Creamfields (Music Luxury)
Dance until the cows come home
One could be mistaken for thinking it's some kind of dairy festival in the Cotswolds, close but not quite. It's only the ultimate dance festival in the UK and I'm not talking 80` style with Ra-Ra skirts and knee high socks. Im talking a full on mind blowing rave that would quite literally knock your neon knee-high socks right off.
Creamfields takes place over the August bank Holiday Weekend on the 28th - 30th August at Daresbury Estate in Cheshire. Basically, the ultimate clubbing experience just without the struggle of face planting the pavement on the way home whilst clinging onto your cheesy chips. If dance music to you means a remix of a Spice Girls classic then you have a lot to learn my friend. Seriously, Saturday Night Fever is no longer where it's at guys.
The Cheshire cat won't be the only one grinning from ear to ear with a line up like this, seriously there's more acts than I can even get my head around. There's a vast mix of hardcore Deep House, Trance and Garage as well as some Mainstream Club bangers that no doubt everyone will know and love. On Friday you can expect to see the likes of Hardwell, Tempa T, Sigma, Tujamo and Sub Focus performing over the several different arenas on offer. Saturday has some huge names headlining including everyone's favorite Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac (sorry Grimmie) as well as Knife Party, Avicii, former Swedish House Mafia member Steve Angello and Gorgon City. If your not already convinced then add to the Sunday bill Hannah Wants, Oliver Heldens and Alex Adair and you would be a fool not to be drooling at your computer screens right now cause that is one hell of a lineup.
A Great British Contender
Creamfields goes head to head with the mighty Reading Festival, some may say daring, maybe even stupid but seriously this one can hold its own! Its won several awards for Best Dance Event at the UK Festival Awards as well as winning Festival Of The Year in 2014 at the Music Week Awards. If the consistent top class Lineups and fast ticket sell outs each year are anything to go by then the festival rightly deserves its incredible reputation.
Lap up some Luxury
If the thought of slumming it in a tent for 2 nights makes you shudder then fear not, you are in luck. It's not exactly caviar andchampagne but it’s a step up from cold baked beans and mud stained knees. A hospitality ticket includes exclusive access to the hospitality arena meaning a fully stocked bar, heated seating areas and the most exciting thing since UV faint paint - luxury toilets! With actual toilet paper guys! You also get a complimentary meal once a day, access to hot showers, phone chargers and free car parking. What more could you want? On the other hand, if your not Mark Francis and you don’t mind getting down and dirty then bog standard camping is available, just turn up and pitch your tent. Ha! If it only it were easy, que a 2 hour struggle with some pegs and some poles.
If you want to feel like the cat that got the cream then I would seriously suggest not missing out on this insane three day event, tickets are now very limited so get in asap! Creamfields is held not only in Liverpool but all over the world and has previously taken place in Moscow, Prague and even Abu Dhabi, basically Its clocked up more air miles than David Cameron - although thankfully unlike some people around here it won't leave a bitter taste in your mouth, just a sweet sensation that will be leave you gagging for more next year. That`s the thing about this kind of festival, its enjoyed by everyone everywhere, all with the same passion. Nothing can beat that feeling you get from being immersed in such a huge crowd filled with like minded people, jumping in sync, hands in the air, just getting lost in musical ecstasy and when that beat drops, nothing else in the world matters.
Honestly, I get goosebumps just thinking about it! Either that or I should close the window.
By Sophie Black