Creamfields North’s drop in lineup may have spoiled a big surprise

fields of cream music festival has submitted its “complete” lineup for its flagship Northern edition to Daresbury Estate UK. The lineup for the three-day festival over the August bank holiday weekend is jam-packed with heavy hitters as expected. There are Armin Van Buuren, Adam Beyer, Alesso, calvin harris, Carl Cox, David Guetta and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. Too, Eric Pridz present HOLO, Martin Garrix and Tiesto. One interesting detail, however, is that Creamfields first shared a lineup poster with a fuzzy name and then took it down, replacing it with a missing version.

The previous version showed an artist blurred between Hanna wants and Headhunters. Since the lineup is in alphabetical order, it’s easy to assume the artist is Hardwellwho retired from touring in 2018. Add the high rumors of the Dutch icon’s long-awaited return to ultra music festival in Miami in March, and that makes perfect sense. Take a look yourself…

Composition before:

Composition after:

Already seen?

Of course, Ultra didn’t confirm Hardwell on their full lineup, but their name seemed hazy in their Phase 1, similar to Creamfields North. The blur was between Gareth Emery and Illeniummeaning the mystery artist’s name begins with G, H, or I. Ultra’s main stage closing slot has been left ???, with organizers saying only that they are “incredibly honored to featuring the highly anticipated performance of one of the most iconic artists in electronic music history as Sunday’s closing act.If Hardwell does indeed return to Ultra, he’ll definitely be keen to continue his return to Creamfields North.

That being said, this could still be a big comeback for the infamous DJ HANZEL.

South Creamfields

Creamfields is going big this year. It’s holding its first Southern Edition at Hylands Park in Chelmsford over the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend, June 2-4. The programming for South Creamfields so far includes some of the same artists as North – Calvin Harris, Carl Cox, Eric Prydz, David Guetta. There are also some that North doesn’t have, like Deadmau5 and Charlotte de Witte.

Northern Cream Fields takes place from August 25 to 28. It’s sold out, but the waiting list for tickets is there.

Jan G. Gilbert