Isle of Wight Gothic Circus Festival: Two days and nights of mind bending fun!

This family-run Isle of Wight festival offers two days of fun, with family-friendly circus shows, workshops, live music, mechanical monsters, knights with flaming swords, an over 18s burlesque cabaret show and more! Book now to avoid disappointment.

magus utopia by bed

NOTICE: The Gothic Circus Festival has been cancelled and all tickets will be refunded. Instead the event will take place at The Nightingale Hotel, Shanklin at a cost of £10 per day. See the Facebook event page for more details


Organisers of the Isle of Wight Gothic Circus will be bringing us a fantastic two days and nights of freaky fun for all ages on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May 2019 at Combley Farm, Downend.

Their beautiful 32m Gothic Circus Big Top tent will play host to a range of family-friendly circus shows (see below), some great live music, a Cabaret for over 18s and even a late-night DJ party.

Head over to either EventBrite
or Skiddle to book your tickets now.

Incredible circus shows
The Gothic Circus will be offering up some amazing circus shows, including:

  • Magus Utopia magic Show
  • A variety of traditional family friendly Circus Shows
  • Six Guinness Record Holder Miss D’Ville
  • Bloody Bones
  • Britain’s Got Talent’s The Baron of Side Shows
  • Delia Du Sol
  • Hannah Pereira
magus utopia - on stage 3
Images: © Magus Utopia

Mechanical monsters and flaming Knights
All weekend there’ll be Mechanical Monsters roaming the festival and watch out for the Knights fighting with flaming swords!

Mechanical monster

But it’s not just about spectating, there’ll be workshops and circus-related activities such as trapeze and silk skills, juggling and hoop dancing for you to try out yourself too.

Live music and DJs
Look forward to live music from Crash and Burn and Mr Strange on Saturday, with Kalidia and Road 2 Mayhem performing Sunday, as well as the legendary DJ, Graham Gold, coming all the way from Thailand to play his late-night set.

Graham Gold will be Djing at Gothic Circus Festival

There’ll also be an outside Steampunk Style Bar with DJs and circus performers.

Over 18s show
On Saturday night there’ll be a Nightingale Cabaret Show in the Big Top, offering a wonderful array of Burlesque, Fetish, Cabaret and Circus performers, including:

Dani Divine & Sailor Jenny; Cha Cha Le Bur; Ravenna Grimm; Lou Safire and Bunny Delacroix.

Nightingale Cabaret

Get ready for elegant table seating with a complimentary glass of champagne. Tickets for the Cabaret Show are sold separately, and for over 18s only.

Expect table service from the cocktail bar and for an additional charge there’s also a dinner buffet.

And there’s always more …
As you would expect, there’ll be stalls, food stands, games, bouncy castles, slip and slides, face painting and Dark Victorian games.

Festival goers

There are still some camping spaces available with toilets and fresh water, as well as VIP Gothic Tents, with public toilets and showers.

Book now
Head over to either EventBrite or Skiddle to book your tickets now.

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and there us free entry for children under 12.

Family-run festival
The Isle of Wight Gothic Circus is a family-run festival, so the money you spend with them stays on the Island (rather than going off to a multi-million pound organisation).

Gothic Circus is for kids too

The team always go out of their way to ensure all guests have the best time possible.

Stay up to date with the latest additions to the programme by Liking the Gothic Circus Page on Facebook.


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