Creamfields is a dance music festival featuring DJs and live acts, held annually on the August Bank Holiday weekend in Daresbury, England. The festival began as an offshoot from Liverpool’s Cream nightclub, which headlined the band Crème every year. Today, the success of Creamfields in England has spawned more than a dozen other Creamfields festivals around the world. While Cream nightclub is known for playing house music, the Creamfields festival hosts artists from a wide range of popular genres in dance music including drum ‘n’ bass, techno, dubstep, electronica and other house styles including hard, deep, tribal, funky and indie.
Cream, located at the Nation nightclub in Liverpool, is one of the best-known house music nightclubs in the world. From October 1992 to June 2002—Cream ran a weekly house music night each Saturday at Nation featuring various international DJ superstars.
The first festival was held in Winchester, Southern England, attracting some 25,000 people, featuring live performances from Run DMC, Primal Scream and over 100 DJs including Daft Punk, Paul van Dyk and Sasha. From 2001-2005, Creamfields was situated in Liverpool, eventually settling in its current home of Daresbury in 2006.
The Creamfields festival held its first international event in 2000 in Dublin, Ireland. This quickly spawned other Creamfields festivals—Buenos Aires, Argentina being the most successful spinoff, attracting 65,000 people in 2005 to make it the biggest one-day festival in Latin America. While hardcore partygoers could literally spend all summer dancing, the UK edition still sets the bar high when it comes to booking world famous DJs on exclusive deals and giving underground stars their big breaks. DJs who have played at UK and international events over the years are a house lovers’ list of “who’s who,” including The Prodigy, Avicii, Carl Cox, David Guetta, Tiesto, Calvin Harris, AfroJack, The Chemical Brothers, and Armin van Buuren.
With 200 artists set to fill 11 stages over three days, partygoers can expect huge LED screens, VIP lounges, cocktail bars, fairground rides, and silent discos to complete their oversized rave experience.