Did you hear about the Creamfields line up?


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We just wanted to throw this one out there and bring it to your attention, not because it’s another dance music festival, but because it’s known as the dance music festival. Let me explain…

Back in the day when the U.S. dance music scene was nothing like it is now, when clubs played alternative rock and hip hop, over in the UK, the electronic dance music scene was thriving, much like it is in America just now. In the 90’s and 00’s, the UK had three main players in the scene, maybe four if you counted Ministry of Sound. They were; Cream, Gatecrasher and Godskitchen. Sure, there were other big club nights which sold out every weekend, but, the aforementioned were the big boys. To give you an idea just how important the nights were, the people behind them—Cream’s James Barton (who now runs Live Nation), Godskitchen’s Neil Moffitt (of Vegas’ Angel Management Group and Hakkasan fame) and Gatecrasher’s Simon Raine, the club that spawned the “Candykid” raver trend–have become key players in the world’s global dance music scene.

Each night, and each one of their owners, defined clubbing and helped make it is what we know today. However, out of all of them, only one can really be said to have stood the test of time and to this day, is putting on some of the biggest parties on the planet. Yes, we’re talking about James Barton’s Cream.

Cream ran ( and still runs) in Liverpool club, Nation–which was an old army artillery bunker—and provides some of the biggest and best club events in the UK. Furthermore, it also played a part in molding Ibiza with Cream at Amnesia and still rules the island for the best trance and EDM lines ups to this day. In it’s history, it saw every one of the world’s major DJs play there regularly and bridged the gap between different continents on the map and the talented spinners each one produced.

And then there’s the flagship event, Creamfields, the benchmark for the rest of the world’s festivals. Sure, many have surpassed it and become bigger and better—we’re looking at you Tomorrowland—but mark our words, Creamfields was the one that started everything, or so the history books will tell us anyway. The festival pushed the boundaries across the board from line-up to production and overall festival experience, and to this day it still does.

And now, as we approach summer festival season, Creamfields returns to Daresbury in Cheshire, UK, this August, with what is easily its biggest electronic line up to date.

If we were to list every DJ who was on the bill we’d run out of space, but just to wet your appetite a little, here’s a small taste of what’s going on. Headlining Saturdays is Avicii and none other than everyone’s favorite mousehead wearing artist, deadmau5. Armin will also be bringing his ASOT tent to town with help from Aly & Fila and Cosmic Gate and Steve Angello will host his SIZE Matters tent. Sunday see’s Grammy award winner Calvin Harris, who returns to headline the North Stage where he appeared last year along with Tiësto, Hardwell and Fatboy Slim, who is one artist who has a long history with the Creamfields crowd.

No matter where you may be in the world this August, we STONGLY advise getting there by any means possible!

Check out the full line up below and then check out the teaser video, it’s pretty awesome.

UK 2014
SATURDAY 23rd AUGUST
SOUTH STAGE

Avicii
Afrojack
Martin Garrix
Cazzette
Rebecca & Fiona
Syn Cole

NORTH STAGE

deadmau5
Steve Aoki
Showtek
Zane Lowe
GTA
Gareth Wyn

A STATE OF TRANCE

Armin van Buuren
Aly & Fila
Cosmic Gate
Andrew Rayel
Ørjan Nilsen
Andrew Rayel
Jochen Miller
Marlo
David Gravell
Ruben de Ronde

SIZE MATTERS

Steve Angello
AN21
Max Vangeli
Third Party
Tim Mason
Qulinez
Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman

REVEALED ARENA

Hardwell
W&W
Dyro
Dannic
Deorro
Sick Individuals
Jordy Dazz
Thomas Newson
Julian Calor
Kill the Buzz
JoeySuki
Futuristic Polar Bears
Matt Nash & Dave Silcox

PRYDA

Eric Prydz
Maceo Plex
Scuba
George Fitzgerald
Jeremy Olander &
Fehrplay (B2B)
Special Guest: Maya Jane Coles

AMP ARENA

Annie Mac
Skream
Breach
Paul Woolford
Route 94
Friend Within
Karma Kid
Monki
+ more

ALL GONE PETE TONG

Pete Tong
Sasha
Joris Voorn
Claude von Stroke
Hot Since 82
Justin Martin
Jaymo & Andy George
+ more

MIXMAG PRESENTS THE RESIDENTS

Andy Mac
Alan Hartley
Jemmy
Sean Hughes
James Dutton
Paul Nunn
James Glover
Ed Mackie
Sam Rice
Paul Dolphin
LilRockit

HED KANDI HOSPITALITY

Phil Faversham
DJ Eibhlin
Sam Cannon
Phoebe D’Abo
Dean Oram (On percussion)
Tom Lormor (On sax)

SUNDAY 24th AUGUST

NORTH STAGE

Calvin Harris
Fatboy Slim
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Nervo
+ more

SOUTH STAGE

Tiësto
Hardwell
Tommy Trash
Danny Avila
Moti
+ more

DEPARTURES

Axwell Λ Ingrosso
Alesso
Dirty South
Otto Knows
Oliver Heldens
+ more

MIXMAG PRESENTS

Above & Beyond
Duke Dumont
Booka Shade (DJ Set)
James Zabiela
Tensnake
Andrew Bayer
Special Guest: Redlight

CREAM ARENA

Paul van Dyk
Ferry Corsten
Markus Schulz
John O’Callaghan
Venom One
Rob Harnetty
Special Guest:  Paul Oakenfold

SUPER YOU&ME

Laidback Luke
Chuckie
DVBBS
Blasterjaxx
D.O.D
Ibranovski & Badd Dimes
+ more

LWE ARENA

Seth Troxler
Adam Beyer
Better Lost Than Stupid
–       Martin Buttrich
–       Davide Squillace
–       Mathias Tanzmann
The Martinez Brothers
Magda
+ More

MISTAJAM PRESENTS SPEAKERBOX

Gorgon City
MK
MistaJam
Jaguar Skills
Shy FX
DJ EZ featuring Majestic
Wilkinson
B Traits (MC Juma)
All About She
+ more

GOODGREEF XTRA HARD

Kutski
Tidy Boys (15 years of Hard House Set)
Alex Kidd
Andy Whitby (B2B)
Steve Hill
Mark EG vs Proteus
Cally Gage
Danny Williamson
Shaun T
Phil Mackintosh

HED KANDI HOSPITALITY

Carl Hanaghan
Lucy Stone
Dan Van
Sarah Louise
Dean Oram (On percussion)
Tom Lormor (On sax)

 EVENT INFO

Creamfields UK 2014

Daresbury, Cheshire

Friday 22nd / Saturday 23rd / Sunday 24th August Bank Holiday weekend www.creamfields.com / Tel: +44 (0) 151 707 1309 / [email protected]  /

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