An Insider’s Guide to Creamfields North 2023 –

Having celebrated its 25th event in 2022, it’s hard to question the power of Creamfields, whose organizers seem to separate the festival further from its contemporaries every year.

A giant in their own right, Creamfields were present during the explosion of the UK rave scene, which dates back around 30 years. They have since captured the hearts of the electronic dance music community at large and haven’t let go.

Creamfields prides itself on curating a diverse lineup each year, spanning the spectrum of electronic music in a way few festivals are able to. From hard-hitting techno and high-energy house music to uplifting trance and frenzied drums and bass, Creamfields’ annual lineups have something for everyone.

And the festival stages are equally impressive, with the mighty 250-foot-wide Arc Stage featuring over 1,500 fixtures and a state-of-the-art LED screen, making it one of the largest outdoor stages in the world. While the almost identical Horizon stage boasts similar specs, Creamfields interior stages are just as majestic.

Fields of cream 2022.

The iconic Steel Yard boasts an impressive capacity of 15,000, while featuring movable light trusses capable of transforming the mood of the space in seconds to create the perfect atmosphere for Carl Cox, CamelPhat and Eric Prydz provide captivating backdrops.

The new Runway stage, meanwhile, is 21,000 square feet and features a 200-foot-long video screen that extends from the DJ booth above the crowd, providing a similar experience to floating around. in the space.

CamelpPhat performing at Creamfields 2021.

CamelpPhat performing at Creamfields 2021.

Creamfields’ Daresbury location played a pivotal role in its monumental success. One of the few full-scale “greenfield” camping festivals in the dance music ecosystem, Creamfields juxtaposes maximalist stage production with a setting immersed in natural landscape and a campsite that stretches as far as the eye can see. With several camping packages as well as its “Dreamfields” glamping experience, the festival is equipped to accommodate all budgets.

Whether you’re a seasoned raver or preparing to attend Creamfields for the first time next summer, we’ve compiled our top tips so you can get the most out of your experience.

Buy a ticket using the Creamfields deposit system

With expenses ranging from travel to accommodation, attending a festival can often get quite expensive. In order not to run out of tickets, many prefer to book their passes in advance.

Creamfields eases the financial burden on its attendees with its deposit system, which allows you to secure your ticket for £20 and pay the rest in automatic installments at the start of each month.

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Enjoy Creamfields Website

Attending a major festival for the first time and making sure you have all the information you need can feel overwhelming at times. But after 25 years, the organizers of Creamfields know how to take care of the guests and make sure they are prepared.

The official festival website doubles as a comprehensive handbook with everything an attendee might need to be fully prepared, like camping information and travel tips.

Explore the dozens of on-site food and activity vendors

Creamfields offers a wealth of options for all culinary tastes, such as Greek wraps, Chinese noodles, Japanese katsu, Mexican tacos, craft cocktail bars and vegan foods. The list continues.

While you’re there, you can also explore attractions such as the “real pub” bar setup, the inflatable church where attendees can “get married,” and the glamorous sections on-site.

Fields of cream 2021.

Fields of cream 2021.

Go green

Unless you have one of the “Dreamfields” or “Pre-Pitch” options, you’ll need to pack a tent before heading to Creamfields for the weekend. If you are attending the festival for the first time, it would be wise to invest in a sturdy tent that you can use for years instead of opting for single-use tents, which are not good for the environment.

And keep an eye out for the festival’s green initiatives. Return 50 empty cups in exchange for a free drink, bring plastic bottles and cans to the on-site Co-Op Supermarket in exchange for free vouchers, and claim other prizes to keep campsites litter-free.

Download the official Creamfields mobile app

As Creamfields approaches, there’s no better way to keep up to date with all the latest announcements than the official festival app. The geolocated map of the application will allow you to find your way around the festival while providing you with all the urgent information you need to live an unforgettable experience.

Have fun, but do it responsibly

You have finally arrived at Creamfields. Now your top priority should be having fun.

But you can’t share those precious moments with the wonderful Creamfields community without first taking care of yourself and those around you. EDM is about unity and connection over a shared love of music, and Creamfields is the perfect place to relax and have fun, albeit responsibly.

Creamfields Tickets

Tickets for Creamfields North are available here.



Jan G. Gilbert