The world renowned Electric Daisy Carnival returned to the UK on 11 July for its 3rd edition.
One week before the festival excitement on social media was reaching its peak. Around this time I stumbled across a group on Facebook for people going solo to EDC. By the day of the festival there were over a 100 people in this group from not only all corners of the UK but from further afield too.
A number of us decided to meet up at Lake Furzton, Milton Keynes, close to the festival site, the morning of a festival. The sun was shining and we were all in good spirits. A short while after the gates opened we made the short walk over to the north entrance of the National Bowl where entry was dealt with quickly and efficiently.
I soon hit the KineticFIELD, a lush green and wooded area which is set in a gigantic bowl meaning no matter where you stood in the arena you had a great view of the stunning KineticCATHEDRAL main stage. With a glowing neon pipe organ bookended by gigantic, 45 foot tall twin owls, the stage played host to a full stage show incorporating dozens of performers, and of course DJs including Steve Aoki and Hardwell, that unfolded throughout the day. The 90 feet high and 240 feet wide structure weighs more than 200 tons. It featured 20 multi-coloured lasers and multiple massive LED screens, giving the illusion of detailed stained-glass windows to match the cathedral theme.
I took a break from the KineticFIELD to check out the rest of the site. It was a very hot day but at the chill tent the wellbeing crew were on hand giving out water and sun cream to festivalgoers (or Headliners as EDC prefers to call us). This was a nice touch.
Around the back of the main arena I came across the NeonGARDEN. The stand out set here came from headliner Jamie Jones.
I walked a little further and hit the CircuitGROUNDS, a playground for lovers of bass heavy beats. This large tent was very busy all day and Pendulum and Sub Focus went down a storm.
My favourite of the smaller arenas was the CosmicMEADOW where the sweet sounds of trance and electronic rang out. Cosmic Gate put in an awesome performance in the afternoon. Later in the evening trance legend Ferry Corsten showcased his new track Anahera under his alias Gouryella. Paul Van Dyk headlined this stage to a smaller than usual crowd due to his clash with Tiesto in the KineticFIELD.
At 9.30pm most of the 35,000+ ravers descended on the KineticFIELD to see the aforementioned legend that is Tiesto close the show. He was accompanied by a full on stage show including fireworks, waterfalls and streamers. It was a sight to behold from up on the hill. His set included my personal favourite, his iconic remix of Adagio for Strings.
Photo courtesy of Insomniac
EDC UK is a very well organised festival in a wonderland setting. It has excellent production values not only on the main stage but in all four arenas. EDC UK has established itself as a festival big boy so the others had better watch out!
Creators and co-producers of Electric Daisy Carnival UK, Insomniac, are giving EDC headliners a special treat this year. For the first time ever, Insomniac will fly in the the awesome kineticCATHEDRAL Stage, modeled after the incredible stage that premiered during EDC Las Vegas in June 2014 to over 400,000 headliners.
This revamped version stands at 90 feet tall and 240 foot wide, featuring huge 45-foot tall twin owls, with expressive eyes that are illuminated by LED lighting. Twenty multi-coloured lasers on the stage, multiple massive LED screens, and multiple fountains shooting water into the air will wow the crowd, creating the illusion of detailed stained glass windows and displaying the latest in visual design.
Photo by ALive
It is a spectacular sight, not to be missed, a perfect masterpiece within Insomniac’s phenomenal production portfolio. The twin owls will be flying over the kineticCATHEDRAL stage at Electric Daisy Carnival, July 11th at the Milton Keynes Bowl.
Today the world-famous dance music festival Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) announced that, for the third year in a row, it will return to the UK on Saturday 11 July, 2015.
A legendary venue, Milton Keynes Bowl provides the perfect setting for EDC UK, while the brightest stars in dance music will light up four breathtaking stages/arenas, each possessing their own unique vibe. DJs will converge from the four corners of the world to celebrate the enduringly popular genre of techno at neonGARDEN, keeping it deep and dark from dawn to dusk. kineticFIELD presents an exciting mix of big arena electro-house artists, and circuitGROUNDS brings a seminal lineup of drum & bass pioneers who have progressively deconstructed the genre into the cutting-edge sounds and subgenres of today. At cosmicMEADOW, a stellar array of favorites has been assembled to transport Headliners straight to the stratosphere.
