“Truly depressing, thin and quite boring” The Guardian
Dismal Tickets Sales
The on-line ticketing system will be open on Tuesday 25th August from 12 noon at http://www.dismaland.co.uk when you will be able to purchase tickets for that evening’s session (7-11pm) and the next 7 days. Thank you for your patience. Entry into the park on Monday is on a walk up basis and cash only.
‘http://dismaland.co.uk – the UK’s most disappointing new website‘
Dismal Land – a festival of art, amusements and entry-level anarchism.
Are you looking for an alternative to the sugar-coated tedium of the average family day out? Or just somewhere a lot cheaper?
Then this is the place for you. Bring the whole family to come and enjoy the latest addition to our chronic leisure surplus…
Open everyday from 22nd August – 27th September 2015.
11am – 11pm. Admission £3, free for the under 5’s.
Capacity is limited, visit the ticket page and book a time slot for guaranteed entry.
FOR FIVE WEEKS ONLY
Contains uneven floor surfaces, extensive use of strobe lighting, imagery unsuitable for small children and swearing.
The following are strictly prohibited in the Park – spray paint, marker pens, knives and legal representatives of the Walt Disney Corporation.
Dismaland is situated on the seafront in legendary Weston-super-Mare
and is easily accessible by train, bus and road. Marine Parade BS23 1BE
Dismaland® boasts three large galleries which together comprise the finest collection of contemporary art ever assembled in a North Somerset seaside town.
Jimmy Cauty’s hand crafted miniature world will delight and amaze (and potentially cause seizures in persons sensitive to strobe lighting).
Step inside the fairytale and see how it feels to be a real princess. Souvenir photos available.
Features a bus-mounted museum, library, gallery of guerilla art, Comrades Advice Bureau and workshops in how to hack billboards.
has constructed a stallion entirely from used scaffolding.
Water Cannon Creek
An armour plated riot control vehicle built to serve on the streets of Northern Ireland. Equipped with sniper posts, grenade launchers and now – a children’s slide.
An oil caliphate themed crazy golf course made from the hockey pitch at Cheltenham Ladies college.
Giant Pin Wheel
Commissioned by Banksy to power the entire site, it turns out this ecological marvel has trouble charging more than two mobile phones at once.
Strictly for the little ones – an area that combines soft play and loan shop.
Punch and Julie
The infamous Julie Burchill has given this seaside staple a good kicking. Now includes references to Jimmy Saville and Fifty Shades of Grey.
A puppet revue show constructed entirely from the contents of Hackney skips – it’s ‘Fly Tip Theatre’ by Paul Insect and Bast. Self operated.
Jeffrey Archer Memorial Fire Pit
Warm yourself around an authentic real open fire ceremonially lit each day by burning one of the famed local perjurer’s novels.
Nettie Wakefield renders your likeness in an exquisite pencil drawing, but only the back of your head. Surprisingly revealing.
The humble picnic table proves a rich source of artistic ammunition for American furniture twerker Michael Beitz.
Truck-mounted outdoor screen playing a rolling program of short films day and night. Cushions not provided.
A gothic sculpture park in a tiny big top tent.
Win big prizes on hook-a-duck and the shooting gallery. Knock over an anvil in David Shrigley’s game of skill and cunning. Navigate the high seas with Banksy’s Mediterranean boat ride.
Big Rig Jig
A masterpiece of post-industrial assemblage art – it’s two juggernauts performing ballet by Mike Ross.
28th Aug… DJ Yoda, Peanut Butter Wolf & Breakbeat Lou
4th Sept… Run the Jewels plus DJ Dapper Dan
11th Sept… Comedy Night (Roger Monkhouse, Simon Munnery, Adam Bloom, Mick Ferry, Michael Fabbri, Katherine Ryan)
18th Sept… Sleafords Mods, The Savages and local band
25th Sept… Kate Tempest, Pussy Riot, Massive Attack
LATE NIGHTS TILL 1AM Plus DJ’s every Saturday night…
Andreas Hykade (Bavaria)
Amir Schiby (Israel)
Axel Void (USA)
Barry Reigate (UK)
Ben Long (UK)
Bill Barminski (USA)
Brock Davis (USA)
Caitlin Cherry (USA)
Caroline McCarthy (IRL)
Damien Hirst (UK)
Darren Cullen (UK)
David Shrigley (UK)
Dorcas Casey (UK)
Dietrich Wegner (USA)
Ed Hall (UK)
El Teneen (Egypt)
Fares Cachoux (Syria)
Greg Haberny (USA)
Huda Beydoun (Saudi Arabia)
James Joyce (UK)
Jani Leinonen (Finland)
Jeff Gillette (USA)
Jenny Holzer (USA)
Jessica Harrison (UK)
Jimmy Cauty (UK)
Joanna Pollonais (Canada)
Josh Keyes (USA)
Julie Burchill (UK)
Kate MacDowell (USA)
Laura Lancaster (UK)
Lee Madgwick (UK)
Leigh Mulley (UK)
Mana Neyestani (Iran)
Maskull Lasserre (Canada)
Michael Beitz (USA)
Mike Ross (USA)
Neta Harari Navon (Israel)
Nettie Wakefield (UK)
Paco Pomet (Spain)
Paul Insect & BAST (UK/USA)
Peter Kennard & Cat Phillips(UK)
Polly Morgan (UK)
Pure Evil (UK)
Ronit Baranga (Israel)
Sami Musa (Palestine)
Scott Hove (USA)
Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė (Lithuania)
Shadi Alzaqzouq (Palestine)
Suliman Mansour (Palestine)
Tammam Azzam (Syria)
The Astronauts’ Caravan (UK)
Tinsel Edwards (UK)
Wasted Rita (Portugal)
Zaria Forman (USA)
The UK’s most disappointing new visitor attraction!