Arcadia will run exclusively on renewable energy at Glastonbury Festival 2023.
The Spider will return to the Arcadia area for this year’s edition of the festival, which will feature some electronic music heavyweights on the line-up.
The Chemical Brothers, Skepta, floating Points, Daphni, Dubkasm, Plastician and many more will be performing in the chandelier throughout the weekend. See the full list of artists here.
Ahead of the festival, Arcadia has announced that, for the first time, it will run entirely on recycled biofuels, such as cooking oil and potato chip grease.
Arcadia co-founder Bertie Cole explained the initiative to DJ Mag: “With the existing festival infrastructure, it was clear that one of the most efficient ways to do it was to use residual fuel to power all that machinery.
“But until recently, many of the biofuels that were available, such as palm oils etc., did not have any real components that we did not want to encourage, but now we can proudly put our name on them .”
Discussing Arcadia’s path to renewable energy, Cole says, “We’ve done a lot of research into possible fuel types: “We’ve done a lot of research into possible fuel types, and now HVO fuel is made from recycled grease and cooking oil. .. And it has been refined to the point where it can be used in a normal diesel engine.
“So instead of using pure minerals and things that haven’t been harvested yet, you can use things that have been cultivated and burned and used for cooking and things like that, and then put to another use by using it to feed things.”
Glastonbury Festival returns to Worthy Farm from 21-25 June, with Elton John, Arctic Monkeys and Guns N’ Roses headlining. Other confirmed artists include Lizzo, Wizkid, Lil Nas X, Chvrches, Lana Del Rey, and The War On Drugs.
Last week the BBC announced details of its coverage of the 2023 festival, with full and stage times also recently shared, with new names added including Queens Of The Stone Age and Rick Astley.