LINEUP SO FAR: Critically acclaimed Art Department is deep, dark and minimal. Los Angeles-based Carnage deftly fuses electro, hip-hop, pop and trap into an intoxicating brew that’s dirty, defiant, and diverse. Detroit-born Claude VonStroke, owner of Dirtybird Records and now living the life in Venice Beach, remixes everyone from Kenny Larkin to London Grammar. Cosmic Gate feed off one another’s turntable creativity to whip up a frenzied digital supernova. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have enjoyed a continuously upward trajectory from celebrated DJs to dominating figures in the electronic music industry. Dutch legend Ferry Corsten coaxes maximum emotional impact from his records, ensuring his place at the top of the electronic music Hall of Fame. Showing his masterful skills behind the decks, BBCRadio 1’s very own Friction will be mesmerizing Headliners on four decks with unreleased cuts. Dutch DJ and producer Hardwell won the DJ Mag Top 100 poll for the last two years. High Contrast will be joined by MC Wrec and Ilan Bluestone.
Jamie Jones, leader of the new sound of house, is renowned for his pioneering music, his cross-genre band Hot Natured, his groundbreaking Hot Creations label, and his world-famous event series, Paradise. In less than a decade, he has catapulted himself to stardom by shattering genres and breaking out of the confines of minimal techno. Jamie’s revolutionary sound is an instrumental part of his success, being both artistically innovative, yet easily accessible. Also appearing will be John O’Callaghan, Jordan Suckley B2B Bryan Kearney, Kove and Linguistics—as well as Marco Carola, widely regarded as one of techno’s true pioneers. From his stellar Ibiza residency each summer to his shows across the world, Carola and his Music On parties and record label have become synonymous with cutting-edge music. Markus Schulz is a regular at EDC events around the world and known affectionately by his fans as “the Unicorn Slayer.”
Matrix & Futurebound have defined a whole new era in drum & bass via their skillful fusion of epic, melodic soundscapes with heavyweight dancefloor production and original vocals. Rising star Miguel Campbell and BBC Radio 1’s Mistajam will be in attendance. The debonair Paul van Dyk—German DJ, musician, producer, Grammy winner and torch-bearer for the scene—had the longest unbroken run at #1 in the DJ Mag Top 100 poll, was the first DJ ever to be voted as #1 in Mixmag, and boasts remix and production credits for the likes of U2, Depeche Mode and New Order.
This festival lineup wouldn’t be complete without drum & bass kingpins Pendulum (DJ set) with Verse. Raw and controversial, with momentous killer beats, they are not to be missed. One of the UK’s hottest new talents, Philip George, had the biggest breakout record of 2014 with “Wish You Were Mine.” PureNRG Live and Richy Ahmed will be performing live. Route 94 has quietly yet forcefully established himself as a distinctive young figure in the house music scene. For his latest album project, Cornerstone,Shy FX revisits old-school studio techniques and collaborates with a mouthwatering lineup of special guests. Drum & bass duo Sigma need little introduction; from early releases on labels such as Hospital and Viper Recordings, they have cemented themselves as an integral part of the scene. Steve Aoki head label Dim Mak, and Simon Patterson is a star of UK electro house.Sub Focus’ single releases span a plethora of electronic genres, from drum & bass and dubstep to house music and beyond. One of Holland’s most prized exports, DJ and producer Tiësto is a Grammy nominee and multiple winner of the celebrated DJ Mag poll. His legendary progressive electro house sound—along with his uncanny ability to read a crowd’s energy—makes him a perfect deck magician. Visionquest, wAFF and Will Aktinson round out the lineup, with more to be announced.
Electric Daisy Carnival UK
Date: Saturday 11 July 2015
Venue: The Milton Keynes National Bowl, Watling Street, Milton Keynes, MK5 8AA
Age Restrictions: The event is strictly 18+ (valid Photo ID is required)
SW4 always promises to deliver a huge lineup; and this year was no different. Clapham Common battens down the hatches once a year for an onslaught of thousands of festival-goers eager to experience some of europe’s finest EDM DJ’s and Producers in the flesh.
