The Halloween Masked Ball returns to its nefarious nocturnal haunt at Los Flambardos, Helston, Cornwall, on Saturday October 28, for another chapter of devilish hedonism, this time taking its cue from the seven deadly sins.

Seven deadly sins is an apt theme for the annual trip into the marvelous and macabre as it’s been seven times around the chopping block for the Halloween Masked Ball. You can be assured that the interpretation of the seven deadly sins – Masked Ball-style – will descend into a freefall of wanton debauchery

What are considered the most vile of all human behaviours – pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth – will take on a much more indulgent meaning courtesy of the creative team behind the Masked Ball.

Each of the deadly sins will be represented at the Halloween Masked Ball across a myriad of themed venues.

Based at Los Flambardos – a sprawling theme park, just outside of Helston – the Halloween Masked Ball has grown to become one of the largest Halloween parties in Europe with the dedication to costume and outlandish dress equalling only the tenacity to party.

One of the much-lauded charms of the Masked Ball is the production and detail to the maze of venues augmented by a sterling line-up of DJs, acts and performers.

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This year drum and bass heavyweights Hospitality return to the big top to shake the gates of hell with some of the UK’s best breakbeat talent including Fred V vs Graphix, Hugh Hardie, Nu:Logic, Keeno, Makoto, S.P.Y presents In The Dark, Etherwood and Randall B2B S.P.Y.

Also on the rosta are Masked Ball favourite sinners and spinners Austin Ato, Future Garden, Bell Towers, Boca 45, DJ Format and MC Abdominal, DJ Suspect, Dafu and Cursa, Justin Robertson, Makoto, Paramida, Pete Issac, Too Many T’s plus seasoned international hellraisers Brandon Block and Bez.

Kelvin said: ““Seven deadly sins is a great theme and something that the ballers themselves came up with so we are dying to get it in place at Flambards. We’ve also got two new stages to be showing everyone as well as a brand new white knuckle ride – Sky-Force. The team can’t wait.”

The devil is in the detail, as they say, so worshipped venues such as The Technodrome, The Underworld, Durty Disco, 45 Live, Oh My God, It’s The Church and Loose People are back in full swing – alongside some new additions.

All the hellraising, spine-chilling rides will be open at Los Flambardos – including the brand new the Sky-Force. Rising 25 metres above the ground exerting a force of up to 3G while spinning 360 degrees and carrying up to 40 people, the Sky-Force is the biggest ride in the south west and sure to extract some ear-shattering screams.

Since its inaugural event in 2006, hosted in the depths of darkest Cornwall, The Halloween Masked Ball is one of two of the bi-annual jamborees of hi-jinx, frivolity and hedonism that have earned the events a loyal following.

The Masked Ball is a walk on the wild side and boasts a strong and varied musical line-up, set among a myriad of curated, stunning venues. The party is a strange and surreal sideshow of fairground follies, rock ‘n’ roll posturing and freak show craziness, all waiting to be discovered in a nocturnal theme park where strange things happen. A myriad of rooms, dancefloors, dens, hidden bars and unpredictable nano-venues, eccentric humour and epic raves, set to a soundtrack of New York disco, primal chants, cosmic guitar licks and terrifying techno.

For tickets and details go to www.halloweenmaskedball.net and follow The Masked Ball on Facebook for updates.

Date: October 28, 6pm-6am
Location: Flambards Theme Park, Helston, Cornwall
Ticketing info: http://halloweenmaskedball.net/tickets

Early Bird Tickets SOLD OUT in record time.
Masked Ball operates a tiered ticketing system with price bands for tickets changing over time – the sooner you buy, the cheaper it is.
Entry is strictly 18+ only.


