Big names wear masks to perform at Dismaland

Banksy's 'Dismaland' at sunset on the last Friday before the exhibition finishes Credit: PA

Britain's most disappointing tourist attraction draws to a close this weekend. A Masked Ball held last night featured Pussy Riot, Kate Tempest, Leftfield, De La Soul and DJ Premier and a cameo appearance from Blur frontman Damon Albarn. Banksy was asking guests to attend "masked-up" so that he could also be there incognito.

Members of the audience wear masks as they watch performances Credit: PA
De La Soul perform at Banksy's 'Dismaland' Credit: PA
Pussy Riot perform in a metal cage Credit: PA

The exhibition has sold out every day of its five-week run, attracting around 4,000 people a day - meaning around 150,000 in total have visited.

When Dismaland opened, Banksy described the park as "a festival of art, amusements and entry-level anarchism", adding: "This is an art show for the 99% who'd rather be at Alton Towers."

The Bristol-based artist later told The Sunday Times: "This is not a street art show. It's modelled on those failed Christmas parks that pop up every December - where they stick some antlers on an Alsatian dog and spray fake snow on a skip.

"It's ambitious, but it's also crap. I think there's something very poetic and British about all that."

Banksy was inspired to create the park after peeking through a gap in the fence at the Tropicana site in January. He handpicked the artists featured in the show, who come from across the world including Israel, Palestine, Syria, the US and the UK.

Decommissioning of Dismaland begins on Monday Credit: PA

People can also buy souvenir T-shirts on the Dismaland website, costing £20 for adults and £10 for children.

There are almost 2,000 items relating to the theme park on sale on auction site eBay, with sets of memorabilia listed for £200.

The process to decommission Dismaland begins on Monday and is expected to take three weeks.

North Somerset Council is already discussing the potential to host other events and exhibitions at the Tropicana site in the future.