Fun in the fields of Cream

CreamfieldsAn extravagant British music festival based in Daresbury and is held over the August bank holiday weekend. For a long weekend, the fields of Cream are filled with stages holding the biggest and best variety of dance, deep house, techno DJ’s and Live Acts. The first headlining acts Deadmau5 and Eric Prydz have been recently released for Creamfields 20th anniversary in 2017, very exciting news for the fans of the festival.

 I attended Creamfields amongst 70,000 other people who also attended the festival in 2016 and saw a number of acts including Oliver Heldens, Hardwell, Calvin Harris, Tiesto and Avicii. Below is one of many videos I took over the weekend, it gives you a clear indication of the incredible atmosphere (and tremendous amount of fun) that you can experience at the festival.

Creamfields is an 18 and over event, which is different from other festivals, who allow young people of the age 16 into their campsites. The Creamfields festival was first held in 1998, after taking inspiration from Liverpool’s ‘Nation’ nightclub, which was home to the infamous club night Cream. The club was demolished earlier in 2016 but still the legacy of the popular house music night still lives on. Creamfields has been voted ‘Best Dance Festival’ on numerous occasions highlighting the success and popularity of the event.

There are many different ways of travelling to Creamfields. The Big Green Coach is the official and exclusive coach travel partner to Creamfields 2017. By choosing a Creamfields coach travel package, you can ditch the driving, parking or behaving on the last night. I decided at Creamfields 2016 to party hard and relax knowing that, I could sleep on the coach journey home. The Big Green Coach has been the official and exclusive coach partner to Creamfields for 7 years, transporting thousands of people to the festival every year. You alternatively may decide to take the shuttle bus, travel by train, by car (Parking costs up to £20) or even by air (depending on where you are travelling from). The map below shows the location of the festival in order to help you plan your journey.

With a standard 3 day camping ticket starting at £180, Creamfields proves to be one of the cheaper festivals comparing with Reading and Leeds festival’s weekend ticket prices starting at £213. Creamfields also offers a deposit scheme which allows festival-goers to secure their tickets for 2017 and pay for it with monthly installments.

If you don’t fancy a weekend of camping fun at the festival itself, Creamfields holds 1 Day events called the Steel Yard. The Steel yard is a superstructure which was first seen at Creamfields 2016 and is the first and largest of its kind in Europe, with a capacity of 20,000 people and reaching 20m high. This is where the artists headlining the event perform. The event also includes a selection of funfair rides, cloakroom, bars and food concessions. The Steel Yard is still considered a festival site and events take place all year round, so, dust off your wellies and get out your waterproofs to be prepared for all weather conditions.

Below is a short review on the Creamfields experience, including some top festival advice…

If you are a festival lover, in search of some escapism or just looking to experience something new, it would be hard (and just wrong) to decline the opportunity of having fun in the fields of cream. Creamfields festival is an absolutely amazing experience, which I will look forward to for many years to come.

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About Nia Parry

MMU Student studying English and Multimedia Journalism
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