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Creamfields is a major British dance music festival featuring DJs and live acts. The first Creamfields was held in 1998 in Winchester, attracting 25,000 people. Creamfields currently is held in Daresbury, and
attracts 70,000 festival goers each day. festival hosts DJ sets from the likes of Tiësto, Martin Garrix, and Fatboy Slim.
Frain, Jack (29 August 2018). "Creamfields - The Beating Heart of EDM | 2018 Review". EDM Authority. Retrieved 5 September 2018. Creamfields is at the beating heart of Dance Music. It's a celebration of our industry, what we've achieved through the year - and sometimes a reflection on those we've lost.
Creamfields returns to its spiritual home of Liverpool - taking over the Old Liverpool Airfield in Speke. Over 50,000 people flock to the first Creamfields in Liverpool to see performances from the likes of Basement Jaxx and Pet Shop Boys.
Creamfields introduces the Live Outdoor Stage to its Liverpool festival, and hosts its first international event in Dublin. Muzik Magazine names Creamfields "Event Of The Year", while The Guardian awards it "Best Event".
Creamfields continues on its path to global domination - after a successful Cream residency at Pacha Club in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Creamfields is introduced to the South American market, with an even event that attracts 20,000 people.
Underworld and Faithless headline Creamfields in Liverpool, while the Creamfields Ireland event in Dublin hosts a record-breaking crowd of 27,000 people.
Creamfields' international expansion continues with events staged in Czech Republic, Turkey and Argentina - where it was officially decreed by the secretary for Tourism & Culture as an event of "Significant cultural and Touristic Importance to the region of Buenos Aires and to the nation of Argentina".
Creamfields is voted "Best Dance Festival" in the UK Festival Awards. The event is also staged in Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Czech Republic and Spain, which altogether brings in an audience of nearly 200,000 people.
Creamfields is voted "Festival Event Of The Year" in the House Music Awards. Creamfields Argentina attracts a record-breaking 65,000 people - it is now the biggest one-day EDM festival in Latin America.
Creamfields outgrows the Speke airfield and moves to its current home in Daresbury.
The Chemical Brothers headline Creamfields in Daresbury, which sees its capacity increased to nearly 50,000 people.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Creamfields becomes a two-day event for the first time. The diverse line-up includes the likes of Kasabian, Tiesto, Ian Brown and Fatboy Slim.
Creamfields sells out for the first time in its history, smashing the 60,000-people barrier. It is also named "Tourism Event Of The Year" by VisitLiverpool.
Creamfields' capacity in Daresbury is increased to 40,000 people each day, and the option of camping is introduced.
The festival wins "Festival Of The Year" at the Music Week Awards, beating the likes of Glastonbury and V Festival.
Creamfields also goes to Oz for the first time, staging four festivals across Australia.
Capacity at Daresbury is increased even further to 50,000 people per day, and the international expansion continues down under with events in New Zealand.
Disaster struck Creamfields, as adverse weather conditions meant that the fi
nal day of the festival was cancelled for the first time in its history. As a result, £500,000 was spent on major site improvements, and a contingency plan was put in place for wet weather conditions.
Following adversity last year, Creamfields comes back bigger than ever. With an even bigger capacity of 60,000 people per day, the festival site now includes a spectacular new main stage, interactive FX towers, explosive pyros and a gigantic firework finale.
Creamfields continues to go from strength to strength, with the festival becoming a three-day event for the first time. Headliners include EDM giants Calvin Harris, Avicii and Tiesto.
It has been held since 2006 annually on the August Bank Holiday weekend in Daresbury. The festival began as an offshoot from Liverpool's Cream nightclub. Other Creamfields festivals have been held in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Almería (Spain), Malta, Punchestown (Ireland), Punta del Este (Uruguay), Alcala de henares (Spain), Istanbul (Turkey), Vilnius (Lithuania), Mexico City (Mexico), Moscow (Russia), Prague (Czech Republic), Lima (Peru), Santiago (Chile), Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba, Florianopolis, Belo Horizonte (Brazil), Wrocław (Poland) and Asunción (Paraguay). Creamfields Lisbon (Portugal) was held for the first time in May 2007. Creamfields Australia has been held annually since 2010.
