[WATCH] Glastonbury Festival Swaps Spider Stage For Brand New Dragonfly

Here’s to a monumental change to a monumental festival.

Steeped in history, Glastonbury Festival is a British giant of contemporary performing arts. Held annually at Worthy Farm, it offers a massive spread of music genres — Rock, Pop, Dance, Country, and even Jazz — but is also the home to many other art expressions such as theatre, comedy, circus acts, and even poetry.

The 2024 edition, held just a few days ago, featured headliners such as Dua Lipa, LCD Soundsystem, PJ Harvey, and Coldplay:

The Dragonfly Sculpture

A recent behind-the-scenes video showcases Arcadia’s brand new Dragonfly, a metal giant taking the place of Glastonbury’s legendary Spider sculpture. In the two-minute video, Jacob and Bertie, the masterminds behind Arcadia, share their excitement about transforming a former Royal Navy helicopter — a potential instrument of war — into, in their words, a “symbol of unity and hope“.

The boys give a bit of an insight into the technology woven into the Dragonfly. This includes custom video panels, laser beams, and projection mapping tech to transfer images onto the Dragonfly’s body, all complemented by a top-notch sound system. The creators emphasise the Dragonfly’s ability to dynamically change its appearance and truly come alive during performances.

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