The Lost Boys Are Back In Town: The Masked Ball Comes To Helston

Louis Hunter


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Photography: Samye Hatfield

It’s that time of year again! The second of the bi-annual Masked Ball events will take place on Saturday October 31st at Flambards, just outside of Helston. Inspired by cult 1980s vampire movie The Lost Boys this October’s ball promises to be a crazy carnival for lost souls. Highlights this year include ‘drum and bass heavyweights Hospital Records’ performing and providing the soundtrack for the evening, along with Fangz! Whose ‘soul-sizzling sound system will be blasting out the ‘80s cheese all night long’.

Hospital Label boss Tony Colman commented that ‘All of the Hospital family are really looking forward to this one – we’re definitely in for a treat when there’s a Halloween, vampire-filled theme park’ and even revealed that a bespoke set list was in the works: ‘I’ve been busy in the studio over the past few months as well, so I’m looking forward to playing out some new music too!’

Other not-to-be-missed aspects of the Masked Ball include the mysterious Aztech area, the ‘spawning ground for the very latest electronic talent.’ Guests are promised an open-minded atmosphere, some serious techno heads, khol-eyed divas and a good dose of androgyny.

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Photography: Samye Hatfield

You would also be sorely disappointed if you skipped over the Disco Diner, an NYC-style party hosted by the beat freaks from Future Garden, and The Bandstand, at which Trifle Gathering will present a showcase of deliciously dark performers from the deepest recesses of the world. Promising to be ‘shocking, hysterical and downright bizarre’ it’s not something you’re going to want to miss.

But that’s not all! There’s a veritable smorgasbord of mayhem to be had at the Ball and in addition to the events previously mentioned, there’s also the Feast of Fools, where crazed clowns and demented dancers will work their black magic on you, in a fairground of freaks hosted by Secret Garden Party stalwarts Bloodstone Arts. Masked Ball organiser Kevin Blatt said that this year promises to be a ‘real feast of mayhem and debauchery’ and that the Feast of Fools looks set to be a highlight: ‘This has been one of our favourite venues […] and it’s been really interesting curating it with Bloodstone Arts who have a passion for Halloween celebrations.’

Additional events that you can look forward to at the Masked Ball this October include The Cave; the Vampire Hotel; the Demon Drive Wall of Death; The Asylum; and Death by Stereo. For additional information on all of these attractions, accommodation and travel options, plus information on how to grab your ticket go to www.maskedball.net.

FXU are selling tickets for Masked Ball whilst stocks last! (£50 each)

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