Creamfields 2014 festival line-up announced
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The Creamfields 2014 festival line-up has been announced.
Following its fourth consecutive sell-out in 2013, the mighty Creamfields once again returns to Daresbury in Cheshire over the August Bank Holiday weekend with its biggest electronic line-up to date, featuring an array of exclusive performances from some of the world’s biggest dance acts.
Voted the country’s number one dance festival at the UK Festival Awards 2013, Creamfields organisers have once again pushed the boundaries across the board from line-up to production, introducing a host of new arenas and the world’s biggest outdoor stage.
Headlining Saturday’s South Stage is Avicii.
The Swedish born DJ/producer has raised the bar with his epic live shows over the last 12 months following his sell-out True tour.
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He is one of the world’s most in-demand producers, following the release of his track Wake Me Up, which topped the charts in 22 countries and was the second most streamed song in the world on Spotify last year.
Over on the North Stage, Creamfields welcomes Canadian-born electro pioneer deadmau5.
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This dance music phenomenon has gone from an emerging underground talent to an internationally recognised superstar.
With a penchant for headgear and famous for global hits, including Ghosts n Stuff and I Remember, expect a mesmerising performance of some classic deadmau5 and music from his soon-to-be-released new album.
Proceedings continue on Sunday with a performance from chart-topper Calvin Harris.
The Grammy Award winner and multi-talented DJ, producer, singer and songwriter returns to headline the North Stage.
Over on the South Stage will be Creamfields favourite Tiësto, who is always a guaranteed crowd-pleaser with his renowned productions and stage show.
Elsewhere, the Swedish flag continues to fly high at Creamfields this year, with ‘Departures’ from Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso, who will be unveiling their new arena at this year’s festival.
They will be joined by the likes of Alesso, Dirty South, Otto Knows and Oliver Heldens.
Departures was born last summer on the White Isle at Ushuaia Ibiza, where Axwell and Ingrosso played to sold out crowds every Wednesday at the infamous poolside venue.
This year they touch down on UK soil to play a staggering 10,000-capacity, 360 production tent taking over Sunday at Creamfields.
Steve Angello also returns on the Saturday with his Size Matters Arena, bringing with him an array of talent from the Size stable, including AN21, Max Vangeli, Third Party, Tim Mason Qulinez, Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman.
Renowned for their unique and visually creative performances, these guys have gone down in dance music history.
A key part of Creamfields’ success is keeping the format fresh, and this year is no different with the introduction of five new arenas.
As well as Departures on the Sunday, promoters are pleased to announce that the flag bearer of the trance movement, Armin van Buuren, will be debuting his own arena, A State Of Trance.
Joining the Grammy nominated Dutchman will be Aly & Fila, Cosmic Gate, Andrew Rayel, Ørjan Nilsen, Jochen Miller and Marlo to name a few.
Another new arena unveiled on Saturday is ‘Revealed’, hosted by Hardwell, who will be performing exclusively for Creamfields this year.
This will be the first of two performances across the weekend.
Over the last decade Hardwell has risen up the ranks to be crowned the world’s top DJ in the 2013 DJ Mag Top 100 poll, cementing his position as the electronic scenes newest superstar.
The youngest ever winner of the coveted award, he will be joined by friends W&W, Dyro, Dannic, Deorro, Sick Individuals, Jordy Dazz and Thomas Newsom.
Everyone’s favourite Clubbing bible, Mixmag, return as hosts across the weekend.
Sunday’s all-new Mixmag Presents arena will bring performances from trio Above & Beyond, Duke Dumont, a Booka Shade DJ set, James Zabiela, Tenshake, Andrew Bayer plus special guest Redlight.
On the Saturday they will be playing host to the Residents, featuring performances from the unsung heroes of dance including Paul Bleasdale, Andy Mac, Alan Hartley, Jemmy, Sean Hughes, James Dutton, Paul Nunn and James Glover.
Another new addition to this year’s roster of new arenas and debuting their first soiree out of the capital is London Warehouse Events, aka LWE, who for the last few years have been making waves across the London clubbing scene with their forward thinking events, bespoke production and diverse line-ups.
Representing them will be Seth Troxler, Adam Beyer, Better Lost Than Stupid aka Martin Buttrich, Davide Squillace and Matthias Tanzmann, the Martinez Brothers and Magda.
Joining Avicii and completing Saturday’s line-up on the South Stage will be a UK festival exclusive from Grammy Award winning DJ/producer Afrojack, future hero Martin Garrix, along with Cazzette, Rebecca & Fiona and Syn Cole.
Joining deadmau5 and completing the line-up over on the North Stage will be Steve Aoki, whose acrobatic crowd surfing stunts and debauchery add to the party atmosphere, Showtek, BBC Radio 1 supremo Zane Lowe, GTA and Gareth Wyn.
Completing the North Stage’s Saturday line-up, and joining Calvin Harris, will be everyone’s favourite party DJ Fatboy Slim.
He will be return to Creamfields after a five-year hiatus, no doubt with a bucketload of bells and whistles.
Fatboy Slim will be joined by Belgian duo Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, who undoubtedly delivered one of last year’s standout performances.
Bringing some much-needed girlie glamour to the stage is Nervo, and completing the line-up on the North Stage is R3hab.
Joining Tiësto on Sunday’s South Stage is the world’s number one DJ Hardwell for his second performance of the weekend, Danny Avila, Moti plus Grammy and VMA nominated producer Tommy Trash, now a Creamfields regular.
