Leftfield and RAM Records are the first names to be announced for Arcadia’s 10th Anniversary festival, with the Queen Elizabeth Park in Stratford being unveiled as the locations for 5th & 7th May 2018.
The two-day event, which celebrates a decade of the performance art collective, will see a different musical identity on each day. Though we can confirm Arcadia’s spellbinding Metamorphosis show will performed on both nights.
Saturday 5th May will see house and techno as the primary musical heartbeat, with Leftfield as the first artists to be announced. They will be performing a live selection from their back catalogue of hits, including the seminal Leftism and Rhythm & Stealth albums, transporting the Arcadia landscape deep into their sonic matrix. Leftism is one of the most significant albums in dance music history, proving inspirational at the beginning of Arcadia’s journey and the bands’ performance on the Spider will be a key 10th anniversary moment.
Sunday 6th May will feature bass-leaning music provided by the legendary RAM Records. With over a quarter of a century at the cutting edge of dance music, RAM have gone from strength-to-strength, creating a unique musical hub that has helped define the very essence of drum n bass. With a high octane musical intensity that works symbiotically with the explosive Spider, RAM’s big guns will be taking the controls to celebrate Arcadia’s anniversary in style.
Full details of stages, artists, performances, special guests and installations will be unveiled in the coming weeks.
Londoners will have the chance to step inside Arcadia’s immersive world, where 50-foot fireballs ignite with a thunderous shockwave, multi-million volt bolts of lightning crackle through the arena, robotic creatures swoop from the sky and thousands let their spirits fly.
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.”
LWE’s Will Harold added: “It’s a real honour to be working with the award-winning Arcadia team and welcoming them to London for their tenth anniversary. These announcements are just the beginning and we’re hugely excited to unleash the full Arcadia experience on the capital.”
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