This August Bank Holiday Weekend 2015 I returned to Creamfields for the first time in over a decade to see the “cream” of international DJs perform to tens of thousands of revellers a day.
I arrived fashionably late on the Friday evening and was pleased to see the hospitality campsite still had plenty of space for me to pitch my tent.
I soon made my way out into the festival arena. Not every arena was open on the Friday but the ones that were were very busy.
Rebel Sound (also known as David Rodigan, Chase & Status, Shy FX and MC Rage) headlined one of the numerous big top arenas that night. The predominantly young and very lively crowd lapped up the old skool jungle vibes.
Over in the Mega Arena trance God Armin Van Buuren headlined with his first set of the weekend (he was playing on Saturday too). He played a mix of new and old tracks, closing the night with his new tune featuring Mr Probz, Another You.
Photo courtesy of Creamfields
Saturday for me was all about the Chemical Brothers, in my opinion the greatest live dance act on the circuit. They headlined the North Stage with a sound and vision extravaganza featuring amongst other things a giant robot and big bouncy balls.
Photo courtesy of Creamfields
Earlier in the day I’d spent some time in the Smirnoff House for Ben Pearce’s disco set which included Todd Terje’s Inspector Norse. Mistajam played a garage classics set and the young ravers enjoyed being up close and personal with the Radio 1Xtra star. A party set from him followed which started with Ghostbusters (yes really!).
Photo courtesy of Creamfields
The highlight of Sunday for me came very early when I, a few hundred others and Fatboy Slim met up at the South Stage at 9am. We were all given black caps and rain ponchos and were instructed to lie on the pre-drawn white lines on the grass in the shape of a smiley face in an attempt to break a UK record. Now this might sound like an easy task but when you take into account that most of the group were a little worse for wear and hadn’t been to sleep all night you might get an idea of what really went down.
Fatboy Slim was extremely friendly and hung around for photos, hugs and kisses with anyone who wanted them after the helicopter had passed overhead to take photos. It was a lot of fun and well worth getting up early for.
Sunday ended up as clash central for me with legendary DJs in almost every tent including Paul Oakenfold, Sasha and Paul Van Dyk. Along with the slightly older DJs came the slightly older crowd.
The Pepsi Max Arena on the Sunday became the trance tent where Ferry Corsten pleased the arms aloft crowd with gems such as Rank 1’s Airwave.
Photo courtesy of Creamfields
It was a tough choice deciding which DJ to end the festival with with big names such as Axwell and Ingrosso, Hardwell, Fatboy Slim and Tiesto all playing at the same time.
Fatboy Slim played a crowd pleasing set which was slightly more commercial than the set I’d seen him play at Bugged Out Weekender earlier this year. This suited the Creamfields crowd well as they stomped along to favourites such as Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat.
Over on the South Stage Tiesto headlined with big tunes including the infamous Adagio for Strings.
When 11pm came around it was time for the fireworks and the last tunes to ring out. The young ravers were sad it was all coming to an end but were already making plans for next year.
Photos by: Alex Lonsdale Anthony Mooney Geoffrey Hubbel Katy Davies Marc de Groot Nathan Damour Toyin Oshodi Warren Simmens Howard Hill
The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world's biggest club festival and conference for electronic music, today reveals the first selection of artists that will perform from 14 to 18 October. The ADE is preparing for its 20th annual edition with 2,200 performing artists at one hundred of the most diverse venues in Amsterdam. Over 365,000 visitors from all over the world are expected to visit the event this year.
In the past twenty years ADE has grown into a globally renowned platform for the international dance and electronic music scene. The festival is the perfect place to spot the latest musical trends and emerging talents, as well as hearing the most recent work of both electronic music pioneers and leading acts from the mainstream and the underground dance scenes, across every genre of electronic music. In addition to the extensive live line-up of the ADE Festival, the daytime program, ADE Playground, offers music enthusiasts a large and varied program including exhibitions, in-store showcases, tech workshops, pop-up stores and film screenings all over the city centre. The business aspect of the event (ADE Conference) is recognized as the most important of its kind, presenting a broad range of conferences and networking opportunities that focus on music and technology, VJs & visuals, sustainability, dance & brands, new talent and the education of students.
Biggest club festival in the world The ADE is the biggest club festival in the world with performances by 2,200 artists at 300 events spread over 100 venues. The five-day music program covers all things electronic music. Currently over 500 artists are confirmed. Among the first selection of artists announced today are:
&Me (DE), Adam Beyer (SE), Adriatique (CH), Agoria (FR), Alan Fitzpatrick (GB), Alesso (SE), Andhim (DE), Antal (NL), Anthony Parasole (US), Apollonia (FR), Armin van Buuren (NL), Art Department (CA), Axwell Λ Ingrosso (SE), Black Coffee (ZA), Bonobo (GB), Boris Werner (NL), Carl Cox (GB), Cassy (AT), Cleavage (NL), Chris Liebing (DE), Cristian Varela (ES), Damian Lazarus (GB), Dauwd (GB), Dave Clarke (GB), David Guetta (FR), De Sluwe Vos (NL), Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (BE), DJ Rush (US), DJ Sneak (CA), DJ Qu (US), Donato Dozzy (IT), Dubfire (US), Fernanda Martins (BR), Fort Romeau (GB), GE-OLOGY (US), George FitzGerald (GB), Green Velvet (US), Guti (AR), Happa (GB), Hardwell (NL), Henrik Schwarz (DE), Horse Meat Disco (gb), Hot Since 82 (UK), Hunee (DE), I-F (NL), Ici Sans Merci (NL), Ida Engberg (SE), Jeff Mills (US), Joran van Pol (NL), Joris Voorn (NL), Joseph Capriati (IT), Julian Jeweil (FR), Karmon (NL), Kate Boy (SE), Kollektiv Turmstrasse (DE), Kolombo (BE), Kraak & Smaak (NL), Len Faki (DE), Leon Vynehall (US), Levon Vincent (US), Maceo Plex (US), Machinedrum (US), Malawi (NL), Marcel Fengler (DE), Markus Schulz (US), Martin Garrix (NL), Matador (IE), Matthias Tanzmann (DE), Menno de Jong (NL), Midland (GB), Monika Kruse (DE), Moodymann (US), Nicky Romero (NL), Nicole Moudaber (GB), Nina Kraviz (RU), Noisia (NL), Nuno dos Santos (NL), Octave One (US), Odesza (US), Oliver Heldens (NL), Osunlade (US), Pan-Pot (DE), Paul Oakenfold (GB), Perc (GB), Petar Dundov (HR), PETDuo (BR), Petre Inspirescu (RO), Posij (NL), Raresh (RO), Rebekah (GB), Rebolledo (MX), Ricardo Villalobos (CL), Richie Hawtin (CA), Robert Hood (US), Robin Schulz (DE), ROD (NL), Romare (GB), Ron Morelli (US),Ron Trent (US), Rødhåd (DE), Sandrien (NL), Santé (DE), Scuba (UK), Seth Troxler (US), Showtek (NL), Sidney Charles (DE), Solomun (DE), Speedy J (NL), Stanislav Tolkachev (UA), Stefano Noferini (IT), Surgeon (GB), The Gaslamp Killer (US), The Hacker (FR), The Martinez Brothers (US), Tiësto (NL), Truss (GB), Tsepo (NL), Tyree Cooper (US), Vicetone (NL), Yellow Claw (NL) and many more.
