Well, that certainly was a fun heading to write, mainly because it’s 100% accurate. For three days in November, Perth’s Elizabeth Bay will be ground zero for the inaugural Arcadia Spectacular festival. The event is powered by the Arcadia Collective who will bringing their 20-metre-tall, 50-tonne, fire-breathing robotic spider-turned actual stage.
The spider, which is just all forms of nope, is made up of 95% repurposed military gear and scrap metal which makes it seem both environmental friendly and terrifying. I mean, its eyes are spy plane engines for crying out loud.
As well as looking remarkably like the spider robot from Wild Wild West, the thing also acts like it, equipped with numerous fire cannons that shoot balls of fire up to 50 feet of the ground.
One noticeable point of difference is the 360′ stage suspended from its belly, housing DJs and other artists as though they were some sort of larva.
And that’s just one of the crazy robots featured in the collective. While they’re yet to reveal which of their line up will be making the trip Down Under, you can watch the whole collective in motion below and get excited to party with some unholy metal beasts.
The gang have been known to appear at Glastonbury from time to time. Stanton Warriors’ Dominic Butler logged the sites and sounds of the display as “unforgettable”. You can check out their set in the damned beast below.
The festival will also feature a line up of international and native talent, including a global first with Yallor Keeninyarra – Dance of the Wadjuk Nyungar People, with a full list set to drop Wednesday, 6th July.
UPDATE 06/07/16: Arcadia Spectacular have announced which artists will perform inside their giant mechanical spider.
UPDATE: 16/08/2016: Arcadia has now unveiled the full line up of musical delights set to perform at the inaugural event in November. Updated line up below.
WATCH: Arcadia Australia Lands In Perth
Watch: Standon Warriors perform in robotic spider
Arcadia Spectacular Australia 2016 Lineup
Arcadia’s The Landing Show + Lords Of Lightning
Mashd N Kutcher
Black & Blunt
Pilerats Ones To Watch
Leftfield (DJ Set)
Arcadia Spectacular Australia
Tickets available Thursday, 7th July
Friday, 25th November – Sunday, 27th November
Elizabeth Quay, Perth
Tickets: Arcadia Australia