We arrived at Clapham Common to a slightly cooler day and walked around the site to get our bearings; there was four stages this year, The Gallery, The Last Day on Earth, the DJ Magazine Arena, and of course the Main Stage. The set times had been posted so we knew where we needed to be and when; and first up was Oliver Heldens on the main stage. Somewhat predictably the early crowd knew exactly what they wanted to hear – Gecko. He set the scene well for the early comers, and we got some great photos of the crowd enjoying a rave in the sunshine.
Next up on the main stage was Danny Avila, who has had a quick rise in EDM, and now normally plays with the big names in the US – but his UK festival appearance this year shows his universal appeal. His bootleg of Ellie Goulding’s Burn went down particularly well.
Leaving the main stage, we headed over to catch Loco Dice in the DJ Mag tent – at our earlier interview with Tristan Ingram, he’d said how much he was looking forwards to Loco’s set, so we couldn’t miss it either and made sure we were right there to catch all the action. He didn’t disappoint and obviously really enjoyed his set; bouncing around the stage like it was midnight! It was still early, and the sun streamed through the tent’s openings – it got pretty hot in there, but the crowd stuck with him on his deep but funky journey.
This is where it all got a bit hectic; we rushed back to catch Fedde Le Grand, saw him play a few stormers including Off With Yer Head, but we had to rush off again for Booka Shade – who were playing live in the Last Day on Earth arena. The stage had been cleared of the DJ booth, and in its place was two ‘pods’, one containing percussion, and the other, synths. The crowd was in for a treat! The guys gave a really expressive and vibrant performance, interacting throughout on the mic. Off again to catch Super8/TAB in the Gallery briefly before we rushed back to catch Seth Troxler while it rained (timing!). Seth is a relative newbie by comparison to Sasha who followed him in the Last Day arena, but by no means less impressive, and he really delivered a storming set to amp the crowd up for Sasha.
The festival site isn’t too large, so all the running about wasn’t too difficult. The entire central area was made over to food trucks and rides which made a welcome distraction for some. We made it back in time to catch New World Punx on the Main stage – Markus Schulz and Ferry Corsten are ever the showmen and put on a fantastic show, really hyping up the now growing crowd – the huge screens had some amazing visuals and NWP had the pleasure of playing as the sun started to dip in the sky – what a beautiful sight it was. Alesso followed NWP and played a lovely dj set, warming up nicely and building the vibe for W&W, but it was over to catch Aly & Fila for us in the Gallery arena where the crowd were really getting into it.
Knowing that Markus Schulz was up next we stuck around and were treated to a great set, punctuated with classics – always one to play to the crowd and we were not disappointed! The vibe was electric and you know when Ferry Corsten is hanging around back stage that something special is going on. I could have stayed front and centre there for the whole set, but Above & Beyond were up on the main stage, and we had to go capture!
By now the sun was well and truly down, and the lighting on stage picked up a notch- the Above & Beyond show had begun. Huge vocals, and reach-for-the-lasers tunes are what A&B are known for, and they certainly delivered right til the very end.
Thank you SW4 – a fantastic day with some amazing moments and something I’ll remember for a long while. The journey home with the sorest feet I’ve had in a long time, and I can’t wait to do it all again next year!
Highlights for me were Loco Dice, New World Punx (Markus!), Aly & Fila and of course Above & Beyond. Epic day
The Summer Festival Guide can reveal the lineup to one of the worlds biggest electronic music festivals Tomorrowland which takes place in the town of Boom in Belgium.
