Masked Ball

Dance party The Masked Ball returns to Cornwall this Halloween with Hospital Records

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 drum and bass circuit and is joining forces with Hospital Records.

This summer, the Masked Ball, held at a stunning cliff top location in May, exceeded all expectations and now a mind-blowing, ingenious second installment is set to blow away the cobwebs on with a wanton exhibition of hedonism themed around the cult-classic vampire flick The Lost Boys.

Now in its eighth year, the Masked Ball attracts acts and performers from across the UK and Europe, as well as showcasing local talent. This Halloween, more than 60 acts  and performers have been booked to play in a dozen curated and themed arenas.

This electronic, 12 hour mini-festival has previously featured the likes of Groove Armada, Norman Jay, Andrew Weatherall, Simian Mobile Disco (DJ Set), Nightmares On Wax, DJ Format and Dreadzone. This Halloween will once again see some of the world’s best DJs and artists perform before an up for it, dressed up crowd.

Prolific drum and bass label Hospital Records will host Grand Ball Room at the Halloween event. Big name house, techno and electronic artists will also be announced shortly.

Fresh from their Shangri-La Takeover at this summer’s Glastonbury Festival and packed-out arena at We Are FSTVL, Hospital Records’ legendary club promotion arm Hospitality will bring breakbeat heavyweights High Contrast, London Elektricity, Danny Byrd, Nu:Tone and Fred V & Grafix to the Ball.

When London record label, Hospital Records launched in 1996, it delivered an unfamiliar sound that instantly grabbed the attention of dance fans. 19 years on the label continues to innovate… through live shows. Hospitality is the worldwide club event of top UK Drum and Bass imprint Hospital Records. From humble beginnings Hospitality has grown to become a true titan of the scene, known for its feel good music policy, show-stopping DJs and a friendly, up for it crowd.

The winner of the Best Club Night (for the fourth year running) at the Drum & Bass Arena Awards, Hospitality knows how to put on an event. Hospitality brings together bass heavy music, a friendly atmosphere and high quality production to create one the best clubbing experiences to be had anywhere in the world.

Lovers of liquid drum and bass would be very familiar with the legendary Hospital Records label; however Masked Ball goers are set to get an amazing crash-course in their adrenaline-spiking sounds at the Cornwall event.

Label boss Tony Colman (aka London Elektricity) commented; “”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 as a setting! Drum & bass is what we do and our Hospitality shows always guarantee an incredible night. 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!”

The Hospitality hosted ballroom will be just one of 12 individually themed arenas and micro-venues awaiting revellers as they wind their way through the festival site, with its white-knuckle rides.

Having built an impressive brand over the last 8 years, the Masked Ball team has nurtured the biannual event from humble beginnings by listening to its guests in order to plan a party that’s far less ordinary. Renowned leaders of the pack, the first acts out of the gate give you a steer on just what you can expect from one of the country’s most innovative promoters.

Halloween will see the Masked Ball return with a spellbinding line up, magical production and a fresh, new vision. Details of the themed venues are being kept under wraps, but a line-up featuring the very best in electronica, house, soul and techno is currently being compiled by the Masked Ball crew to include clubbing veterans Jelly Jazz and young upstarts like Loose People and Future Garden.

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. Masked Ball revellers are invited to join the creatures of the night, this time swapping California for Cornwall, and lose themselves to a scintillating soundtrack from some of the biggest names in dance.