Creamfields UK 1998, 2 May 1998: 40,000Liverpool (1999-2005)
Creamfields UK 1999, 28 August 1999: ?
Creamfields UK 2000, 26 August 2000: 40,000
Creamfields UK 2001, 25 August 2001: 50,000
Creamfields UK 2004, 28 August 2004: 35,000The 2004 UK headliners were The Chemical Brothers, Scissor Sisters, Goldfrapp,
Creamfields UK 2005, 27 August 2005: 45,000The 2005 UK headliners were Basement Jaxx, Faithless, Audio Bullys and Caged Baby.
Creamfields UK 2008, 23– 24August 2008: 65,000The 2008 UK headliners on Saturday were Fatboy Slim, Paul van Dyk and Pendulum. The Sunday headliners were Kasabian and Tiësto.
The 2008 UK festival was also the first to run over 2 days including camping, BBC Radio 1 also celebrated the 10th anniversary.
Creamfields UK 2009, 29– 30August 2009: 66,000The 2009 headliners were, Tiesto, Calvin Harris, Dizzee Rascal, 2 Many DJs, Paul van Dyk
Creamfields UK 2010, 28– 30August 2010:The headliners were, Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, Deadmau5, Paul van Dyk, Tiesto
Creamfields UK 2011, 27– 29August 2011:The headliners were, Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, Tiesto, Chemical Brothers, Afrojack, Paul van Dyk
Creamfields UK 2012, 24– 26August 2012In 2012, Creamfields being offered as a three-day festival package, with three silent disco stages open on Friday 24 August and featuring acts such as Brookes Brothers and Kissy Sellout.
Saturday saw David Guetta return to the North Stage with acts such as Example, Afrojack and Nicky Romero, whilst Avicii and Sebastian Ingrosso headlined the South Stage with house producers Alesso and Norman Doray.
The Cream, in association with Mixmag, tent featured trance superstars Above & Beyond, following their recent Group Therapy UK tour, along with a set of familiar big names in trance such as Gareth Emery, Markus Schulz, BBC Radio 1 DJ Judge Jules and Mat Zo.
Sunday was due to see Deadmau5 headline the South Stage, along with Calvin Harris. Whilst the Clublife stage would have seen trance DJ, Tiesto along with Swedish House Mafia star, Axwell, Dirty South and Dutch DJ Hardwell. The Cream tent was billed to be headlined by Paul van Dyk and Ferry Corsten.
Other acts scheduled to be involved over the weekend included Laidback Luke, Skrillex, Steve Angello, Sander Van Doorn, Pete Tong and Maya Jane Coles. However, due to severe weather conditions much of the festival site suffered from flooding, and the organisers therefore cancelled the final day of the event.
Creamfields UK 2013, 23– 25August 2013As in 2012, the festival is billed to run for three days and three silent discos will open on Friday 23 August, starring, among others, Deniz Koyu, Duke Dumont and T. Williams. Saturday sees Avicii take to the South Stage alongside other artists such as Knife Party and Nicky Romero. Meanwhile, The Prodigy will take to the North Stage in their only UK performance of 2013, alongside others such as Madeon. The other stages will feature artists such as Eric Prydz, Annie Mac and Baauer. On Sunday, David Guetta will headline the South Stage, alongside Afrojack, while Tiësto will take to the North Stage alongside Hardwell and Tommy Trash. Other stages will feature artists including: Sebastian Ingrosso, Armand van Helden and Sub Focus.