Photo credit Sam Neill (Boardmasters Festival)


Armand Van Helden, Raye, A Blaze of Feather, DJ Shadow, Idris Elba, Natty, Landon McNamara, The Amazons, Digital Farm Animals and more announced for Cornwall’s own surf and music festival 

Fistral Beach / Watergate Bay, Cornwall | Wednesday 9 – Sunday 13 August 2017

Boardmasters has today revealed its third wave of acts set to perform at Cornwall’s own surf and music festival, with a further 22 huge acts added to this year’s world-class line up. They join headliners Two Door Cinema Club, Jamiroquai and Alt-J, as well as the likes of The Flaming LipsThe Vaccines and Stormzy for what’s set to be the biggest Boardmasters yet. Taking place this year from Wednesday 9 – Sunday 13 August at Watergate Bay and Fistral Beach on the sun-drenched Cornish coast, tickets are on sale NOW via the website.

New York City based, Grammy Award nominated DJ Armand Van Helden will be riding the waves across the Atlantic to play Boardmasters this year. Having worked with the likes of Dizzee Rascal and The Rolling Stones, his 27-year career has showcased his versatile abilities as a producer and DJ ready to rock Boardmasters.  

BBC Sound Of 2017 shortlister Raye will be bursting onto Boardmasters this summer bringing her unique, sultry sound direct to the beach. Last year brought unprecendented success for the 18-year-old singer, with prominent features on huge hits such as Jax Jones’ You Don’t Know Me and Jonas Blue’s single By Your Side, as well as a slot supporting Jess Glynne on tour for 10 dates over November and December.    

Photo credit Alex Rawson (Boardmasters Festival)

The mysterious band A Blaze Of Feather, who have been cropping up on festival bills across the country, will be heading to Boardmasters this summer. Festivalgoers will be able to enjoy this special set whilst relishing the Cornish summer sunshine on Watergate Bay this August.

Boardmasters is also stoked to reveal even more acts announced today. First up is Californian hip hot veteran DJ Shadow, who last year released his fifth album The Mountain Will Fall. Also announced is Idris Elba, who alongside his successful acting career is a well-respected DJ and will soundtrack The Point stage. Natty will be heading to Boardmasters to do an acoustic set, having toured alongside Adele, Kate Nash and more. Professional surfer Landon McNamara has delved into the reggae world and will be performing at this years festival alongside British rockers The AmazonsWretch 32NetskyIcarusTen Tonnes and Sam Fender

An exciting set by Digital Farm Animals will be audible across the Cornish coast this year at Boardmasters, along with Cornwall’s very own 18-year-old Daisy ClarkLate Evening Glass Off, Will Heard, Kioko, Conducta, San Felu, Tommy Ashby and Will Joseph Cook. Boardmasters will truly be the home of the most unique festival experience in the most epic setting the UK has to offer.

Boardmasters continues to bring the hottest summer vibes with the 2017 Beach Sessions line-up being announced today. On Wednesday 9th – Thursday 10th August 2017, The Beach Bar on Fistral Beach will host intimate evening gigs as the sun sets across the horizon. The Beach Sessions are truly a highlight of the Boardmasters week, with the up close and personal sets proving to be a huge hit amongst festivalgoers every year.

Photo credit: Callum Morse (Boardmasters Festival)

Boardmasters can announce that electro-dub pioneers Dreadzone will be taking the stage on Wednesday 9th August. Thursday’s line-up brings together San Diego’s Ocean Beach favourites Slightly Stoopid, pro-surfer turned reggae star Landon McNamara and Canadian Folk duo Jon & Roy for a summer’s night to not be missed. 

Make sure you don’t miss out on the Beach Sessions, with tickets sold separately. The Beach Bar on Fistral Beach has previously seen Sunset Sons, Tom Curren, Norman Jay, The 1975, Deaf Havana, Ben Howard and more; where else would you rather be to catch those summer vibes than at the Boardmasters Beach Sessions.

Boardmasters can also today reveal the line up for the VIP area presented by 45 Live, only available to VIP ticket holders. This year, exclusive sets are coming from acts WrongtomGreg BelsonBoca 45Pete Isaac, Ollie Stratton, The Allergies and Alex Conrad. With a VIP ticket, you’ll have access to one of the finest views Cornwall has to offer. Enjoy a drink in the view of Watergate Bay and the sprawling sea from the exclusive VIP bar.