Building on their winning formula they have delivered the biggest electronic line up you’ll see this year with an array of exclusive performances to boot, 4 Friday headliners, 2 colossal outdoor stages, a 14,000 capacity mega arena never before seen at Creamfields, 22 arenas across the weekend including Cream, Size, All Gone Pete Tong, Mistajam Presents Speakerbox, Pryda, Revealed, Goodgreef and Tidy as well as introducing 7 new arena hosts including Rebel Sound, Paradise, MK Area 10, Fatboy Slim Presents Smile High Club, Armada, ANTS, Nation and Pepsi Max.
With far too many headliners to mention, we’ll let the full line up do the talking.
Tickets on sale 10am Friday 27th February 2015.
CREAMFIELDS UK 2015
FRIDAY 28th AUGUST
REBEL SOUND ARENA
– Chase & Status
– David Rodigan
– Shy FX
Sigma ft. Justyce
Dimension B2B Kove
+ More to be announced
Armin van Buuren
Kill The Buzz
The Martinez Brothers
Mark Jenkyns B2B Russ Yallop
PEPSI MAX ARENA (SILENT DISCO)
+ More to be announced
CREAM HOSPITALITY (SILENT DISCO)
Paul Nunn & James Glover
SATURDAY 29TH AUGUST
Armin van Buuren
John Dahlbäck & Albin Myers (Myback)
The Chemical Brothers
Above & Beyond
It’s about to get Tropical on the North Stage….line up to be announced!
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman
+ more to be announced
ALL GONE PETE TONG
Hot Since 82
Special Guest: Ten Walls (Live)
Maya Jane Coles
Kölsch (DJ Set)
Special Guest: Andrea Oliva
MISTAJAM PRESENTS SPEAKERBOX
Logan Sama B2B Slimzee ft. Riko, Flowdan, P Money & Stormzy
Miami, FL – USA (January 7, 2015) Ultra Music Festival has today revealed Phase One of the DJ and Live Performance lineup for its seventeenth annual edition, taking place on March 27, 28 and 29, 2015 at the beautiful Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.
With the Phase One announcement, Ultra Music Festival can once again lay claim to releasing one of the most exciting and diverse festival billings in recent memory, with every genre across the electronic music space represented by the biggest and freshest acts on the planet.
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AVICII will make his long-awaited return to the newly designed Ultra Main Stage having missed his 2014 performance due to illness. Famed for saving his most electrifying performances for the Ultra crowd (playing alongside Madonna in 2012 and debuting brand new material from his chart topping album ‘True’ in 2013), if past years are anything to go by fans are in for another incredible spectacle from the Swedish star. Fellow countrymen AXWELL^INGROSSO will be making their eagerly anticipated debut as a duo at Ultra Music Festival Miami, following a mesmerizing set at Ultra Japan in September 2014 and scheduled headlining sets at both Ultra South Africa and Buenos Aires in February 2015. With their first album as a pair set for release next year, a whole host of incredible new material is guaranteed to air. To add to the Main Stage fun, the likes of AFROJACK, ALESSO, ARMIN VAN BUUREN, DAVID GUETTA, ERIC PRYDZ, HARDWELL, KNIFE PARTY, MARTIN GARRIX, NICKY ROMERO, SKRILLEX, STEVE AOKI, STEVE ANGELLO and TIËSTO will all return to transform Bayfront Park into the world’s greatest electronic music gathering.
As a festival that prides itself on providing its fans with a huge range of varying sounds and experiences, Ultra Music Festival has also confirmed some of the most respected techno and deep house performers to join the more recognized names as headliners, with acts such as ADAM BEYER, CARL COX, DEEPDISH, DIXON, JAMIE JONES, LOCO DICE, MACEO PLEX, MARCO CAROLA and TALE OF US all preparing to bring their A-game to a range of the world’s most technically advanced stages.
Forever pushing the boundaries with its revolutionary live programming, Ultra’s now-legendary LIVE STAGE brings us something from every corner of the electronic music spectrum. Grammy-nominated RÖYKSOPP will play Ultra for the first time since 2011 to showcase their recently released (and what they claim to be their final) studio album, while South African rap duo DIE ANTWOORD, electronic group CLEAN BANDIT and Canadian vocalist KIESZA will all bring a different energy to the festivities, as they take to Ultra’s flagship festival for the very first time. Perhaps two of the most eagerly awaited shows across the weekend will come from Tropical House pioneer KYGO and virtuoso producer PORTER ROBINSON, who will each bring their own array of eclectic sounds to the befitting and iconic Klipsch Amphitheatre. With BASSNECTAR, KREWELLA and NETSKY assured to lay down a boatload of bass, Phase One also sees the likes of GORGON CITY, ODESZA and RAC confirmed to showcase their distinctive live shows.
