We were chuffed to be involved with Arcadia at Glastonbury this year. Having flourished in its new home near The Park, Arcadia saw record numbers of 70,000 turn out on the Saturday night to experience the illustrious Spider in all its pyromaniacal glory. The 50-tonne mechanical Spider – painstakingly created from recycled military parts – formed the centre-piece to this year’s Mechanical Playground where Paka, the fire-breathing dragon resided alongside the car crushing Hand of Man, the Pulse Jets, the Lightning Rider, the Fire Tornado, and the mobile Bug stage which opened its wings to reveal a Funktion One sound system.
Such was the impact that the BBC’s Glastonbury coverage saw a short behind the scenes documentary on the ethos and construction of Arcadia rack up an impressive number of repeats across the weekend.
Next stop is Boomtown Fair 7-10 August, then onto the first landing in Bangkok, Thailand before hitting the Rhythm & Vines Festival in New Zealand, and on into 2015.