Taking place over two weekends in July, the first phase announcement of artists include the following:
Friday 18 July
Armin van Buuren Benny Benassi Carl Cox Dada Life Dillon Francis Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Diplo Dirty South Eric Prydz Jamie Jones Loco Dice Martin Solveig Netsky Roger Sanchez Yves V Zeds Dead Steve Aoki
Saturday 19 July
Afrojack Alesso DVBBS Ferry Corsten Hardwell Hernan Cattaneo Jeff Mills Kaskade Knife Party Laidback Luke New World Punx Nero Pretty Lights Sander van Doorn Sven Väth Tiësto Tommy Trash Yves V
Sunday 20 July
Dave Clarke Derrick Carter Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Erol Alkan Green Velvet Krewella Markus Schulz Nicky Romero Paul Kalkbrenner Paul van Dyk Steve Angello The Magician Vitalic (Live) Steve Aoki
Friday 25 July
Armin van Buuren Benny Benassi Carl Cox Dillon Francis Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Diplo Eric Prydz Jamie Jones Knife Party Loco Dice Netsky Roger Sanchez Yves V Zeds Dead Steve Aoki Martin Garrix
Saturday 26 July
Above & Beyond Alesso Bassnectar DVBBS Ferry Corsten Hardwell Hernan Cattaneo Jeff Mills Kaskade Laidback Luke Martin Solveig Nero Sander van Doorn Sven Väth Tommy Trash Tiësto Yves V
Sunday 27 July
Dave Clarke Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Erol Alkan Green Velvet Krewella Markus Schulz Nicky Romero Paul Kalkbrenner Paul van Dyk Steve Angello The Magician Vitalic (Live) Steve Aoki
The world famous Electric Daisy Carnival returns to the UK for its second year and the Summer Festival Guide has the details for what ECD have in store for 2014.
Firstly, EDC will now run over 2 days from the 12th – 13 July and will move from last years London location to the iconic Milton Keynes Bowl. The bowl will be transformed into a brand new world. It provides the perfect setting for Electric Daisy Carnival UK and everything that comes along with it, including a line-up that boasts the brightest dance music stars, with stages including Kinetic Field, Circuit Grounds and Cosmic Meadow.
This years artists are some of the biggest EDM artists in the world and the lineup includes the likes of Avicii, Steve Angello, Steve Aoki, Nicky Romero, Calvin Harris, Fatboy Slim, Nervo and many more!
The festival will feature its signature creative elements including state-of-the-art production and specialeffects, roaming costumed performers and interactive art installations. EDCUK will be a vibrant hub of creative energy and activity, taking fans from day into night. Expect an unrivalled visual experience, as Electric Daisy Carnival UK presents the biggest LED show, never seen before in the UK for one weekend only, and takes pyrotechnics to a whole new level.
The line-up is as impressive as ever, reading like a who’s who of electronic music. On Saturday July 12, arguably the biggest and most successful global star of 2013, Avicii, will take over the decks of the KineticField, while house music hero and one of the most prominent acts in the history of electronic music, SteveAngello, will also play, as well as US electro house star SteveAoki, plus NickyRomero, chart-storming MartinGarrix and bombastic brothers Showtek.
CircuitGrounds presents a list of heavyweights on July 12 who epitomise the trance genre. Undisputed trance master Paul van Dyk travels to Milton Keynes Bowl, alongside the unique FerryCorsten, progressive head ØrjanNilsen, captivating Brit SimonPatterson, the multi-talented BenGold, and a very special guest appearance from the daddy himself PaulOakenfold.
On July 12 CosmicMeadow represents techno’s leading artists. Italian techno ambassador and Music On man MarcoCarola heads a line-up that includes electronic pioneer Dubfire, house hot property Hot Since 82, figurehead and innovator Davide Squillace and the always-electric Timo Maas.
The UK’s very own CalvinHarris takes to the KineticField stage on July 13, along with legend FatboySlim, the unstoppable Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, dancefloor-destroying duo NERVO, Dutch DJ of the moment R3hab and Carnage. The focal point of the festival, the KineticField stage will be bigger than ever, with all the out-of-this-world production that can be expected from an EDC event.
The Circuit Grounds stage will be transformed on July 13, hosting some of the leaders and up-and-comers in dance music. Electro hotheads Blasterjaxx join new-gen DJ Dannic, and chart topper DVBBS. Dyro brings his breakthrough sounds, wunderkind DJ and producer JulianJordan appears, LaidbackLuke provides unparalleled mayhem, Rebecca & Fiona supply high energy revelry, and Sander van Doorn raises hands.
And on July 13 the Cosmic Meadow stage takes things harder and heavier, with genre-bending turntablist A Trak, BBC Radio 1 bass connoisseur B.Traits with MCJuma, HARD Events head honcho Destructo, moombahton pioneer DillonFrancis, bassbin-shaking GorgonCity, dynamic electronic mixing duo Jack Beats, moody house outfit My Nu Leng and Shift K3Y drops garage-infused beats.
