Festival Overview – Creamfields


Source:http://www.deeside.com/. Photography by Anthony Mooney.

The worldwide dance phenomenon of Creamfields returns to Cheshire this year with four days of non-stop house. Inspired by Liverpool’s globally famous Cream night-club, the festival has brought together some of the finest DJs since 1998. Phenomenal acts like Avicci, Hardwell, Deadmau5, Calvin Harris, and DJ Tiësto have brought innumerable genres of electro music to the crowds of Creamfields, including trance, drum and bass, and Dubstep. This year expect more of the same. A lot more. Friday 26th sees progressive house superstar Alleso headlining the North Stage with support from hardcore drum and bass band Knife Party. The New Arena graces the drum and bass magic of Chase & Status. Armada boasts Armin Van Buuren and Paradise has Jamie Jones, the Martinez Brothers, and Richy Ahmed. That’s just one day out of four.

Saturday sees a sad piece of history in the making as award-winning DJ Avicii embarks on his final tour of the UK, with brilliant support from Martin Garrix and Nicky Romero. His music has been the soundtrack of nights out since his breakout success with ‘Levels’ in 2011. It could be your last chance to see one of the very best house musicians in his element.

On Sunday 28th there’s almost too many big names to list. But we’ll try. Calvin Harris. Annie Mac. Tiësto. Fatboy Slim. Groove Armada. It’s an immense line-up showcasing some of the very best that dance music has to offer.

The cost of tickets for Creamfields varies. Standard day tickets go for as little as £93.50, whereas a full four-day camping ticket can go up to as much as £240.00. Creamfields has a messy reputation. It’s normally mud and music and sweat and beer. But it doesn’t have to be. If luxury is at the forefront of your mind, then there’s a range of camping options in the Dreamfields packages, from wooden huts to group pavilions.

If you’re planning on keeping it cheap and bringing your own tent, then there’s plenty of luggage space with Megabus. Our stop at Warrington Bank Quay is within a 20 minute drive from Daresbury where the festival is held.

Warrington, Cheshire // 25-28th August 2016

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