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Arcadia joins forces with LWE for first-ever London show

Arcadia has confirmed a two-day event in London to celebrate its 10th anniversary next year. The announcement follows the news about the performing arts collective was planning its biggest stand-alone event yet.

The one-off show will be held on 5-6 May and will see the iconic 50-tonne, fire-breathing spider land in the heart of London. The exact location is yet to be announced.

Arcadia founders, Pip Rush and Bert Cole, said: “We can’t wait to bring Arcadia into the capital for the first time. Having toured the globe, we’re really excited to get back onto home soil, and celebrate the best of the past decade.”

Teaming up with London event specialists LWE, Arcadia’s first-ever London show is primed to set the capital ablaze with breath-taking drama, vivid multi-sensory moments and their signature fusion of circus, sculpture, engineering, art, dance music and 360 degree animatronics.

Will Harold, director of LWE, commented: “It’s a real honour to be working with the award-winning Arcadia team and welcoming them to London for the very first time. With Arcadia’s 10th anniversary falling on Glastonbury’s fallow year, it’s a momentous occasion and a rare chance to create an incredible event together. All the LWE team are hugely excited to be part of this one-off event.”

The collective said this will be a spellbinding Metamorphosis show engulfing crowds in immersive new worlds and dance music heavyweights perform from the belly of the beast.

Having toured the Spider on four contents over the past few years, Arcadia is back in spectacular style.

Londoners will have the chance to step inside Arcadia’s fully immersive landscape, where 50-foot fireballs ignite with a thunderous shockwave, Tesla performers shoot two million volts of lightning from their bodies, and a ground-breaking light show brings the arena to life.

Arcadia will release further details about the May show later this month.