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Creamfields: The History & Highlights


We’re eagerly looking forward to Creamfields 2013, coming up this August bank holiday, right in our own backyard. Creamfields has been going strong since 1998 and we thought we’d take a moment to have a brief look back through the more memorable moments of one of the UK’s best music festivals.

1998: The Birth of Creamfields

1998 saw the very first Creamfields festival in Winchester, featuring Run DMC, Primal Scream, Daft Punk and Sasha. In 1999 the festival moved to Liverpool. It wasn’t until 2006 that Creamfields found its current home, in Daresbury, Cheshire

Creamfields Around The World

Creamfields is now an international event with festivals all over the world in countries including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Uruguay, Peru, Czech Republic, United Arab Emirates, Spain, Ireland, Turkey, Lithuania, Russia, Poland, Portugal, Australia and New Zealand.

Creamfields Awards and Recognition

Creamfields has been voted ‘Event Of The Year’ by Muzik Magazine, ‘Best Event’ by The Guardian newspaper, ‘Best Dance Festival’ by the UK Festival Awards, ‘Festival Of The Year’ in the House Music Awards, ‘Tourism Event Of The Year’ by VisitLiverpool and ‘Festival Of The Year’ in the Music Week Awards.

Creamfields Lineup

This year, Creamfields has another impressive lineup including The Prodigy, Tiesto, David Guetta and Sebastian Ingrosso. Past lineups have included Basement Jaxx, the Pet Shop Boys, Underworld, Faithless, The Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim and Kasabian

Camping at Creamfields

2008 was the 10-year anniversary of the festival and saw the event extending to 2 days and including camping. In 2012, bad weather led to the first ever cancellation of the final day of Creamfields. To avoid this from happening this year, the festival organisers have spent £500,000 on site improvements and a contingency plan incase of bad weather.

You can find out more about Creamfields at the official website. Standard day tickets and hospitality camping tickets are still available from Ticketmaster, Ticketline and 3B Records.

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