With no Glastonbury to look forward to this year, we are left to countdown to the epic London debut of Arcadia’s 10th Anniversary festival.
Taking over the first bank holiday on the 5th and 6th of May, and officially marking the start of festival season here in the capital, Arcadia and their insane Metamorphasis show will be unveiled. With the second wave of artists just being released, we are eagerly anticipating their arrival!
Check out the spine tingling video teaser below, to see who will be taking over the reins in the belly of the beast.
On Saturday 5th May, Leftfield live will be joined by the ‘godfather of techno’ – Sven Väth. Saddling up the Spider for the very first time, his alchemical sound is primed to bring a whole new dimension to the biomechanical beast.
One of the biggest characters in dance music, Eats Everything, is back at the helm following his classic Arcadia sets from Glastonbury to Miami. Mixing up anthems, underground gems and cutting edge grooves with a mischief laced grin, his irrepressible energy will flow through the entire dance floor.
Iconic duo Groove Armada have been at the top of their game for 20 years and laid down some of Arcadia’s most memorable party sets at Glastonbury. Warm, rolling and utterly captivating, they’re back to work their magic for the biggest Arcadia event yet.
Having recently popped their Arcadia cherry in 2017, Dusky will also be joining, along with Boys Noize who describes Arcadia as one of his most memorable sets ever.
Sunday 6th of May detonates a day of seismic bass from across the spectrum.
Chart topping Londoners Rudimental are masters of the euphoric, uplifting dance floor, with a string of crossover hits and wide ranging critical acclaim under their belts. Having rocked the Spider in Seoul, South Korea during Arcadia’s world tour – the mission ever since has been to do it on home soil.
Joining them is the musical particle accelerator that is Noisia. Dark, gleaming and turbulent, their laser guided soundscapes thunder with overwhelming intensity and a taught, volatile energy.
Mixing it up, we also have The trio of; Royal-T, DJ Q and Flava D. Making TQD. Rampaging through turbo charged garage flavours, jacking rhythms and badman basslines in a full-blown dance floor tear out.
Preditah and Bassboy will also make their debut Arcadia appearance with their B2B session setting the charges on an intense bassline ride.
And of course Sunday will also feature a RAM records showcase as the legendary drum n bass label hijack Arcadia’s molten world to bring the mayhem.
The highlight on both nights of Arcadia’s biggest ever production will be the world-famous Metamorphosis show. Fusing spine tingling theatre, high-octane circus and the full Arcadia creative spectrum – it makes its highly anticipated London debut this May. There truly is no other show on earth like it,
Details of a second 360 degree immersive venue alongside the iconic 50 tonne Spider are still top-secret, but it will be covered, allowing for a fully blacked out explosion of sound, light and performance from early in the afternoon.
With more artists, installations and production details still to be announced, the show at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be the only opportunity to experience Arcadia in the UK this year.
The monumental one-off celebration will mark the award-winning collective’s 10th Anniversary, the Year of the Engineer, the 250th Anniversary of Circus and an unforgettable moment in the capital’s cultural life.
With many more names to come, this is shaping up to be one of the most memorable weekends in London for 2018. If you haven’t ever had the chance to make the pilgrimage to Glastonbury and witness this spellbinding experience, then do not miss this opportunity.