The 50-ton Arcadia Spider will land on US soil for the first time in March, unveiled against the backdrop of Miami’s iconic skyline by creative pioneers, Arcadia Spectacular as a new wave of Resistance is set to be unleashed at Ultra Music Festival, set for March 18th-20th, 2016.
Arcadia fuses ground-breaking spectacle, cutting edge technology, sculpture, engineering, architecture, adrenaline and bass into a primal unity. Built from recycled military and industrial hardware, the giant arachnid – which entertains crowds of up to 50,000 – has blazed a trail across the globe and is currently on an 11,000 mile journey across the Pacific Ocean and continental US following January’s acclaimed performance in Bangkok.
It will take 43 days to ship the 50-ton Arcadia Spider from Bangkok to Miami – totaling 11,087 miles across the Pacific Ocean to Los Angeles and then across the continental US.
With first contact just weeks away, a highlight of the Resistance promises to be Arcadia Spectacular’s ‘Landing Show,’ a 30-minute sensory voyage featuring breath-taking aerial performances, abductions of audience members from the crowd, mechanical mayhem and 50-foot fireballs lighting up Miami’s night sky. Arcadia’s iconic flames are fired around 50 foot into the air.
The show sees the Spider come to life, harnessing a stunning range of creative elements before some of the biggest names in underground music, including Seth Troxler, Dubfire, Maceo Plex, Art Department and Joris Voorn, take to the Spider’s fabled DJ booth which is suspended 20 feet above the dance floor.
Arcadia Spectacular fuse ground-breaking spectacle, cutting-edge technology, sculpture and engineering to create a uniquely immersive experience. The Spider, which stands 65-foot tall and takes four days to build, is constructed from jet engines, helicopter tails and industrial cranes to create a unique celebratory environment and dance arena.
To see the full line up, visit www.ultramusicfestival.com.