UK: Leftfield and RAM Records are the first names to be announced for Arcadia’s 10th anniversary festival, set to be held at Queen Elizabeth Park in London from May 5 – 6 2018.
The two-day event, which celebrates the performance art collective’s 10th anniversary, will see a different musical identity on each day while Arcadia’sfamed Metamorphosis show is performed on both nights.
May 5 will see house and techno as the primary musical focus, with Leftfield as the first artists to be announced. They will be performing a live selection from their back catalogue of hits from the iconic Leftism and Rhythm & Stealth albums.
May 6 will be bass music driven with the legendary RAM Records hosting the Spider. 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.
Teaming up with London event specialists LWE, Arcadia are set to announce the full spectrum of stages, artists, performances, special guests and installations in the coming week.
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 10th anniversary and open a new chapter for the road ahead.”
Will Harold, Director of LWE, added: “It’s a real honour to be working with the award-winning Arcadia team and welcoming them to London for their 10th anniversary. These announcements are just the beginning and we’re hugely excited to unleash the full Arcadia experience on the capital.”