Creamfields UK

Festival Facts
Date: 
22 Aug 2014 to 24 Aug 2014
Cost: 
£160 for 3 day standard camping
Capacity: 
80,000
Location: 
Daresbury Estate, Cheshire
United Kingdom

Creamfields is a festival series that is run by the international dance brand Cream. Although the festival event has been held in other countries, the main branch of the festival is held annually in Daresbury, Cheshire during the August Bank Holiday.

In 2013 it was voted the UK's #1 dance festival (UK Festival Awards 2013).

Improvements

The 2014 edition of the festival will see the introduction of 5 new arenas, this includes Armin van Buuren's very own arena called 'A State of Trance' and the 'Reveal' arena hosted by Hardwell. Click here to see the Cream 2014 video.

Following the 2012 cancellation, organisers have spent £500,000 on site improvements which include the following: 1500 of new trackway, New bridges to ease flow in areas of heavy footfall, A revised contingency plan, new tannoy system and information screens, Arena layout change and much more.

Line-up

The 2014 line-up includes on Saturday: Avicii, Afrojack, deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Armin van Buuren, Hardwell and Eric Prydz, and many more.

The Sunday line-up includes: Calvin Harris, Fatboy Slim, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Tiësto, Hardwell, Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Alesso, Dirty South, Above & Beyond, Paul van Dyk, Seth Troxler, Adam Beyer, Better Lost Than Stupid and Shy FX as well as others.

The Friday line-up has not yet been announced.

Vibe

This is the perfect festival for music fans who identify closely with the rave and clubbing lifestyle, and past Creamfields crowds have been dubbed loud and upbeat

Stages and other entertainment

There are 12 different stages at Creamfields:

  • Main Stage
  • Cream
  • Chibuku
  • Pryda Friends
  • Ape-D+B
  • Ape-Dubstep
  • Mixmag
  • Hed Kandi Hospitality
  • Strongbow
  • Jagerrock Truck
  • Residents Terrace
  • Soonnight + Filfth Ice'd Cream Can

Non music entertainment includes a fancy dress tent, and a vanity van where for a small fee you can get your hair washed and glammed up.

Tickets

Available to purchase here. Tickets are being sold for the following prices:

1 Day Tickets

  • Saturday (Standard): £80 + BF
  • Sunday (Standard): £85 + BF
  • Saturday (Hospitality): £120 + BF
  • Sunday (Hospitality): £120 + BF

2 Day Tickets

  • Standard 2 day with camping: £155.00 + BF
  • Hospitality 2 day with camping: £230 + BF
  • Standard 2 day non-camping: £155 + BF

3 Day Tickets

  • Hospitality 3 day with camping: £260 + BF
  • Standard 3 day with camping: £175 + BF

VIP

The Hospitality arena, hosted by Hed Kandi, provides a separate experience from the festival which includes the following:

  • Fasttrack entry into Creamfields – there will be a dedicated lane at the Main Entrance for Hospitality day ticket holders.
  • Free Car Parking in the Hospitality car park.
  • Exclusive access into the Hed Kandi Hospitality Arena. This area is a fully furnished marquee with leather sofas, indoor & outdoor seating, fully stocked bar / Cocktail Bar.
  • Access to the all important luxury toilets.
  • Complimentary food served up by restaurateurs Puschka (1 meal per day / per person)
  • Hospitality Campers will have their own dedicated Hospitality campsite.
  • Hospitality campers staying in the Hospitality campsite will have access to Luxury Camping facilities which includes hot showers and ‘proper’ toilets.
  • Access to Standard Campsite (for those hospitality ticket holders who have friends with standard camping tickets and would prefer to stay with them in the standard campsite)
  • Hospitality campers will also be able to take advantage of the complimentary ‘Festibarrow’ service who will be on hand to help you carry your kit to the campsite.
  • Heavenly massages delivered by the legendary Ibiza Angels

Children

This is an 18+ event

Disability Access

After you have purchased a Disabled Access Ticket, you will need to download a registration form, attach a copy of your DLA letter or a letter from your docter and fax, email or post your finished form within two weeks of purchasing your ticket, you can download the form here

Weather

Around 20 degrees, with possibility of rain.