 Inspired by the freedom, adventure and creativity of surfing and music, Boardmasters was born in 1981. Expect parties that run late into the night and a beautiful beach to recuperate on during the day. The 5-day event is situated across two stunning locations in Cornwall – the surfing mecca of the UK, Fistral Beach, where world class International Surf Competitions take place, and arguably the most stunning location in the country to watch live music, Watergate Bay. Last year the grassroots surf and music festival welcomed over 150,000 festival goers to sunny Cornwall. Book your tickets now! 


Two Door Cinema Club •Jamiroquai •Alt-J
The Flaming Lips • The Vaccines • Stormzy

Andy C • Gorgon City live  • Armand Van Helden • Jake Bugg • Slaves • DJ Shadow
Giggs • Hannah Wants • Pete Tong  • Hot Since 82  • Patrick Topping • A Blaze of Feather
Wild Beasts . Frank Turner • Roger Sanchez • Ziggy Marley • Lethal Bizzle • NETSKY (DJ Set)
Loyle Carner • Jagwar Ma  •  Kurupt FM  • JP Cooper • Idris Elba  • Solardo • WRETCH 32
TQD  • Kiko Bun • Tom Grennan • Kate Nash • Raye • The Amazons .  Jax Jones  • Natty Acoustic  • Becky Hill
Landon McNamara • Youngr • Tourist • Icarus • Palace • Purple Disco Machine
WILL JOSEPH COOK • Sonny Fodera • Late Nite Tuff Guy • T. Williams • Digital Farm Animals • Camelphat
Cadenza • Theo Kottis • Cortes • Yotto • Will Heard • Ten Tonnes • Sam Fender • Tender Central . Off Bloom
Tonn Piper MC • Conducta • Kioko • Daisy Clark • Tommy Ashby • Late Evening Glass Off • San Felu

Plus many more acts still to be announced

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Boardmasters gets set to make waves today as the third headline act for this year’s festival is announced. Drum n Bass duo Chase & Status will be making a hotly anticipated return to the golden Cornish coastline for Boardmasters 2016 as they get set to entertain festivalgoers with their thumping, thrilling sound. Cornwall’s own surf and music festival runs from Wednesday 10 – Sunday 14 August 2016 for five days of exhilarating surf and music action along the sun-drenched coast. What are you waiting for? Grab your flip-flops and surfboard – tickets are on sale NOW via the website.

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Chase & Status have firmly cemented themselves as the ultimate Drum n Bass duo, having dominated the dance scene for over a decade with their unique sound, which never fails to get crowds jumping. Having released three studio albums, their most iconic dance hits include ‘Blind Faith, ‘Lost and Found’ and ‘Count on Me’. The duo have just released a brand new single ‘Control’, featuring Slaves, who join the list of the huge musical names that Chase & Status have worked with, including Plan B, Example and Rihanna. They’re no strangers to Boardmasters, having headlined back in 2014. Back by popular demand, Chase & Status are sure rock Watergate Bay this summer with a fist pumping, banging display of the very best in Drum n Bass.

Boardmasters has also today announced further acts joining the line up, including 2016 BRIT Award winning rockers, the awesome Catfish and The Bottlemen who scooped with coveted British Breakthrough Act gong at this year’s ceremony. The four-piece, who released their new single ‘Soundcheck’ last month are currently on tour, taking the UK by storm with their retro-rock sound and are expected to drop a brand new album later this year.

