Having already secured exclusives with some of the biggest names in electronic music, Creamfields continues to lead the charge on line up announcements as they unleash the first wave of acts for this year’s festival in what is shaping up to be one of the most unmissable shows of the year.
Artists just announced for the 2019 edition in alphabetical order include Above & Beyond, Alan Fitzpatrick, Amelie Lens, Andy C, Annie Mac, Ben Nicky, Bicep (DJ Set), The Black Madonna, Brennan Heart, Camelphat, Carl Cox, Chase & Status (DJ Set), Crucast (Skepsis, Darkzy, TS7, Bru-C, Mr Virgo, Lazcru & Window Kid), Denis Sulta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Enrico Sangiuliano, Faithless (DJ Set), Fisher, Gareth Emery, Gorgon City, Hannah Wants, Headhunterz, Helena Hauff, Hot Since 82, Jamie Jones, Joseph Capriati, Kölsch, Len Faki, Marco Carola, Martin Garrix, MK, Nicole Moudaber, Oliver Heldens, Pan-Pot, Patrick Topping, Paul van Dyk, Pete Tong, Solardo, Tchami, Tiësto, Timmy Trumpet and Wilkinson (DJ Set) and this is just the first wave of acts, with many more big name artists and exclusives still to be announced.
This latest drop of talent follows a series of tantalising headline announcements over the last few months bringing exclusive performances from the likes of deadmau5, Adam Beyer, Cirez D, The Chemical Brothers (Live) and the highly anticipated return of Swedish House Mafia who have chosen Creamfields as their only UK show this year.
This year’s V Festival came to a close this weekend, with the event displaying perfectly how to showcase some of the biggest chart stars in the world, as well as give some exciting up and coming artists a platform to shine.
The festival kicked off on Saturday afternoon and despite the unsettled weather, a buzz filled the air and the main stage began to fill up early with people eagerly awaiting the performance of a lady that goes by the name of Beyoncé.
First up on the main stage were The Fratellis, who played a triumphant set to seal their comeback to the music business. They helped set the tone for the day and had the crowd up on their feet and singing along to popular hit Chelsea Dagger amongst others.
After this I headed to the 4music stage, stopping along the way to grab a drink and meet a group of lads who were dressed as power rangers. Here I had a little wait before the next act, so I chatted to a pair of girls who had been watching Gabrielle Aplin serenade the crowd at the arena stage, with her “gentle tone and heart-warming lyrics.”
Finally, out came Maverick Sabre who provided the crowd with a laidback soulful sound to accompany some late afternoon sun. He was shortly followed by Of Monsters and Men who continued in the same fashion by mixing an inviting atmosphere with some uplifting melody’s to get the crowd going.
With about 40 minutes to spare before Labrinth took to the 4music stage I darted off to the arena stage where I saw Jessie Ware get lost in the moment as she delivered a faultless set. Then I was quickly back to the 4music stage to see the previously mentioned Earthquake singer bring down the house with an electric set that included hits Express Yourself and Sunshine. Not to mention some onstage flames which lit up the crowd as the sun slowly started to set.
I, like many other people then made my way to the main stage where a huge crowd gathered to see Jessie J do her thing. Rocking her recently famous short bleached blonde hair and dressed in a unique skimpy black and white ensemble, fitting of her personality, the singer delivered the only way she knows how, with a punch. Popular tracks Price Tag, Do It Like A Dude and Domino were accompanied by fist pumping and strutting from the 25-year-old as she got the crowd in the mood for the rest of the night.
The penultimate act to grace the main stage on Saturday evening was The Script. Despite the mellow rockers trying their best to hype up the crowd, many used this time to head to the bar and stock up on as many drinks as they could carry, or stuff their face with something from one of various food vans. However the crowd did all come together to sing along to The Man Who Can’t Be Moved, whilst frontman Danny O’Donoghue took the opportunity to connect with one of his many female fans by getting hold of her phone and singing to her ex-boyfriend, ‘Am I better off dead?’