Location

The site address is Daresbury Estate, Warrington, Chesire, WA4 4A

Local Information

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Travel

  • COACH: If you are travelling from a long distance, it is much more cost effective to catch a coach. For details on booking visit the Big Green Coach or National Express website.
  • TRAIN/SHUTTLE BUS: Whether you are catching the train or travelling locally, shuttle buses which take you to the festival site run to and from the following train stations: Liverpool, Manchester, Runcom, Warrington and Widnes

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Accommodation

Hotels near Creamfields

  • Warrington South 0.5 miles
  • Runcorn 3.1 miles
  • Warrington Centre 6.9 miles
  • Northwich 7.6 miles
  • Warrington East 9.4 miles
  • Northwich South 9.8 miles
  • Knutsford (Bucklow Hill) 10.6 miles

What to wear

As mentioned earlier, there is a vanity van where for a small fee you can get your hair washed and glammed up for you.

Camping

As Creamfields is an 18+ event, the loud nature of the festival indicates that the camp-sites are not suitable for campers who prefer quiet setting.

Tickets can be bought for VIP Camping, however if you choose to camp with Tangerine Fields or Podpads, you must book separately with them once your standard camping ticket has been purchased.

The main arena opening times are two hours earlier for those with camping tickets, as opposed to those with day tickets.

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Food and drink

The festival offers a wide variety of food featuring an International Food Market, serving everything from Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean and all the other classic foods seen at festivals.

As well as the usual festival bars, Creamfields features a JagerRock Truck and Pimms Bus. Plus there is a Garden Bar with masseuses and comfy seats and picnic benches.

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Volunteer or work

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Drugs and security

Despite an increased security presence of search dogs and CCTV camera, Creamfields like many other events within the Dance culture has a very strong drug culture attached to it. Forum discussion indicates that bag checks are carried out, with an increased security presence, such as CCTV cameras and extra polic

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Trivia

Described as the "crown jewel of dance festivals", Creamfields has come a long way from it's humble beginnings in 1998 when 25,000 people attended the first official festival under the 'Cream' brand in Winchester.

13 years on and Creamfields has grown to become a worldwide phenomena, holding dance festivals in more than 15 countries and celebrating it's 10th anniversary by changing from a 24-hour to a 2 day camping format at the Daresbury Estate in Cheshire near Cream's spiritual home of Liverpool.

In 2010 over 70,000 people attended Creamfields, and soon after it was voted 'Best Dance Festival' for the second year running at the 2010 U.K Festival Awards and 'Festival Of The Year' in the Music Week Awards.

Creamfields began as a weekly house music night based in Liverpool's 'Nation' nightclub in 1992. As the night grew in popularity it attracted larger and larger audiences until an electronic music dance festival seemed to be the only natural progression for the ever increasing attendances.

With acts including Run DMC, Primal Scream, Daft Punk, Paul van Dyke and Sasha all performing in 1998, Creamfields set the standard for dance festivals and 2011 sees more of the same with a line up that includes The Chemical Brothers, Tiesto, Paul Van Dyke to name a few.

Despite it’s long successful run, Creamfields only introduced camping recently in 2008.

Amongst its already strong reputation, Creamfields has been nominated for and won several awards, such as the following examples:

*The Guardian 2000 'Best Event' * Muzik Magazine 2011 'Best Event' * UK Festival Awards 2004 'Best Dance Festival' * UK Festival Awards 2005 'Sexiest Festival' * House Music Awards 2005 'Festival Event Of The Year' * Music Week Awards 2010 'Festival Of The Year'

Rumours

Wednesday 27th February at 10am is when the first major line-up announcement will take place.

Past lineups

2013: The Prodigy (UK Performance of The Year Exclusive), David Guetta, Tiesto, Sebastian Ingrosso, Richie Hawtin, Groove Armada, Avicii, Steve Angello, Eric Prydz, Annie Mac, Eats Everything and many more.

2012 headliners include Avicii (Dance festival exclusive), Sebatian Ingrosso (exclusive), David Guetta (Dance festival exclusive), Skrillex, Example (Dance festival exclusive), Pete Tong, Eric Prydz, Annie Mac and many many more. To view the full line-up, click here.

The 2011 featured Scratch Perverts, The Chemical Brothers, Magnetic Man, Katy B, Tiesto, Calvin Harris, Paul Van Dyk, Steve Angello, Dirty South, Eric Prydz, Boys Noize, Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren, Laidback Luke, and Wolfgang Gartner. For Full details of the lineup click here

Details of past lineups can be found here