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Last year at All Together Now, Arcadia celebrated their tenth anniversary with us by staging the ARCADIA AFTERBURNER - a mesmerising, fire breathing stage show with 20 foot flames that wowed the crowds. This year, we are thrilled to announce that Arcadia are expanding their presence at All Together Now. In addition to bringing back the AFTERBURNER, they have lots more up their sleeves this year, for our second chapter.  
This year they will be adding another unreal production - LORDS OF LIGHTNING ‘THE DUEL’  and they’ll be opening Arcadia’s very own festival pub, The Tow & Hitch.  First up, The Arcadia Afterburner, an immersive 360 degree installation that has rocked crowds from Burning Man to the Dalmatian coast and from New Zealand to Glastonbury.
At its heart is a flaming spire that houses the DJ booth and shoots fireballs above the crowd as light radiates outwards to a ring of flaming trees. Raised platforms spiral into the crowd creating multi level dynamics and allowing the crowd to dance on the structure itself, balancing intense intimacy with a powerful sense of monumentality.
Arcadia is the fantastic brainchild of scrap metal sculptor Pip Rush Jansen and engineer Bert Cole. Pip and Bert met in Ireland 11 years ago and, whilst here, hatched a plan to create a bespoke installation to challenge festival convention.  Thus, award winning art collective Arcadia was born. Since its inception, hundreds of thousands of people have danced around, under and over Arcadia’s incredible, eye-popping installations across four continents.

It was an honour to have Arcadia celebrate their tenth anniversary at last year’s inaugural All Together Now and their return will be even more special.  Arcadia’s Pip Rush says, ‘John Reynolds was a huge inspiration and support to us and we really hope we can support the festival in becoming everything that he dreamed that it would be. Come and have a pint with us in the Tow and Hitch pub, have your senses fried by the Lords of Lightning and get involved with the craziness of the Afterburner late night shenanigans. All Together Now is one of the best festivals we've ever been to and it's only going to get better." 


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LORDS OF LIGHTNING

Brand new to All Together Now is the spectacular LORDS OF LIGHTNING ‘THE DUEL’ Fusing jaw dropping science with spellbinding spectacle, the Lords of Lightning harness four million volt bolts of white hot electricity into exhilarating performances.
A titanic battle fought with searing shards of lightning, The Duel is an extraordinary union of fluid human movement and the volatile power of electricity unleashed where The Lords appear locked in battle. The shows are magnetic, fusing wide eyed wonder with spine tingling physicality and draw crowds in their thousands from Miami to Macau to marvel at the seemingly impossible. A collaboration between innovative scientist Carlos van Camp and the UK’s award winning Arcadia, the Lords of Lightning harness Nikolai Tesla’s infamous inventions to shoot lightning bolts from their hands, heads and bodies. The experience is intensely visceral as the charged electrical storm raises hairs on necks and the lightning crackles through the senses. Check out THIS incredible video to get a taste of what to expect from The Lords of Lightning and check out their IMAGES HERE   


ARCADIA AFTERBURNER

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An immersive 360 degree installation that has rocked crowds from Burning Man to the Dalmatian coast and from New Zealand to Glastonbury.

At its heart is a flaming spire that houses the DJ booth and shoots fireballs above the crowd as light radiates outwards to a ring of flaming trees. Raised platforms spiral into the crowd creating multi level dynamics and allowing the crowd to dance on the structure itself, balancing intense intimacy with a powerful sense of monumentality.
LINE-UP: EROL ALKAN // JOSH WINK // OR.LA // HAMMER // NITE FLEIT // ARCADIA SOUNDSYSTEM + SPECIAL GUEST
Arcadia’s line up across the weekend is equally as electric! Catch EROL ALKAN, Phantasy Sound boss, DJ, remixer and one of dance music’s most enduring and influential artists.  
Philadelphia born and based  JOSH WINK  is one of the true pioneers of techno, house and allied styles - blurring the definitions. Taking trends, making trends and breaking trends, he has traveled the world since 1995 – playing every festival that counts, through to the smallest and underground venues around the globe. 
Derry native OR:LA has been described by Thump as ‘one of those selectors blessed with the ability to really tell a story. Never afraid to take a risk behind the decks, you're as likely to hear her smash through vintage Chicago house as you are skeletal post-post-dubstep.’ 
We can’t wait to check out HAMMER. Belfast born and bred, with further education in Glasgow’s rich house and techno scene, Hammer has established himself as one of the UK’s most exciting DJ and producers, illuminating dance floors around Europe and beyond with his own take on electronic music. He continues to develop a sound that challenges the dance floor with a focus on energy and strong grooves, deep, rich and ever-evolving.
Melbourne's NITE FLEIT has quickly cultivated a distinct sound of her own in the Australian scene, one that is suspended between unrefined electro, abrasive acid, banging rave techno and dystopian EBM. Her obsessive DJ practice has seen Nite Fleit quickly soar towards prominence; perpetually recording mixtapes of her ahead of the curve sound.

This fun extends to KIDS too! The full spectacular of the Arcadia will take place on Sunday from 18:30 - 19:30 just for the little ones THE ARCADIA KIDS RAVE. As per last year, we will be making the adjustments necessary to ensure the levels are safe for young children

To learn more about Arcadia head to

www.arcadiaspectacular.com

Lords of Lightning Facebook

www.lordsoflightning.co.uk