As darkness descended on the Chelmsford site, it was finally time for what most people had been waiting for. The crowd, a mixture of Single Ladies and men too, were all there waiting to see the woman they adored, and wait they did. The delay of 25 minutes consisted mostly of fans chanting ‘Beyoncé Beyoncé’, as rain started to fall on the huge crowd. Leaving some wondering whether they should be over at the 4music stage watching as one of the world’s biggest DJ’s, Steve Angello, made an awesome replacement for Beady Eye.
The former Swedish House Mafia star absolutely smashed it with an amazing laser light show alongside dropping massive hits like, Don’t You Worry Child and Save The World,to get the respectable sized crowd raving the night away.
Back at the main stage and at last the music hit. Run The World (Girls) blasted out of the speakers and the crowd went crazy as out stepped Beyoncé. Dressed in a beaded leotard and sporting a new blonde bob hairstyle, Queen Bee dazzled the masses not only with her colossal hits but with her sophisticated video interludes, leaving them in awe. With the crowd all singing along to Love On Top, Irreplaceable and Halo, Beyoncé took the opportunity to show off a number of amazing outfits which just demonstrated that she really does know how to put on a show. All this combined with her fantastic all-female band and faultless dancers left people talking about the brilliant performance well into the early hours of the morning.
Sunday morning rolled around and with the sun shining in the sky, many people emerged from their tents looking a little worse for wear after last night’s antics. This however didn’t stop the lively atmosphere and many people were quickly back on the booze, including a large group of men spending the festival dressed as women.
I started off the day at the 4music stage where Lawson quickly got the crowd going with an excellent cover of Don’t You Worry Child. I then made the long trek to the arena stage to roll back the years and have a good ole sing-song with Five. A bigger crowd than was probably expected gathered to watch the 90’s boy band relive their youth with hits Keep On Moving and Everybody Get Up.
After stopping to grab a drink and an overpriced pizza, I headed to the main stage where I caught the end of the Jason Mraz set before getting amongst the crowd for Essex’s own Olly Murs. He provided the audience with plenty of opportunities to find their dancing feet, but it seemed like most were after a more exciting sound.
Luckily this came at the 4music stage as Rudimental’s late afternoon set attracted a large and energetic audience. Songs Waiting All Night and Feel the Love got the approval of the masses as most were going for it with their drinks being sent flying.
Later the early evening mellow atmosphere was accompanied by the elegant Emeli Sandé, who graced the main stage with her delicate vocals providing the crowd with the perfect opportunity to sit and take a break from the tiring day. Beneath Your Beautiful echoed amongst the audience as many joined in with the chart hit.
Having spent a couple of hours at the main stage, I once again made the long walk to the arena stage where I watched a very enthusiastic Ellie Goulding wow the crowd with not only her excellent voice but her ability to play multiple instruments.
With night fast approaching, it was left to two huge acts to fight out for the attention of the party-goers. Calvin Harris was in charge of headlining the 4music stage whilst Kings of Leon were given the same responsibility at the main stage, I was lucky enough to catch both.
The superstar DJ attracted a huge crowd as he closed the 4music stage in spectacular fashion, with a set of immense tunes including, Drinking From The Bottle, We Found Love and new song, Under Control. Combining this with lasers and an abundance of fireworks he was able to perfectly captured the spirit of the festival.
Meanwhile at the main stage Kings of Leon were keen to prove they were back on form ahead of their new album release, and they did just that. With new single Supersoaker and with a number of festival favourites like Sex On Fire and Use Somebody they had the crowd in raptures. With everybody singing at the top of the voices to the raw and exciting sound of the American rockers, the festival came to a close for yet another year.
All in all, V Festival again did what is does best, showcasing the best chart toppers in the business, and with its friendly vibrant atmosphere it is easy to see why the festival is so popular among a variety of age groups. The organisers yet again managed to attract some of the biggest stars in the music industry, all of whom delivered to put on one hell of a show.
So after a successful 2013, festival expectations for next year are high, and with confidence that V will deliver it will be a weekend you won’t want to be missing, I know I won’t be.
