Steampunk spectacular in matlock bath

BB Blackdog
BB Blackdog

The second annual Steampunk Illuminata event is to take place in Matlock Bath this weekend.

Running from Friday to Sunday (September 27-29, it is jointly run by steampunk legends BB BlackDog (whose members are among those pictured) and the Official Monster Raving Loony Party.

The event also incorporates the Official Monster Raving Loony Party Conference.

Acoustic acts will be appearing throughout the course of the three to entertain both traders and buyers a huge Steampunk market that is also taking place.

It will run from 11am-6pm on all three days.

Party members, supporters and a large number of steampunks will join forces in a weekend of frivolity, fun and games, based at the Grand Pavilion in Matlock Bath.

Your MC for the weekend will be Lord Montague Jacques Fromage the III.

On Friday, there will be free music entertainment including Gripper and the Gurnards, D.H Lawrence and the Vaudaville Skiffle Show, Deviant Amps and The Big Fibbers.

On Saturday evening, there will be a Gala Spectacular featuring music from BB BlackDog plus spacerock legends Dr Hasbeen, psychedelic mutant fusion adventurers Glow People, The Big Fibbers and The Black Pigs Morris Dance troupe.

Sunday will see an acoustic set by BB BlackDog’s Dale and also Metropolis.

Entry on Friday, Sunday and until 6pm on Saturday will be free.

It’s £10 in advance or £15 on the door for non-Party members to attend the gala event.

Advance tickets are available from

Post production proceeds go to the Grand Pavilion charity.