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Taking over the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London this May Day Bank Holiday weekend, Arcadia will see East London transformed into multi-sensory world of huge spectacles, secret collaboration and high-octane innovations as the Spider lands at its only UK show of the year.
Saturday 4 May will see Helix – Arcadia’s house and techno offering – take over the venue. Leading the charge is dancefloor legend Jamie Jones, who will combine an exclusive set with a ground-breaking new finale that has been developed in collaboration with Arcadia especially for the Spider.
The day’s DNA is complemented by Hot Since 82, German heavyweights Pan-Pot, deep house star Maya Jane Coles and special guest Sasha. Plus there’s techno powerhouse Alan Fitzpatrick, Dave Clarke, Dense & Pika’s Arcadia debut, Melé, and rising Swedish star La Fleur, who reunites with Hot Since 82 after a triumphant 2018 Ibiza season.
Disco queen Kirsty Harper, Maxxi Soundsystem, groove duo PBR Streetgang, Pillowtalk and William Djoko complete Saturday’s bill.
Come Sunday and Arcadia’s full bass showcase, Radium erupts as the legendary UKF take the helm to celebrate their tenth anniversary. They’ll be joined by turntablist extraordinaire DJ EZ, whose breath-taking flair and gravity defying technical genius will be pitted against Arcadia’s full arsenal in a brand new closing show.
Joining EZ are Sub Focus and ID, Flava D, Lady Leshurr and very special guest Lethal Bizzle, Ed Rush and Optical, original junglists Fabio and Grooverider, Bristol don Notion teams up with Bushbaby, and there’s sets from The Prototypes and Toddla T and Chimpo too.
Further announcements for the Sunday include Around the World in 80 Tunes, Benny L and Circuits – a collaboration from Kasra and Inside Info, reggae junglist Ed Solo, Jus Now and Eva Lazarus, LUCY, Mollie Collins, Particle, Slipmatt and the Blast DJs with MCs 2Shy, Jakes and Texas keeping the flow rolling.
With headline collaborations still to be revealed and very special guests still to be announced, Arcadia London is back for 2019.
Here’s the line-up in full:
Jamie Jones (special closing set) | Hot Since 82 | Maya Jane Coles | Pan-Pot | Very special guest: Sasha | Alan Fitzpatrick | Dave Clarke | Dense & Pika | La Fleur | Melé | William Djoko | Kristy Harper | Maxxi Soundsystem | PBR Streetgang | Pillowtalk | Rhymos
DJ EZ (special closing set) | Sub Focus & ID | Dimension | Flava D | Lady Leshurr | Very special guest: Lethal Bizzle | Circuits (Kasra & Inside Info) | Ed Rush & Optical | Fabio & Grooverider | Notion B2B Bushbaby | The Prototypes | Toddla T b2b Chimpo | Around the World in 80 Tunes | Benny L | Ed Solo | Jus Now (DJ set) ft Eva Lazarus | L U C Y | Mollie Collins | Particle | Slipmatt | The Blast DJs | MCs 2Shy, Jakes, Texas
Tickets for Arcadia London are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk