A 50-Foot Fire-Breathing Spider Is Coming To London

The two-day Arcadia Festival is heading to the Queen Elizabeth Elizabeth Olympic Park in spring 2018.

Arachnophobes might want to steer clear of east London on May 5-6 next year. That’s when the performance art collective Arcadia are celebrating their tenth anniversary with a weekend of heavy beats and post-apocalyptic spectacle.

Photo: Sarah Ginn

Dance music pioneers Leftfield will be headlining Saturday night while the drum’n’bass legends from RAM Records are taking care of business on Sunday. Looming over it all will be performers shooting out million-volt sparks, robotic creatures and aerial acrobats.

Photo: Ben Duare

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…

Photo: Ben Duare

Are you ready to submit to your new arachnid overlord – and have a cheeky dance while you’re at it? We’re giving away two pairs of tickets to each day! Click here to enter the ballot.

Tickets go on sale at arcadialondon.co.uk from Friday, December 8, 2017.