Over the past few months Creamfields have been dropping name after name for their 2020 lineup, and with festival season just around the corner it turns out they were only just getting started, as the full lineup and arena breakdown now drops for the 4-day August Bank Holiday spectacular.
Among the multitude of acts featured are Calvin Harris, Eric Prydz HOLOSPHERE, The Chainsmokers, BICEP Live, Armin van Buuren, Pendulum TRINITY, Carl Cox, Martin Garrix, Tiësto, Camelphat, deadmau5, Peggy Gou, Nina Kraviz, Above & Beyond, Charlotte de Witte, Sven Väth, Adam Beyer, Boris Brejcha, Kölsch, Alesso, MK, Oliver Heldens, Purple Disco Machine, Paul van Dyk, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Timmy Trumpet, Fisher, Scooter, Chase & Status (DJ Set), Example, Sigma, ARTBAT, Clatptone, Solardo, Faithless (DJ Set), Afrojack, Sonny Fodera, Tchami, Jax Jones, Third Party, Ben Nicky, Marco Carola, Pete Tong, Hot Since 82, Helena Hauff, Andy C, Claptone, Denis Sulta, Jamie Jones, Patrick Topping, Joseph Capriati, Nicole Moudaber, Sub Focus (DJ Set), Holy Goof, JAUZ and many, many more.
France’s biggest electronic music festival Electrobeach is set to have worldwide fans gravitating to it’s latest edition, as it prepares to return to the stunning Port-Barcarès for its fourth official anniversary this July. In a line-up packing enough weight to make galactic waves, a celestial cast of David Guetta, Tiësto, Martin Garrix, Eric Prydz, Axwell / Ingrosso, Hardwell, Martin Solveig and many more are amongst confirmed names for 2016 – with the festival announcing the addition of a brand new techno-focused stage for the very first time.
Constituting a solar system of acts big enough to have orbits of their own,Electrobeach eclipses all for this year’s three-day spectacular. French supernova David Guetta acts as captain, with a whole array of groundbreaking and ground-shaking artists set to join him. ‘Opus’ hitmaker Eric Prydz will make an appearance alongside Dutch superstar Martin Garrix, with the Tiësto returning in triumph as do Martin Solveig and Axwell / Ingrosso. The festival even welcomes red carpet rebel Ruby Rose to it’s A-list clique, as well as Moombahton master Dillon Francis, Nile Rodger’s and Rihanna collaboratorNicky Romero and IDMA’s number 1 Global DJ Hardwell.
Upholding the French Tricolour and all the passion of its dance community, the ‘Treasured Soul’ of Michael Calfan is confirmed, as well as one of Forbes’ ’30 Under 30’s DJ Snake. This year’s Beach Stage will be purely focused on the countries most exciting exports – welcoming the likes of Norman Doray andGregory Klosman – and sees Electrobeach putting French DJ’s and nightclub residents at its front and centre throughout the weekend. Paris’ Fun Radio are also on the scene with their specialist selectors, set to air a ‘le son dancefloor’ out of studio and under the sun; likewise, Flaix FM crash the party from Catalan to flex their own respected residents. In a festival first, Electrobeach’s patriotism will be pushed even further with a prized demonstration from thePatrouille de France – a flyover of famous flair that will fill cloudless skies in what’s set to be a stunning weekend highlight.
Proving themselves attuned to the meteoric rise of techno, Electrobeach’s next and last trick for 2016 is to call on the cut of crews in Cocoon, Luciano & Friends, and a yet to be announced third force. With Cocoon’s very own SvenVäth on board, the festival packs no punches with the addition of dance legendLuciano. Label residents Marcus Fix and Cesar Merveille will represent each brand respectively, making Electrobeach’s latest expansion both equally authentic as it is exciting.
With Electrobeach 2016 continuing to captivate crowds as it celebrates every eccentricity of the electronic music scene, its position in the festival calendar shines brightly. For those looking for a picture perfect setting and pitch perfect sound, its three-day offering is an unmissable one.
Following its 7th consecutive sell-out last year, the UK’s No.1 dance festival Creamfields returns this summer and with a 4th day added has officially become the world’s biggest electronic music festival! The multi award winning Creamfields is undoubtedly a rite of passage for any electronic music fan or artist, with over 70,000 fans flocking from around the world every August Bank Holiday to witness performances from some of the biggest names in dance music.
With 28 stages across the weekend to explore and over 200 acts celebrating all that is good in electronic music the global powerhouse that is Creamfields have got it with acts including Calvin Harris, Tiestö, Avicii, Axwell & Ingrosso, Jack Ü, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Hardwell, Above & Beyond, Martin Garrix, Fatboy Slim, Oliver Heldens, MK, DJ EZ, Annie Mac, Hannah Wants, Steve Aoki, Idris Elba, Eric Prydz, Mistajam, Armin van Buuren, Andy C, Roni Size, Jamie Jones, Tchami, Pete Tong and Kurupt FM and that’s just for starters!
