Arcadia Spectacular: Metamorphosis

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Pyrotechnics, heavyweight DJs, acrobatics and the world-famous giant mechanical spider with a DJ booth at its core...

Arcadia fuse recycled military hardware, sculpture, performance, engineering, architecture, immersion, and bass into a primal unity. This September they host their first ever city-centre event in Queen Square, which will see their iconic giant mechanical spider as the focal feature.

An evening of groundbreaking performance, creative recycling, music and technology in Queen Square, you'll also be able to catch drum n bass pioneer Roni Size and his Reprazent crew, jungle producer Congo Natty, electronic heroes Leftfield, Bristol's own Eats Everything, BBC Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac, house and bass production duo Gotsome and London-based DJ Monki.

As one of several projects part funded by Arts Council England's Exceptional Award as part of Bristol's year as European Green Capital, the event will also see the conversion of Arcadia's signature flames to biofuel, making it the world's first recycled biofuel pyrotechnics system.

Check out 13 eye-popping images of Arcadia in action here.




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