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Firmly established as the biggest and most important event on the alternative club calendar after 2008’s spectacularly successful, totally sold out, packed-to-the-rafters debut, the 2nd Bizarre Ball, on October 17th, promises to be even more awesome.

The world’s biggest alternative culture publication, Bizarre Magazine, in association with Lucha Britannia, will present the most crazed cabaret of music, performance and freak show frippery ever, over three stages of the 3,000 capacity SeOne Club at London Bridge, SE1 3QX.

Expect the best selection of alternative performance and music ever gathered under one roof, along with plenty of action around the venue to keep visitors’ jaws dragging on the floor all night long. New this year is the ‘Steampunk’ stage, with a retrofuturistic Victoriana meets industrial wild contraptions theme, while the ‘Domination Corner’, where you can get your ass whipped by pro Dominatrices in front of a gasping crowd, has been upgraded and expanded to cater for demand.

The BIZARRE MAIN STAGE will be set alight by an avalanche of horrific / terrific performers who have been awarded Super Freak status by Bizarre in 2009, alongside an eclectic / electric live music programme, headlined by legendary comedy genius Frank Sidebottom, who recently brought his huge, papier-mache head out of retirement. The best lip-syncing troupe on the planet, The Lipsinkers, have cooked up a special one-off exclusive ‘heavy metal’ show for the Ball, culminating in a full blown homage to AC/DC.

The Circus of Horrors, led by the irrepressible Dr Haze, will preview extracts of two gloriously gory new shows they are taking to the road this autumn ­ ‘The Last Days Of The Asylum’ and ‘The Day Of The Dead’ ­ on the main stage.

Johnny Woo, one of the hottest names in camp cabaret, who has already set stages alight at such summer festivals as Latitude and The Big Chill, has devised a brand new exclusive show for the Bizarre Ball.

Leading burlesque performer and reigning Alternative Miss World, Fancy Chance, will be unleashing two turns, while Bizarre’s favourite showgirl Vivid Angel, returns to the main stage for a tsunami of vaudeville thrills and freak show chills. Syban V, one of the youngest ­ and downright craziest ­ performers on the alt.cabaret scene, blends ballet, piercing and gore into a surreal theatrical show. The Baron and Missy Macabre, will be ripping up the main stage with freak show thrills that will have one half of the audience roaring with laughter and the rest turning away in terror.

LUCHA BRITTANIA STAGE’s wrestling ring will boast a wicked blend of high flying Mexican Wrestling complemented by freak show thrills and sexy Luchadoras, fire-breathing erotic dancers, angle grinders and tons of dangerous stunts that would make the Dirty Sanchez Boys wince.

The brand new STEAMPUNK ROOM is an industrial space that combines underground cabaret and Victoriana with modern technology, featuring steampunk raconteurs, steampunk burlesque acts and downright bonkers filthiness. Think brass bolts, copper cogs and ancient steam powered pistons, heaving whale bone bosoms and pervery beneath petticoats, but all punked up and funked up with an with a 21st-century industrial twist. To top it all Psycho Cyborgs, will playing their only British show of 2009, featuring suspensions, hardcore piercing, blood, gore and lots of powertools from Samppa Von Cyborg and his crew, for whom the word ‘pain’ has no meaning.

While there is no DRESS CODE as such, you can guarantee that most guests will dress to impress. Last year we saw a glittering array of Mad Max extras, military men, dominatrices, monster mashers, psycho doctors, debauched metallers, corseted beauties, latex lovelies and numerous Bizarre Ultra Vixens and Vipers. Organisers say; “Think fancy dress, fetish, rock’n’roll, mods, dandies, fops, wenches, leather, pirates, uniforms, militaria, medical, latex, furry, clowns, bikinis, weird, dark, colourful…but most importantly, FUN!”

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4moreinfo ­ Roland Hyams on 020 8677 8466 / 8769 6713

1st September 2009

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The world's biggest alternative culture publication, Bizarre Magazine, presents the inaugural Bizarre Ball, which takes place on Friday 10th October at the SeOne Club, 41- 43 St. Thomas Street, London SE1 3QX. And it promises to be one of the biggest and best celebrations of alternative life and culture ever seen in the UK.

Lucha Britannia, Ministry of Burlesque and the Circus of Horrors are all involved in this extravaganza, which boasts great new rock acts, gorgeous burlesque dancers, terrifying freaks, exotic erotic girls, masked Mexican wrestlers and strange illusionists, plus an audience who will be vying to outdo each other's outlandish outfits.

Expect electric live performances from electric Japanese rockers, Electric Eel Shock, all-girl garage punk pop rock 'n' roll disco freaks The Priscillas and evil psychotronic punk doo-woppers Zombina and the Skeletones in the midst of the madness on offer.

Lucha Britannia, mixing wrestling, masks and girls, is 'a mixture of British World of Sport and Mexican Lucha Libre wrestling'. Lucha Britannia, the people behind some of the best club nights in London, will be showcasing some of their best entertainers and helping to manage the madness on the night. For more info go to

The Ministry of Burlesque, the UK's biggest name in burlesque, will be bringing top burlesque divas, variety performers, comics, dancers, and the most satirical and saucy stars of weird talent in the UK to the Bizarre Ball. They promise 'performers who make our skin prickle, our hair waggle and our funny bone giggle'. For more info go to

The 'awe-inspiring, jaw dropping, horrific & terrific' Circus of Horrors promise a blend of 'rock, horror and mayhem - a musical extravaganza that shocks the senses and makes you feel invigorated, With a stage full of bizarre freaks, burlesque dancers and amazing acrobatic gymnasts'. For more info go to

While there is no dress code as such, you can guarantee that most guests will dress to impress. Organisers say; 'Think fancy dress, fetish, rock'n'roll, mods, dandies, fops, wenches, leather, pirates, uniforms, militaria, medical, latex, furry, clowns, bikinis, weird, dark, colourful…but most importantly, FUN!

Numerous Bizarre Ultra Vixens and Vipers will be in the audience, alongside the publishers and team of Bizarre Magazine, who are promoting the event, which is expected to become an annual highlight of London's alternative calendar.

Tickets for the debut Bizarre Ball at SeOne club, (a mere two minutes walk away from London Bridge Station), priced £25 (plus booking fee) are available via

4moreinfo ­ Roland Hyams on 020 8677 8466 / 8769 6713

30th July 2008

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