Creamfields UK 2014Creamfields UK 2015Creamfields UK 2016, 25– 28August 2016 On 24 February Creamfield's announced their line-up for their annual EDM festival. The line up was confirmed to have: Calvin Harris, Avicii, Tiesto, Axwell & Ingrosso, Jack U, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Hardwell.Creamfields UK 2017Creamfields UK 2018Festival spinoffs
Creamfields Australia 2010, 1 May 2010
Creamfields Australia 2011, 22 April to 1 May 2011Argentina
Creamfields BA 2011, 13 November 2011: Creamfields Buenos Aires line-up included: David Guetta, Afrojack, Fedde Le Grand, Mercurio, bad Boy Orange, Leandro Fresco, Joris Voorn, Booka Shade, Groove Armada, Above & Beyond, Soundexile, Deep Mariano, Hernan Cattaneo, John Digweed, Danny Howells, Danny Howells, Busy P, Pete Tong, Laidback Luke, Sven Vath, Miss Kittin, Deathmind, Christopher Lawrence, Gareth Emery, Ferry Corsten, and more.
Creamfields BA 2010, 13 November 2010: 80,000Creamfields Buenos Aires line-up included: David Guetta, Faithless, Fatboy Slim, Paul van Dyk, Carl Cox, Sasha, Richie Hawtin, and more.
Creamfields BA 2009, 19 Dic 2009: 60,000At Parque Roca, in Buenos Aires. In this occasion the line-up was: Tiësto, Hernán Cattaneo, Richie Hawtin, Jeff Mills, and more.
Creamfields BA 2008, 8 November 2008: 42,000At Autódromo Buenos Aires fields. The line-up included: Gorillaz, David Guetta and Cassius, Crystal Castles, and more.
Creamfields BA 2007, 10 November 2007: 55,000The Buenos Aires line-up included: The Chemical Brothers, Carl Cox, John Digweed, LCD Soundsystem, Deep Dish, Hernán Cattaneo, James Zabiela, 2 Many DJs, Deep Mariano, Rodrigo Lozano, Tiefschwarz, Craig Richards, Christian Smith, and more. The large Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez is the new venue.
Creamfields BA 2006, 11 November 2006: 62,000Again Buenos Aires, returned to be placed like one of the great worldwide capitals of electronic music, its sixth edition of Creamfields summoned 60 thousand people who danced more than 17 hours in an estate of 13 hectares of park with presentations of Underworld, Sasha, Erick Morillo, Tiga, Hernán Cattáneo, Sander Kleinenberg, Dave Clarke, X-Press 2, Layo & Bushwacka!, Nic Fanciulli, M.A.N.D.Y., Silicone Soul, Martin Garcia, 2020 Soundsystem, Zuker, Paul Woolford and others.
Creamfields BA 2005, 12 November 2005: 60,000Creamfields Buenos Aires hit a new record, the 60,000 people that attended to the fifth edition of one of the largest electronic music festivals of the world enjoyed more than 100 artists among DJs, producers and groups, distributed through 10 different spaces –between tents and Main Stage.
The Prodigy, Audio Bullys, Infusion and local Zuker XP were the outstanding acts of the Main Stage, which was closed by Paul Oakenfold. Danny Howells, Hernán Cattáneo, 2 Many DJs, David Guetta, Kevin Saunderson, James Holden, DJ Vibe and Ivan Smagghe had also taken part of this extraordinary artistic proposal.
In Buenos Aires, 2005 headliners were The Prodigy, Paul Oakenfold, Danny Tenaglia, David Guetta, Audio Bullys, Hernan Cattaneo.
Creamfields BA 2004, 13 November 2004: 55,000Forth Creamfields Buenos Aires edition turned out into one of the biggest event of the year: more than 55,000 people attended, surpassing both previous editions. With more than 13 hectares surrounded by trees alongside the river, the old "Ciudad Deportiva de La Boca", located in Costanera Sur (Puerto Madero), was the perfect framework for this 16 hours festival. The line up consisted of more than 90 artists — locals and internationals — which included Groove Armada, Paul Oakenfold, Deep Dish, Erick Morillo, Darren Emerson, Hernán Cattáneo, Steve Lawler, Plump DJs and Dave Angel, among many others.
