Gifted Firestarters: How Arcadia became a UK festival mainstay

Ben Homewood

We were a couple of kids with a stupid idea and a jet engine that we’d dragged out of a bush somewhere…”

Arcadia co-founder Pip Rush is rolling back the years, 10 to be precise, and telling the story of how he and Bert Cole ended up attracting hordes of hedonists to a corner of Glastonbury in 2008.

Since then, their gigantic steel spider – complete with fire, zipwires and performance artists – has become a Glastonbury mainstay, attracting tens ...

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