As well as featuring an array of exclusive performances 2016 introduces a host of new arenas including Smash The House, Hard Fest Presents, Andy C Presents Ram, Sexy By Nature, Cream Classics and the Terrace, they’ll be joining the likes of Paradise, Armada, MK Presents Area 10, Revealed, Pryda, Mistajam Presents Jam Packed, All Gone Pete Tong, Fatboy Slim Presents Smile High Club, Ants, Tidy and Goodgreef Xtra Hard to name a few.
Bringing together over 200 acts and some exciting new line up additions still to be announced, Creamfields 2016 is prepped to be the biggest party of the summer! The countdown begins…
FRIDAY 26TH AUGUST
North stage line up coming soon
Armin van Buuren
Ruben De Ronde
The Martinez Brothers
Maya Jane Coles
ANDY C PRESENTS RAM
Delta Heavy & Loadstar
Special Guest: Roni Size & Krust present Full Cycle
This August Bank Holiday Weekend 2015 I returned to Creamfields for the first time in over a decade to see the “cream” of international DJs perform to tens of thousands of revellers a day.
I arrived fashionably late on the Friday evening and was pleased to see the hospitality campsite still had plenty of space for me to pitch my tent.
I soon made my way out into the festival arena. Not every arena was open on the Friday but the ones that were were very busy.
Rebel Sound (also known as David Rodigan, Chase & Status, Shy FX and MC Rage) headlined one of the numerous big top arenas that night. The predominantly young and very lively crowd lapped up the old skool jungle vibes.
Over in the Mega Arena trance God Armin Van Buuren headlined with his first set of the weekend (he was playing on Saturday too). He played a mix of new and old tracks, closing the night with his new tune featuring Mr Probz, Another You.
Photo courtesy of Creamfields
Saturday for me was all about the Chemical Brothers, in my opinion the greatest live dance act on the circuit. They headlined the North Stage with a sound and vision extravaganza featuring amongst other things a giant robot and big bouncy balls.
Photo courtesy of Creamfields
Earlier in the day I’d spent some time in the Smirnoff House for Ben Pearce’s disco set which included Todd Terje’s Inspector Norse. Mistajam played a garage classics set and the young ravers enjoyed being up close and personal with the Radio 1Xtra star. A party set from him followed which started with Ghostbusters (yes really!).
Photo courtesy of Creamfields
The highlight of Sunday for me came very early when I, a few hundred others and Fatboy Slim met up at the South Stage at 9am. We were all given black caps and rain ponchos and were instructed to lie on the pre-drawn white lines on the grass in the shape of a smiley face in an attempt to break a UK record. Now this might sound like an easy task but when you take into account that most of the group were a little worse for wear and hadn’t been to sleep all night you might get an idea of what really went down.
Fatboy Slim was extremely friendly and hung around for photos, hugs and kisses with anyone who wanted them after the helicopter had passed overhead to take photos. It was a lot of fun and well worth getting up early for.
Sunday ended up as clash central for me with legendary DJs in almost every tent including Paul Oakenfold, Sasha and Paul Van Dyk. Along with the slightly older DJs came the slightly older crowd.
The Pepsi Max Arena on the Sunday became the trance tent where Ferry Corsten pleased the arms aloft crowd with gems such as Rank 1’s Airwave.
Photo courtesy of Creamfields
It was a tough choice deciding which DJ to end the festival with with big names such as Axwell and Ingrosso, Hardwell, Fatboy Slim and Tiesto all playing at the same time.
Fatboy Slim played a crowd pleasing set which was slightly more commercial than the set I’d seen him play at Bugged Out Weekender earlier this year. This suited the Creamfields crowd well as they stomped along to favourites such as Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat.
Over on the South Stage Tiesto headlined with big tunes including the infamous Adagio for Strings.
When 11pm came around it was time for the fireworks and the last tunes to ring out. The young ravers were sad it was all coming to an end but were already making plans for next year.
Photos by: Alex Lonsdale Anthony Mooney Geoffrey Hubbel Katy Davies Marc de Groot Nathan Damour Toyin Oshodi Warren Simmens Howard Hill
The 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!
