Swedish House Mafia crash at Creamfields caused £4million in damage

The Swedish House Mafia have just been announced as the headliners of Creamfields North 2023, which got a lot of people thinking about their antics at the event in 2019.

Specifically, a drop involving a lot of fire that looks like something straight out of Woodstock 99 – and it cost £4m in damages.

Footage of the fiery fall was recently reposted on TikTok after the band’s headlining announcement was made, and people had a lot to say about it.

Reacting to the footage, one TikTok user wrote, “It was in the front, that was why I’m now bald.”

“Almost lost my eyebrows in that crowd,” added a second, who has no bad feelings about the fall adding, “Best night of my life.”

A third shared: “People in the front all ran away from the heat. It was really scary! I was right in front.”

“What does my living room look like after taking out the Ikea tealights,” joked a fourth while a fifth remarked, “It was a good show. The heat was felt all the way back.”

“Did the charge play across all video screens,” revealed a sixth viewer, who claimed to have worked on the event. “They were all melted in hell. Three or four trucks full of broken gear.”

The Swedish House Mafia returns to Creamfields in 2023. Credit: TikTok / @ravingreviews

As reported by NME, the band’s next slot will be their first at the festival since causing millions in damage in 2019.

Indeed, the performance, which required the stage to be closed for an entire day to set up, permanently destroyed the stage’s LED screens.

The £4million damage claim came from a crew member who allegedly revealed the level of destruction during a visit to a tattoo parlour, Your EDM reports.

Creamfields themselves announced the band would be performing in 2023 on Twitter, writing, “Just announced! @swedishousemfi confirmed for a SOLD OUT Creamfields North 2023, Sunday August 27th. #CreamfieldsNorth #Creamfields2023.”

The band’s next performance should be another explosive (but hopefully less expensive) one as they release their album, Heaven againin April.

According to NME, the album “sees the trio flexing their musical and emotional muscles on 17 brilliant, fearless and often surprising tracks”.

However, if you’re looking to get tickets to Creamfields 2023, we’re afraid you’re probably out of luck as the event is already sold out.

Jan G. Gilbert