Two legendary acts revealed for Arcadia London alongside Glastonbury’s infamous flame-throwing spider

Arcadia is celebrating its 10th anniversary in style with a weekend in London’s Olympic Park this coming May Day bank holiday bringing Glastonbury’s iconic giant metal spider to the capital for the first time.

Leftfield and legendary label RAM Records are the first names to be announced for Arcadia’s massive two-day event which will see a different musical identity each day while the festival’s renowned Metamorphosis show will be performed both nights at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The Saturday (May 5) will centre on more of a house and techno theme with Leftfield headlining with a live selection of their greatest hits. The Sunday (May 6) will be dedicated to the bass-lovers with RAM Records hosting with an array of the label’s best drum n bass artists.


The 360 degree visual experience with 50-foot fireballs, a giant mechanical spider and multi-million volt bolts of lightning which gave Arcadia its notoriety will be available for Londoners to experience.

Arcadia founders Pip Rush and Bert Cole said: “Heading home from our world tour, we can’t wait to unleash the very best of the last decade to celebrate our tenth anniversary and open a new chapter for the road ahead.”

Watch the trailer for Arcadia London below.

Pre-sale tickets for Arcadia London go on sale on Thursday December 7 at 12pm while general sale tickets are available on Friday December 8 at 12pm.

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Though Arcadia has been a constant and welcome presence at Glastonbury, There will not be a Glastonbury in 2018, as the festival prepares to take year off to allow the land to recover. However, Glasto boss Michael Eavis says that is ‘already regretting’ the decision – and may reconsider if a certain band reform.