Creamfields South everything you need to know: dates, queues, parking, alcohol limit and more

There are only a few weeks left before one of the UK’s biggest festivals comes to Essex. Creamfieds is a major dance music event, and this year it’s hosting two separate festivals to celebrate its 25th anniversary, Creamfields North and Creamfields South.

Creamfields South will be held in Chelmsford in 2022 with huge acts such as David Guetta, Fatboy Slim, Becky Hill and many more all descending on Hylands Park over the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend. On the grounds of the former V-Festival site, Creamfields is ready to bring the music and party vibe to town to kick off the summer.

It takes place over three days from Thursday June 2 to Saturday June 4, with live music on Friday and Saturday. Here’s everything you need to know if you have tickets or want to get them.

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How old do you have to be?

Creamfields has a strict over 18 policy with a Challenge 21 program. You will only receive a wristband once you prove you are over 18.

Can I still get tickets?

Yes. There are still tickets available for each day of Creamfields South, but Saturday tickets are limited.

Tickets for Friday or Saturday cost £85 plus booking fee

A day ticket, without camping for Friday and Saturday, costs £170 plus booking fee. If you want to camp it’s £195 + booking fee.

A three-day ticket with camping costs £220 plus booking fee.

You can also get ‘gold’ tickets which cost £130 for one day, £260 for two days without camping, £280 with camping and £320 for all three days and camping + booking fee.

You should only use approved ticket sellers to guarantee genuine tickets. These are Ticketmaster, Skiddle, Ticketline, See tickets, TicketQuarter and Big Green Coach.

How do I get to Creamfields South?

A Creamfields shuttle will run throughout the weekend. It will pick up and drop off festival goers between the festival and Chelmsford station.

You can buy your shuttle tickets on the day or in advance to guarantee a seat. They run hourly and cost £12 return.

Alternatively you can take public transport to the festival, the nearest train station is Chelmsford, then you can take the shuttle bus to the festival. The nearest airport is London Stansted.

Coach travel to Creamfields is also available via the Big Green Coach Company, with pick-up points throughout the weekend from Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Canterbury, Colchester, Coventry, Dartford (Bluewater), Dover, Gillingham, Ipswich , London (additional service arriving Friday), Norwich, Portsmouth, Reading, Southampton and Swindon. Friday and Saturday pick up points are also available from Canterbury, Colchester, Dartford (Bluewater), Gillingham, Hemel Hempstead, Ipswich, London, Luton, Milton Keynes and Northampton.

Can I drive and park at Creamfields?

Yes, you can drive to Creamfields South. However, those traveling by car should expect traffic entering and exiting the festival.

Parking can be pre-booked for less than the gate price and costs £30 for two/three days and £15 for a single day. Those with Gold tickets get free parking included.

What time does the festival start?

On Thursday, campers can arrive at the site from noon. Bars and music start from 5 p.m. Last entry is at 9 p.m.

On Friday and Saturday, the campsite and its car park open at 9am. Those with day tickets can enter from noon, when the music starts and the bars open. Last entry is at 9 p.m.

The campsite car park closes at 1 p.m. on Sundays.

What facilities are there on the campsite?

If you’re camping, you can expect to find food stalls, phone chargers, lockers, a camping supply store, and a general store. There will be drinking water stations throughout the festival and ticket holders are encouraged to bring a reusable plastic bottle.

Are there showers on the campsite?

If you have gold camping tickets or Dreamfields or Pre Pitch accommodations you will have access to showers. Standard camping tickets do not include sowers, but you can purchase tickets to use the showers.

Can I pay cash or card on the day?

Creamfields South will be purely card/contactless. Cash will not be accepted in bars/stalls.

Can I bring alcohol?

If you are camping, you are not allowed to take more than 24 cans of liquor or one liter of liquor or wine in a plastic bottle. Alcohol cannot be brought into the show arena.

Will I be able to buy food?

Yes, a whole selection of food will be available, but inside the arena and campsite. This will include vegetarian and vegan options as well as gluten-free foods.

Who on the line?

Creamfields South has a huge and impressive lineup for 2022. It includes massive international headliners.

On Friday, on the main stage, you can see:





Joel Corry



The Saturday:






There are eight stages in total with over 70 different acts over the weekend.

You can find all the information and links to buy tickets here

Jan G. Gilbert