Ultra ambassador and crowd favorite CARL COX returns to the ULTRA MEGASTRUCTURE for a groundbreaking eleventh year, in which the techno king will host his legendary CARL COX & FRIENDS across Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28. Trance icon ARMIN VAN BUUREN will then take the reins of the fabled Megastructure on Sunday, March 29, to ensure the festival ends with a bang as he brings his ‘TOGETHER IN A STATE OF TRANCE’ show to the masses. Ever up-to-date with the latest trends in underground music, Ultra will also introduce a new setting this year in the form of the RESISTANCE stage, which will boast some of the very best techno and house from the world’s most exciting underground talent. Further information on all stages will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Adding further to the incredible list of aforementioned talent is a plethora of world-class artists, including ANDHIM, AGORIA, ANDY C, ART DEPARTMENT, BAKERMAT, BONOBO (DJ SET), CASHMERE CAT, EATS EVERYTHING, FEDDE LE GRAND, GALANTIS, GTA, GUTI, GUY GERBER, GUY J, HOT SINCE 82, JESSIE ANDREWS, JOHN DIGWEED, JORIS VOORN, JOSEPH CAPRIATI, KLANGKARUSSELL, KLINGANDE (LIVE), LAIDBACK LUKE, THE MAGICIAN, MARKUS SCHULZ, MARTIN BUTTRICH, THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS, MK, OLIVER HELDENS, PETE TONG, ROBIN SCHULZ, DJ SNAKE, DJ TENNIS, TENSNAKE, THOMAS JACK, TRIPPY TURTLE, UMEK, VICETONE, W&W, YELLOW CLAW, ZEDS DEAD and many more. See below for the full Phase One lineup.
New names were added to the always colorful line-up of Sziget Festival. All genres will be covered this year as well, so Deadmau5, Axwell, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Kooks, Crystal Fighters, Anti-Flag will be great add-ins to the previously announced acts like Queens of the Stone Age, The Prodigy, Placebo, Imagine Dragons and many more. The Island of Freedom is held between 11-18 August in Budapest. Tickets for discounted ‘Advance round 1’ prices are available till 30 April.
Sziget is known for its diverse musical world and 2014 will also be dedicated to this open-minded tradition. To the already announced names, organizers added many exciting new performers, who will definitely keep the audience moving both in front of the stages and also wandering from one venue to the other.
This year Day 0, 12th August, is also very special as not only Queens of the Stone Age will perform, but fans can check out the opening show of Deadmau5 as well. The Canadian EDM superstar, a groundbreaking electronic artist, is an emblematic figure of the biggest festivals. He makes music that changed pop culture as we know it. Up to this point, his career stands earmarked by a series of firsts and shattered records. Also playing on Day 0, Anti-Flag, an ultra provocative punk rock band from Pittsburgh, are known for their tight paced music and sharp lyrics. Their music and message is a call to action for people of all backgrounds and beliefs to focus on making tomorrow a better place for all.
The global dance icon, five-time Grammy nominated Axwell has had little time to rest upon his laurels over the past decade. In a career that has taken him from the Swedish underground to the top of the charts, he has risen as an idol of modern house music. He will also make a frenetic gig at Sziget this year.
In addition, The Kooks will also play their characteristic and stylish British post-punk music, reminding us a little bit of the 60s. The band of Luke Pritchard comes all the way from Brighton to Sziget with their new album, so old fans will also have some surprises.
Bombay Bicycle Club will also bring their guitar-driven music to the Sziget audience this year. Their newest album is innovative, a beautiful collection of songs that will stand the test of time from a band at the top of its game. The songs are built around ethereal loops that owe more to experimental electronica than to the kind of indie-rock the band was initially known for.
The music of Crystal Fighters merges traditional-acoustic Basque music elements with slushy bass and euphoric electronic sounds mixing altogether an atmosphere of loose chillwave and speedy dubstep-electro. The London-based band makes such a complex music and merges so many genres that currently there is no one else in the alternative dance universe like them.
With a successful music career spanning over the course of two decades, Macedonian born Kiril Dzajkovski is without a doubt one of the most respected and critically acclaimed electronic artists from the Balkans. He is regarded as one of the pioneer producers to introduce Balkan sounds to the modern dance production – globally known as the "Balkan Beat phenomenon". At Sziget we can see Djaikovski ft. TK Wonder & MC Wasp.
Tasteful, stylish, mostly moderate tempo, essentially melancholic, but uplifting music is what Girls in Hawaiido. They create some kind of magical atmosphere with their indie pop. They come to Sziget from Belgium and they will present their unique miracles, showing us their most recent album, Everest.
Mount Kimbie have played a central role in forging a new form for electronic music. Their influence stretches far beyond the tiny corner of the dance music underground that birthed them and, with the duo now signed to the legendary Warp label, it looks set to stretch further still in the coming years.
Wild Beasts play a sophisticated and elegant guitar-music in which we can barely hear a little folk rock sound. Their music is lacking any kind of monumental character rather their trade-mark is the beautiful voice of singer-guitarist Hayden Thorpe. They were nominated for the Mercury Prize two years ago for their album 'Two Dancers' and now they are arriving to Sziget with their recent album 'Present Tense' released this February and navigating us to the maze of synthpop.
Full Line Up so far: Queens of the Stone Age, The Prodigy, Placebo, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Lily Allen, Deadmau5, Bastille, Imagine Dragons The Kooks, Jake Bugg, Stromae, Axwell, Die Fantastischen Vier, London Grammar, La Roux, Ska P, Bombay Bicycle Club, Tom Odell, Miles Kane,, Crystal Fighters, Klaxons, Michael Kiwanuka, Laidback Luke, Darkside, Bonobo, Anti Flag, Palma Violets, Wild Beasts, The Big Pink, Kavinsky, Outrun Live, Fink, Borgore, Mount Kimbie, Jagwar Ma, Djaikovski ft. TK, Wonder, Brody Dalle, Girls in Hawai, Starlight Girls.
We have the full lineup for this years V Festival and it is massive! Headlining the 19th edition year is megastar Justin Timberlake along with Las Vegas band The Killers.
Joining them a a first class set of musical artists including: Ed Sheeran, Paolo Nutini, Example, Lily Allen, Elbow, Axwell ^ Ingrosso, 2014 BRIT Award winners Bastilleand Rudimental, Chase & Status, Alesso, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers, Above & Beyond, Tom Odell, Sub Focus, Train, Blondie, Jason Derulo, Rizzle Kicks, John Newman, Sam Smith, Katy B, Embrace, Janelle Monae, Kodaline, Miles Kane, The Human League, Newton Faulkner, Starsailor, Aloe Blacc, Alex Clare, Nina Nesbitt, The Strypes, Birdy, Foxes, Ella Eyre, The Stranglers, The Magic Numbers, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbot, George Ezra, The Wailers, M People, All Saints, The Wonder Stuff, The Rifles and very special guests Chic featuring Nile Rodgers.
We have the complete Creamfields 2014 lineup here which features headliners, Avicii, Tiësto, Calvin Harris, deadmau5 and many many more!