Eric Prydz returns on Saturday with his Pryda arena with a contingent of friends to complete what will be one of the most eclectic arenas on site this year.
Joining in the party will be Maceo Plex, Scuba, George Fitzgerald, Jeremy Olander and Fehrplay, who will be performing back-to-back, plus special guest Maya Jane Coles.
Queen of the airwaves Annie Mac is back with her arena jam packed full of acts that are guaranteed to get you rocking, including Skream, Breach, which is the alter ego of Ben Westbeech, Paul Woolford, Route 94, Friend Within, Karma Kid and Monki.
King of the airwaves Pete Tong returns with a cutting-edge line-up that includes Sasha, Joris Voorn, Claude VonStroke, Hot Since 82, Justin Martin, Jaymo & Andy George.
Other highlights across the weekend include the colossal Cream Arena, which returns in all its glory with a back-by-demand line-up of dance music stalwarts including Cream Ibiza resident Paul van Dyk, Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz, John O’Callaghan, Rob Harnetty plus special guest Paul Oakenfold.
Dust off them superhero outfits because Laidback Luke’s Super You&Me Arena is back with performances from Dirty Dutch sound pioneer and double MOBO award winner Chuckie, DVBBS, Blasterjaxx, D.O.D and a debut performance from rising stars Ibranovski & Badd Dimes.
Always at the forefront of fresh new music, BBC Radio 1’s Mistajam is back with his Speakerbox Imprint featuring an eclectic mix of music including a debut performance from arena headliners Gorgon City.
Joining the party will be MK, former Welwyn Garden City schoolboy Jaguar Skills, Shy FX, a performance from one of the original pioneers of the UK’s garage movement DJ EZ featuring Majestic, special guest Wilkinson, B.Traits and All About She.
For those who like worshipping at the alter of hard dance, then Goodgreef Xtra Hard will be your church with performances from Kutski, the Tidy Boys, who will be delivering a classic set celebrating 15 years of hard house, along with Alex Kidd, Andy Whitby, Steve Hill, Mark EG vs Proteus and Cally Gage to name a few.
Disco kings Hed Kandi are back as hospitality arena hosts.
And the full Friday night line-up featuring audible arenas has yet to be revealed.
CREAMFIELDS UK 2014
SATURDAY, AUGUST 23
* Martin Garrix
* Rebecca & Fiona
* Syn Cole
* Steve Aoki
* Zane Lowe
* Gareth Wyn
A STATE OF TRANCE
* Armin van Buuren
* Aly & Fila
* Cosmic Gate
* Andrew Rayel
* Ørjan Nilsen
* Andrew Rayel
* Jochen Miller
* David Gravell
* Ruben de Ronde
* Steve Angello
* Max Vangeli
* Third Party
* Tim Mason
* Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman
* Sick Individuals
* Jordy Dazz
* Thomas Newson
* Julian Calor
* Kill the Buzz
* Futuristic Polar Bears
* Matt Nash & Dave Silcox
* Eric Prydz
* Maceo Plex
* George Fitzgerald
* Jeremy Olander & Fehrplay (B2B)
* Special Guest: Maya Jane Coles
* Annie Mac
* Paul Woolford
* Route 94
* Friend Within
* Karma Kid
ALL GONE PETE TONG
* Pete Tong
* Joris Voorn
* Claude VonStroke
* Hot Since 82
* Justin Martin
* Jaymo & Andy George
MIXMAG PRESENTS THE RESIDENTS
* Paul Bleasdale
* Andy Mac
* Alan Hartley
* Sean Hughes
* James Dutton
* Ed Mackie
* Sam Rice
* Paul Dolphin
* Paul Nunn & James Glover
HED KANDI HOSPITALITY
* Phil Faversham
* DJ Eibhlin
* Sam Cannon
* Phoebe D’Abo
* Dean Oram (On percussion)
* Tom Lormor (On sax)
SUNDAY, AUGUST 24
* Calvin Harris
* Fatboy Slim
* Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
* Tommy Trash
* Danny Avila
* Axwell ? Ingrosso
* Dirty South
* Otto Knows
* Oliver Heldens
* Above & Beyond
* Duke Dumont
* Booka Shade (DJ Set)
* James Zabiela
* Andrew Bayer
* Special Guest: Redlight
* Paul van Dyk
* Ferry Corsten
* Markus Schulz
* John O’Callaghan
* Venom One
* Rob Harnetty
* Special Guest: Paul Oakenfold
* Laidback Luke
* Ibranovski & Badd Dimes
* Seth Troxler
* Adam Beyer
* Better Lost Than Stupid
- Martin Buttrich
- Davide Squillace
- Matthias Tanzmann
* The Martinez Brothers
MISTAJAM PRESENTS SPEAKERBOX
* Gorgon City
* Jaguar Skills
* Shy FX
* DJ EZ featuring Majestic
* B.Traits (MC Juma)
* All About She
* Special Guest: Wilkinson
GOODGREEF XTRA HARD
* Tidy Boys
* Alex Kidd
* Andy Whitby (B2B) Steve Hill
* Mark EG vs Proteus
* Cally Gage
* Danny Williamson
* Shaun T
* Phil Mackintosh
HED KANDI HOSPITALITY
* Carl Hanaghan
* Lucy Stone
* Dan Van
* Sarah Louise
* Dean Oram (On percussion)
* Tom Lormor (On sax)