Since the creators of Boomtown opened the world’s first ‘Amazement Park’ in Bristol last summer, Wake The Tiger hasn’t ceased to capture our imaginations. The fantastical experience and immersive adventure for all ages blurs the lines between an experiential art gallery, interactive theme park and detailed film set. All with a surreal and beautiful twist.
This Spring Equinox, however, Wake the Tiger will transform for the season of new beginnings. On March 24, from 7:30pm until 1:00am, step into a parallel world for A Meridian Soluna Celebration – a one-off evening designed to honour the spring awakening with music, performance and theatre. Party-goers are encouraged to dress in their Soluna-best and be born anew in the surreal setting of Meridia’s Dream Factory.
“After the phenomenal response to our Halloween Danse Macabre event, it was only a matter of time before we hosted another takeover evening at the Dream Factory,” said Sales & Marketing Director, Lucy Jarjoura. “Within the world of Meridia, the awakening of Spring will be in full swing as the natural world enters a new beginning – get ready, Bristol!”
What can I expect at Wake The Tiger?
Wake The Tiger comes from the artistic team behind the ground-breaking festival Boomtown Fair. It lets attendees explore a multi-layered labyrinth of creative interactive environments, fantastical wonders and daring new experiences at the site in St Phillips.
Visitors must step through the secret portal into the amazing parallel world of Meridia. A multi-layered maze of immersive environments, secret passageways, hidden forests, temples, ice caves and mesmerising wonders. Through the portal, visitors will enter an old abandoned factory once inhabited by a mysterious community of adventurers staging wild experiments.
The other worldly concept aims to inspire new ways of reconnecting people with their environment and community. With 27 distinct spaces within the experience, the art installations explore themes of connection and innovation, inspiration and discovery.
From the underground networks of the Mycelium Room at the factory’s core, to the intergalactic explorations that await near the end of the journey, a world of intrigue and inspiration awaits. Guests will travel through illuminated singing ice, underwater worlds, mechanical chambers and elder forests in search of the secrets of the Lost Meridians.
Wake The Tiger encourages visitors of all ages to leave no corner unturned, as they discover the stories and secrets of the four great Guilds in Meridia, and how they uncover the answers to their world’s greatest problems. The voyage through the parallel world is anticipated to last around an hour. Following the experience, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy food and drink in the Amazement Park’s café.
Lak Mitchell said: “You have to see it to believe it. Wake The Tiger is an abandoned time capsule of fantastical experiences just waiting for you to discover. It will invite you to explore connections with the environment around you as well as challenge you to transform the world we all live in.
“This is a vision that plays into and expands on everything we have spent our lives building, taking raw underground art and fusing it with the latest technology. We can’t wait for guests to explore what we have created in the heart of Bristol.”
Tickets are on sale at the Wake The Tiger website.
Wake The Tiger, 127 Albert Road, BS2 0YA