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Images courtesy Boardmasters; Alex Rawson & Amy Sampson

Boardmasters is stoked to announce even more acts for this year’s festival. The hottest UK rising star right now, Raleigh Ritchie who recently released his debut album ‘You’re a Man Now, Boy’ will be making his Boardmasters debut. The incredible Foxes will be bringing her electro-pop sound, with Krept & Konan representing the best in fresh UK hip-hop. UK rapper Mike Skinner presents TONGA, formerly front man of The Streets is lined up for Boardmasters 2016 alongside funk legends Soul II Soul best known for the chart-topper ‘Back To Life’, and dubstep pioneer Artwork. Bringing the best in UK grime is Kano, who has just released new album ‘Made in the Manor’. Get set for dance floor royalty, as Radio One Dance Anthems DJ Danny Howard also joins the line up, with Protoje who’s leading the reggae revival and Manchester punk rockers Spring King. Indie-rockers Eliza and The Bear, who have firmly established themselves with a reputation for an unforgettable live show will take to the stage, as will White who’s sure to bring an electro-funk vibe, the incredible Irish talent SOAK and one to watch, singer-songwriter Louis Berry. Further acts added to the line up include FormationBig DealToucanCarly FoxxCamelphatApresBen Remember, Kloe and Hein Cooper

Boardmasters is located across two sites jam-packed with the best in music and sports action. Keep the party going with Beach Sessions with live music on stunning Fistral Beach, as well as the Beach Bar and BBQ offering food, drink and DJ sets. Head into Newquay and party into the early hours with Boardmasters After Parties, which take place at clubs around the town centre. There are Pro Skate and BMX competitions to check out the best in extreme sports, the Surf VillageCornish Market where you can sample delights from local merchants, as well as Surf Art, photography and film sessions. If watching the surf action from the sidelines has tempted you to try it out yourself, you can ride the waves with a Surf Lesson with a local surf school. Unwind and relax at the Wellbeing Area or the On Site Eco Spa for some well deserved pamper time. There is also Luxury Camping and Glamping on offer to upgrade your experience even more. 

Established in 1981, Boardmasters is a 5-day event situated across two stunning locations in Cornwall – the surfing mecca of the UK, Fistral Beach where Boardmasters famous International Surf Competitions take place and arguably the most stunning location in the country to watch live music, Watergate Bay. Last year saw Boardmasters welcome over 150,000 festivalgoers across its two sites over the 5 days of the festival. Boardmasters operates a tiered ticket system with price bands for tickets changing over time. The sooner you buy, the cheaper it is! Book tickets via the website


Headline Acts

Deadmau5 // James Bay // Chase & Status

Joined by
Catfish and the Bottlemen // Kaiser Chiefs // Primal Scream
Lianne La Havas // Sigma // Craig David’s TS5 // // Wilkinson // Wolf Alice
Example & DJ Wire // Foxes // Soul II Soul // Mystery Jets
Kano // Krept & Konan // The Magic Numbers // Eats Everything // Protoje Jackmaster // Roots Manuva // Rat Boy // Blossoms
Mike Skinner & Murkage presents TONGA // Raleigh Ritchie // SOAK
Apres // Artwork // Ben Remember // Bicep // Big Deal // Bodhi // Camelphat
Carly Foxx // COASTS // The Correspondents // Danny Howard // Detroit Swindle Doorly // Dusky // Eli & Fur  // Eliza & The Bear // Eton Messy // Formation
Gabrielle Aplin // Heidi // Hein Cooper // Jack Savoretti // Jamie Lawson
Jonas Rathsman // Kloe // Louis Berry // Maribou State // MNEK
The Mouse Outfit Nahko and Medicine for the People // Rationale
Spring King // Toucan // VANT // White

Ticket Information:
Watergate Bay tickets on sale NOW
Boardmasters operates a tiered ticket system with price bands for tickets changing over time. The sooner you buy, the cheaper it is!
A set allocation of tickets is saved for each tier, which will close when the allocation of tickets is sold out.
Charger tickets available now (Charger ticket includes bus pass, parking, VIP camping, Beach Session gigs, After Parties, Boardmasters t-shirt and tote bag)

Click the link for tickets and info for 2016’s Boardmasters festival of music and surfing in Cornwall