Expect fireworks, foods from around the world, dancers, performance artists, costumes, sound, light and creative energy. There will be carnival rides and dramatic décor and fans are encouraged to dress up and make this their most special day.
An experience to remember forever, Electric Daisy Carnival UK is the very best of days.
Tickets are on sale now. Early bird tickets are priced at £55 (+ booking fee) for the day, and £100 (+ booking fee) for the whole weekend, and are available for a limited time.
Line-up: Saturday July 12 Kinetic Field Avicii Steve Angello Steve Aoki Nicky Romero Martin Garrix Showtek
Cosmic Meadow Marco Carola Dubfire Joris Voorn Hot Since 82 Davide Squillace Timo Maas
Circuit Grounds Paul van Dyk Ferry Corsten Ørjan Nilsen Simon Patterson Ben Gold Special Guest Paul Oakenfold
Sunday July 13 Kinetic Field Calvin Harris Fatboy Slim Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike NERVO R3hab Carnage
Circuit Grounds (alphabetical order) Blasterjaxx Dannic DVBBS Dyro Julian Jordan Laidback Luke Rebecca & Fiona Sander van Doorn
Cosmic Meadow hosted by HARD (alphabetical order) A Trak B.Traits feat. MC Juma Destructo Dillon Francis Gorgon City Jack Beats My Nu Leng Shift K3Y
Two undisputed electronic heavyweights. Two titans of trance. One unstoppable force. South West Four is pleased to announce that on Saturday 23rd August, Markus Schulz and Ferry Corsten will arrive in London to showcase their new project New World Punx for the very first time. After starting out as just a few spontaneous back to back DJ sets in 2012 it became clear that this was a partnership that could inevitably take on the world as one. Both globally celebrated in their own right thanks to individual careers spanning over twenty years, New World Punx demonstrate remarkable levels of chemistrythrough scintillating performances. Deriving from Schulz’s hit ‘The New World’ and Corsten’s anthem ‘Punk’, New World Punx push a bass-driven sound that promises to shake Clapham Common to its core. Having marked their territory with unforgettable appearances at ASOT 600 (Madison Square Garden NYC), ASOT 650 (Netherlands) and Ultra Miami 2014, their first ever performance in the Capital promises to become one of this year’s most cherished moments.
Cosmic Gate are the perfect union of musical minds. Over the past ten years, Nic Chagall and Bossi have evolved into one of the most creative and highly-sought-after electronic acts in the world. With the world of trance unfolding into various different pockets of sound, Cosmic Gate have remained true to their roots and catapulted themselves to the forefront of euphoric sounds. Their cosmological productions go hand in hand with their atomic on-stage synergy to create one of the most powerful partnerships of today. Feeding off each other’s endless energy and turntable wizardry, the German duo have established themselves as a firm favourite within trance’s global community. They played a pivotal part in Armin van Buuren’s ASOT residency at Privilege Ibiza last summer with five standout performances alongside the launch of their brand new residency in Las Vegas. With a mouth-watering SW4 debut to look forward to, Cosmic Gate’s most recent London performance at The Gallery earlier this year saw them rock the Ministry of Sound through to the early hours. With demand already crying out for their return, this emotive performance promises to seduce the senses into a heavenly abyss.
Boasting an unrivalled level of telepathic musical chemistry, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano have firmly established themselves as one of the hottest duos in electronic music. Their insatiable appetite for success and ability to deliver electrifying sets has led them to a brand new summer residency atAmnesia Ibiza for 2014. Last season, their chunky house-based grooves were amongst the most popular on the island via their Sexy By Nature residency at Boom Ibiza, in addition to outstanding performances at SW4’s Tenth Anniversary, Ultra, Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival, BPM, and theAmsterdam Dance Event (ADE). Following this their efforts were rewarded with a high profile residency at Las Vegas’ Hakkasan, a headline show at The Heineken Music Hall, as well as a BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix earlier this year. Besides their carnival-like performances, the key to their success is theiroutstanding productions which will once again bring sunshine to our beloved Clapham Common.
