After a brilliant and successful first Creamfields Ibiza festival on the White Isle earlier this summer, Creamfields UK returned on August Bank Holiday to the beautiful surroundings of Daresbury in Cheshire.

The UK’s best dance music festival had an excellent line up for 2015 with the biggest names in the industry performing for 3 days on 2 massive outdoor stages at opposite ends of the festival holding tens of thousands, complete with various arenas in between.

We boarded the plane from Ibiza and arrived on site in time for the evening action on day 2 (Saturday). Armin Van Buuren was playing on the South Stage bringing his trance sound before headliner Avicii took over. He played new tracks ‘True Believer’, the infectious piano based ‘For A Better Day’ and ‘Pure Grinding’, before ending on ‘Wake Me Up’. He said, “this is the 5th time I’ve played here and it gets better every year.”

Across the festival site on the North Stage, The Chemical Brothers were bringing their iconic sound complete with awesome colourful and crazy visuals on the massive screens behind them. They played, amongst others, the likes of Swoon, Star Guitar and Setting Sun. It was a great festival headline set.

When the outdoor stages finished at 11pm, we headed into the various indoor tent arenas, starting with All Gone Pete Tong, where Pete Tong was playing some great rolling house baselines to a packed tent. Over in Size, Steve Angello provided one of the sets of the night. He played classics such as remixes of ‘Sweet Dreams’ and ‘Personal Jesus’, but the biggest reaction of the night was when he played Eric Prydz’s new track ‘Opus’, which sent the crowd delirious. It is a track which simply builds and builds and has easily been one of the tracks of Ibiza 2015 during Prydz’s sets on the island at both Cream Ibiza @ Amnesia and Café Mambo. Check out the video we took of Angello dropping Opus over at – it was also great to see Angello up close on ground level, something you don’t often see in a festival setting.


Creamfields and Cream Ibiza newcomer Philip George was playing across in the Pepsi Max arena. We’ve seen him a couple of times at Cream Ibiza through the summer, and each time he’s rocked it. He ended his set on a remix of Everything But The Girl’s Missing, to a great crowd reaction.

Over in the Ants tent Kolsch was loving life DJing in his customory hat whilst bouncing up and down. In Ibiza this summer both Ants (at Ushuaia on Saturdays) and Kolsch have been massive success stories, and it’s safe to say both brought their own individual vibe to Creamfields. Kolsch played a set of beautiful and melodic house music. In the Speakerbox tent Apexape finished the night’s proceedings by playing The Prodigy’s ‘No Good.’ It was a great ending to a great night!

On Sunday, Afrojack was playing on the South Stage as the sun was setting in the background – it was a real special moment. He played a set full of EDM bangers, including ‘Mic Check’, ‘Bad’ and ‘Open Wide’.

We then had the opportunity to interview both Ferry Corsten and Fatboy Slim on site at Creamfields. Both were full of energy and excitement about their sets later that night at Creamfields, but most of all both were lovely chaps to chat to. For two guys that have been at the forefront of the electronic dance scene for many years, they were both really likeable people who gave us interesting and insightful interviews. We asked Ferry what he loved about Creamfields, to which he said “It’s the vibe, I know everybody probably says that, but it’s in a great place in the country and people come from all corners of the UK to come. It’s a great festival ever since the beginnings, and it had certainly grown over the years.”

Fatboy said of his set later that night, “It’s quite stupid tonight, we have the Smile High Club which is the idea of making a very stupid club in the festival setting, so there’s quite a lot of japery and tomfoolery going on. We did it last night at SW4 festival and it really worked, and if you can escape it not painted yellow with a big smiley on your face then you’ll be doing well!”

You can check out the interviews in full here below;

Ferry Corsten interview

Fatboy Slim interview

Not long after interviewing Fatboy Slim we headed to his Smile High Club arena to what was essentially a bouncing massive house party. He had the place rocking. From one bouncing tent to another and in the Cream tent Axwell & Ingrosso were playing massive tracks like ‘Dream Bigger’ and Swedish House Mafia’s ‘Greyhound’. On the South Stage Tiesto was playing classics such as ‘Flight 693’, ‘Barbers Adagio For Strings’ and ‘Red Lights’, complete with a firework display. And finally, Eric Prydz in the Pryda tent played some driving and progressive melodic house (or Prydzgressive house in his own words!) to a brilliant crowd reaction; the crowd stood and clapped Prydz for a good 10 minutes after his set ended!

Creamfields 2015 was a brilliant weekend complete with massive visual screens,  lasers, lights, confetti, fire and smoke cannons. Add to that awesome music, brilliant DJs and most importantly, a crowd of tens of thousands providing a fantastic atmosphere, we can safely say we cannot wait  to get back to Daresbury for Creamfields 2016!

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