Strictly limited to one night only, ‘One Last Tour’ promises to deliver Aussie fans one last huge send off, packed with the the trio’s most popular tracks including their latest smash hit and undoubtedly the biggest track in Australia (if not the world) right now: ‘Don’t You Worry Child.’ DYWC has surpassed Platinum sales in Aus, currently sitting at #2 on the ARIA Singles Chart (with #1 firmly in sight) and held the #1 spot on the ARIA Club Chart for over nine weeks straight). The trio will be showcasing all of their massive hits including: ‘One’ (Gold in Aus), ‘Miami 2 Ibiza’ (Platinum in Aus), ‘Save the World’ (Gold in Aus), plus all of their chart topping remixes and incredible mash-ups. Australian fans will have the opportunity to say goodbye and celebrate with the Swedes one last time in Sydney on February 2nd.
About Swedish House Mafia
After exploding on to the scene in 2010, SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA follow up their huge genre-defining club track ‘One’ with the worldwide platinum-selling single ‘Miami 2 Ibiza’ featuring Tinie Tempah. Both tracks appeared on their stellar compilation album ‘Until One’ which is still in the UK top 50 chart nearly two years after its release (also going Gold in the UK). The boys followed this with the platinum single ‘Save The World.’ They ended 2011 playing to 20,000 people at New York’s Madison Square Garden, which sold out in a staggering 10 minutes. 2012 so far has seen the release of their highest charting single to date ‘Antidote’ – a collaboration with Pendulum’s Knife Party, a second bigger and better ‘Masquerade Hotel’ in Miami and the release of the incendiary ‘Greyhound.’
Their second mix album entitled, ‘Until Now’ forming the official soundtrack to ‘One Last Tour’ and debuted on the ARIA charts at the #12. ‘Until Now’ highlights include the latest SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA single ‘DON’T YOU WORRY CHILD’ (feat John Martin) – which was debuted to 65,000 people at the band’s recent UK farewell Milton Keynes Bowl show. The previously unreleased Coldplay Vs Swedish House Mafia ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’, global club anthems ‘Calling’ and ‘In My Mind,’ Steve Angello and Third Party’s ‘Lights,’ the Swedes’ exclusive remix of Usher’s ‘Euphoria’ plus more previously unreleased tracks.
Get Ready Australia, as we bid farewell to Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso & Steve Angello AKA Swedish House Mafia in style. ‘One Last Tour’ will be the final time for Australian fans to see Swedish House Mafia.
Saturday 2nd February, 2013: 6pm until 11pm (doors open 5.30pm) Sydney Showground Stadium Homebush, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Tickets on Sale at 9am (AEDT) Monday 19th of November, 2012 from Ticketmaster Patrons can buy tickets online via: http://ticketmaster.com.au 1st Release tickets $99.95+ t/fee Ticketmaster Outlets Nationally and by Phone 136-100 This event is 16+ event. ID is required.
Whether it rains or not, I am expecting the Scottish crowd to be out in full force, having been to T in the Park before I am more than familiar with the enthusiastic atmosphere consistent through all weather conditions! I'm almost as excited to see the festival goers that choose to slide face down through the mud as I am to see the numerous artists confirmed over the three days.
Having looked through the line-up I hope to see (as long as stage times don't clash) Snow Patrol, Florence and the Machine, Professor Green, The Blackout and Tinie Tempah on the Friday. On the Saturday I'll hope to catch The Stone Roses, David Guetta, Jessie J, Enter Shikari, Rizzle Kicks, and Fake Blood. On the Sunday, Kasabian, Nicki Minaj, Swedish House Mafia, Chase and Status, Skrillex, Twin Atlantic, Rita Ora and The Subways!
She joins an incredible line-up which has already been announced, including Jay-Z, who will headline the event on Saturday 23 June. Together they join an impressive list of artists such as Tine Tempah, Jessie J, Ed Sheeran, Florence + the Machine, Professor Green, Leona Lewis, DJ Fresh, Plan B, Flo Rida and Will.i.am.
BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012 will be staged across two days, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June 2012, in East London's Hackney Marshes. The event forms part of the London 2012 Festival and will feature over 100 UK and international artists performing on six BBC stages including the Radio 1 Main Stage, Radio 1Xtra Stage, Dance Stage, In New Music We Trust Stage and the BBC Introducing Stage..
Radio 1 have made 100,000 free* tickets available for the weekend. Ticket registration has now closed. For those who have their registration number, there will be two opportunities to apply for a ticket – 11am on Sunday 25 March and 4pm on Monday 26 March, online at bbc.co.uk/radio1. The majority of tickets will be reserved for those from Hackney and the other five Olympic boroughs, with allocation on a first-come, first-served basis.