Its the who's who of electronic dance music that will perform in the fields of Daresbury in Cheshire over the August Bank Holiday weekend, joing the above headliners will be the likes of Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, Alesso, Dirty South, Armin Van Buuren, Hardwell, Ferry Corsten, Paul Van Dyk, Above & Beyond, Duke Dumont, Booka Shade, Afrojack, Martin Garrix, Fatboy Slim, Eric Prydz and many many more, see the complete lineup below!
Headlining Saturdays South Stage is Avicii, this Swedish born DJ/Producer has raised the bar with his epic live shows over the last 12 months following his sell out ‘True’ tour, in addition his studio skills have turned this 24 year old into a household name and one of the world’s most in demand producers, following the release of his track ‘Wake Me Up’ which topped the charts in 22 countries and was the 2nd most streamed song in the world on Spotify last year. Over on the North Stage we welcome Canadian born electro pioneer deadmau5, this dance music phenomenon has gone from an emerging underground talent to an internationally recognised superstar in but a few years, with a penchant for headgear and famous for global hits including ‘Ghosts n Stuff’ and ‘I Remember’, expect a mesmerising performance of some classic deadmau5 and music from his soon to be released new album.
Proceedings continue on Sunday with an unmissable performance from chart topper Calvin Harris. The Grammy award winner and multi-talented DJ, producer, singer, songwriter returns to headline the North Stage. Whilst over on the South Stage we welcome back Creamfields favourite Tiësto, always a guaranteed crowd pleaser with his renowned productions and stage show, expect an all new feast for the senses this year.
The Swedish flag continues to fly high at Creamfields this year, first up we have ‘Departures’ from Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso who will be unveiling their brand new arena at this year's Creamfields, playing back to back to finish the summer in style. They will be joined by the likes of Alesso, Dirty South, Otto Knows and Oliver Heldens. Departures was born last summer on the White Isle at Ushuaia Ibiza where Axwell and Ingrosso played to sold out crowds every Wednesday at the infamous poolside venue. This year they touch down on UK soil to play a staggering 10 thousand capacity, 360 production tent taking over Sunday at Creamfields. Next up we haveSteve Angello who returns on Saturday with his Size Matters Arena bringing with him an array of talent from the Size stable including AN21, Max Vangeli, Third Party, Tim Mason Qulinez, Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman. Renowned for their unique and visually creative performances these guys have gone down in dance music history and we can expect the same high level of production and SFX to be unveiled across these arenas this summer.
A key part of Creamfields success is keeping the format fresh, and this year is no different with the introduction of 5 new arenas, as well as Departures on the Sunday, we are pleased to announce that the flag bearer of the trance movement Armin van Buuren will be debuting his own arena ‘A State Of Trance’, joining this Grammy nominated dutchman will be Aly & Fila, Cosmic Gate, Andrew Rayel, Ørjan Nilsen, Jochen Miller and Marlo to name a few. Another new arena unveiled on Saturday is ‘Revealed’ hosted by Hardwell who will be performing exclusively for Creamfields this year, this will be the first of 2 performances across the weekend. Over the last decade Hardwell has risen up the ranks to be crowned the world’s #1 DJ in the 2013 DJ Mag Top 100 poll, cementing his position as the electronic scenes newest superstar DJ and becoming the youngest ever winner of the coveted award, he will be joined by friends W&W, Dyro, Dannic, Deorro, Sick Individuals, Jordy Dazz andThomas Newsom to name a few.
Everyone’s favourite Clubbing bible Mixmag return once again as hosts across the weekend, Sunday’s all new Mixmag Presents arena will bring performances from trio Above & Beyond, Duke Dumont, Booka Shade (DJ Set), James Zabiela, Tenshake, Andrew Bayer plus special guest Redlight and Saturday they’ll be playing host to the Residents featuring performances from the unsung heroes of dance including Andy Mac, Alan Hartley, Jemmy, Sean Hughes, James Dutton, Paul Nunn andJames Glover to name a few.
Another new addition to this year’s roster of new arenas and debuting their first soiree out of the capital is London Warehouse Events aka LWE who for the last few years have been making waves across the London clubbing scene with their forward thinking events, bespoke production and diverse line ups, representing them will be Seth Troxler, Adam Beyer, Better Lost Than Stupid aka Martin Buttrich, Davide Squillace and MatthiasTanzmann, the Martinez Brothers and Magda whose ethos of avoiding all of the rules has enabled her to create a niche sound.
Joining Avicii and completing Saturday’s line up on the South Stage will be a UK festival exclusive from Grammy award winning DJ/Producer Afrojack, an iconic name in electronic dance music whose become an outdoor stage regular of recent years, future hero Martin Garrix whose 2013 breakout international single ‘Animals’ climbed to the #1 spot on Beatport and impressively held the spot for four weeks, along with Cazzette, Rebecca & Fiona and Syn Cole. Whilst joining deadmau5 and completing the line up over on the North Stage will be Steve Aoki whose acrobatic crowd surfing stunts and debauchery add to the party atmosphere (prepare to be caked!), Showtekwhose electrifying performances and unique sound has turned these brothers into an act producers far and wide want to work with, BBC Radio 1 supremo Zane Lowe, GTA and Gareth Wyn.
Completing Sunday’s North stage line up and joining Calvin Harris will be everyone’s favourite party DJ Fatboy Slim returning to Creamfields after a 5 year hiatus no doubt with a bucket load of bells and whistles, he’ll be joined by Belgian duo Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike who undoubtedly delivered one of last year’s stand out performances. Whether its wreaking havoc across the globe, showering fans with seemingly endless bottles of champagne, or ripping up the music charts with immense original tracks, unbelievable collaborations and huge remix cuts from the A-list elite, this duo have become one of the leading lights in the new wave of international dance music currently taking the planet by storm and bringing some much needed girlie glamour to the stage Nervo.
Joining Tiësto on Sunday’s South Stage is the world’s #1 DJ Hardwell for his second performance of the weekend, Danny Avila, Moti plus Grammy and VMA nominated producer Tommy Trash, now a Creamfields regular and with Platinum records around the world, singles on labels ranging from Axtone to Fools Gold, from Refune to Mau5trap, every new instalment of his diverse floor filling productions lay testament to the pride this Aussie takes in his blazing musical legacy.
