After entering Asia for the first time and enjoying two massively successful events in Bangkok, Thailand and completely circumnavigating the globe, today Arcadia has announced that it will be expanding further into Asia with events in Taiwan and Korea this autumn.
The iconic 50-tonne mechanical spider, whose groundbreaking stage design features 50 foot fireballs, thunderous C02 jets, and 360 degree multi sensory immersion, will touch down in Korea on September 2nd and 3rd, seeing Seoul’s historic Olympic Stadium transformed into an immersive world of mechanical creatures, flying aliens, and giant fireballs.
The Spider will then head to Taiwan on October 9th, landing in the lush surroundings of Taipei’s Riverside Park with the city’s futuristic skyline glittering in the background.
Australian dates have also been added, with the final event of 2016 will see the spider take over Elizabeth Quay in Perth on 23 - 27 November.
Pip Rush, one of Arcadia's founders, has said: "It’s been an amazing year and we’re really proud to have the opportunity to take Arcadia into new countries and cultures. Seeing the Spider in so many new settings surrounded by people from so many different backgrounds is going to be incredibly special
We’re really concentrating on working with communities to bring new dimensions to the experience and the connection we’ve made with the Nyungar people for the Perth show will be a seminal moment for us. This is the beginning of another new chapter for Arcadia, and we can’t wait to take everyone on the journey with us.”
See just how much goes into transporting the 20-meter tall spider around world here, where we broke down the process of getting it to Thailand with 10 impressive facts.
Watch the spider in action at Glastonbury below.