At just 18 years of age, Danny Avila has become one of the hottest new acts in dance music. From winning ‘Best Newcomer DJ’ at the prestigious Vicious Music Awards aged only 16, through to touring the world last year, Avila has risen through the electronic music ranks based on his searing ability to demolish the world’s most prestigious dance floors. His production talents have seen him gain heavy support from Hardwell, Tiesto, Avicii and Nicky Romero, with releases on the likes of Interscope Records, Big Beat Records, Spinnin’ and Musical Freedom. Having supported Tiesto at a sold out Earl’s Court last December, in addition to several standout performances at Ministry of Sound, Danny’s relationship with the Capital is already an inseparable one. This will be evident in force when he arrives at South West Four on Saturday 23rd August.
Another act making his SW4 debut in 2014 is German producer Jerome Isma-Ae. A firm favourite at The Gallery (Ministry of Sound) after stunning crowds with his dark and broody beats in recent months, Jerome has become renowned worldwide for combing key elements of trance and techno withexquisite drum patterns. As a producer of unique and distinguished basslines, Jerome has become of the best-selling and most in-demand progressive house acts on the planet. His beautiful back-catalogue varies from subtle crafted layers of instantly recognisable beats to peak-time dancefloor sensations. As an act that has embedded his signature sound whilst constantly adapting at the same time, Isma-Ae draws influence from as far as rock, metal, classical and drum & bass, making him one of this year’s most interesting debutants.
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.
Over the past six months we have strived to deliver to you what we believe is the biggest line up we have ever seen at the festival, starting with Saturday headliners, The Prodigy.
As one of the most, if not the most influential dance acts on the planet, we’re pleased to announce The Prodigy will be headlining the North Stage on Saturday 24th August for their only UK performance this year. Expect bomb squad production, appendix churning bass and rushing keyboard hooks as you experience one of the greatest live shows of your lifetime.
Headlining the South Stage on Saturday will be Avicii. After thousands watched the Swedish phenomenon smash it last year we can’t wait to see what he has in store for us this time. Whilst Avicii enjoys the fresh heights of fame, one DJ who has been at the top of his game for the past two decades is Tiësto. A performer who has transcended musical genres, Tiësto continues to be one of the World’s top DJs and that’s why we’re happy to announce that he will be returning with the Clublife South Stage on Sunday. Proceeding with our world class line-up, we welcome back David Guetta who continues his global domination with the news that he has hit the 1 million sales record for his track ‘Titanium’ ft Sia, not to mention the numerous awards he has won over the past 12 months. As ever David will be bringing his full scale production and vast music catalogue to close Sunday’s North Stage.
Size Records has become the starting block for many a DJ/producer over the past few years and at its helm is Steve Angello. As one of the most successful electronic producers of his time, Steve’s sets at Creamfields are always epic and we assure you this year will be no different. If that wasn’t enough we've also got his partner in crime Sebastian Ingrosso hosting his very first ‘All Mixed Up’ arena on Sunday. If you haven’t experienced these guys’ sets before, you better get ready because they know how to party, hard.
One DJ collective who uphold a 100% success rate for giving their audience goosebumps are Above & Beyond, famed for their interactive, uplifting performances we can’t wait to have them back at the show. Another act we’re excited to see is Paul van Dyk. Paul is a Cream legend, having played for the festival nearly every year since its inception and also maintaining a successful residency at Cream Ibiza he consistently delivers and will be back to headline the Cream Arena on Sunday.
Further highlights this year include Eric Prydz aka Pryda whose February Essential Mix is still a constant on the Creamfields office speakers plus the ferocious Knife Party who will take to Saturday’s South Stage to treat us with their heady cocktail of sounds from dubstep and electro to drum and bass and moombahton. They will be joined by the DJ with the Midas touch, Nicky Romero, who recently celebrated his first UK number 1 with the track ‘I Could Be The One’ featuring Avicii. We also have Grammy-award winner Afrojack, DJ Mag Top 100 #6 Hardwell, wonderkid Porter Robinson and Refune prodigy Alesso who is back after that amazing set on last year’s South Stage. Also listen out for Groove Armada as they will be sure to debut some brand new tracks in the Nation Arena as they recently announced that they’re heading back into the studio. From legends to fresh faces we couldn’t believe our eyes when we first saw Madeon play, so much talent and still only 18! If you haven’t seen his ‘Pop Culture’ video on YouTube yet – look now – and don’t miss his North Stage debut.
