Creamfields 2012 Lineup announced!

First up is Canadian electro pioneer deadmau5 – this stadium selling artist has well and truly transcended the superstar DJ frontier and he returns to Creamfields for his last UK festival performance of the year on Sunday’s North Stage.  Headlining the South Stage on Saturday will be Avicii, Some things are worth the wait and as one of the most requested acts over recent years this Creamfields debut will undoubtedly be one that goes down in festival history.  Having attracted over 25,000 people for his performance in 2011 we’re pleased to welcome back Tiësto who returns to host his own Clublife stage and having secured the No.1 spot in the DJ Mag Top 100 and two Grammy nominations the mighty David Guetta takes the helm of Saturday’s North Stage.   It’s undoubtedly been an apocalyptic year for Creamfields regulars the Swedish House Mafia who this year are focusing on their 65,000 capacity show at Milton Keynes Bowl, however, fear ye not as Creamfields has snared them back, this time Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso return to the fields of Cream to perform solo.   Grammy award winning breakout star Skrillex performs under canvas this year as headliner of the BBC Radio 1Xtra arena, with his unique brand of dub-step, electro and glitch which has caught the imaginations of the planet’s dance-floors over the last 12 months it’s with great pleasure we welcome him back. 


Other highlights come from the Grammy nominated and globally acclaimed Paul van Dyk who jets in from his Cream Ibiza residency just for the occasion, along with one of the most discerning trance outfits in the business Above & Beyond and the mighty Ferry Corsten.  We see the return of everyone’s favourite flying Scotsman Calvin Harris who joins deadmau5 on the North stage plus a live performance from singer / rapper / musician / producer extraordinaire Example.Example

This of course is just the tip of the iceberg as we also introduce four new arenas for 2012.  Internationally renowned techno god Richie Hawtin presents his brand new concept in the form of the M-nus presents Enter. Arena, curated by the man himself he brings together some of the most exciting artists from the scene including Loco Dice, Seth Troxler, Gaiser and Paco Osuna.  Everyone’s favourite superstylers Groove Armada return to DJ as hosts of their very own arena, expect carnivalesque, ass shaking mayhem from the funk battalion who will be joined by BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix star A-Trak plus the highly anticipated return from DJ/Producer Stuart Price aka Jacques Lu Cont, not to mention performances from the likes of Fake Blood, Jaguar Skills, Alex Metric and Burns.   BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Mistajam has curated his own Speakerbox arena featuring performances from the likes of Sub Focus Live, Knife Party, Borgore, Shy FX feat Stamina MC and Redlight.   Creamfields favourite and international superstar DJ Mr Eddie Halliwell returns as host as he debuts the all new Fire It Up Arena – there are people who play records and there are DJ’s who blow minds – Eddie is the latter, expect a wagon load of production and SFX too, as this arena will be full throttle from start to finish as he’s joined by the likes of Sander van Doorn, Mark Knight, Funkagenda and Michael Woods to name a few.  

Laidback LukeFollowing last year’s superhero success Laidback Luke returns with his Super You&Me arena once again, and to celebrate we welcome a debut performance from American DJ/Producer and Dim Mak Records boss Steve Aoki (expect the odd stage dive!), Wolfgang Gartner, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano – what superhero outfit will you be wearing?

Renowned for fusing legends with rising stars, the Pryda Friends arena is back, Eric Prydz heads up another eclectic line-up featuring a welcome return from John Digweed,  debut appearances from Mixmag’s ‘Breakthrough Producer Of The Year’ Maya Jane Coles and Hotflush boss Scuba.  Completing the bill for what will be one of the festivals most exciting arenas is Joris Voorn, Sébastien Léger and Jeremy Olander.

The trance continues in the Cream Arena with performances from Above and Beyond, Gareth Emery, Markus Schulz, Judge Jules and Mat Zo.  Mafia don Steve Angello returns with his Size Matters arena featuring a special guest performance from Benny Benassi, Pete Tong, younger sibling AN21, Max Vangeli and Third Party.  

Other acts include a Creamfields debut from BBC Radio 1 supremo Zane Lowe, Dirty South, Sebastian Ingrosso protégé and label peer Alesso, John O’Callaghan, Feed Me, Hardwell, Simon Patterson, Ørjan Nilsen, Adam Sheridan, Cazzette, Norman Doray, Syn Cole, Guetta collaborator Nicky Romero, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Australian lovelies NERVO and a debut performance from one of the most talked about and in-demand DJ/Remixer/Producer’s Porter Robinson.

They smashed it in 2011 so it’s with great pleasure we welcome back the 1Xtra crew for a second year, only this time they’ve moved to bigger capacity premises to accommodate the genres ever growing fan base, Skrillex is at the helm, along with Andy C feat MC GQ, Caspa, Flux Pavilion, Friction, Koan Sound, Doctor P, Loadstar feat MC Texas and Ikay whilst 1Xtra stable mates Skream feat. Sgt Pokes, Benga feat. Youngman and Mistajam keep the bass alive.       