Eric Prydz returns on Saturday with his Pryda arena with a contingent of friends to complete what will be one of the most eclectic arenas on site this year, which includesMaceo Plex, Scuba, George Fitzgerald, Jeremy Olander and Fehrplay who will be performing back to back plus special guest Maya Jane Coles. Queen of the airwaves Annie Mac is back with her arena jam packed full of acts that are guaranteed to get you rocking including Skream, Breach which is the alter ego of Ben Westbeech, Paul Woolford, Route 94, Friend Within, Karma Kid and Monki. Whilst King of the airwaves Pete Tong returns with a cutting edge line-up that includesSasha, Joris Voorn, Claude von Stroke, Hot Since 82, Justin Martin, Jaymo & Andy George.
Other highlights across the weekend include the colossal Cream Arena which returns in all its glory with a back by demand line up of dance music stalwarts including Cream Ibiza resident Paul van Dyk, Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz, John O’Callaghan, Rob Harnetty plus special guest Paul Oakenfold. Dust off them superhero outfits because Laidback Luke’s Super You&Me Arena is back with performances from Dirty Dutch sound pioneer and double MOBO award winner Chuckie, DVBBS, Blasterjaxx, D.O.D and a debut performance from rising stars Ibranovski & Badd Dimes + more to be added.
Always at the forefront of fresh new music BBC Radio 1’s Mistajam is back with his Speakerbox Imprint featuring an eclectic mix of music including a debut performance from arena headliners Gorgon City, expect heavy hip swinging rhythms and butt-shaking bass for a set celebrating the very best aspects of the mid-tempo melting pot that makes girls wriggle and boys giggle, joining the party will be MK, Jaguar Skills, Shy FX, a performance from one of the original pioneers of the UK’s garage movement which has seen a huge revival in recent years DJ EZ feat. Majestic , Wilkinson, B.Traits and All About She + more.
For those who like worshipping at the alter of Hard dance, then Goodgreef Xtra Hard will be your church with performances from Kutski, the Tidy Boys who will be delivering a classic set celebrating 15 years of Hard House along with Alex Kidd, Andy Whitby, Steve Hill, Mark EG vs Proteus and Cally Gage to name a few.
Disco Kings Hed Kandi are back as Hospitality arena hosts which will put a smile on the faces of all those who prefer a more luxurious festival experience, so get your hands in the air and get your souls fired up for the mother of all VIP parties!
As if all of this isn’t enough to get you salivating we’ve yet to reveal the Friday night line up which will be coming soon, however, we can tell you that as well as the world’s biggest silent disco returning on the Friday night which sets the fun factor level for the weekend, this year will also be the first year Friday night will have audible arenas – Boom!
Totem Onelove Group, Hardware, Onelove, Nova, inthemix, Channel [V], Mixmag and Rdio are pleased to announce the highly anticipated Stereosonic lineup. Returning in 2013 as a two-day festival across the country, Stereosonic promises to create an experience that showcases the world’s most illustrious musical talent on offer.
The two day showcase will be the first of its kind in Australia, on such a large scale, for an electronic festival. Fans will not be disappointed with the 2013 offering. No two acts will play both days of the festival, in one city, enabling a completely different entertainment experience for patrons each day.
Richie McNeill, Totem Onelove Managing Director, is thrilled with the lineup “For the first time ever in Australia, the world’s biggest acts from all spectrums of the electronic world, will be playing at one festival, Stereosonic. This is a groundbreaking lineup supported by a spectacular festival environment”.
The 2013 Stereosonic experience will be supported by world class production and staging, producing a festival that encourages patrons to immerse themselves in the Stereosonic world. The all encompassing event will illustrate why Stereosonic is Australia’s award winning, leading electronic festival.
Bolstering Stereosonic’s huge lineup will be leading international electronic brands: Full On Ferry, HARD, Hot Creations and UKF presenting stages that expose patrons to other leading electronic brands.
Organisers, have once again listened to patron feedback and have ensured that providing value for money is integral. Ticket prices will commence at $199.95 indicating the organiser’s commitment to providing value for money to loyal Stereosonic patrons.
Ticketmaster will be providing an exclusive pre-sale for MyTicketmaster members commencing 9am, local Australian capital city time, Monday July 29th. General ticket sales will be available from 9am, patron’s local capital city time, Thursday August 1st from Ticketmaster online, phone and stores. Tickets are expected to sell out quickly, with patrons advised to purchase tickets at their earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.
Aly & Fila b2b John O’Callaghan Giuseppe Ottaviani
Flight Facilities Claude VonStroke
Will Sparks Doctor P
R.L Grime ƱZ
Lemaitre Fritz Kallbrenner
Infinity Ink MaRLo
Destructo Matrix & Futurebound
What So Not Justin Martin
Tritonal DJ Falcon
Lee Foss Tommie Sunshine
Jochen Miller Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
B U R N S Heatbeat
Breach Drumsound & Basslinesmith
Andrew Rayel Hot Since ‘82
Late Nite Tuff Guy Bryan Kearney
M4SONIC Nick Thayer
Feenixpawl Kaz James
Generik Acid Jacks
Full on Ferry Hot Creations Hard UKF
Key Stereosonic Dates
SYDNEY Saturday 30th November & Sunday 1st December Sydney Showground
PERTH Saturday 30th November & Sunday 1st December Claremont Showground
ADELAIDE Friday 6th December & Saturday 7th December Adelaide Showground
MELBOURNE Saturday 7th December & 8th December Royal Melbourne Showgrounds
BRISBANE Saturday 7th December & 8th December RNA Showgrounds
Armin Van Buuren eagerly returns to perform for Australian fans for the first time since Stereosonic 2011. His amazing new album "Intense" continues to receive a huge response, with Australian fans embracing "This Is What It Feels Like" by propelling the track to the top of the charts in June and July. The ever vivacious DJ, David Guetta will bring the party to Stereosonic. Countless number 1 tracks, platinum albums, worldwide tours….the accolade list goes on for this defining DJ. Who doesn’t know and love his legendary club night in Ibiza, F*ck Me I’m Famous? He continues to express such enthusiasm and energy within his sets that as a listener you can't help but become involved, as you join thousands of others singing along to some of dance music's biggest anthems.
One of the most loved acts of Stereosonic 2012, Calvin Harris returns! With even more chart toppers, awards and touring success underneath his belt, anticipation is high. His iconic set of Stereosonic last year has been downloaded and streamed ten of thousands of times since, indicating his ability to deliver one hell of a good time.
