An event first organised by four friends back in 2009, which saw 200 ballers come together in a tent in Porthleven, the Masked Ball has grown into a bi-annual festival of multi-layered venues and twisted surprises.
Both the Spring and Halloween Balls are renowned for their artistic creativity, imaginative site layouts and voluptuous entertainment.
Attracting throngs of costumed revellers alongside the dance scene’s biggest talent, the events are infused with the promise of forbidden fruit and illicit indulgence.
Over the last nine years, we’ve been graced with world-class DJs and performers, including Grandmaster Flash, Sister Bliss, Groove Armada, Joey Negro, Ben Pearce, DJ Yoda, Phil Hartnoll (Orbital), Bonobo, Andrew Weatherall, Norman Jay MBE, Simian Mobile Disco, Rob Da Bank, Nightmares on Wax, Stanton Warriors, Craig Richards, Portishead’s Andy Smith, and Hot Chip.
The Masked Ball is owned and operated by Arc Live, the events company started by Ball founders Kelvin and Alec, run from their hometown of Porthleven.