Glastonbury Festival 2014: Arcadia

Situated for the first time in a dedicated field near the Park, Arcadia's show at Glastonbury 2014 was nothing less than spectacular.

The centrepiece was a giant metal spider complete with a DJ booth, set amid a dazzling array of pyrotechnics, lasers and lights.

The flames shooting out from the spider could be seen and heard across the festival and attracted huge crowds for its mix of aerial performance shows and DJ sets.

This year's varied line-up included Craig Charles, Nero (DJ Set), Disclosure (DJ Set), Seth Troxler, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ Set) and David Rodigan.

The Arcadia field also featured the Mechanical Playground with its collection of interactive installations and sculptures. Alongside fire-breathing dragons and fire tornados was the 26-foot long Hand of Man which was able to pick up and crush cars. This giant mechanical arm and hand was very popular with festival-goers who were able to operate it using a special glove controller.

Here's the official video….

"But hey I know what you're thinking, how is it all put together?" Here's a BBC feature on the making of Arcadia introduced by Mark Radcliffe and Lauren Laverne.