‘You win some, you lose some,‘ right? Just as we’re excited to share that the beloved artistic company Arcadia will be debuting four new visual pieces at Glastonbury this year, we’re also bummed to reveal that the festival’s iconic Pangea structure will not be here to stay.
Pangea had replaced Glastonbury’s hallmark mechanical spider called Metamorphisis in 2019. In its place stood a 50-meter tall crane – Pangea, which was capable of flames and projecting 3D light shows.
Arcadia originally had plans for the 20-meter crane base to stay until August 1, 2023. However, the Mendip District Council had rejected the proposal for a ‘partial erection of a crane structure‘ on the basis of “[incompatibility] with the countryside“. The council had also argued that there was “no compelling argument for [the structure’s] need”.
Looking on the bright side, the four new pieces will be funded by a £49,000 grant from Arts Council England. In celebration of Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary, we’re sure Arcadia will unveil structures that will leave festival goers in awe.
Glastonbury 2020 will take place from June 24 to 28. Announced artists so far for the festival (which sold out in 34 minutes!) include Carl Cox, Paul McCartney and Diana Ross.