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Arcadia 2013, and Bestival preview at BoomTown

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#1 5co77ie

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 09:45 AM

Having just got back from BoomTown and seen the Arcadia treats Pip Rush Jansen and Bertie Cole promised in my interview with them here:

http://www.efestival...w-arcadia.shtml


That's the big spider that was at Glastonbury last year?
Yes, but we are taking that structure on to another level. We are changing it around, and we have some quite exciting modifications we are going to make to it. We've also got a new show, with new people in, and we've kind of gone down a more ravy route with the show this year. We went a bit more theatrical last year, which was a good experience, but didn't really work so well with a raving crowd. So, we're definitely going back to the party this year.

I hear you have the largest fire art in the world coming this year from Burning Man?
I think so, it's certainly the largest we've ever seen. There are two pieces coming over. One is a massive fireball, which is absolutely huge, that sends a big mushroom cloud up into the sky, that's been working out in the Nevada desert, at Burning Man for a while but nobody has ever done it in a festival environment. We're currently working on the logistics of that, and it will be at BoomTown and Bestival.

Then on a more creative tip, we are also bringing a fire tornado, which is a man made tornado created by lots of high powered wind generators, and then a bunch of guys in heat proof suits will walk into the tornado with hoses which are full of liquid and gas, and they light it and pump it into the tornado. As the heat and the tornado mix together they get faster and faster, and more rapid, and it looks really beautiful. It should be really exciting.


All three of these were amazing, the Mushroom cloud was jaw dropping - if they can do that at Glastonbury it will be the talk of the festival! The show was incredible - old school rave and a great simple story line. The new look spider looks amazing.

As for the tornado I have no eyebrows! The heat was incredible at times and the visual imagew of a tornado spiralling 10s of metres above me out into the night is one I will never forget!

So how much of what you'll be showcasing at BoomTown and Bestival will be featured At Glastonbury next year?
We'll probably use all of the things we're doing this year at Glastonbury (next year), and also some more. We're also hoping, which is part of the reason for going to India and out to America, that we will find more people with similar ideas who want to collaborate with us.


Can't wait to see what else they bring along with them next year. Incredible show Arcadia - well done!

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 04:27 PM

This mushroom cloud was amazing!!

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 09:58 PM

sounds ipretty sick!! hopefully there's some photos of the mushroom cloud and Tornado!

Assuming they need a lot of room would there be enough room for those at Arcadia at Glasto ?!

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 12:16 PM

Even better there is a video. Mushroom cloud is at the end. I'm sure they can make some room, at Boomtown it was on a hill like Flagtopia.



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Posted 23 August 2012 - 02:54 PM

Looking forward to Bestival in a couple of weeks even more now!

Thanks!

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:14 PM

Even better there is a video. Mushroom cloud is at the end. I'm sure they can make some room, at Boomtown it was on a hill like Flagtopia.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5_75WO6nBw


That takes me back to the Saturday night show climax - it was pretty intense!

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:17 PM

Looking forward to Bestival in a couple of weeks even more now!

Thanks!

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Last year they had the smaller rig, which they had at glasto before the current one, not sure which one the'll bring over this year?

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:36 PM

As long as the crap one way system is removed they could bring a couple of gallons of petrol and a box of matches...

Was it just me or did it just make it authoritarian.. Thats a big word for me... Un Glastolike..

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 05:01 PM

I never spend as much time at Arcadia as I'd like to, so I'm looking forward to checking it out at Bestival.

I remember seeing the flamethrower type thing when walking into the late night area of Glasto last year and thinking it looked like what I imagine the end of the world to be (in a good way). Amazing what they can do with fire.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:03 AM

mmm makes me remember how great orbital were last year. Missed Arcadia at bestival last year, will def be going this year

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 01:39 AM

As long as the crap one way system is removed they could bring a couple of gallons of petrol and a box of matches...

Was it just me or did it just make it authoritarian.. Thats a big word for me... Un Glastolike..

can't see that changing tbh!!

mmm makes me remember how great orbital were last year. Missed Arcadia at bestival last year, will def be going this year

yea orbital was wicked, chems then orbital diff stages but same night..best night for me