Arcadia Spectacular created the new ‘Pangea’ stage at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, replacing the Spider Stage which it has brought to the festival for many years.
The stage took the form of a disused crane sprouting from the top of a globe structure, below which was the DJ booth. The globe structure was orbited by Martin Jerram’s ‘Museum of the Moon’ installation at intervals.
Technical production specialists CPL continued its work with Arcadia, supplying six Barco UDX-4K32 projectors to light up the outside of the globe and 140-tonne crane structure.
Pangea was built entirely from scrapped and repurposed materials – its crane centrepiece was taken from Avonmouth Docks in Bristol.
The stage’s tagline was “a primordial world of infinite possibility”. Its video content was created by digital art collective Astral Projekt.
CPL’s Dickie Burrow commented: “It was fantastic working on this new Arcadia project. We all loved the spider and this next phase is another great testament to their imagination, craziness and huge inspiration.
“The ideas are always awesomely ambitious but totally cool, and it was amazing to be part of this show and another great Glastonbury!”
Photos are credited to Ben Daure, SHOTAWAY and Lukonic Photography.