Glastonbury Festival have revealed details of the behemoth that is Arcadia the fire breathing recycled scrap monsters which mixes flaming explosions, sculpture, architecture, adrenaline, and immersion that first appeared at Glastonbury five years ago.
Born from a love of scrap, fire and supreme craftsmanship, Arcadia's monstrous moveable sculptures, awe inspiring pyrotechnics, laser shows, gravity defying aerial performances pounding sound-system returns with a DJ line-up, the Glastonbury Landing show and a new finale.
Arcadia have a new home this year in Home Ground, by The Park and a new start time well before sunset.
This year also sees a wave of new additions to the landscape with Glastonbury's own Mechanical Playground, which comes to life at 17:00 each day. Featuring the Hand of Man - a 26-foot long mechanical hand and forearm built by Christian Ristow, which is capable of picking up cars, crushing them, and slapping down the Spider if he gets unruly. Operated by a cyborg style glove, it’s completely interactive and open to the public to have a crack at controlling it.
Also on display will be Paka and his robotic dragon which breathes fire. Spitfire Forge rock up with caged pulse jets that blur the lines between sculpture and synthesisier. Itchy Gorilla rreturn with their Fire Tornado, and the Bug Stage (built from submarine moulds) is going to taks the party mobile on 6 wheels of all terrain rave.
There will also be an installation dedicated to the charity ‘Alive and Well’ – a cause close to the crew. Attempts to go ‘organic’ by capturing the methane output of Michael’s cows are still in the developmental stage, but the biogas flame cannon is well on its way.
The line-up has been announced as:
Sunday: David Rodigan, Hospitality Takeover with London Elektricity b2b High Contrast, and Metrik b2b Fred V & Grafix, hosted by Dynamite MC. Digital Soundboy Takeover with Shy FX, and B.Traits. Virus Recordings Takeover with Ed Rush, Optical, Optiv & BTK. Plus Soul II Soul Sound System, Zion Train, and Jinx In Dub ft Parly B & Gardna.
Pyramid Stage headliners are Arcade Fire, Metallica, and Kasabian, plus over the long weekend acts appearing include Dolly Parton, Jack White, Elbow, The Black Keys, Robert Plant, Lily Allen, Ed Sheeran, Lana Del Rey, Rudimental, De La Soul, Kelis, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, The 1975, Angel Haze, Toumani & Sidiki Diabate, The War on Drugs, Nitin Sawhney, Nick Mulvey, Caro Emerald, Turtle Island, English National Ballet, Skrillex, Jake Bugg, and Massive Attack, Paolo Nutini, Pixies, Manic Street Preachers, Interpol, Ellie Goulding, HAIM, Bombay Bicycle Club, Foster the People, Imagine Dragons, Blondie, White Lies, Kodaline, Warpaint, The Horrors, John Newman, Midlake, Sam Smith, M.I.A., Bryan Ferry, Disclosure, Jurassic 5, Goldfrapp, Bonobo, tUne-yArDs, Seun Kuti and Fela's Egypt 80, The Wailers, Daptone Super Soul Review, Sun Ra Arkestra, Vintage Trouble, The London Sinfonietta & Jonny Greenwood, Deltron 3030, Public Service Broadcasting, The Internet, Metronomy, Mogwai, and James Blake, plus Four Tet, John Grant, St Vincent, Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band, ESG, Danny Brown, Anna Calvi, Parquet Courts, Phosphorescent, The 2 Bears, Jagwar Ma, Connan Mockasin, Jimi Goodwin, Courtney Barnett, Nina Persson, Juana Molina, Cate Le Bon, Thunderbirds Are Go, Kaiser Chiefs, MGMT, London Grammar, Lykke Li, Chvrches, Wild Beasts, Chromeo, Crystal Fighters, Little Dragon, Chance the Rapper, Clean Bandit, Pretty Lights, Gong, Alabama 3, Stanton Warriors, Dub Pistols, Dreadzone, Jon Hopkins, Royal Blood, Polica, Temples, Jungle, Wolf Alice, Fat White Family, Hozier, Drenge, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Bleachers, and many, many more.
There are still many more acts to be confirmed for the Festival, with much of the line-up still underwraps for the many smaller stages Keep your eyes on our Glastonbury Festival 2014 line-up page for the full list of confirmed acts (as announced) plus rumours of who might be appearing.
Tickets have sold out for this year's Festival which happens over five full days from Wednesday 25th until Sunday 29th June 2014 across over a 1,000 acres of beautiful countryside at Worthy Farm, Somerset .
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