Other acts confirmed for the live event include:
Andy C, Azealia Banks, Bombay Bicycle Club, Boy Better Know Feat Skepta & JME, Calvin Harris, Chase & Status, Chip, Dappy, David Guetta, D'banj, Deadmau5, Devlin, DJ Fresh, Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande, Eric Prydz, Flo Rida, Flux Pavilion & Doctor P, Florence & the Machine , Jack White, Jay-Z, Jessie J, Labrinth, Lana Del Rey, Leona Lewis, Magnetic Man, Maverick Sabre, Michael Kiwanuka, Mindless Behaviour, Nero, Plan B, Professor Green, Rihanna, Rizzle Kicks, Sean Paul, Sub Focus, Swedish House Mafia, Taio Cruz, The Maccabees, The Ting Tings, Tinchy Stryder, Tinie Tempah, Will.i.am, Wretch 32.
BBC Three has been confirmed as Radio 1's television partner and will be the only channel where viewers can see the whole event.
BBC Three will also produce an exciting range of additional programming in the run up to the weekend, details of which will be announced in the coming months.
A truly multiplatform experience, the event will be broadcast on Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra with a major interactive presence online and many live performances able to watch on demand.
There are some more huge names to be added to the line-up in the coming weeks – keep listening to Radio 1 and 1Xtra for details.
This special event is being produced in partnership with Hackney Council.
Radio 1 will also be embarking on a month of outreach activity in East London ahead of the main event, including the Radio 1 & 1Xtra Academy that opens on June 1st, keep listening to Radio 1 and 1Xtra to find out how to get tickets to the Academy.
As one of the hottest dance acts in the world, the electronic pioneers, will also release their new single ‘ANTIDOTE’ – a collaboration with Knife Party (side project of Pendulum's, Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen) – on JANUARY 15TH. The track treads a much darker path than the Swede’s usual productions and comes with a massive dubstep-esque warbling bottom-end.
Hear Antidote’s exclusive first play on Radio One’s Annie Mac show.
From 9am on Friday 18th November, Swedish House Mafia are giving fans the opportunity to purchase the full VIP Swedes experience. For £199 (inc. VAT & booking fee) fans will have access to an exclusive VIP compound with private catering and bar, drink tokens for food and drink and access to the aftershow party where DJ’s will play until 2am. Fans who have already brought a ticket will be able to upgrade for £154 (inc VAT).
The band will also play another landmark ‘One Night Stand’ show at New York’s Madison Square Garden on December 16th 2011. This will see SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA – Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso – make history when they become the first dance act to have headlined both venues. Not only that, the show sold out in only 10 minutes.
Swedish House Mafia will join an enviable list of music legends who have headlined the National Bowl including Oasis, Green Day, Metallica, Eminem and Foo Fighters. The list of artists who have played Madison Square Garden reads like a veritable who’s who of music dating from the late sixties to the present day.
The Swedes have already enjoyed phenomenal success to date. Not only did their recent UK tour sell out in minutes which saw a second night added at London’s Alexandra Palace, but they soldover a million singles in 2010 alone, saw their album‘Until One’ reach Gold status, co-headlined Radio One’s Big Weekend and played major festival including Creamfields, T in the Park and Oxegen. Internationally, their infamous Masquerade Motel events sold out in Miami, Las Vegas and Ibiza where they enjoyed a sixteen week residency.
This announcement comes hot on the heels of confirmation that they will play another landmark ‘OneNight Stand’ show at New York’s Madison Square Gardens on December 16th 2011. This will see Swedish House Mafia – Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso – make history when they become the first dance act to have headlined both venues. These shows, once again, reaffirm their status as global superstars.
Swedish House Mafia will join an enviable list of music legends who have headlined the National Bowl including Oasis, Green Day, Metallica, Eminemand Foo Fighters. The list of artists who have played Madison Square Gardens reads like a veritable who’s who of music dating from the late sixties to the present day.
The band are also set to release a live album (date tbc) taken from the road this year. The album will feature their much sought-after, previously unavailableColdplay Vs Swedish House Mafia ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’ plus ‘Antidote’, their new collaboration with Knife Party (Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen).
