Arcadia has been making appearances all over the world. We’ve been in awe of the huge futuristic spider at Glastonbury for the last few years, and felt the warmth of the Arcadia Afterburner on numerous occasions. Without a doubt, our favourite memory was at Ultra Miami where it’s flames lit up the skyline.
The Arcadia Afterburner once again will return to Bristol for an appearance at Love Saves the Day, in what will be the only appearance of the Arcadia Afterburner in the UK this year, and in our opinion, is a reason to purchase a ticket in itself. Last year we saw Chase + Status grace the DJ booth, and we will most definitely not be missing this line up!
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th May 2017
Eastville Park, Bristol
Riccardo Villalobos / Craig Richards
Peverelist & Hodge /
DJ Hype b2b Hazard / Plus special guest: Friction
Dimension / Randall b2b 4Hero ‘Reinforced Set’ / D*Minds /
Bodynod Takeover: P Money / Marcus Nasty / Blazey Bodynod
MC’s: GQ / Skibadee / AD / Jakes / Linguistics
What was the original Arcadia installation, the Afterburner is a 360-degree stage built around a central flaming spire, with dance platforms radiating out to an outer ring of fire shooting torch posts. As well as being a staple at Glastonbury, it has appeared at festivals as far afield as New Zealand, Croatia and the United States. Come May, the Afterburner is returning home to Bristol to bring the fire to Eastville Park.
On Saturday 27th May, the Arcadia Afterburner will feature extended sets from a spread of upcoming and acclaimed DJs alike. Hotly tipped SAORSIE will take to the stage, before passing on to homegrown Bristol favourite Peverelist and fellow lynchpin in modern Bristol electronic music Hodge. Closing the Saturday will be the illustrious Craig Richards, followed by the world renowned Ricardo Villalobos. The prospect of seeing this pair play out from the Afterburner is a tantalising one, with the pair expected to delve deep into their record collections.
On day two of the Festival on Sunday 28th May, the Afterburner Stage welcomes a whole host of names from a broad cross section of D&B, Jungle and Grime. The Afterburner’s flames will be set alight by special guest Friction, the rising London, drum and bass producer Dimension, and DJ Hype, who’ll be going B2B with Hazard. Drum and bass legends D*Minds take to the stage, whilst the legendary Randall goes back-to-back with 4Hero for a special ‘reinforced set’. Bodynod will also on hand to present a Sunday takeover, with P Money, Marcus Nasty and Bristol’s very own Blazey Bodynod. MC’s GQ, Skibadee, AD, Jakes and Linguistics will host the firey stage throughout in true Love Saves The Day style.
Tickets are on sale now via the Love Saves The Day website: lovesavestheday.org