Creamfields BA 2003, 11 November 2003: 35,000Creamfields Buenos Aires 2003 reached a new record. With sold out tickets, more than 35 thousand people attended to the magnanimous festival. The incorporation of an area set for the most alternative sounds of electronic music gained a huge acceptance in this third Creamfields Buenos Aires edition. Layo & Bushwacka!, Sander Kleinenberg, Danny Howells, Junkie XL (live), Hernán Cattáneo, Audio Bullys, Babasónicos, Josh Wink, Scratch Perverts, DJ Marky, Catupecu Machu 5.1 and Infusion (live) were some of the prestigious artists that have taken part of the artistic proposal.
Creamfields BA 2002, 23 November 2002: 24,000For this second consecutive edition, the location chosen was a property of around 80,000 m2 located in Puerto Madero, a beautiful place alongside the river. The recreative areas were extended and optimized. Another tent was added — with a 7,000-person capacity — and a wide chill-out area, with river sight. 24,000 people attended this 16-hour festival and enjoyed international artists such as Frankie Knuckles, Timo Maas, Satoshi Tomiie, Nick Warren, Sister Bliss (Faithless), Medicine 8, Pete Tong and Hernán Cattáneo and locals Zuker, Romina Cohn and Carlos Alfonsín, among others.
Creamfields BA 2001, 10 November 2001: 18,000Buenos Aires became the launching platform of the English festival for the whole rest of the world (after two editions at Ireland). With success of five editions on its back, Creamfields has become a popular festival. 18 thousand people attended to the first edition of Creamfields Buenos Aires. The place was a property based in San Isidro, a beautiful residential area in the city suburbs. More than 30 international artists including Paul Oakenfold, Dave Seaman, Howie B, Justin Robertson, Layo & Bushwacka! and Way Out West were part of the festival.
The Creamfields festival 2018 are the very popular Festival in Brazil, United Kingdom. This Music festival are celebrated in every year. Whole the people are participating in This festival. The danceroom music competition, that takes place in Daresbury, Cheshire over the legal holiday weekend of 23 August 2018 – Sunday 26 Aug 2018, currently boasts 22 arenas, and a 14,000 capacity arena. Creamfields Festivals 2018 guarantees to deliver "the biggest electronic Creamfields 2018 line up you'll see this year".
Creamfields Curitiba 2006: ?
Creamfields Curitiba 2005: 13.000
Creamfields Curitiba 2004: 10.000Belo Horizonte
Creamfields Belo Horizonte 2007: ?
Creamfields Belo Horizonte 2006: ?Rio de Janeiro
Creamfields Rio de Janeiro 2007: 8.000
Creamfields Rio de Janeiro 2006: ?Florianópolis
Creamfields Brasil 2011: 15.000
Creamfields Brasil 2012: 17.000
Creamfields Brasil 2013: ?Chile
Creamfields Santiago 2017: November
Creamfields Santiago 2016: 30.000
Creamfields Santiago 2015: 22.000
Creamfields Santiago 2014: 25.000
Creamfields Santiago 2013: 23.000
Creamfields Santiago 2012: 12.000
Creamfields Santiago 2011: 25.000
Creamfields Santiago 2010: 25.000
Creamfields Santiago 2009: 10.000
Creamfields Santiago 2008: 10.000
Creamfields Santiago 2007: 7.000
Creamfields Santiago 2006: 8.000
Creamfields Santiago 2005: 17.000
Creamfields Santiago 2004: 12.000Central Europe (CZ, SK, AT, HU)
(Single festival for Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Hungary)
Creamfields CE 2008 (12.7.2008), Airfield Břeclav (CZ). Headliners: Sasha & Digweed, Ferry CorstenCzech Republic
Creamfields Central Europe 2008 (12 July 2008), Airfield Břeclav (CZ)
Creamfields CZ 2007: not
Creamfields CZ 2006: not
Creamfields CZ 2005: not
Creamfields CZ 2004 (6 August 2004), Airfield Roudnice nad Labem: 30.000 capacity, 8,000 people. Headliner: Public Enemy
Creamfields CZ 2003 (8 August 2003), Airfield Roudnice nad Labem: 30.000 capacity, 15,000 people. Headliner: Massive Attack
Creamfields CZ 2002 (9 August 2002), Airfield Roudnice nad Labem (CZ) 2002: 20.000 capacity, 22,000 people (the biggest dance event in Czech Republic so far). Headliner: UnderworldMexico
2005 headliners were, Stellastarr*, Paul Oakenfold, Babasónicos, Audio Bullys, Zoé, Hernan Cattaneo, Sussie 4, Los Dynamite.