Ensuring our stages are kept booming across both days we’ve put together a delectable line-up of stars including NERVO, Zane Lowe, Zedd, Tommy Trash, Feed Me, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Borgore, Norman Doray, Alvaro, Major Look Tom Staar, and Pegboard Nerds.
Shaking things up for this year we introduce a fresh new arena from Pete Tong. The All Gone Pete Tong arena embodies Pete’s ability to push and nurture new talent whilst still representing the artists who helped forge the scene. First on the invite list is Sasha, ready to drop tracks from his brand new Involv3r compilation release and making a welcome return to the festival after a year hiatus. Moving on from one of Mixmag’s first cover stars to their DJ of 2012, Solomun, will be bringing the sounds of his Diynamic label to the show for the first time. Completing this tasty first line-up are leading DJ/ producers Joris Voorn, David Squillace, Hernan Cattaneo, Hot Since 82 and Jaymo & Andy George. Bring it.
From ‘All Gone Pete Tong’ to ‘All Mixed Up’; the brand new arena presented by Sebastian Ingrosso, which features himself and protégé Alesso as well as very special guest Armand van Helden, Otto Knows, Mat Zo, Deniz Koyu and Carli. Whilst Steve Angello and the Size Matters posse will be raising the roof once again with acts Benny Benassi, AN21, Max Vangeli, Third Party, Tim Mason, Quilinez and Wayne & Woods.
Creamfields’ first lady Annie Mac has pulled it out of the bag once again with the line-up for the Annie Mac Presents Arena which includes a live performance from the BBC’s coveted Sound of 2013 #2 act, AlunaGeorge. The über talented duo will also be joined by breakthrough house producerJulio Bashmore whose infectious melodies are certain to provide the perfect summer festival vibe, and the extremely talented Eats Everything and his ‘Feather Fight’ cohort Justin Martin. In addition, we also welcome rising stars Toddla T Sound and Monki and along with the man behind the ‘Harlem Shake,' Baauer.
After last year we have made it our mission to get the acts you missed back to this year’s festival including the mighty Richie Hawtin and his unique ENTER. Arena concept. Now an award-winning night in Ibiza, ENTER. will provide a Balearic atmosphere on Sunday complimented by the beats of the mighty Loco Dice, Seth Troxler, Gaiser, Paco Osuna and Hobo.
As a much revered institution at Creamfields we’re always excited to see the line-up for the Pryda Friends Arena and this year Eric Prydz has surpassed even our expectations offering up sets from renowned techno producer Marco Carola, RA’s #10 of 2012 Maya Jane Coles plus a welcome return from Adam Beyer. We also have a debut appearance from Maceo Plex and music from Scuba, George Fitzgerald and Fehrplay.
When it comes to bass, beats and solid grooves there are two people who never let you down and that’s why this year we’ve asked Skream & Benga to curate a brand new arena for Saturday. Skream & Benga present will feature sets from the men themselves as well as a few of their friends including Ram Records founder Andy C, Redlight, Rustie, Jack Beats, Alvin Risk, Zinc, Bondax, Clean Bandit, Kidnap Kid, Woz plus many more.
Celebrating the landmark 10th edition of their renowned label showcase with ‘Anjunabeats Volume 10’, Above & Beyond present the Anjunabeats Arena in association with Mixmag for the first time at Creamfields offering plenty of euphoric, hands in the air moments with a little help from their ‘On A Good Day’ co-producer Gareth Emery, Cream legend Paul Oakenfold and Arty. They will also be bringing the cream of the Anjuna crop in the form of Norin & Rad and Andrew Bayer.
Topping up the trance on Sunday we have the iconic Cream Arena, our longest standing arena, filled with memories, many made by these guys –Paul van Dyk and Ferry Corsten. They will be celebrating this special anniversary with John O’Callaghan, Simon Patterson, Jordan Suckleyand Adam Sheridan.
