Creamfields isn’t holding back as they continue on their quest to deliver an all-new festival experience this year.
The name’s enough to lock in a crew, but if you’re assuming it’s all about the buildup and drop EDM headliners (cough SHM, Calvin & the mau5 cough), there’s plenty more in store to warrant a last-minute hop on the bandwagon. This year’s Creamfields lineup really flexes a darker side you may not associate with what’s known as a rite of passage summer festival.
Here we go!
Ms. Amelie Lens has become a festival force, known for a darker sound luring crowds away from radio-friendly tents. Combined with Len Faki and Marcel Dettman, Silo’s stage is a solid initiation into the weekend. If you’re craving Ibiza vibes, Jamie Jones and Patrick Topping will bring the beats.
No, seriously. This day’s stacked with mandatory sets, ranging from The Black Madonna’s vivacious, unpredictable selections to La Fleur, Bicep and Hot Since 82 delivering the goods. After a hop to Denis Sulta, there’s a half-dozen must-see acts including Carl Cox holding court, Umek and Pan-Pot’s duo, and the inimitable coolness of Nicole Moudaber. Plenty of DnB, Trance and Prog heavy-hitters nearby if you’re in too deep.
Creamfields 2018 (Album)
Best for last? More like, we hope you last ’til the fat [bass drops?]
A genuinely deluxe offering if you’re not feeling the trio’s sole UK festival reunion stop. The talented B.Traits, Hannah Wants, and Sam Divine are another trifectas to catch. You’ve got Camelphat and Kölsch, which if their ANTS Ushuaia set is anything to go by, will take you on a journey. Prydz’ Cirez D alter-ego’s taking on Adam Beyer, a contender for the most memorable matchup, and it’s always excellent to catch legends Faithless (DJ set) and Paul van Dyk. If you’re craving a warehouse vibe, Marco Carola, Joseph Capriati, and Alan Fitzpatrick will transport you out of the field, but it’s Helena Hauff we’re most excited about.
Where’s that sleeping bag I know I’ve got around here somewhere?
Creamfields is considered one of the worlds undisputed go to music festivals, a haven for any electronic music fan and with over 300 acts anticipated to perform across the four-day holiday weekend with plenty of surprises and new stages for fans to experience, counting down the days!
22nd – 25th August Bank Holiday Weekend