Creamfields Mexico City 2006: ?
Creamfields Mexico City 2005: ?
Creamfields Mexico City 2004: 35,000 people. Headliner: Massive AttackParaguay
Creamfields Paraguay 2016: 5 November: Tiesto, Alok, Andrea Oliva, Dubfire, Gui Boratto, Guy Gerber, Hernan Cattaneo, Marshmello, Oliver Heldens, Third Party, Franco Cinelli, among others.Poland
Creamfields PL 2008 (16 August 2008), Aifield Raków, Wrocław. Headliners: Pendulum Live, Sasha & Digweed, Vitalic.
Creamfields PL 2007 (7 July 2007), Aifield Raków, Wrocław. Headliners: Prodigy, Vitalic.
Creamfields PL 2006 (1 July 2006), Aifield Miroslawice, Wrocław: 18,000 people. Headliners: Paul van Dyk, Kosheen, Audio Bullys, Bob Sinclar, Deep Dish, Dave Clarke, Richie Hawtin, Mauro Picotto, Roni Size.
Creamfields PL 2005: ?
Creamfields PL 2004: ?
Creamfields PL 2003, Kolobrzeg: 15,000 peoplePortugal
Creamfields Lisboa 2007: 45.000In Lisboa, 2007 headliners were: The Prodigy, Placebo (band), Who Made Who, David Guetta, 2 Many DJs, David Morales, Tom Novy, Sander Kleinenberg.
Creamfields Peru 2007: 11.000
Creamfields Peru 2008: 14.000
Creamfields Peru 2009: 17.000
Creamfields Peru 2010: Fundo Mamacona
Creamfields Peru 2011: Fundo Mamacona
Creamfields Peru 2012: Fundo Mamacona
Creamfields Peru 2013: Fundo Mamacona
Creamfields Peru 2014: Fundo MamaconaRepublic of Ireland
Creamfields Punchestown 2001:
Creamfields Punchestown 2002:Spain
Creamfields Andalucia 2012, 10 & 11August . Headliners: Tiesto, Orbital, Knife Party, Chemical Brothers
Creamfields Andalucia 2011, 13 & 14August . Headliners: Richie Hawtin, 2manydjs, The Prodigy, Armin Van Buuren
Creamfields Andalucia 2010, 14 August. Headliners: David Guetta, Orbital, 2manydjs, john digweed
Creamfields Andalucia 2009, 15 August. Headliners: Tiesto, Deadmau5, Jeff Mills, 2manydjs
Creamfields Andalucía 2008, 9 August: 30.000 Headliners: Sven Vath, Carl Craig, Groove Armada, Chemical Brothers
Creamfields Andalucía 2007, 11 August: 40.000 Headliners: The Prodigy, Derik May, Basement Jaxx, Josh Wink, Luciano
Creamfields Andalucía 2006, 12 August: 35.000 Headliners: Carl Cox, The Pet shop boys, Ficherspooner, Jeff Mills
Creamfields Andalucía 2005, 13 August: 32.000 Headliners: The Chemical Brothers, Faithless, Carl Cox, Goldfrapp, Deep Dish
Creamfields Andalucía 2004, 14 August: 23.000 Headliners: Massive Attack, Fatboy Slim, Erik Morillo, Paul OakenfoldUnited Arab Emirates
Creamfields Abu Dhabi, 11 December 2007, headlining acts: Deadmau5, Calvin Harris, Underworld and Sasha
Creamfields Abu Dhabi, 10 December 2008, headlining acts: David Guetta, Dizzie Rascal, and Afrojack
Creamfields Abu Dhabi, 8 & 9 December 2009, headlining acts: Deadmau5, Magnetic Man, Tiesto, Ferry Corsten, Laidback Luke, Katy B, John Digweed, Marcus Schulz, Tinie Tempah, ItaloBoyz, Vybzz Live and more...
