It's one of the most hotly anticipated tickets in this year's Cornish festival scene and now more can be revealed about the replacement to the Porthleven Masked Ball.

Earlier this month it was announced that organisers were leaving cliff-top site at Beacon Crag, home to the Spring Masked Ball for the last 12 years, and as a result the event would not be taking place this May.

However, the team promised something new, more charity based - and that has now been revealed as Metamorphia.

Described as "a haven for heartbreakers, dream chasers and wild night owls" it marks a return to the event's charity roots and will take place over 12 hours on May 2 into May 3, in a secret location in West Cornwall.

With just 1,000 tickets up for grabs, the event is already almost sold out, with 400 'super early baller' tickets selling in just three hours.

All tickets include a compulsory donation to Trelya, which provides positive interventions into the lives of the hardest to reach children and young people in West Cornwall, and the Wave Project, an award-winning surf therapy and beach school project provided around the UK.

Ball founder Kelvin Batt said: "It's great to be doing an event that is charity led again - as the ball used to be."

Publicity information said Metamorphia was stepping away from the line-up driven events of recent times, adding: "Expect top draw production values utilising all the tricks we've picked up over the past 12 years. This is NOT a festival!

"Metamorphia represents a transformation for the Ball."

All tickets include camping with an extra night's stay free of charge.

Entry is strictly age 21 and over and the dress code is evening wear.

Earlier this month Mr Batt, who has been staging the event since 2007, said it was with a "heavy heart" that the team were leaving their Spring Ball home and stressed that it was in no way related to an incident on the same night as last year's event, in which three men were airlifted to Derriford Hospital after falling 30 feet down a cliff near to the festival site.

Making a statement on Facebook, he said: "It's with a heavy heart (but also with a massive slice of gratitude for being able to do it in the first place) that we have to say goodbye to the amazing space that is our spring ball home.

"At one point the ball was one of the longest-standing festivals in the country giving good donations to charities and I feel truly blessed to say we hosted acts such as Bonobo, Groove Armada, TEED, Andrew Weatherall, Basement Jaxx, B traits, Norman Jay as well as hundreds of local heroes and some amazing collectives."

He went on to tell the Packet that it simply cost too much to put on the festival in relation to the ticket price.

He added that it was becoming increasingly difficult to police people trying to sneak in - something that didn't happen up to a few years ago.