Creamfields is that festival. It’s the one that everyone always seems to be talking about at the end of summer. The one which everyone seems to come home from with the most out there and unbelievable stories that you wish you could have experienced yourself. It’s the world’s leading dance festival. Have I sold it to you yet? Want to get in on a little bit of the action and see what all the fuss is about? Creamfields runs this year across a bank holiday weekend (that’s one added day of recovery time before you return to the office!) from 28th-30th August, and is your opportunity to finally have the best festival story of your friendship group. There’s no doubt about it, Northerners know how to do a festival, and they know how to do it right.
There’s plenty to talk about in terms of line-up for this one. Creamfields does not take things half-heartedly, and with ten varying stages on the Saturday and Sunday, and six on the Friday, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing who to watch. There’s nothing worse than that mid festival lull. We all know the one, you’ve just watched an amazing act on the main stage, you’re absolutely buzzing, and frantically searching for that overpriced line-up booklet you bought at the start of the festival, only to find the next good act isn’t on for another hour. Cue an hour of slowly coming down from your beer and cider high before having to psych yourself up again for the next act. It’s a horror story we’re all too familiar with, but there’s thankfully none of that at Creamfields. With the line-up absolutely bursting with quality acts, you’ll be running from stage to stage for the entire festival, probably begging for that festival lull by the end of it.
Considering Friday is meant to be your warm up day, with less stages on offer, they’re kicking things off pretty big. Sigma joins Rebel Sound on their self-named stage, also joined by huge acts such as Armin Van Buuren. Friday is just a sample of what the rest of the weekend has to offer, so don’t go getting so smashed that you sleep through the whole of Saturday. (We all have that one friend who’s been too drunk to make it to the main stage for the best act of the weekend). On Saturday, the likes of Avicii, Martin Garrix, Annie Mac and Knife Party, all Creamfields regulars will be there to keep you entertained. Followed by Tiesto, Afrojack and Creamfields fan favourite, Steve Aoki, plus too many more to name, on the Sunday. I’m not exaggerating when I say, literally every huge dance DJ you’ve ever heard of makes an appearance at some point in the weekend. When it comes to line-up, Creamfields is a festival which refuses to disappoint.
The worst part of a festival has to be that back to nature part of it. Don’t get me wrong, embracing the outdoors for a few days is great. What’s not so great is the toilets which look more like death pits (seriously, actual portaloos are like festival luxury), and showers which festivals provide, and the general layer of festival filth you seem to be covered in when you return to civilisation. At Creamfields, this doesn’t have to be a problem, with luxury camping and Club Class both available. Club Class is a recent addition to Creamfields, which offers hot showers, real toilets and a huge pamper area, for you to keep that festival glam appearance. Whether you fancy regular camping, or getting a little classier with Club Class, both options are available to you.
Creamfields is a must for every dance music fan out there. Grab a ticket here!
By Lauren Chassebi