Ghost Con UK: 
Ritual In A Cave - Masquerade Ball
Join us on 13 May 2023
Children of Ghost; we bring to you a sermon most majestic and wondrous, right at the UK portal gates to the underworld known affectionately as the Devil's Arse! Deep in the gorge below Peveril Castle is Peak Cavern's imposing entrance chamber - the largest natural cave entrance in the British Isles.

Opening proceedings are an act most gruesome, revelling in the crazed and deranged mind of Psychoberrie and the murder of her mother - by herself! Roll up for a stage show to rival Alice Cooper and a pantomime as opulent as the darkest circus. And just for you, Ward XVI have a agreed to break out of the asylum studio especially for this show!

Closing proceedings are the UK's original tribute to Ghost; Popestars! Formed in 2018, featuring Nameless Ghouls that have been infiltrating rock and metal acts of the midlands in wait for the deliverance of their Emeritus. You may have already seen them without knowing, having featured in acts such as Cradle of Filth, Evil Scarecrow, Tigertailz, Luna's Call, Kid Klumsy, Forgotten Remains, Patriot Rebel, The City Kid's and Blackwater Conspiracy! Having now toured to all four corners of the England and Wales and everywhere in between, they've even bagged a slot at Bloodstock festival! The troupe have progressed from Meliora, through Prequelle, to Impera, dazzling audiences with not only their spotless costumes, but wowing rats with their impeccable quality of sound and energetic performances.

Official after-show Party will be a full playback of Infestissumam in celebration of it's 10th anniversary!

What else to do? We will host a meet and greets for both acts, giving you the opportunity to talk one on one and have group photos! Plus we'll have a little market too with merch stalls for each act and the event. There is a bar on site but for food please visit the local pubs of which there are many within a few minutes walk! (We've worked out timings so you've got a gap between greets and performances).

The cavern remains at a constant 7 degrees temperature so a coat is recommended. The venue is suitable for disabled access and seating will be provided when pre-requested. Access to the venue from the dedicated carpark and town is sloped uphill and toilets are located in portaloo's at the entrance.

Situated in the Hope Valley between Sheffield, Buxton and Stockport in the Derbyshire Peaks.

From Sheffield:
17 miles - 40 minutes from the city centre
Train = 25m. EMR/Northern/Transpennine Express, Manchester Piccadilly service to Hope. (Requires connection via road by taxi or bus No.272). Last train to Sheffield: 23:12.
Bus = 1h, Peak Link No.272, last bus to Sheffield 22:20.

From Buxton:
10 miles - 25 minutes from the town centre. No evening bus service.

From Manchester:
29 miles - 1h20m from the city centre.
Train = 1h, EMR/Northern/Transpennine Express Sheffield service to Hope. (Requires connection via road by taxi or bus No.173 or No.272). Last train to Manchester: 22:49.

Making a day or weekend of your trip? With many sites to visit in the peaks including Winnats Pass, Mam Tor, and Cave Dale located near by. There are many hotels and hostels in the vicinity but book early to avoid disappointment.

Peak Cavern: The cave opens at 10am until 4pm for guided tours through it's underworld, this is not suitable for disabled access and suitable clothing is recommended. Tickets can be pre-booked via the venues website

Peveral Castle: Situated on top of the hill above the cavern entrance, the 12th century Norman ruins are open 10am - 4pm and is maintained by English Heritage.

Speedwell Cavern: Including an underground boat trip!

Treak Cliff Cavern: Self guided tour:

Blue John Cavern: The world famous mine of the rare mineral:
The Devil's Arse
Peak Cavern, Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 8WP
Date & Time
Saturday 13 May 2023
16:00 - Popestars M&G
16:30 - Ward XVI M&G

18:15 - Gates
18:30 - Cardinal Copier
18:45 - Ward XVI
19:45 - Cardinal Copier
20:15 - Popestars
22:00 - Infestissumam
 Join us on 13 May 
We look forward to your attendance at mass!

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