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 seven 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, and featuring The Metamorphosis show which plucks abductees from the crowd and morphs them into evolved new beings. With jellyfish swooping from the skies, creatures crawling overhead, musical lightning firing from performers in the midst of the crowd and ground breaking technological innovations coming to life, the Spider’s hilltop lair is a crazy late night party field of flame and sensory immersion.
The year will see the launch of a new experimental performance by Arcadia as The Mechanical Orchestra is born from the heart of the beast. Organisers cryptically reveal, "Riding frequencies from across the musical spectrum and firing them through the particle accelerator, no-one knows quite what to expect and the only clue has been the Worthy cows mooing a renegade chant as they stumbled across a top secret rehearsal."
This year also sees a viewing platform installed at Arcadia for the disabled, while Arcadia will be working to encourage a respectful and positive campsite culture and offering a free T-shirt to anyone who collects three full bags of recycling to help leave no trace.
Arcadia return to Home Ground, by The Park , the iron beast will present their show 'Metamorphosis' at 11.30pm each night, and their line-up (in alphabetical order) has been announced as:
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The Friday headliners are Muse, Adele tops the bill on Saturday and Coldplay on Sunday, plus PJ Harvey, Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra, Art Garfunkel, Cyndi Lauper, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Last Shadow Puppets, Sigur Ros, Ronnie Spector, Ellie Goulding, Explosions In The Sky, Foals, Beck, LCD Soundsystem, ZZ Top, Disclosure, New Order, Skepta, The 1975, Grimes, Annie Mac, Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music, Underworld, James Blake, Chvrches, Savages, Floating Points, Laura Mvula, Stormzy, Daughter, Little Simz, Vince Staples, John Grant, Band of Horses, Jess Glynne, Carl Cox, Nao, Fatboy Slim, Bring Me The Horizon, Richard Hawley, The Lumineers, Lady Leshurr, Rokia Traore, Guy Garvey, Kamasi Washington, Jack Garratt, AlunaGeorge, Hinds, Ezra Furman, M83, Kurt Vile (solo), Mercury Rev, Gregory Porter, Madness, Wolf Alice, Baaba Maal, Ernest Ranglin, Bastille, Roisin Murphy, Santigold, Years And Years, Dua Lipa, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Bat For Lashes, Protoje, Two Door Cinema Club, Jake Bugg, Mac DeMarco, St Etienne, Blossoms, Of Monsters and Men, and Lapsley.. Plus the entrants for the Emerging Talent competition Bossy Love, Early Ghost, Gillbanks, Hattie Whitehead, Henry Green, Lady Sanity, Marcus McCoan, and She Drew The Gun.
The line-up for areas of Glastonbury Festival announced so far are:
Silver Hayes Dance Area
The Glade Area
The Common Area
Field Of Avalon
Theatre & Circus, Glebeland
Expect something like 2,000 performances at over 100 venues including music, cabaret, theatre, circus, a fantastic Kidz area, poetry, green crafts and information, site art, decor, and loads, loads more ... much more than just the music, so make sure you check it all out!
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