The Swedes have already enjoyed phenomenal success to date. Not only did their recent UK tour sell out in minutes which saw a second night added at London’s Alexandra Palace, but they soldover a million singles in 2010 alone, saw their album ‘Until One’ reach Gold status, co-headlined Radio One’s Big Weekend and played major festivals including Creamfields, T in the Park and Oxegen. Internationally, their infamous Masquerade Motel events sold out in Miami, Las Vegas and Ibiza where they enjoyed a sixteen week residency.
However from 9am on Wednesday 28th September until 9am on the 30th, SHM Originals (ticket holders to the very first Brixton shows by the band) will have exclusive access to tickets before anyone else. These fans will be mailed on Saturday 24th September with a unique code as a thank you for their continued support.
On Thursday 29th September there will be a 24 hour fan presale through Swedish House Mafia’s Facebook.
Madison Square Garden on-sale information is listed on the band’s website
‘One Night Stand’
Saturday 14th July 2012
Swedish House Mafia
Price: £45+BF, tickets on sale 9am Friday 30th September 2011
Becoming a 3 day camping event will not only improve ease of access to the site for festivalgoers but there will also be an array of entertainment on offer within the main event site including a showcase of the Swedish House Mafia movie ‘Take One’ which charts the lives of the International DJ trio over 2 years covering 15 countries and 285 shows.
Friday also sees the debut of two ‘Silent Disco’ arenas at the festival, the first of which will be hosted by Size Matters, Steve Angello’s world famous party brand, with performances from Steve’s latest Size Records protégés Tim Mason and Third Party plus more to be announced.
Creamfields also welcomes Mixmag’s monthly party ‘That Mixmag Thing’ to host the second silent disco arena with performances from the Scratch Perverts, BBC Radio 1’s Jaymo & Andy George, Brookes Brothers, Futurebound, Clique DJ’s and more. The mag’s popular night began just over a year ago and has already seen a host of hot new electronic acts pass through its doors as well as the odd superstar DJ so expect no less from their Creamfields debut.
Campers arriving on the Friday will also be able to chill out at the festival’s on-site cinema which will be showing a collection of iconic clubbing films as well as enjoying all the fun of the fair, stalls and more.The main arena site’s food and drink stalls will also be open for the new arrivals.
Access to the event on Friday is limited and only open to festival goers camping at the event. Tickets will go on general sale 10am Tuesday 3rd May. Any existing camping ticket holders wishing to purchase a Friday ticket for £20 (standard)/ £30 (hospitality) will be contacted by their ticket agent with details on how to book.
Demand from fans to introduce a Friday opening has been high since Creamfields became a two day camping event in 2008. Selling out in record time over the last 2 years, 2011 is already on course to eclipse last year’s success. This year Creamfields have secured one of the biggest dance line ups of the year which will see performances from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, David Guetta, Tiёsto, Swedish House Mafia, Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk to name a few.
Creamfields spokesperson comments: “We are delighted to be able to announce a third day to the festival, which has been growing year on year. Those choosing to arrive on the Friday will not only benefit from improved access into the site, but they will be able to have the pick of the campsites pitching closer to the arena site if they wish. It also enables people travelling long distances the chance to pitch up earlier, saving a long journey through the night for many”
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Friday Standard Camping Upgrade £20+BF (Existing Standard Camping Ticket Holders Only)
The institution dance music fans know and love as the Slam Tent will be back at Balado to celebrate its 15th consecutive year and with Leftfield confirmed as a headliner, it’s a line-up that calls for double celebration. The stellar Slam bill of dance heavyweights also includes The Streets, Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77,
Felix da Housecat, Slam, Diplo, Josh Wink, Benga & Youngman, Silicone Soul andMathew Jonson. That’s just for Slam starters as there’s much more to come.
The infamous Swedish House Mafia are set to tear it up when they descend upon Balado. Huge individually and riotous together, the superstar trio of DJ’s Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell take dance music to another level when performing as a collective. They stormed the charts with Tinie Tempah last year providing the unofficial soundtrack to the summer with dance floor anthem ‘Miami 2 Ibiza’ and now it’s time to take on T in the Park.
