6 reasons why you should head to Creamfields Festival

Hosted in the Cheshire countryside and set to be headlined by The Chainsmokers, Tiesto and Major Lazer; the 2018 edition of Creamfields will see the dance festival celebrating its 20 anniversary. 

Some of the most acclaimed artists in the industry, such as Annie Mac, Sub Focus and DJ EZ are all lined up to cause some serious damage at this years Creamfields.  Taking place across August 23-26, the festival will see four back-to-back days of idiosyncratic techno, chopped and screwed drum and bass, as well as a showcase of off-kilter, militant baselines.  Here are seven reasons why Creamfields should be on your hit list this year.

1 – The festival is celebrating moving from its teenage years

The dance-hall industry has had a prominent stance in the music industry for many years; weaving its way in and out of the mainstream. This year, Creamfields is celebrating 20 whole years of consistently running some of the best of the genre, as well as techno and drum & bass offerings.  It would be rude not to celebrate.

2- Camp in style… Or not

Bronze, Silver and Gold; the three festival ticket options which give you more for your money.  By opting for bronze tickets, you can secure access to toilets and hot showers.  Silver tickets chuck in additional access to mirrors, hair straighteners and accessible charging points, while the golden ticket opts you in for massages, an exclusive cocktail bar and more.  Live your lavish dreams at Creamfields this weekend.

3 – SASASAS will be there

Hailing from the underground, SASASAS have stormed their way into the spotlight and are wildly known for tracks such as ‘MaaaaD’ and ‘Rampage Anthem’.  Offering us thunderous, obnoxious basslines and sheer power, the drum & bass supergroup is on our highlight list this year.

4 – It sticks to the stuff it knows 

No fuss and no frills; unlike most festivals, Creamfields sticks to its guns with its music genre choices.  Globally stapled as a dance festival, this year’s celebration boasts the best dance lineup of the year, as well as living up to its name as one of the best rave-influenced festivals in the UK.

5 – A Chase & Status DJ set is on the cards

While the electronic duo is no strangers to the festival, it isn’t often they have the chance to storm the SUB_AURAL tent and perform a DJ set.  Expect the boys to be mixing and blending rattled baselines with cutting-edge production; making seeing them in this form even sweeter than usual.

6 – It is not all about Cheshire

The official festival site may be in Cheshire, however, one of the greatest things about Creamfields is that each and every year it is spread across other locations outside of the UK.  This year, expect to hear infectious acid house, speed garage and more across Taiwan, Beijing, Mallorca and Guangzhou.  The party literally never stops.

Tickets for Creamfields 2018 are available to purchase here

Laviea Thomas

Laviea Thomas

Features Editor at Gigslutz
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