Queen of the mash up Annie Mac has pulled together a salivating line up for her Annie Mac presents arena, expect bass, electro, disco, house and dub-step from one of the most diverse tents on site with performances from dancehall duo Major Lazer, Erol Alkan, Crookers, Melé and rising star Madeon and if that wasn’t enough Brodinski joins Gesaffelstein for a special back to back set. 

As well as being the name of Mixmag’s rag-tag bunch of in-house DJs, the Mixmag Allstars arena will feature a mix of the best up and coming DJ’s they’ve discovered in the past 12 months alongside some recognisable big name house DJ’s in the form of James Zabiela, Creamfields South America DJ legend Hernan Cattaneo, Nick Curly and Paul Woolford, combined they will be mixing a perfect Sunday session for those who have still got it in them!

Back to flaunt its ever-growing fabulousness is Hed Kandi who return as hosts of the Hospitality Arena.  Last year sold out nearly 3 months in advance and this year we expect even greater demand as word spreads of this exclusive luxurious oasis on site…you have been warned!

And let’s not forget Friday night’s Silent Disco Arenas brought to you from That Mixmag Thing, UNION and Riva Starr’s label Snatch!  

Creamfields welcomes back BBC Radio 1 & BBC Radio 1Xtra as this year’s exclusive radio partners; you can hear highlights from the event on both stations – /

The countdown begins….



South Stage

Sebastian Ingrosso
Norman Doray
Syn Cole

North Stage

David Guetta
Nicky Romero
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Cream in Association with Mixmag

Above & Beyond
Gareth Emery
Markus Schulz
Judge Jules
Mat Zo
Gareth Wyn
Ben Gold
Rob Harnetty

Size Matters

Steve Angello
Pete Tong
AN21 & Max Vangeli
Third Party
Tim Mason
Special Guest: Benny Benassi

Pryda Friends

Eric Prydz
John Digweed
Joris Voorn
Maya Jane Coles
Sébastien Léger
Jeremy Olander

BBC Radio 1Xtra

Skream feat. Sgt Pokes
Benga feat. Youngman
Andy C feat. MC GQ
Flux Pavilion
Doctor P
Loadstar feat. MC Texas and Ikay
Koan Sound

Annie Mac Presents

Annie Mac
Major Lazer
Erol Alkan
Brodinski vs Gesaffelstein

Fire It Up

Eddie Halliwell
Sander van Doorn
Mark Knight
Michael Woods
Thomas Gold

Hed Kandi Hospitality

Phil Faversham
Sam Cannon
DJ Eibhlin
Sarah Louise
Steve Lewis (Percussion)
Aimee Jay (Saxophone)


North Stage

Calvin Harris
Zane Lowe
Feed Me
Porter Robinson

Clublife South Stage

Dirty South
Tommy Trash


Paul van Dyk
Ferry Corsten
John O’Callaghan
Simon Patterson
Ørjan Nilsen
Adam Sheridan

Super You&Me

Laidback Luke
Steve Aoki
Wolfgang Gartner
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
Swanky Tunes

Groove Armada Presents

Groove Armada (DJ Set)
Fake Blood
Jaguar Skills
Alex Metric
Special Guest:  Jacques Lu Cont

Mistajam Presents Speakerbox

Sub Focus Live
Knife Party
Shy FX (Stamina MC)
North Base

M-Nus Presents Enter

Richie Hawtin
Loco Dice
Seth Troxler
Paco Osuna

Mixmag Allstars

James Zabiela
Hernan Cattaneo
Nick Curly
Paul Woolford
George Fitzgerald
Anthony Probyn

Hed Kandi Hospitality

Carl Hanaghan
Stephanie Jay
Dave Silcox
Matt Nash
Steve Lewis  (Percussion)
Aimee Jay (Saxophone)

FRIDAY 24TH AUGUST (Silent Disco)

That Mixmag Thing

Brookes Brothers
True Tiger
The Prototypes
Mixmag Allstars


Kissy Sell Out
Engine-Earz Experiment


Riva Starr
Kim Fai
The Japanese Popstars
Jet Project


Creamfields UK 2012

Daresbury, Cheshire

Friday 24th / Saturday 25th / Sunday 26th August Bank Holiday weekend / Tel: +44 (0) 151 707 1309 / [email protected]


3 Day Tickets

Standard 3 day with camping:-

£135+BF (Limited Ticket Offer )

£120+BF (Early Bird) *** SOLD OUT  ***

Hospitality 3 day camping: £250+BF

2 Day Tickets

Standard 2 day with camping:-

£115+BF (Limited Ticket offer)

£100+BF (Early Bird) *** SOLD OUT ***

Standard 2 day ticket without camping – £115+BF (Limited Ticket offer)

Hospitality 2 day with camping – £220+BF

1 Day Tickets

Saturday: £65+BF

Sunday: £60+BF

Saturday Hospitality: £110+BF

Sunday Hospitality:  £110+BF

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