Empire of the Sun make their Australian national festival debut for their chart topping album "Ice On The Dunes". Expect to experience one of the most defining performances you've ever witnessed. This all encompassing show will feature state of the art costume, set and performance design and a string of genre-defining hits from their albums that have taken the world by storm.
After a huge sold out, national tour, in February, Above and Beyond return for their first Stereosonic mainstage performance and a killer show to go with it. Australia loves them, we love them and you will too.
Appearing for the first time since their unbelievable performance as part of Swedish House Mafia earlier this year, are Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso. Both artists, since One Last Tour have produced chart topping tracks. Expect Axwell's "Centre of the Universe" and Sebastian Ingrosso's "Reload" to pump loudly across the festival grounds with tens of thousands of people to bear witness to their individual performances.
Stepping foot on Australian soil for the first time since Creamfields 2012, Alesso will be bringing his A game to the stage. His first track of 2013 “ If I Lose Myself ” (Alesso vs One Republic) has been a standou release this year, with his upcoming track with fellow Stereosonic artist, Calvin Harris & Hurts sure to be a hit. Expect pure epicness from Alesso’s performance.
What would be a Stereosonic without Afrojack? He returns to rock the socks off Stereosonic patrons and will showcase tracks off his new album, due later this year. Expect his signature sound and on-stage antics to be a highlight!
As electronic music has exploded across the globe in the last few years so too has the emergence of acts redefining genres. Arguably four of the biggest emerging acts in the last two years to do this are “ I Could Be The One” chart topper, Nicky Romero, “Clarity” virtuoso, Zedd, the Chicago trio that loves to “Play Hard”, Krewella and “Easy” chart topper Mat Zo.These distinctive acts are taking a fresh approach to their genres and encourage fans to be part of their rise to the top.
Established artists that continue to find new fans thanks to their impressive thirst to remain groundbreaking are Bingo Players, who are ready to make the crowd rattle, The Bloody Beetroots, who will showcase a new show and tracks off their new album and iconic music legend, Tommie Sunshine, who always delivers one hell of a good time.
Bringing the cool will be a juggernaut of artists. Leading the charge of the hip acts will be the debut performance at Stereosonic of Boys Noize. With the “Go Hard” EP highlighting the diversity of the Boys Noize sound, expect to be taken on a roller coaster ride with this performance. Boys Noize will also be hitting the stage in another reincarnation; as Dog Blood. The Skrillex and Boys Noize hybrid act has quickly gained a reputation of knocking the wind out of everyone with their wild sets. Their first track “ Next Order” has been dropped in sets across the world and induces the listener to move move move! If their Coachella set is anything to go by, expect the very best for their debut Australian performance…Awesomeness!
Taking the cool factor to the next level will be lead by the HARD LA and Holy Ship! head honcho, Destructo, heralding the HARD stage. Expect downtown LA cool with plenty of suaveness thrown in . Cool kidsClockwork, of the summer anthem, “BBBS”, R.L Grime of the upcoming highly anticipated, “High Beams” EP, young guns, What So Not and Euro darling, Djedtronic will deliver performances that will make you sweat, get wild and be uninhibited. Be prepared!
Expected to become an unofficial anthem of Stereosonic, is “Global Concepts” , the tongue in cheek track by up and coming Robert DeLong. Blatantly asking you “ Did I Make You F*ing Dance?” , Robert’s debut performance at Stereosonic is highly anticipated. Joining him with be another breakout artist of the last 12 months, Norwegian disco synth pop artists, Lemaitre. Their Relativity 3 EP reached #12 in the Australian iTunes charts and their tracks continue to receive huge airplay across the globe. Be prepared for huge debut performance from both of these artists.
#trancefamily will be in for an unbelievable time with all colours of the trance sound being represented in this blockbuster line up. W&W lead the charge, with a huge 12 months behind them. They’ve released chart topping tracks including, “Thunder”, “Lift Off” , a collaboration with Armin van Buuren, “D# Fat” and #1 collab “The Code”. Expect a performance that stops the crowd in its tracks.
Gareth Emery, the genre blending heavyweight, will make his debut performance on the Stereosonic stage. With the release of his latest track, “ Meet Her In Miami” following the success of previous hit tracks, “Tokyo” and the #1 voted ASOT trance track of 2012 “Concrete Angel” , expect Gareth to leave nothing unexplored during his Stereosonic tour.
An act to continually redefine his onstage presence, Giuseppe Ottaviani will present his live show to Stereosonic fans. His latest album release, “Magenta” has been described as “…encapsulating the true essence of trance” , an ethos that this Italian clearly projects on stage. Another iconic artist that fans will be thrilled to see perform will be “pure trance” advocate Solarstone, who has enjoyed massive beatport success with his releases that remain true to the pure sounds of trance.
Further substantiating the trance contingency will be wunderkinds, Heatbeat, with their signature sound, and up and coming Irish artist, Bryan Kearney. These artists will make sure fans get their dose of the faster, darker, more driving side of this genre.
But that’s not the last of it! Ferry Corsten will be presenting his very own FULL ON arena. Lead by Ferry himself, fans will experience 15 minute back to back sets with Ferry and all of his guests on stage. Expect a huge performance from Dutch duo, Showtek, who continue to push the boundaries of their sound to incredible new heights. The FULL ON arena will also showcase an impressive Australian first and Stereosonic exclusive; backtoback sets from two of trance’s most elite acts, top 100 DJ act Aly & Fila and Subculture label owner, John O’Callaghan. Armada young gun and the highly anticipated “modern day Mozart” , Andrew Rayel will round out the FULL ON arena with Tritonal and Jochen Miller.
Exemplifying the epic vibe Stereosonic is known for are two exceptional house acts, Tommy Trash and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano. Tommy’s phenomenal high energy performance at last year's event went down in the history books as one of the best moments of the festival. Expect to hear his latest track with fellow Stereosonic artist, Sebastian Ingrosso, “Reload” , blasted throughout the festival arena. This vibe will also be championed by Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano. Self proclaimed as “…the world’s most energetic house DJ duo”, they will make their debut performance at Stereosonic.
Just as you’ll be regaining your breath you’ll need to catch two of the UK’s standout acts of the last 12 months, Labrinth and Nero. Both artists have had huge releases, resulting in awards and accolades aplenty. Labrinth , the crossover bass master’s debut release “ Electronic Earth” featured the Brit Award nominated single “ “Beneath Your Beautiful” with Emeli Sandé. Whilst Nero’s defining EP “ Won’t You (Be There)” featured in Zane Lowe’s Top 100 Hottest Records of 2012.
