Following the success of the fist ever Bizarre Ball to be held in Manchester in October this year, the event returns to London with a whole host of freaky acts on November 20th.
Headlining this years show will be the legendary punk band The Damned, who will be part of a show best known not just for its incredible line up of bands but also for its twisted cabaret and freak show frivolity;chaotic club nights that are known on the London live scene as the greatest shows on earth.
Creating an atmosphere that had Alice Cooper claiming ‘It felt just like home’ when he visited the show, you can only imagine just how bizarre the Bizarre Ball really is!
BIZARRE BALL LONDON
SATURDAY 20 NOVEMBER
275 PENTONVILLE ROAD
LONDON N1 9NL
The first punk band to release a single, The Damned are truly deserving of the tag ‘legends’. With a string of classic songs under their bullet belts Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible’s blistering live show thrills old-school punk fans, cult junkies and hardcore kids alike. And with their latest album ‘So, Who’s Paranoid’ gathering critical praise they remain a vital and fresh proposition.
THE TIGER LILLIES
Martyn Jacques, founder of the Tiger Lillies in 1989, spent his early years living above a Soho brothel and his songs detail the pimps, prostitutes and drug addicts he lived amongst. Their surreal style has been described as darkly humorous, making for an utterly compelling live show that fuses influences from burlesque and English music hall with the spirit of punk and gypsy song.
THE GHOST OF LEMORA
Formed in London in 2001, The Ghost of Lemora have risen to the top of the pile in UK alternative scene with a heady mix of glam, post-punk and dark rock.
THE CIRCUS OF HORRORS
After 15 years of shocking all over the world, the UK’s most famous freaks – led by the bloodthirsty Dr Haze – will be making jaws drop and the audience wince at both the London and Manchester shows.
The debonair host with the most – and a disturbing repertoire of sinful songs – DESMOND O’CONNOR will be returning as compere of the BIZARRE BALL, still wielding his ukulele like George Formby from hell.
BIZARRE’S ALIX FOX
Loved by readers for her action-packed articles about learning to sword swallow, experience underwater bondage and wrestle dwarves, BIZARRE writer ALIX FOX is also an established presenter in her own right. Co-hosting both BIZARRE BALLS with DESMOND O’CONNOR, you can expect puns of steel and wit that’s faster than a speeding mullet from this high-energy spunky Northern monkey.
DAMIEN S FEAR
The Damien S Fear Undead Freak Show is one the sickest and bloodiest live shows of this century. Having spent the last 8 years refining the art of pushing his body to the very limits, Damien has created a show that incorporates body staples, beds of glass, nailing his hand to a sledgehammer, glass eating and breaking slabs of concrete over his crotch to create half an hour of chaos fuele d, rock n’roll mayhem. Basically, he’s one sick puppy.
Mark Jones (Back To The Phuture, Wall Of Sound)
Frankie D (Club Noir / Electrogogo)
We have an extra special free download for you to check out from one of the acts playing, prior to the event! Download a free MP3 of ‘Mad Man In The Curtain’ by The Tiger Lilies here: