August Bank Holiday Weekend / 3rd, 4th, 5th Aug 2018
Curraghmore Estate, County Waterford
** ALL TOGETHER NOW BRING YOU ARCADIA AND THE AFTERBURNER **
** ARCADIA CELEBRATE THEIR TENTH ANNIVERSARY WITH 20 FOOT FLAMES AND INTERACTIVE STAGING **
‘A fire-breathing stage stole the show…17,000 people were wowed by the Arcadia Afterburner stage.’ NZ Herald
‘the mesmeric and cinematic Arcadia Afterburner’ Deep House Amsterdam
‘Arcadia is a roving phenomenon’ Metro News
Arcadia are on their way to All Together Now.
Arcadia is the fantastic brainchild of scrap metal sculptor Pip Rush Jansen and engineer Bert Cole. Pip and Bert met in Ireland 10 years ago and, whilst here, hatched a plan to create a bespoke installation to challenge festival convention. Thus, award winning art collective Arcadia was born.
Since its inception, hundreds of thousands of people have danced around, under and over Arcadia’s incredible, eye-popping installations across four continents.
It’s fitting that Arcadia return to Ireland to celebrate their tenth anniversary, but the setting had to be right. To that end, Pip flew to Ireland to explore the grounds of Curraghmore House, Ireland’s largest private estate – and the setting for the inaugural All Together Now Festival.
‘I was totally blown away. I’ve seen extreme festival sites from the Black Rock Desert to glamorous harbour-sides in Miami to skyscraper strewn city centres around the world and this may just top the lot!
The scale is unreal, from the campsite at the top of the hill, you can see lush woodland and rolling hills for miles around, all leading to the mountains with no neighbours anywhere in sight. We even found an ancient Celtic stone circle where people had clearly been drawn by the magical landscape to celebrate the rhythms of life there since time immemorial. And the building itself has such a mystical beauty – what an incredible place for a festival.’
The setting was right. Curraghmore is the perfect spot for The Arcadia Afterburner, an immersive 360 degree installation that has rocked crowds from Burning Man to the Dalmatian coast and from New Zealand to Glastonbury.
At its heart is a flaming spire that houses the DJ booth and shoots fireballs above the crowd as light radiates outwards to a ring of flaming trees. Raised platforms spiral into the crowd creating multi level dynamics and allowing the crowd to dance on the structure itself, balancing intense intimacy with a powerful sense of monumentality.
Built from repurposed military hardware, the Afterburner fuses sound, light, sacred geometry, an inward facing 360 degree soundfield and 20 foot flames amplifying both the music and the energy into an unforgettable dancefloor experience.
Whilst The Afterburner brings that uniquely immersive environment, with an amazing roster of DJs bringing the performance. There is a line up of very special guests still to be announced, so stay tuned to hear who will be spinning to on this unbelievable interactive stage!
In a truly remarkable setting, with 16 stages, music, comedy, spoken word, bespoke food, theatre, a dedicated kids area, wellness area, its very own eco water, commitment to sustainability and much much more, All Together Now also has this fire breathing gem at its heart.
‘I’m honoured to be invited back to Ireland and really can’t express how excited we are to be running a stage at All Together Now. Of all the crowds we’ve ever worked with the Irish are always right up there as one of the friendliest and most energetic. we’re so fired up to be coming back. This really is like a homecoming for us and we couldn’t think of anything more perfect in our 10th anniversary year.’
All Together Now are proud to welcome Arcadia to join revellers for what will truly be a magical August Bank Holiday weekend. When the balmy August sun sets, the flames will shoot skywards.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Tier One and Tier Two tickets are now sold out!
Limited Tier Four Tickets are now available from €179.50 + booking fee
Tickets available from Ticketmaster
MUSIC LINE UP
FLEET FOXES * UNDERWORLD * RÓISÍN MURPHY * MURA MASA
* SPECIAL GUESTS VILLAGERS *
FIRST AID KIT * MOGWAI * CHAKA KHAN * NILS FRAHM * YASIIN BEY FKA MOS DEF * THE NEW POWER GENERATION PRINCES LEGENDARY BAND * JIMMY CLIFF * KELELA * GROOVE ARMADA (DJ SET) * BOOKA SHADE * DAVID AUGUST LIVE *
THE BLACK MADONNA * HOT CHIP (MEGAMIX) * HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR * MARIBOU STATE * JAPE * GHOSTPOET * TALOS * SAUL WILLIAMS * THE GO! TEAM * ISAAC GRACIE * J COLLERAN * THE LOST BROTHERS * THIS IS THE KIT * HORSE MEAT DISCO * SAINT SISTER * ELDER ISLAND * THE BOOTLEG BEATLES *
SHANTI CELESTE * GRANDBROTHERS * whenyoung * OSCAR JEROME * BOOKA BRASS * FISH GO DEEP * BIIG PIIG * MARIA KELLY * DAVID KEENAN * NIALLER9 *
Plus many more to be announced across 16 stages of music, theatre, comedy, spoken word, theatre of food and more
COMEDY LINE UP
TOMMY TIERNAN * STEVE FROST IMPROV ALL STARS * LORDS OF STRUT * DAVID MCSAVAGE * THE DIRTY CIRCUS * KEVIN MCALEER * JOE ROONEY * THE NUALAS * COLM O’REGAN * KEVIN MCGAHERN * ERIC LALOR * THE VIPER HIGGINS * FARMER MICHAEL * KEVIN GILDEA * AINDRIAS DE STAIC * GARY COOKE * JOHN COLLEARY * PATRICK MCDONNELL * RONAN GRACE * PAUL MARSH * STEVEN MULLAN * JULIE JOHNSON * TOTALLY WIRED * BERNARD CASEY * EDDIE MULLARKEY * PAUL DAVID MURPHY * RICHEY SHEEHY * LISA CASEY
WITH MC ADAM BURKE
All Together Now is Strictly Over 21s.
Children between the ages of 2 and 12 can attend free of charge, accompanied by a parent with a family ticket.