Creamfields Goes South: New 50,000 Cap UK Camping Festival Launching in 2022

Anthony MooneyThe crowd at Creamfields 2019.The festival is launching a second edition further south in England next year.

Cream Group, promoters of the long-running electronic music festival Creamfields in the UK, are launching a second festival under the same brand in the south of England: Creamfields Chelmsford, taking place in Hylands Park, June 3-4, 2022 .

The first in Creamfields Chelmsford will have a capacity of 50,000 people and offer camping. No lineup has yet been announced, but there will be several stages, including the 12,000 capacity Steel Yard superstructure from the original Creamfields to Daresbury.

The launch of Creamfields Chelmsford will coincide with the 25th anniversary of the first Creamfields in 2022.

The 24th edition of this year is sold out, from August 26 to 29. The range includes the best of EDM, from A like Adam Beyer or Armin van Buuren to Z like Zatox. Tiësto, Martin Garrix, Charlotte de Witte, David Guetta, Carl Cox, Deadmau5 and many others are also on the bill.

The steelworks with a capacity of 12,000 people.Geoffrey HubbleThe steelworks with a capacity of 12,000 people.The superstructure will also feature at the new event, Creamfields Chelmsford.

Creamfields’ flagship event usually attracts some 70,000 visitors to the scenic countryside of Cheshire, England, where Daresbury is located.

Since its inception in the UK in 1998, Creamfields has become one of the biggest electronic music festivals in the world. Calvin Harris, Swedish House Mafia, Eric Prydz, Bicep LIVE, Chase & Status, Pendulum and The Chemical Brothers have all played there in the past.

The brand has launched several international spin-offs around the world, with shows held in Chile, Abu Dhabi, Ibiza, Malta, Argentina, Peru, Hong Kong and several cities in China, not to mention to name a few.

Jan G. Gilbert