Leftfield pioneered the electronic music scene of 90’s Britain with seminal debut album ‘Leftism’ which fused dub, breakbeat and techno. The album was shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize and reached Q Magazine’s 100 Greatest British Albums ever. Famous for touring with an outrageously loud sound system which created headlines in Amsterdam and caused the ceiling of the Brixton Academy to crumble, Neil Barnes is set to make the blue walls of the Slam Tent throb as he single-handedly brings the Leftfield experience to the masses this summer.
This man is so on top of his game that he hardly needs an introduction. Deadmau5, the 28 year old Canadian, is an electro house producer with a big difference. There’s the large cartoon mouse head costume of course, but there’s also the artist, the technical whizzkid, the Grammy Award nominee and the outstanding reputation for being the most forward thinking person in electronic music right now. Killer clubland tracks such as ‘Ghosts N Stuff’ and ‘I Remember’ are sure to form part of a highly visual set that will go down in history. The man has his finger on the pulse, he creates the pulse, he IS the pulse.
Hailed as one of the world’s best electronic music acts, 2manydjs bring their pounding electro for what will be their third appearance at T in the Park. Fans of the Belgian brothers’ sell out shows know to expect outstanding visual treats and electrifying chemistry between the pair, making their set an unmissable affair. Mash ups of foot stompers like Gossip’s ‘Standing in the Way of Control’ and MGMT’s ‘Kids’ have been filling dancefloors all over the world and the fields of Balado will be shaking when these two take to the decks.
The massive dance music collective confirmed for T in the Park, along with leading urban music acts currently lead by the inimitable Tinie Tempah, and the biggest names in rock and pop, further proves that T in the Park has something for everyone. Music fans can get lost in their love of dance for the whole weekend, saturate themselves in the sweet sounds of urban and pop, rock out to the biggest festival acts on the planet or mix it up and do it all. The very best of separate musical genres, across multiple stages with carefully curated line ups for the most finely tuned festival bill of the summer – that’s T in the Park.
At the heart of T in the Park is the music and atmosphere that continually unites the crowd and creates a weekend of memorable moments that will last a lifetime. Brit Award and Grammy winners, multi-million selling artists, music icons and legends….T in the Park 2011 has them all. Bring it on Balado.
Residence packages are available, providing luxury accommodation options including Thursday – Monday Camping & Festival Ticket. For more information on Residence packages visit www.tinthepark.com/residence
Headlining Saturdays North Stage is The Chemical Brothers, they’re the kings of the block rocking beat, in fact there are few acts who can rival their spellbinding, relentless, euphoric, crowd pleasing performances. This dance festival exclusive will also be Tom & Ed’s last outdoor show in the UK this year. Returning to host his very own Clublife Stage and back by demand is Tiësto, voted the ‘Greatest DJ Of All Time’ by Mixmag readers and attracting a crowd of over 30,000 last year, expect first rate production and a dance music explosion of epic proportions for this UK Festival Exclusive. Trance devotees unite as the Grammy nominated and globally acclaimed Paul van Dyk returns exclusively to host his very own Evolution Arena, bringing with him a truck load of production for what is set to be a spectacular performance from this dance music heavyweight.
On Sunday we are bringing together two dance titans David Guetta and the Swedish House Mafia. Following an overwhelming year, we’re excited to welcome back the force du jour that is Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso, this trio have become one of the most sought after DJ crews in the world, their performance in 2010 was deservedly voted BBC Radio 1’s ‘Essential Mix Of The Year’and
they return exclusively to Creamfields to host their own arena for the third year running, only this time in an all new, bigger structure to accommodate the masses who couldn’t get in last year! Expect a hand’s in the air performance like no other with their trademark blockbuster production.
David Guetta has some of the world’s biggest acts fighting for his production skills and is one artiste that has truly crossed over from the intimate dancefloor to the musical masses, he returns in 2011 with an all new stage show to close out the North Stage.
Last year he was voted the world’s No.1 DJ by DJ Mag so Creamfields is the obvious choice for trance titan Armin van Buuren who enjoyed his performance so much last year he returns exclusively in 2011 to headline and close out the South Stage.