Creamfields Abu Dhabi, 7 December 2012, Headlining Acts : David Guetta and Armin van Buuren
Creamfields Abu Dhabi, 13 December 2013, headlining acts: The Prodigy and Calvin Harris. Supporting acts: Disclosure, Above & Beyond.Uruguay
Punta del Este
Creamfields Punta Del Este 2008: 7.000 - (100° Aniversario de Punta del Este) (Creamfields Punta del Este's edition opens Creamfields' 10th Anniversary Year)Other
Creamfields Brasil 2013: 26 de janeiro em Jurerê Internacional, Florianópolis
Creamfields Beirut-Lebanon 6–7 September 2013
Creamfields Buenos Aires 2013 - 9 November
Creamfields Peru 2013 - 16 November
Creamfields UK - Saturday 28 August
Creamfields Buenos Aires - Saturday - 19 December 2009
Creamfields Peru – 14 November 2009
Creamfields Abu Dhabi - 11 December 2009
Creamfields Andalucia, Spain - Saturday 15 August 2009
Creamfields UK - Saturday 29 August - Sunday 30 August
Creamfields Central Europe - 3-4, July 2009
Creamfields Lithuania, Vilnius - 10-11, July 2009
Creamfields Mexico – November
Creamfields Belo Horizonte (Brazil) - November
Creamfields Santiago (Chile) - November
Creamfields Buenos Aires (Argentina) – 8 November
Creamfields UK – 23 August Bank Holiday Weekend
Creamfields Poland - 16 August
Creamfields Andalusia (Spain) - 9 August
Creamfields Romania - 2 August
Creamfields Vigo (Galicia, Spain) - 2 August
Creamfields Central Europe (Czech) - 12 July
Creamfields Malta - 28 June
Creamfields Buenos Aires, Argentina 2011
Creamfields Bogotá, Colombia 2011
Creamfields Peru 2011Creamfields's Steel Yard
The 2016 edition of Creamfields saw the debut of the Steel Yard stage at the main event in Daresbury, Cheshire. The stage is a 10,000 capacity super structure and is one of the country's largest all standing venues. The Steel Yard Festival acts as a mini version of Creamfields with a reduced line up and usually occurs for one day only. Steel Yard made its debut in 2016 in Central Docks, Liverpool, occurring annually in late November or early December, and now operates annually in late October at Victoria Park, London as of 2017.In 2018, Steel Yard Liverpool partnered with Tomorrowland and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike to bring "Garden of Madness" to the UK for a special one-off event.
The album Creamfields by Paul Oakenfold was nominated for a Grammy.
Creamfields: Mixed by Ferry Corsten was another album.Awards and nominations
International Dance Music Awards
UK Festival Awards
List of electronic music festivals
List of Creamfields line-upsReferences
Creamfields - The Beating Heart of EDM | 2018 Review - EDM Authority
Creamfields 2012 UK details on ChooseFest
Milkmeadow, an unofficial iPhone app for the UK Creamfields festival
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