The Invisible Circus - Dark Horse Music 2018

We are very happy to announce that the Dark Horse Festival will be blessed this year with the extremely talented Invisible Circus!

Based in the UK since 2002, the company’s ethos lies in its roots as a street performance troupe. The Invisible Circus has grown up in arts festivals, street performances, carnivals and independent creation spaces.

Drawing together a diverse range of artists, performers, actors, directors, dancers, film makers, choreographers, musicians, makers and technicians, the company thrives on dynamic creative energy and combining all of these elements to tell stories is at the core of what they do.

Invisible Circus Dark Horse Music Festival


Many thanks to the Isle of Man Arts Council for sponsoring the arts based activities at the Dark Horse Festival in 2017 & 2018

After joining forces in May 2015, these two mischief-makers started playing late into the night, armed only with a guitar, a drum kit and a passion for raw, unadulterated music, leading them into their first summer as ‘Little Thief’. They debuted their hard-hitting two-piece rock set at Glastonbury festival, then Bestival, then brought the mischief to the streets of Paris where, on a spontaneous whirlwind mini-tour, they caused trouble playing impromptu sets on the Parisian streets, where the penniless duo made enough money for some steak, some camembert, and the fuel to get back home.  At the end of the summer they scraped together enough cash to record their first E.P capturing the summer of 2015 entitled: ’Join The Mischief’.

Before the band launched, the duo started getting bookings from venues in Germany, Amsterdam and the Netherlands, and being snapped up by more UK festivals. They were recently seen disappearing into the French mountains to write material for their upcoming album, in a snowy shack in the Alps.

Armed with their first EP, Little Thief are loading the van and heading out to bars, clubs, boats, streets and festivals in the UK, Europe, or as far as their petrol will get them, bringing their passion for music and mischief to audiences worldwide.