Arcadia Mechanical Cabaret
Arcadia return to Bestival and host their own arena; a giant mechanical cabaret. An amalgamation of Arcadia’s brash, balls-out sense of the spectacular and some of Europe’s most exciting artists are set to light the touch paper and bring the house down.
At the heart of the arena will be a new incarnation of the stages Arcadia are famed for; a living beast of scrap metal, flame, lights and lasers hosting a stonking DJ line up taking you through to the wee small hours.
Surrounding the stage on all sides will be the other stars of the mechanical cabaret – ariel daredevil Jean Monti and one of the highest Sway Poles in the world, giant flaming tornadoes, monster mushroom cloud explosions and a fire-breathing church organ. Seriously.
“Arcadia is just my favourite stage at Bestival – always fiery and exciting and musically off the wall.. this year’s shenanigans are gonna be very special!” Rob da Bank
“We’re looking forward to coming back to Bestival this year and having a chance to hit it hard. We’ll be joined by the craziest inventors we’ve met on our travels around the globe and for the first time ever getting a chance to collaborate all there madness in to one show ‘The Mechanical Cabaret’. We’re sure you wont miss us after dusk with our new fire balls roiling up in the sky, but if you did you’d be missing out on madmen riding motorcycles along wires, flaming tornadoes, wacky sculptures, fire instruments and one phat rave! See you on the dance floor.” Pip & Bert – Arcadia Spectacular