Goblin King’s Masquerade Ball fifth anniversary in memory of Bowie

A night of mischief and revelry celebrating the life of the Goblin King from Labyrinth aka Jareth aka David Bowie is taking place at Coronet Theatre, Elephant and Castle on Friday 29 April.

Hosted by contemporary arts organisation Guerrilla Zoo, The Goblin King’s Masquerade Ball is now in its fifth year.

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Credit: Red Square Photography

This year, the night will feature live music from electrifying, Tim Burton-esque, Parisian musical circus La Mouche; a modern energetic eastern inspired performance from The Turbans and Celtic medieval speed folk from PerKeit. Plus, DJs including purveyors of histrionic phonic The Roustabouts, electro swing smorgasbord Troy Savoy and animated rock and metal DJ Rockit Riyad.

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The masquerade ball will also feature a snake charming, fire-mutilating performance from multiple Guinness World Record holder Snake Fervor; master of ceremonies and creator of Knightmare Live, Paul Flannery; burlesque performances from Pearl Grey and Carmen Mon Oxide; sideshow fire siren of fire, glitter and blood Bambi Blue, and many more live circus performers.

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A statement from Guerrilla Zoo says: “It is with bittersweet emotion that we gather this year to celebrate the life of The Goblin King after his tragic disappearance – an untimely vanishing from the many realms. He ruled with a stealthy claw and a fool’s heart, rendering us helpless to all he offered. His words touched thousands of lost souls whilst his music bewitched all. The mortal world knew him by many names, but one stands out from them all – Bowie. We knew him as Jareth. Join us! For a night to celebrate our Goblin King!”

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Credit: Martin Soulstealer


Dress code: goblins, bad faeries, terrible trolls, mischievous nymphs, unpleasant pixies, drunk ogres, denizens of the goblin citadel, enchanted creatures, David Bowie’s many incarnations, neo-Victorian, Venetian masks, ball gowns, dark elves, fawns, satyrs, wicked giants, jinn, Queen Mab, sprites, horrid harlequins, misbehaving imps, bogeys, gelflings, hags, sylphs, sinister Skeksis, green men, May Queens, spirits of chaos and disorder

Looking for a costume? Prangsta are offering 20% off hires for the ball!

Tickets are just £25 or £100 for a group of five and available here.

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The Goblin King’s Masquerade Ball, 9pm, Friday 29th April – 4am Saturday 30 April

The Coronet Theatre, 28 New Kent Rd, London SE1 6TJ



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