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Leftfield in and Grandmaster Flash out as Masked Ball line up changes
2:00pm Friday 18th October 2013 in News
Headline act Grandmaster Flash has cancelled his appearance at the Masked Ball due to "a high profile television opportunity" in the states.
However, the team at the Masked Ball have pulled a rabbit out of the hat by booking Leftfield (DJ set) - one of the world's most influential names in dance music. Leftism was a landmark album by Leftfield that rarely left turntables for a decade. The follow up album Rhythm and Stealth spawned Phat Planet, a tune made famous on the Guinness surfer advert.
Masked Ball director Kelvin Batt said: “With such short notice, it was incredibly difficult to secure a replacement headline act. We were frantically working logistics including air charters but being the most westerly festival site in the UK, getting an act here at such short notice has been extremely difficult.
“Our options were limited but we were thrilled when we managed to secure Leftfield; an iconic name in the world of dance music.”
Also, new to the Masked Ball is an additional venue called The Ghost Ship.
The Ghost Ship is a large undercover area themed on a 17th century galleon ship - complete with decks, rigging and a figurehead. The cargo is a treasure trove of top production and an exciting line-up of DJ.
Renowned performance troupe Kernow Scare Attractions are curating the whole Masked Ball complex with a hoard of grizzly sideshows that include grinders, contortionists, suspensions, piercings, stiltwalkers and creepy clowns.
Aside from 60 of the best nocturnal dance DJs in the south west, the Masked Ball will also welcome groundbreaking acts such as Sister Bliss, from Faithless, and Phil Hartnoll from Orbital.
Kelvin added: “The Masked Ball is famed for its outlandish production values; this is a party to immerse and lose yourself in rather than be a spectator. The ball all about the journey through the different venues of the night.”
Cornish theatre troupe Incandescence, who have toured with Fatboy Slim and the Ministry of Sound, will be presenting the Carnival of the Damned at the Masked Ball.
The Carnival of the Damned is a fantastical world a journey into a lavishly decorated tent, with a Tim Burton twist. Hosted by dark carnie characters, expect the unexpected with zombie stilt dancing girls, bearded ladies, twisted dark clowns and fabulous circus freak shows.
Incandescence director Satya Lapham said: “Enter the Carnival of the Damned, if you dare, and discover our freakish world of the cursed and twisted, the travelling circus carnival of the dead. Roll up, Roll up and dance the night away with the Carnival of the Damned.”
Tickets for the Masked Ball are on sale online at www.maskedball.net, and from outlets listed on the website. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Busses to and from the Masked Ball will run through most Cornish towns and tickets can once again be purchased from the Masked Ball website.
The Masked Ball takes place on Friday, October 25, and Saturday, October 26, at Rosuick Organic Farm, St Keverne. For more details on the Masked Ball, visit www.maskedball.net.
A family event, The Creepy Crawly Ball, with games for children, fairground rides and a UFO alien disco, takes place on Friday, October 25, from 4pm-7.30pm. Admission for children is free, but adult tickets are £5 from www.creepycrawlyball.co.uk
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