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Arcadia celebrates 10th with Olympic one-off

Festival News
4 January 2018

THE GIANT flame-throwing spider spectacle Arcadia is to celebrate its 10th anniversary in May with a two-day, 20,000-capacity festival at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, headlined by Leftfield and RAM Records’ artistes.

The pyrotechnics, lighting and dance attraction launched at Glastonbury (cap. 140,000) before appearing at Boomtown Fair (60,000) and touring shows in Bristol and elsewhere.

“In the last few years we’ve taken Arcadia around the world, but haven’t done a show in London,” says Pip Rush, the show’s creative director. “Glastonbury is our spiritual home and its 2018 year off is our opportunity to do something special.”

He says the technology on Arcadia, including tesla coils which throw bolts of lightning, have audio effects which contribute to the electronic dance music featured on the show.

Tickets went on sale in early December, with weekend tickets priced £85, and day tickets ranging from £39.50 to £55.

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