Building on their winning formula they have delivered the biggest electronic line up you’ll see this year with an array of exclusive performances to boot, 4 Friday headliners, 2 colossal outdoor stages, a 14,000 capacity mega arena never before seen at Creamfields, 22 arenas across the weekend including Cream, Size, All Gone Pete Tong, Mistajam Presents Speakerbox, Pryda, Revealed, Goodgreef and Tidy as well as introducing 7 new arena hosts including Rebel Sound, Paradise, MK Area 10, Fatboy Slim Presents Smile High Club, Armada, ANTS, Nation and Pepsi Max.
With far too many headliners to mention, we’ll let the full line up do the talking.
Tickets on sale 10am Friday 27th February 2015.
CREAMFIELDS UK 2015
FRIDAY 28th AUGUST
REBEL SOUND ARENA
– Chase & Status
– David Rodigan
– Shy FX
Sigma ft. Justyce
Dimension B2B Kove
+ More to be announced
Armin van Buuren
Kill The Buzz
The Martinez Brothers
Mark Jenkyns B2B Russ Yallop
PEPSI MAX ARENA (SILENT DISCO)
+ More to be announced
CREAM HOSPITALITY (SILENT DISCO)
Paul Nunn & James Glover
SATURDAY 29TH AUGUST
Armin van Buuren
John Dahlbäck & Albin Myers (Myback)
The Chemical Brothers
Above & Beyond
It’s about to get Tropical on the North Stage….line up to be announced!
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman
+ more to be announced
ALL GONE PETE TONG
Hot Since 82
Special Guest: Ten Walls (Live)
Maya Jane Coles
Kölsch (DJ Set)
Special Guest: Andrea Oliva
MISTAJAM PRESENTS SPEAKERBOX
Logan Sama B2B Slimzee ft. Riko, Flowdan, P Money & Stormzy
Miami, FL – USA (January 7, 2015) Ultra Music Festival has today revealed Phase One of the DJ and Live Performance lineup for its seventeenth annual edition, taking place on March 27, 28 and 29, 2015 at the beautiful Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.
With the Phase One announcement, Ultra Music Festival can once again lay claim to releasing one of the most exciting and diverse festival billings in recent memory, with every genre across the electronic music space represented by the biggest and freshest acts on the planet.
WATCH ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL PHASE ONE TEASER
AVICII will make his long-awaited return to the newly designed Ultra Main Stage having missed his 2014 performance due to illness. Famed for saving his most electrifying performances for the Ultra crowd (playing alongside Madonna in 2012 and debuting brand new material from his chart topping album ‘True’ in 2013), if past years are anything to go by fans are in for another incredible spectacle from the Swedish star. Fellow countrymen AXWELL^INGROSSO will be making their eagerly anticipated debut as a duo at Ultra Music Festival Miami, following a mesmerizing set at Ultra Japan in September 2014 and scheduled headlining sets at both Ultra South Africa and Buenos Aires in February 2015. With their first album as a pair set for release next year, a whole host of incredible new material is guaranteed to air. To add to the Main Stage fun, the likes of AFROJACK, ALESSO, ARMIN VAN BUUREN, DAVID GUETTA, ERIC PRYDZ, HARDWELL, KNIFE PARTY, MARTIN GARRIX, NICKY ROMERO, SKRILLEX, STEVE AOKI, STEVE ANGELLO and TIËSTO will all return to transform Bayfront Park into the world’s greatest electronic music gathering.
As a festival that prides itself on providing its fans with a huge range of varying sounds and experiences, Ultra Music Festival has also confirmed some of the most respected techno and deep house performers to join the more recognized names as headliners, with acts such as ADAM BEYER, CARL COX, DEEPDISH, DIXON, JAMIE JONES, LOCO DICE, MACEO PLEX, MARCO CAROLA and TALE OF US all preparing to bring their A-game to a range of the world’s most technically advanced stages.
Forever pushing the boundaries with its revolutionary live programming, Ultra’s now-legendary LIVE STAGE brings us something from every corner of the electronic music spectrum. Grammy-nominated RÖYKSOPP will play Ultra for the first time since 2011 to showcase their recently released (and what they claim to be their final) studio album, while South African rap duo DIE ANTWOORD, electronic group CLEAN BANDIT and Canadian vocalist KIESZA will all bring a different energy to the festivities, as they take to Ultra’s flagship festival for the very first time. Perhaps two of the most eagerly awaited shows across the weekend will come from Tropical House pioneer KYGO and virtuoso producer PORTER ROBINSON, who will each bring their own array of eclectic sounds to the befitting and iconic Klipsch Amphitheatre. With BASSNECTAR, KREWELLA and NETSKY assured to lay down a boatload of bass, Phase One also sees the likes of GORGON CITY, ODESZA and RAC confirmed to showcase their distinctive live shows.
