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Carnival of the Damned– The build of a Dark Circus Show

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Incandescence is excited to be presenting a site specific performance tent ‘Carnival of the Damned’ at this year’s Halloween Masked Ball. Enter if you dare into our freakish world of the cursed and twisted, the travelling Dark Circus  a Carnival of the Dead.


Step into our fantastical world and journey into our lavishly decorated tent that has a Tim Burton twist. Hosted by our dark carnie characters, expect the unexpected with Zombie stilt-dancing girls, bearded ladies, twisted dark clowns and fabulous circus freak shows.

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Roll up, Roll up, and dance the night away with the Carnival of the Damned!


In the darkest depths of Cornwall a mass of activity is happening, as a team of creative people start to build one of the largest Halloween events in the UK. The Camel Farm on the Lizard will host this ghoulish mini-festival.


The event comprises of 12 themed venues amongst which the Morgue, the Ghost ship, Death’s Disco and a giant UFO that has just landed on the farm next to a kooky fairground.


These venues will host some of the top music acts in the UK such as Leftfield, Orbital and Sister Bliss.

Here’s a sneak peak at what we’ve been busy designing and building – guests will enter our tent through a giant clown’s head that leads through a twisted woodland entrance popping up into the main tent.


Here they’ll be transported into a fantastical dark world of the travelling carnival. With amazing bespoke themed 3D décor, animated by 20 circus performers, immersing the guests into the Carnival of the Damned.


To see the behind the scenes build in images, please visit our Facebook page. A massive thanks to everyone involved in the build especially to Julia Kerrison for all of her amazing painting skills and as always Shaun Smyth for his fantastic carpentry.

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We look forward to seeing you all at the Halloween Masked ball and hope you enjoy the ‘Carnival of the damned’.

For more information on our site specific or bespoke performances, please visit our website.

Thank you Satya x

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  1. charlie puth
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    Thanks for coments

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