The Porthleven Masked Ball is an immersive multi-level party kingdom populated by a kaleidoscope of cool and crazy characters, all dressed to excess on a cliff-top overlooking stunning Mount’s Bay. You’ll find all the info you need to have a top ball below. For more details and FAQs just follow the links.

General Info – Festival Timings

Main Gates – First entry:
You can redeem your ticket for a wristband between these times only.

Friday – 4pm – 2am
Saturday – 12pm – 12am
Sunday – 12pm – 6pm

Note: Campsites open at 4pm Friday and close 4pm Monday.

Main Gates – Re Entry:
If you already have your wristband, you may travel in and out of the festival gates between the following times:

Friday – 4pm – 2am
Saturday – 12pm – 6am
Sunday – 12pm – 12am

Entertainment Times:

Friday – 6pm – 2am
Saturday – 12pm – 8am
Sunday – 12pm – 2am

Carpark / Campervan times: open at 4pm Friday and close 4pm Monday. Last car parked at midnight each night.

General Info – Access

Please expect to be searched and asked to show some identification upon entry to the festival site. For more information on alcohol restrictions, prohibited items, accepted forms of I.D and more please check our FAQ’s.

General Info – Vehicles

We have both car and campervan parking facilities available on site. Please note these are located in different fields. To park you will require the correct pass from our tickets page. Please note these have sold out very quickly in the past so we strongly advise booking in advance. Tents will not be allowed in the parking / campervan zones and no electricity or water hook ups are available.

General Info – Litter

Please look after our beautiful site! Beacon Crag / Methleigh Farm is a fully functioning farm, broken glass, bits of plastic and all the rest of it is BAD. Be nice to the land to be nice to the animals! We have plenty of bins on site, please bag up your rubbish and dispose of it responsibly.

We will be operating a litter bond scheme for cars and campers.

General Info – Lost Property

If you’ve managed to lose all of your worldly possessions, not all hope is lost! We have a lost property system in place that is dealt with on a case by case basis. Lost property is dealt with by members of our team in their own time, so please be patient during the period immediately after the festival as we will all still be busy clearing up the site.
If you think you might have lost something, keep an eye on our Facebook page the week following the event for a list of found items and instructions on collecting them.

Festival Info

2017 Video

“The best festival I've been to... and I've been to a lot!...”


“Probably one of the most beautiful, up for it and dressed to the nines crowd you can possibly imagine”

247 Magazine

“A playground for the most hedonistic party adventurer”

Cornwall Live

“Thank you Masked Ball, you’ve returned to your inner soul and made a truly great festival....”

Culture Fly