-Z):
(Headliners in bold)

Aeon Seven
Alex Conrad
Alfresco Disco
Austin Ato
Boca 45
Body Hammer
Dad Bod Boogie
Dave Harvey
Dicky Trisco
DJ Format
Ellie Stokes
Ere Wax
Felix Dickinson
Florence Bird
Francis Inferno Orchestra
French Kiss
Func Musik
Jac the Disco
Jack Be Nimble
John Gomez
Kieran Holden  & Disco Phil
King Louis & Dance Armstrong
Loose People
MC Mysdiggi
Nigel Pengelly
Not An Animal
Ollie Stratton
Pat McGrath
Pete Herbert
Pete Isaac
Postman Joe
Reefe Murphy (KiWi)
Ryan Goldsworthy
Scott Fraser
Studio 89
Tech Collectors
The General