This past weekend Arcadia came back to Glastonbury Festival with a new form. Taking the shape of Pangea, it was a primordial, yet industrial world of infinite possibilities. Did you see the towering crane structure complete with dazzling projections, pyrotechnics and epic lighting?
It took over the sky and MixMag had the opportunity to take some pictures and share with the public. An impossible to miss structure, it nestled near the Worthy Farm site.
The giant structure sits at Pangea’s heart. repurposed after decades of service at Avonmouth docks, it is as old as the festival itself. A core of light, sound and energy pulsated from its epicenter. Primeval fire surrounded it, along with the Glastonbury spirit flooding through its veins.
The Black Madonna opened up Day One of the event. A DJ set from Bicep followed along with a back-to-back set by Carl Cox and Jamie Jones.
Annie Mac, Four Tet, Andy C, Eats Everything and much more carried out the weekend. Who could forget the lovely Charlotte de Witte closing out the weekend?
For those that have never been, the festival takes inspiration from our prehistoric supercontinent. This is where every land on earth fused as one, with an unwritten future. It became the dawn of a new era.
Now, we’ve followed the Arcadia Spider’s evolution since inception. Thousands of people have walked through its transformation as a tripod stage to the Metamorphosis show. Its creators combined everyday skills with mad ideas to create its reality. We thank the extraordinary panel of collaborators for creating something greater than the sum of its parts.
To continue in providing more fresh and evolutionary productions, it is up to you. Arcadia is inviting anyone with crazy ideas and outside-the-box thinking to come forth and create.
Until next year, we shall see what the future has in store for us!
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