Determined to keep things fresh and exciting, Cream HQ have introduced two new Outdoor Stages, which are needed to house the many headline acts performing this year, they’ve also introduced a flock of new arenas for your pleasure including one of 2010’s biggest artistes Laidback Luke who will be bringing his Super You&Me party to the fields, as he hosts his very own arena – fancy dress essential! Steve Angello will be giving festival goers a double helping of Swedish delight as he debuts his own Size Matters Arenaon the Saturday and returns on Sunday under his Swedish House Mafia moniker. Techno fans will be pleased to see the return of theMixmag Presents Cocoon Arena, Sven Väth who celebrates 30 years on the decks this year will be joined by some of the biggest forces in techno including Marco Carola and a very special performance from Josh Wink. Bass heads and dub-steppers can take sanctuary in the BBC Radio 1XtraArena which makes its debut and features the best of the best from the D&B & dubstep stable. Other arena hosts include Swedish DJ/Producer Eric Prydz who returns with his peers and label mates to host the Pryda Friends Arena for the second year running. High priestess of the airwaves Annie Mac makes the journey north with a cherry picked line up for her Annie Mac Presents Arena which includes Erol Alkan, Boys Noize, Fake Blood Live, Jack Beats and more.
And it doesn’t stop there, other highlights not to be missed include performances from Calvin Harris who will be making his dj’ing debut at Creamfields, performing alfresco on Saturday and under canvas Sunday. On Saturday dubstep trio Magnetic Man, join The Chemical Brothers on the North Stage along with one of Urban Music’s breakout stars Katy B, American DJ/Producer and mau5trap signing Skrillex who can claim deadmau5 as one of his biggest fans. Creamfields favourites and dance music legends who need little introduction Sasha, Pete Tong and special guest Paul Oakenfold all join the bill. Trance trio Above & Beyond who headline Sunday’s Cream Arena will be joined by the likes of Gareth Emery, Markus Schulz and Adam Sheridan and continuing the sound in the Evolution Arena will be Ferry Corsten, Eddie Halliwell, Judge Jules, John O’Callaghan and Cream resident Gareth Wyn.
Joining Laidback Luke in the Super You&Me Arena will be Wolfgang Gartner, Ed Banger duo Carte Blanche featuring DJ Mehdi and Riton, Sidney Samson, Congorock and more.
French hip hop and electro DJ/Producer Alex Metric, Dirty South, AN21, Benny Benassi and Dave Spoon join Angello for his Size Matters Arena debut,and BBC Radio 1Xtra have snared a very special performance from Digital Soundboy System feat. Shy FX, Breakage, B.Traits with Donaeo, Youngman + Stamina MC. Expect live performances from London rapper Example and Armin van Buuren collaborator Chicane plus unforgettable performances from the likes of James Zabiela, Afrojack and Joris Voorn, and offering a sanctuary for the lovers of harder beats is the Goodgreef Xtra-Hard Arena which features performances from the likes ofShowtek, Lisa Lashes and an exclusive live debut from Organ Donors andproviding a more luxurious and pampered ‘festival’ experience we’re pleased to announce that Hed Kandi return as hosts of the Hospitality Arena. More acts to be announced over the coming weeks.
Creamfields are delighted to have BBC Radio 1 & BBC Radio1Xtra as this year’s exclusive radio partners; you can hear highlights from the event on both stations the following weekend, and stay tuned to be the first to hear fresh announcements in the run up to the festival - www.bbc.co.uk/radio1 / www.bbc.co.uk/1xtra.
This is your final fling of the Summer – This is Creamfields! Tickets on sale now.
SATURDAY 27TH AUGUST
The Chemical Brothers (Dance Festival Exclusive)
Tiёsto (UK Festival Exclusive)
Calvin Harris (DJ Set)
Paul van Dyk Presents Evolution
Paul van Dyk (UK Festival Exclusive)
Filo & Peri Gareth Wyn
Special Guest: Benny Benassi
Annie Mac Presents
Fake Blood Live
BBC Radio 1Xtra
Andy C Joker
Caspa Digital Soundboy System Featuring:-
Danny Byrd Shy FX / Breakage
Hype B.Traits with Donaeo Goldie Youngman + Stamina MC