We felt like a kid in a toyshop at Creamfields this year
Friday 5th October 2018 | Nicky
Creamfields returned for its mammoth yearly knees up in Dewsbury, Cheshire which has grown from an EDM excursion to now include a wide selection of homegrown UK talent. This festival literally covers everyone who is anyone within the electronic dance music sphere which gives you a unique logistical nightmare on who to see.
Equipped to deal with the muddy Creamfields terrain, Friday saw a charismatic Carl Cox take over the Steelyard stage for a captivating set displaying a stomping track selection that blurred the boundaries of House and Techno, and picking up the mic and connecting with his beloved fans as only he could. Battling through the rain we decided to get our Friday nightcap with the Paradise family, led by, the next best Welsh export after Gareth Bale, Mr Jamie Jones. The Paradise stage was a hugely popular choice and revived the drenched and damp faction who flocked to the stage for the main man himself. The tent was going off big style, as Jamie Jones complemented Green Velvet flawlessly up until the 11 pm curfew that arrived way too soon.
Thankfully the rain wasn't as relentless on Saturday, with some good patches of sunshine helping sober up some of the sore heads that went a little "too hard" the night before. Giggs came on at the Horizon stage and gave everyone a reality check towards the evening, which I think the predominantly EDM crowd enjoyed, even though it took them nearly the whole set to eventually get going. Elsewhere, MistaJam brought some major "Grime Time" heavyweights down who took over the Jam Packed Stage with Krept and Konan and Jaykae stealing the show.
Managing to trudge our way over to the "All Gone Pete Tong" affair, we caught Hot Since 82 whipping up an absolute frenzy with a solid selection of 4 x 4 bangers for the stomping welly brigade. Luciano soon followed, laying down a mesmerising selection that kept the vicinity bouncing in hypnotic fashion. Unfortunately, the 4am curfew meany we justcaught the end of the vibes and excitement being created at the Arc Stage by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. We hiked over to check out the closing set from Diplo over at the Mad Decent arena and were in for a treat as his huge selection of dubplates had the audience shaking whatever their mama gave them in true mad decent fashion. No doubt that this guy is a real party starter.
This is still one monster of a festival, it always has been. Having grown over the last two decades, Creamfields provides an undiluted, and unrivalled production and line-up that the UK will ever get to see. Constantly pushing boundaries, and always innovating and bringing something new to the table for our beloved UK festival faithful, we look forward to another 20 years plus from this mother of all festivals.
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