07 Oct Qatar hires Glastonbury Festival’s fire-breathing Arcadia spider for World Cup 2022
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will accommodate an anticipated 1.5 million visitors at the region’s first-ever World Cup.
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 organisers have reportedly hired Arcadia and the use of the infamous fire-breathing Glastonbury spider for the 2022 tournament.
The Arcadia spider will be used as part of celebrations in a festival-style event for the tournament, and has been a mainstay for Glastonbury festival performers for over a decade.
The Arcadia spider was founded in 2007 and developed at the Glastonbury Festival. Since then, it has toured on four continents and drawn over two million spectators worldwide.
The Arcadia spider will arrive in Doha in November to perform at the first-ever Middle Eastern concert.
The festival in Qatar will be a completely unique layout and host up to 25,000 fans during the football event in November and December 2022. Prices are not yet confirmed but speculation has stated they will be likely to cost £50 (QR185) per day.