The famed Arcadia Productions group has finally unveiled its sequel to The Spider: Pangea. To build it, it seems the Arcadia team put together an enormous crane structure.
When asked about what people can expect for this year’s Arcadia build, the co-founder Bert Cole answered;
The most important thing to remember is that it’s an evolution. The last journey started with the spider and then we added aerial performers to perform from it and moving arms and lasers and all sorts of stuff as the years went on. To our amazement after a few years the spider was too small for what we wanted to do so we started to think about whether we could begin a brand new chapter. We went back to the start of the first journey and realized the most important thing that we do is take over the sky. That’s what’s special about what we do; there are 50,000 in our field but they all feel involved and near the action because we’ve taken over the sky.
Pangea is hosting a number of artists for this year’s Glastonbury during its 3 days. There will be performances by the likes of Charlotte De Witte, Carl Cox B2B Jamie Jones, Four Tet, Daniel Avery, Andy C, Dimension, and more.
Arcadia is known for its unique stages uses machinery and military parts to create a steampunk aesthetic. Across the years, they’ve put together the Spider, Afterburner, and Reactor. Furthermore, all these structures were 360 degree immersive structures. The exception to the rule happens to be The Bug which is a mobile 6 wheel stage.
Glastonbury kicked off on June 26 and will bring itself to an end on the 30th. You can find more pictures of Arcadia’s Pangea at Glastonbury below!
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We’ve been working on something BIG here at #HecklerHQ ? we’ve traveled across the globe with our friends at #AstralProjekt and #Arcadia to create an epic stage for this year’s #GlastonburyFestival ~ a world first projection mapped sphere called #Pangea ? • Sneak preview thanks to Heckler Creative Director Glenn Urquhart and Astral Projekt Artistic Director Joe Crossley who captured these shots of the build ? • Huge congrats to the rest of the team: Amy Jarman, Will Alexander, Catherine Terracini, Bertrand Polivka, Tom Corbett, Tim Jarick, Dušan Marjanović, Boris Fomin, Adrien Girault and Maud Chapuis for a massive effort over the past few months ? • Stay tuned for the full reveal! #projectionmapping #VFX #3D