For years, the Arcadia Spider stage has been a staple of global hallmark festivals like Ultra and Glastonbury. Now one of live music’s most recognizable stage installations, the Arcadia Spider, is being retired from Glastonbury next year.
In light of the major structural change, the creators behind the massive, fire-breathing, 360-degree stage experience have revealed “a totally different adventure” in store — one they claim will “raise the bar” at Glastonbury 2019 and will continue to unfold over the years.
Glastonbury organizer Emily Eavis also told NME that Arcadia Spectacular’s new plans are “quite radical.” The festival will be expanding Arcadia’s designated space on Block 9 for what she says are “some pretty mind-boggling ideas that we’re putting into action.”
Glastonbury has already announced Stormzy as the festival’s first 2019 headliner. The four-day festival is expected to draw upwards of 150,000 attendees to the UK’s Worthy Farm, June 26-30, 2019.
Learn more about the Arcadia Spider in Mixmag‘s mini-documentary. Arcadia: The Story of the Spider.