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Spring Masked Ball in Cornwall is cancelled

Spring Masked Ball in Cornwall is cancelled

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 4:45pm 3rd February 2020. (Updated at 4:53pm 3rd February 2020)

It has been revealed that the Spring Masked Ball in Cornwall has been axed.

The May event, which has been held on clifftops in Porthleven for the past 12 years, has been cancelled.

Instead it is moving away from the classic music festival style to focus on more 'intimate, immersive and creative events' in what is described as a 'fresh' move forward.

Organisers say the decision has nothing to do with an incident last year where three people reportedly 'fell' down a cliff.

The Halloween Masked Ball will still continue in its current form.

An announcement about a new event for this May is due next week.

"It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our Spring Ball home. We want to say an enormous and heartfelt thank you to all the loyal Ballers, both old and new, that have danced, smiled and revelled with us over what has been an incredible 12-year journey.

"We would like to stress that this decision to discontinue the May Ball has nothing to do with the heart-breaking incident involving Charlie, Jamie and Finn during the May Ball in 2019. Our thoughts go out to them still, and we wish them all the best.

"Excluding Halloween, which will continue in its current format, we have made the decision to move away from the classic music festival format to focus on the more intimate, immersive and creative events that we enjoy producing, and indeed, that the Masked Ball you know today was birthed from.

"So the Masked Ball is not finished, far from it: it’s just morphing... we are moving forward with something fresh. Think of it as a ball for Cornwall, the likes of which has never been seen before. A show that aims to entertain and excite, whilst giving something back to the community via local charities. Watch this space for a big announcement end of next week.

"Finally, we just want to say that we feel incredibly lucky to have been a part of such amazing times with such great people and to have created memories (and a few kids too!) that will stay with us all forever."

Masked Ball statement

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