Ultra ambassador and crowd favorite CARL COX returns to the ULTRA MEGASTRUCTURE for a groundbreaking eleventh year, in which the techno king will host his legendary CARL COX & FRIENDS across Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28. Trance icon ARMIN VAN BUUREN will then take the reins of the fabled Megastructure on Sunday, March 29, to ensure the festival ends with a bang as he brings his ‘TOGETHER IN A STATE OF TRANCE’ show to the masses. Ever up-to-date with the latest trends in underground music, Ultra will also introduce a new setting this year in the form of the RESISTANCE stage, which will boast some of the very best techno and house from the world’s most exciting underground talent. Further information on all stages will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Adding further to the incredible list of aforementioned talent is a plethora of world-class artists, including ANDHIM, AGORIA, ANDY C, ART DEPARTMENT, BAKERMAT, BONOBO (DJ SET), CASHMERE CAT, EATS EVERYTHING, FEDDE LE GRAND, GALANTIS, GTA, GUTI, GUY GERBER, GUY J, HOT SINCE 82, JESSIE ANDREWS, JOHN DIGWEED, JORIS VOORN, JOSEPH CAPRIATI, KLANGKARUSSELL, KLINGANDE (LIVE), LAIDBACK LUKE, THE MAGICIAN, MARKUS SCHULZ, MARTIN BUTTRICH, THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS, MK, OLIVER HELDENS, PETE TONG, ROBIN SCHULZ, DJ SNAKE, DJ TENNIS, TENSNAKE, THOMAS JACK, TRIPPY TURTLE, UMEK, VICETONE, W&W, YELLOW CLAW, ZEDS DEAD and many more. See below for the full Phase One lineup.
Calvin Harris, Tiësto, Diplo, Disclosure, W&W and DJ Snake will headline the first of the two artist groups with: Skrillex, Alesso, Steve Aoki, Showtek, Dash Berlin and special guest Carl Cox leading the charge for the second group of Stereosonic artists. In a year of domination of world festival stages and charts we are very proud of our Australian acts returning from global shows this year to Stereosonic.
Calvin Harris, one of the world’s most biggest artists is thrilled to be returning to the region’s favourite electronic music festival: “I love Stereosonic! I’m looking forward to getting back out and playing in Australia.”
Several much loved and respected music brands will be partnering with Stereosonic this year indicating the level of respect Stereosonic has on the world stage within the industry. LA’s HARD, known for its Holy Ship! and HARD LA parties, will be taking charge of Main Stage 2 on one day. The highly respected Dutch brand ‘Awakenings,’ will be throwing down deep house and techno sounds, whilst Ferry Corsten will return with his iconic ‘FULL ON’ arena. Legendary record labels and electronic brands: Armada, OWSLA and Beatport will all make their arena debuts at an Australian festival, for Stereosonic.
Held over two weekends in five cities, Stereosonic continues to create an incredible experience for patrons, with breathtaking production and immaculate festival grounds, complimenting the world class line-up.
Stereosonic 2014 Artist Line-up:
Calvin Harris, Tiësto Diplo, Disclosure (DJ Set), W&W, DJ Snake Duke Dumont, Will Sparks, RL Grime, Peking Duk NERVO, Cedric Gervais, Cosmic Gate, Andrew Rayel Tale Of Us, Destructo, Ørjan Nilsen, Nina Kraviz Oliver Heldens, Wilkinson, Scuba, Cash Cash, Kölsch, MaRLo, Mano Le Tough, Shogun, Uberjak’d Mark Sixma, Nina Las Vegas, Timmy Trumpet M4SONIC, Tigerlily, Generik and L D R U & Yahtzel
Skrillex, Alesso, Steve Aoki Showtek, Dash Berlin, Carl Cox Porter Robinson (Live) Laidback Luke, New World Punx TJR, Ferry Corsten, Noisia, Deorro, Headhunterz, MK DVBBS, Booka Shade (Live), Markus Schulz, What So Not Joel Fletcher, John O’Callaghan, Foreign Beggars Hot Since 82, Alison Wonderland, Crookers, Jack Beats The Aston Shuffle, Route 94, Simon Patterson, Alex Metric Deetron, Kaz James, Ilan Bluestone, Acid Jacks and Nick Thayer
MCs: MC Stretch and MC Losty
Arenas: HARD, FULL ON, Awakenings, OWSLA, Armada and Beatport
Sydney – Saturday November 29th and Sunday November 30th, Sydney Showgrounds Perth – Saturday November 29th and Sunday November 30th, Claremont Showground * Adelaide – Friday December 5th and Saturday December 6th, Adelaide Showground Melbourne – Saturday December 6th & Sunday December 7th, Melbourne Showgrounds Brisbane – Saturday December 6th & Sunday December 7th, Brisbane Showgrounds
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
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!