Arcadia Festival Is Bringing The Bass (And Giant Robot Spiders) To London Next Weekend

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Arcadia Festival London: Lineup, Information, Tickets

The two-day Arcadia Festival is heading to the Queen Elizabeth Elizabeth Olympic Park for the early May bank holiday.

Arachnophobes might want to steer clear of east London on May 5-6. That’s when the performance art collective Arcadia are celebrating their tenth anniversary with a weekend of juicy beats and spidery, post-apocalyptic spectacle. And what’s better? You can get tickets for the exclusive price of £39 (for a limited time only)!

Dance music pioneers Leftfield will be headlining Saturday night, supported by Sven Väth, Dusky, and a DJ set from Groove Armada. Meanwhile, Eats Everything will be doing a headline set over on The Reactor stage – an indoor spectacle of mirrors and lasers. On Sunday, Rudimental will be DJing, along with Noisia, TQD, and a showcase from drum’n’bass legends RAM Records, who are taking The Reactor’s headline slot. Looming over it all will be performers shooting out million-volt sparks, robotic creatures and aerial acrobats. Here’s the full lineup so far:

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The spidery centrepiece, which is constructed out of recycled jet engines, helicopter tails and scanning machines, was first unveiled at Glastonbury, but has since toured the world from Miami to the Australian outback. This is the first time it has menaced the capital, however…

Arcadia Festival Spider
Photo: Ben Duare

Are you ready to submit to your new arachnid overlord – and have a cheeky dance while you’re at it?

The event runs each day from midday ’til 10.30pm – last entry is at 6pm – so you can have a riotous time and still make the last train home. The nearest stations are Stratford and Stratford International.

Tickets are available for the exclusive price of £39 (originally £49.50) until midday on Monday 30th. Go go go!

Guy Parsons

Guy Parsons

Guy is the editor-in-chief of Secret London. He likes running, cover versions and scotch.