• The Event Agency and Boomtick are thrilled to present Arcadia in Perth for an Australian first!
• Three ticketed performances on 25-27 November featuring some of the biggest names in Australian and international electronic music
• More information and tickets from www.arcadiaaustralia.com
Fresh from the rolling fields of Glastonbury where our Boomtick alumni Stanton Warriors and Plump DJs featured on the 2016 lineup, creative pioneers Arcadia Spectacular are set to bring their award winning, fire breathing spider to Elizabeth Quay for an Australian Exclusive this November. Arcadia’s Australian debut will engulf audiences with the extraordinary ‘Landing Show’ alongside a unique local, national and international musical programme.
Fusing ground breaking spectacle, breathtaking performance, creative engineering, sustainability, music, innovative technology and spellbinding sensory magic, Perth is set to ignite in an explosion of unity and celebration. The Spider is at the heart of Perth’s three ticketed performances and is built from repurposed military and industrial hardware including jet engines, afterburner units, customs scanning units, cranes and helicopter fuselages. Weighing in at 50 tonnes and firing enormous fireballs, the Spider is animated by state of the art lighting, hydraulics, pyrotechnics and lasers. In addition to The Spider, live performers – The Lords of Lightening will harnesses Tesla electricity into a dynamic art form.
Artists perform in the belly of the beast, allowing audiences to stand under and around the 360-degree structure. Arcadia break down the barriers between performers and audiences to forge a united and all-embracing experience.
‘The Landing Show’ tells the story of an alien spider landing on earth, his interaction with humanity and his attempts to understand the contradictions within society. The 30-minute show sees audience abductions; interactive aerial performances and mechanical mayhem culminate into a fiery climax. At the heart of the Perth event is the union between the Arcadia spider and the sacred Wadjuk spider of Garrgatup [Kings Park]. Two spiders from two very different worlds will meet for the first time in mutual understanding; allowing the cultures to unite around a primal flame and celebrate the human spirit.
The symbiosis between the dream time story from the world’s oldest living culture and a contemporary, futuristic performance from the UK symbolise just how deeply different cultures are connected.
Premier and Tourism Minister Colin Barnett said the shows would help put Perth in the global spotlight. “Nothing like this has been seen in Australia before and it is a great coup for Western Australia to host this incredible cultural spectacle,” Mr Barnett said.
Dominic Butler of the Stanton Warriors said of his Arcadia performance at Glastonbury 2016; “Being surrounded 360º by a ridiculous amount of people at Arcadia Spectacular at Glastonbury Festival was truly an unforgettable experience,”
Arcadia Australia will have three ticketed performances across the last weekend in November with tickets starting at $99+bf for first release. As well as two community open days. The line-up will be announced on the 6th of July 2016, sign up for exclusive announce and special offers at www.arcadiaaustralia.com
Arcadia Australia – Elizabeth Quay
DAY 1 – Friday 25th of November – 18+
Opening Night featuring legendary international electronic artists
DAY 2 – Saturday 26th November – 18+
Delivering the biggest names in Australian dance music
DAY 3 – Sunday 27th of November – Under 18 ONLY (13 -17 year olds)
Delivering the biggest names in Australian dance music for under 18’s
Line-up announces on the 6th of July – sign up to receive exclusive offers (for 24 hours only).
- General public on-sale 7th of July 9:00am from arcadiaaustralia.com
- Community open days – June 23rd and June 24th – more info coming soon
- Community Open Days provide the wider community with a chance to see behind the scenes and get up close and personal with the 50 tonne spider all the way from Glastonbury.