Taking reverberation to the next level will be the debut of the UKF Arena. The eclectic mix of bass acts to perform in this huge arena include Matrix & Futurebound, Doctor P, Andy C, Noisia & Foreign Beggars presented, I AM LEGION, ƱZ and Drumsound & Bassline Smith. The huge presence of these acts is exemplified with all of them making debut performances at Stereosonic.
Matrix & Futurebound’s huge track, “ Magnetic Eyes” hit the top of the D&B charts and found huge support by other bass acts. Doctor P’s will deliver a performance that quakes with bass and banging drums.Noisia & Foreign Beggars present , for the first time in the Southern Hemisphere, I AM LEGION, a new concept that has been five years in the making. The highly anticipated collaboration will officially release their first single, “Make This Move” later this month, with a debut album slated for release in September. Drumsound and Bassline Smith and ƱZ round out the huge DnB presence with both acts touring heavily this year, ensuring they’ll be ready to kick it to Stereosonic bass lovers.
Cult record label, Hot Creations, is presenting an arena that encourages frivolous fun. Leading this vibe will be newly formed live act, Hot Natured. Born out of a deep love for disco and soul expect the Hot Natured live show to create a steamy vibe. Increasing the tempo will be individual performances from label bosses, Lee Foss and Jamie Jones, 90’s Chicago House legend, Cajmere , soulful funk house hybrid,Infinity Ink and deep house up rising star, BrEACh. Delivering on the promise of the coolest and freshest acts ever, the Hot Creations stage will become steamy.
Lovers of all sounds deep can explore their love of the sound further with an unprecedented experience with thumping beats expected from Maceo Plex, Solomun, Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin , Fritz Kalbrennar, TJR , Hot Since 82 and up and comer B U R N S. Between these iconic artist sets and the fresh sounds of the next generation fans will be taken on a journey from the heady days of techno to the current resurging sound. Be warned, you may not ever leave the techno arena!
And of course who can forget our leading Australian artists making waves across the world! ShockOne's #1 album "Universus " has made a huge impression across the globe with its fresh sound. Exemplifying how strong Australia’s bass scene is at the moment, Nick Thayer’s EP, “World’s Collide” reached #7 in the Beatport charts. Expect big sets from these two artists .
Bolstering the Australian contingency will be house boys, The Stafford Brothers. Their ability to bring the party will ensure that no one will be left standing still. When you think you’ll have time to give your dancing shoes a break, Australian favourites Feenixpawl and Kaz James will be there to take the dance floor vibe to the next level
After another huge year including a non-stop touring schedule that found this much loved trance artist performing at ASOT and holding his own alongside fellow Stereosonic artists Armin Van Buuren and Above & Beyond, MaRLo returns for another highly anticipated performance at Stereosonic. Expect to do the “Boom” dance , when his killer tune is spun. Put your hands in air, move side to side and follow MaRLo’s moves! With thousands of other fans joining you, we guarantee this will be a defining performance of Stereosonic.
Championing the Melbourne Sound will be the leader himself, Will Sparks. This young artists touring schedule has ensured he is well versed and ready to make his Stereosonic debut. Another young driving force within the Australian scene, M4SONIC, will be making his first national appearance. Expect big things from this young gun, considering his first official release was a remix of fellow Stereosonic artist, Empire Of The Sun, one of only four artists to be chosen the world over.
Disco darlings, Flight Facilities, will deliver a performance full of their iconic anthems, that will leave you craving more. They’ve had a huge few years that has found them receiving airplay on the world’s biggest stations and touring the coolest clubs.
Acid Jacks and Generik, as fans who know and love them will know, will deliver thumping sets full of cool. The diverse Australian lineup exemplifies the talent we're producing on home soil with the world's audience embracing them on a level never seen before.
As always, Ibiza Rocks will also present the best DJ’s, including a welcome return from Radio 1 DJ and Bestival head-honcho Rob da Bank who has a long history with ‘Rocks’ having played at the first ever gig at the opening of the Ibiza Rocks Hotel in 2008 and then at the 5th Birthday with The Prodigy. Rob da Bank is back and joins the line up with Ibiza boy Ben Howard (04/07). On top of that there’s the brilliant breaking talent throughout the season and organisers are pleased to announce that Spector,Fenech-Soler, The Milk and Theme Park and are amongst the first set of supreme support bands to be added to summer’s best bill.
Rob da Bank said:‘I’ve been playing at Ibiza Rocks since it started and injected a much needed different vibe into Ibiza party life. I’ve loved playing many times since and can’t wait to get back to that crazy Ibiza Rocks Hotel and warm it up for the brilliant Ben Howard. Ibiza Rocks bloody well rocks!’
Following a phenomenal headline performance by Plan B at the ‘Rocks’ opening parties last year, organisers are delighted to welcome back the multi award-winning, multi-talented star to the main stage at Mallorca Rocks (03/07) and Ibiza Rocks (25/07). A truly maverick figure in the world of music, Ben Drew’s diverse creativity is inexhaustible. Awards, accolades, acclaim and multi-platinum album sales are just the tip of his artistic ambitions. Following his quadruple- platinum No.1 second album, The Defamation of Strickland Banks, a BRIT, three Ivor Novello’s and sold out headline tours, Drew, AKA Plan B, has just completed his self-penned directorial debut film and album, iLL Manors – a stark, often brutal and provocative depiction of Forest Gate, east London, where Drew was born and raised.
Once again, Plan B will wow the crowds with chart-topping favourites form Defamation of Strickland Banks along with the promise of new material including iLL Manors, which will be a must buy, featuring production from Labrinth (Tinie Tempah), Chase & Status (Rihanna) and Al Shux (Jay-Z) – the soundscape is as bold and brilliant as its namesake. Bass-heavy, there’s references to the music Ben is listening to now (Rocks acts Azealia Banks and Maverick Sabre to name two) as well as the dubstep, bass, hip hop and D&B that have shaped him sonically over the years. In Ibiza, Plan B will be joined by Ibiza Rocks Music Director and the UK’s most influential tastemaker, Zane Lowe – two of music’s biggest champions united on one incredible Balearic bill.
