In it’s third year The Goblin Ball presents storytelling mixed with phenomenal music acts, magic and merriment. This year on the 20th of June at 7pm we explore the world of Terra Bayou, a Voodoo realm mixed with New Orleans style celebrations... and Goblins.
Make sure you book your tickets early as previous years have sold out!
The Goblin Ball calls to those who seek to escape for the night into a world of magic and fantasy. Come in character and bring trinkets to trade with our Goblins or each other. Come as an observer and celebrate an evening of outlandish costumery. The level of involvement is up to you.
The Ringmasters Astralie and Octavia greet you as you check into Melbourne's most magical evening. Do you dare enter? For a little dutch courage grab a drink at the bar in the foyer before you venture inside.
The Goblin Marketplace
On arrival be sure to explore the Goblin Marketplace. This year we have some of our familiar faces. Ringmaster Amatrine presents Nightshade FX with a unique brand of Horror goods and Roseberry Bay soaps has many delights made specifically for Terra Bayou. Jaque Black returns with her fortune telling (be sure to queue up early as spots sell out quick).
This year we are also adding vendors that will allow you to grab a trinket or two. We also see the return of Ellen Duffy’s Photo Shoot area to ensure you capture all your hard work in a Photo shoot. Additionally the Quests are reborn and Zadinie the Ringmaster will be handing out tickets for those who wish to help Poison or Potion Pintina. Rumor has it that for a fee Hasina the fire Priestess (MadDame) is also welcoming those to be glitter bombed for the evening.
The Goblin Games
Returning again to the Goblin Marketplace for the second year, Zadinie (rhymes with Genie) will be handing out game packs for those who wish to show allegiance to a certain Goblin Ball Realm. Will you side with the Barons of Earth and punish with the aid of the Ice Kingdom, or will you side with Starlantis who seek to prepare potions to preserve with the Priestess of Fire? Goblin traders hide in every corner of the venue to assist in obtaining these treasured elements.
The Grand Ballroom
Ringmaster O and Ringmaster Darko welcome you to the Grand Ballroom with great warning. Drinks flow and the fairytale unravels as Pintina arrives to the displeasure of the Great Barons. A war is waged as Shirazz (the New Orleans style band) ramps up the entertainment for the evening. Miss Marilyn Mocktail performs Burlesque Voodoo routines to dazzle and distress as Jas Avalon the Swamp Siren creates Havoc with the curse of a wandering siren songstress. Make a deal with the siren if you dare to swap your mortality for a song.
The Bubbling Barons Brew
Prevent the poisoning of Pintina or punish the Princess’ petulance. The House of Voodoo welcomes those who wish to create a potion, and a mysterious figure draws guests to concoct poisons to kill Pintina from a dark corner of the Ballroom. Who is she? Time will tell. Be sure to arrive with a companion and the proper ingredients, lest you be cursed yourself.
The Barons Mardi Gras
The Barons will be wandering the Grand Ballroom to offer 16 guests the chance to parade their costumes and throw beads to the audience. Will you be chosen to parade on the night? Be sure to be seen by the Barons for a ticket to parade.
The Swamp Rock Room
Taking requests and spinning classics, the DJ led dance returns again for the Goblin Ball 2015. The DJ will be ensuring those who wish to dance to the classic tunes of the 80s and 90s are well catered for. The Thralls haunt the dark disco dance and bestow trinkets that glitter and shine. Want a free treasure? Spend a moment or two dancing with our Thralls and walk away with enough shiny treasures to light a small goblin army. A surprise burlesque Sharman performance may surprise if you are lucky enough to be bewitched.
Get Shot, Fashionably
Returning this year we have many amazing photographers who will capture the action and your grand garb. PMD Studios, Ellen Duffy Photography, Kalpana Photography and Fotogenique will return and we welcome Slippery Photography to the fold. Grab a photographer and do your worst!
All photos are shared on the web site however If you are interested in a souvenir shot you can also pose for a photo in The Goblin Marketplace to purchase afterward!
Every story has an end and we must say goodnight to The Goblin Ball for another year. Will Pintina the Demigoddess Princess Prevail or Perish? The end of the story is yet to be decided until the clock strikes 12 and we wrap up the story for another mortal year.
In the end, will you follow us to the next realm for The Goblin Ball 2016?
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