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Bacchanal Ball

Stop Press! Competition Prize & DJ Azrael Update

  • We will now have two prizes! The prize for Best Individual Costume will receive a print of the Bacchanalle by Oliver Bush (bottom of page, NSFW)
  • The prize for Best Themed Couple or Group will be the fantastic sketch by Yuri Leitch of yourselves as your characters!
  • We are very please to announce that DJ Azrael, also known as Marco Visconti of XP8 & Faderhead, will be putting together a decadent Arcadian set for us at the Ball! See below for his full bio.

This year's Occult Conference will have another big finish - this year, the Bacchanal Ball! We've put together a complete package for the evening, making sure that we improve on last year's Jupiterian Ball. And all for only £10!

In the Main Hall we'll host the biggest toga party to hit Glastonbury in years. Come dressed as your favourite Roman-Greco deity, nature spirit, or mythological hero. The evening is strictly over 18 only so feel free to be as risqué as you like, and really get into character!

What's happening?

Throughout the evening, the folks at Pan Summers (link NSFW!) will be on hand to judge the costumes you and your party bring to the Ball - with the winner(s) receiving a stylised sketch by artist Yuri Leitch! A fine end to the evening to be sure, but that's not all we'll have:   
  • The bar area will be serving drinks throughout the evening, with seating and space to catch up on the wonderful connections events like the Conference are here to foster.
  • Downstairs in the Red Room we'll have a lock-in cocktail speakeasy: you check in with a fiver, pick up a drink, and leave when you're done!
  • The Green Room will hold our charity raffle, this year offering all proceeds to the Library of Avalon after its disastrous flooding. Tickets will be available throughout the day, with prizes donated by stallholders and local businesses.

The Bacchanalia were Roman festivals of Bacchus, based on various ecstatic elements of the Greek Dionysia. They seem to have been popular, and well-organised, throughout the central and southern Italian peninsula.