Prepare your superhero costumes as Laidback Luke returns with the SuperYou&Me Arena! Steve Aoki will finally make his Creamfields debut along with his rider of cakes, inflatables and plenty of champagne for everyone! And the party doesn’t stop there! Eddie Halliwell will be making sure you’re fired up while Chuckie and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano will be making up the Dutch contingent supported by Tom Swoon and La Fuenta.
Whilst Skream & Benga ensure the bass is covered on Saturday, Mistajam will show us what his Speakerbox imprint has got on Sunday with a headline live performance from Sub Focus and a Creamfields debut for London boys Modestep. The raw talent in this arena doesn’t end there with sets to look forward to from Digital Soundboy’s Shy Fx plus Mistajam himself, Monsta, Killsonik, Friction, Majestic, Decibel, North Base andBitR8.
After last year’s success we’re bringing the Nation concept undercover with the Nation Arena headlined by Groove Armada, with return performances from A-Trak, Fake Blood and Jaguar Skills. Plus we’ve also got sets from emerging talent Jackmaster, Burns and Eli & Fur.
Providing beats on the harder side of dance is the Goodgreef Xtra-Hard Arena which features performances from the likes of Kutksi, Andy Whitby, Alex Kidd, the Organ Donors plus many more, and for those who prefer the finer side of life, Hed Kandi return as hosts of the Hospitality Arena.
It has become somewhat of a tradition to have the Mixmag as our official warm-up hosts for the festival and this year is no different as they bring you ‘That Mixmag Thing’ silent disco arena on Friday 23rd August with DJ Mag’s youngest covermount artist – at just 17! – Danny Avila and Mixmag’s ‘one to watch’ Deniz Koyu plus the Mixmag Allstars. If you like things a little deeper and darker then Riva Starr’s Snatch! silent disco arena is the place for you. This year Riva has brought with him some of the most exciting acts to watch out for this year including ‘Producers Producer’ Duke Dumont, Dirty Bird’s Shadow Child and more. We can’t wait for this! Finally Unit7 introduce the WRHSmusic arena armed with their favourite acts of the moment, including Russ Chimes who will be bringing his own unique brand of amped up, atmospheric and pop-savvy dance music to the silent disco as well as the brilliant Citizen.
SATURDAY 24TH AUGUST
North Stage The Prodigy ONLY UK PERFORMANCE THIS YEAR Madeon Zane Lowe Zedd Borgore Major Look Tom Staar
South stage Avicii Knife Party Nicky Romero Nervo Norman Doray + More
Anjunabeats in Association with Mixmag Above & Beyond Paul Oakenfold Arty Norin & Rad Andrew Bayer Gareth Wyn Rob Harnetty Very Special Guest: Gareth Emery
Size Matters Steve Angello Benny Benassi AN21 Max Vangeli Third Party Tim Mason Qulinez Wayne & Woods
Pryda Friends Eric Prydz Marco Carola Adam Beyer Maceo Plex Scuba George Fitzgerald Fehrplay Very Special Guest: Maya Jane Coles
Annie Mac Presents Annie Mac Julio Bashmore Eats Everything Toddla T Sound Justin Martin Baauer Monki Live: Alunageorge
It’s all gone…. Pete Tong Pete Tong Solomun Joris Voorn David Squillace Hernan Cattaneo Hot Since 82 Jaymo & Andy George Very Special guest: Sasha
Skream & Benga present Skream Benga Andy C Redlight Rustie Jack Beats Alvin Risk Zinc Bondax Clean Bandit Kidnap Kid Woz + More
Hed Kandi Hospitality Phil Faversham Carl Hanaghan Sam Cannon DJ Eibhlin Dean Oram (Percussion) Tom Da Lips (Saxophone)
SUNDAY 25TH AUGUST
Clublife South Stage Tiësto Steve Angello Hardwell Tommy Trash Alvaro + More
North Stage David Guetta Afrojack Feed Me Porter Robinson Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Pegboard Nerds
Sebastian Ingrosso presents All Mixed Up Sebastian Ingrosso Alesso Otto Knows Mat Zo Deniz Koyu Carli Very Special Guest Armand Van Helden
Cream Paul van Dyk Ferry Corsten John O Callaghan Simon Patterson Jordan Suckley Adam Sheridan