It’s fair to say that The Maccabees got off to a very good start in 2012, with the release of their third studio album Given to the Wild storming into the Top 5, receiving mass critical acclaim and being hailed by The Sunday Times as ‘One of the albums of 2012.’ As well as a masterpiece of an album, the South London five-piece can boast sold out UK tours including their momentous homecoming show at Brixton Academy (their third headline sold out show at the London venue to date) and they still have their biggest headline gig to come (Alexandra Palace, 08/06). It is with huge excitement that Ibiza Rocks bring The Maccabees to the famous, open-air ‘Rocks’ stage for a truly unmissable gig that’s sure to be one of many crowning moments for the ‘must see’ band this year (20/06).
The Maccabees said:'This will be our first time at Ibiza Rocks. It's a pleasure to be involved in such a strong line-up of shows this year. Thanks for having us!'
Also freshly announced is Swedish House Mafia’s own Axwell who will headline one of the summer’s hottest gigs, with British electro-poppers Fenech-Soler playing live in support (24/07). Given that Swedish House Mafia are now a fully bonifide stadium selling act and have just headlined Coachella, this is quite a statement to have one of the main men making their way to Mallorca Rocks for this intimate, electric, outdoor show.
Ibiza Rocks has consistently provided a platform for new and breakthrough talent, offering support slots to those they believe have what it takes to go all the way. Tinie Tempah, Bombay Bicycle Club and Example are just a few previous support acts who have returned to headline in their own right. This year will see another brilliant batch of breaking bands start their ‘Rocks’ journey.
BBC’s Sound of 2012 nominees Spector have been impressively labeled as ‘somewhere between Roxy Music and the Strokes, the Killers and Kanye West, Pulp, R&B and Frank Sinatra’ (The Guardian). Spector are currently touring Europe with Florence and the Machine and have just made their first US appearance to the masses at California’s Coachella festival. Safe to say these boys don’t mess about! They are sure to be on their finest form when they support Kaiser Chiefs at Mallorca and Ibiza Rocks in June, with Zane Lowe also added to the bill to make these shows a triple triumph.
British electro pop giants Fenech-Soler’s single Stop and Stare brought a little bit of the Balearics to the UK and Demons brought a dark mix of dancey beats to the charts. They also co-wrote and featured on Paper Romance by Groove Armada and the band is firmly at the top of the nu rave pile. They are sure to put on a show to remember for fans when they play Mallorca Rocks in July, joining Axwell on the bill.
The Milk will be supporting Ed Sheeran at both ‘Rock’s opening parties in June. These young soul rebels promise to bring something different to the Balearics, with their irresistibly infectious mix of classic northern soul, punk and reggae – a combination so favourable that NME have labeled them ‘the next band you all should be paying attention to’ and The Guardian say they are ‘the band you’ve been waiting for.’
Highly touted London four-piece Theme Park have been releasing demos online and dominating the charts on internet Radio before now finally starting to catch the attention of the mainstream, with standout tracks such as the insanely catchy Milk. They’ve been compared to the likes of Vampire Weekend and Metronomy and hailed as “fine and worthy successors to the funk-rock mantle previously held by Talking Heads.” Having toured recently with the likes of Florence and the Machine and Bombay Bicycle Club and with their debut album due out next month, Theme Park are ‘one to watch’ at ‘Rocks’ 2012 and will support The Maccabees.
The Ibiza Rocks brand consistently boasts a bill crammed with the biggest international artists and breakthrough talent live under the Balearic stars and offers a choice of quality accommodation options in Mallorca and Ibiza at exceptional value. Summer 2012 will see 32 ‘Rocks’ gigs across 16 consecutive weeks. Mallorca Rocks every Tuesday from 05 June – 18 September. Ibiza Rocks every Wednesday from 06 June to 19 September.
Tickets and hotel packages available now at www.ibizarocks.com andwww.mallorcarocks.com (Gig Tickets priced from £28.50 plus booking fee) *Special Opening & Closing Party Short Breaks from €104 (approx. £89) per person (see: Notes to Editors for full list of options and prices).
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.
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.
Following 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 – www.bbc.co.uk/radio1 / www.bbc.co.uk/1xtra
The countdown begins….
CREAMFIELDS 2012 LINE UP
SATURDAY 25TH AUGUST
Avicii Sebastian Ingrosso Alesso Cazzette Norman Doray Syn Cole
David Guetta Example Nicky Romero NERVO 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
Steve Angello Pete Tong AN21 & Max Vangeli Third Party Tim Mason Qulinez Special Guest: Benny Benassi
Eric Prydz John Digweed Joris Voorn Maya Jane Coles Sébastien Léger Scuba Jeremy Olander
BBC Radio 1Xtra
Skrillex Skream feat. Sgt Pokes Benga feat. Youngman Andy C feat. MC GQ Caspa Flux Pavilion Friction Mistajam Doctor P Loadstar feat. MC Texas and Ikay Koan Sound Rudimental
Annie Mac Presents
Annie Mac Major Lazer Erol Alkan Crookers Madeon Brodinski vs Gesaffelstein Melé
Fire It Up
Eddie Halliwell Sander van Doorn Mark Knight Funkagenda Michael Woods Thomas Gold Kryder D.O.D
Hed Kandi Hospitality
Phil Faversham Sam Cannon DJ Eibhlin Sarah Louise Steve Lewis (Percussion) Aimee Jay (Saxophone)
SUNDAY 26TH AUGUST
deadmau5 Calvin Harris Zane Lowe Feed Me Porter Robinson
Clublife South Stage
Tiësto Axwell Dirty South Hardwell Tommy Trash
Paul van Dyk Ferry Corsten John O’Callaghan Simon Patterson Ørjan Nilsen Adam Sheridan
Laidback Luke Steve Aoki Wolfgang Gartner Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano Zedd Swanky Tunes
Groove Armada Presents
Groove Armada (DJ Set) A-Trak Fake Blood Jaguar Skills Alex Metric Burns Special Guest: Jacques Lu Cont
Mistajam Presents Speakerbox
Sub Focus Live Knife Party Borgore Shy FX (Stamina MC) Redlight 16bit North Base
M-Nus Presents Enter
Richie Hawtin Loco Dice Seth Troxler Gaiser Paco Osuna
James Zabiela Hernan Cattaneo Nick Curly Paul Woolford George Fitzgerald Mar-T 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 UNION Engine-Earz Experiment
Riva Starr Kim Fai The Japanese Popstars Jet Project