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Jan 16

Extra acts announced for Blackpool’s Showzam! Carnival Ball

The weird, the wonderful and the amazing are all set to star in this year’s romance themed Carnival Ball.

Come and meet Mysterieuses Coiffures, a hair sculptor from France; Abi Collins, a one-woman rollercoaster of death-defying stunts; Magamus featuring a wild acrobat and juggler; our gorgeous burlesque performer Kitty Bang Bang; highlights of the truly spectacular South American circus company Circolombia; amazing silk artists Starfiz; and guests will be greeted by Hocus Pocus, a sideshow of curiosities.

And not forgetting music for the evening with performances throughout the night by Kumpania Algazarra an infectious Balkan and Ska influenced band, inspired by rousing party energy and good vibration, with added tropical heat, oriental balance, dance beats and hip-hop.  The evening will be rounded off with the uber cool DJs, The Broken Hearts.

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Abi Collins

Showzam! is Blackpool’s annual festival, this year celebrating Circus, and the Carnival Ball is one of the biggest nights in the resort’s calendar with more than a thousand people packing into the magnificent Blackpool Tower Ballroom for an evening of live entertainment.

With this year’s Carnival Ball taking place on Valentine’s Day, revellers are asked to take the romance theme ‘through the ages’ and dress from any romantic era they wish with a prize for the best dressed.As well as the new additions to the line-up, acclaimed club host Jonny Woo will be compering the evening and ensuring everyone has a truly romantic time at this year’s Showzam! Carnival Ball.

Cllr Graham Cain, Blackpool Council’s cabinet member for tourism and leisure, said: “People are going to really enjoy the line-up for this year’s Showzam! Carnival Ball.

“It really does have an incredible range of talent which is befitting of an event which has become one of the best events in Blackpool’s social calendar.”

Michael Trainor, Artistic Director at LeftCoast, said: “The Showzam! Carnival Ball is the jewel in the crown of the Showzam! Festival and is sure to be as popular as ever with this dazzling array of international circus spectacular – not to mention a lot of dancing.”

The Carnival Ball takes place on Saturday February 14 in The Blackpool Tower Ballroom from 7.30pm.  The event is strictly over 18s only.

Tickets are available priced £20 from VisitBlackpool Tourist Information Centre at Festival House on the Promenade or by visiting www.showzam.co.uk or Tel: 01253 478222. They are also available from The Blackpool Tower Box Office Tel: 01253 622242.

There is limited seating available on the night, so it is advised to get there as early as possible and guests are urged to book early for this event which is sure to be incredibly popular.

Carnival Ball will provide the perfect start to a week of Showzam! entertainment which runs from 14-18 February.

Why not make a Showzam! short break of it and book your accommodation package at www.visitblackpool.com