Ten artists you must see at this year’s event
There’s just over two weeks left before one of the world’s biggest electronic music festivals, Creamfields, kicks into full gear. The bespoke four-day outdoor event, which celebrates its 25th anniversary over the August bank holiday weekend this year, has become a must-attend experience for dance lovers, attracting audiences from continents across the globe.
Regularly presenting jaw-dropping line-ups, filled with various acclaimed titans representing techno, house, drum n bass and more, and always delivering jaw-dropping stage production on a scale that simply cannot not be found anywhere else, it’s no wonder this Northern summer evening sells out year after year.
Ahead of the upcoming show amidst the verdant fields of Cheshire, we wanted to take a moment to look at this year’s bill, share our thoughts and recommend just ten of the acts we think you should make a B-line to see should be lucky enough to have tickets to enter.
Read on for our pick of the top ten artists you need to see performing live at Creamfields this month…
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Funk-soul brother, Norman Cook AKA Fatboy Slim brings his massive big beat sound to his very own “Fatboy Slim Loves…” stage on Sunday August 28th. Appearing alongside rising star Sarah Story, South African selector, Black Coffee and movie star-turned-DJ Idris Elba, Cook will provide fans with his usual high-energy set, replete with a slew of records to massive successes. Get ready to go out on the weekends by moving your body to anthems like “Rockafeller Skank,” “Right Here, Right Now,” and “Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat.”
Buy tickets to see Fatboy Slim – here
A versatile DJ and producer of many dance floor weapons, Eats Everything is the critically acclaimed talent whose knowledge of a venue’s working methods ensures that none of his sets will be without those great party vibes. A much-requested name on the circuit, championed by Jamie Jones, Carl Cox and collaborator Fatboy Slim, he’s almost always on the move booking appointments around the world. Appearances for Elrow, Fabric London and at super clubs Ibiza, Eden, Hi Ibiza and Amnesia all feature on his busy schedule this year, in addition to his upcoming appearance on the Aura stage at Creamfields on Sunday August 28th.
Get tickets to see Eats Everything – here
On par with luxury chocolate and super strong beer, Amelie Lens is unquestionably one of Belgium’s best exports. A purveyor of high-quality, undiluted techno, it has rightly earned quite a reputation in its 6 years as a leader in the genre, delivering powerful, hour-long sets to its many adoring fans. She’s so admired for what she actually does, it’s been reported that she has a group of die-hard super-fans who travel the world together watching her at every set, buying her and making her. sending gifts. Any DJ whose talents gain followers at this level deserves a watch in our opinion.
Buy tickets to see Amélie Lens – here
The Swedish superstar has come a long way since breaking up in 2004 with his hit ‘Call On Me’. Nearly two decades later, it’s released under three hugely successful aliases – Pryda, Cirez D and Eric Prydz – releasing a catalog of impeccably produced dance records and conceptualizing one of the electronic scene’s finest live shows in the world. current time – the mind-blowing HOLO Show.
So what can we expect from the Eric Prydz HOLO show at Creamfields this year? Next-level 3D FX, holographic and Ai technology pushing the limits of what can be delivered visually during a live performance, paired with high-level progressive house music on one of the biggest arenas at the festival – the epic Steel Yard. Do not miss.
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Ayrshire’s man of the moment Ewan McVicar is set to take on the 50m superstructure known as the Steel Yard on Sunday August 28. Sharing the stage with Camelphat, Denis Sulta and Russian powerhouse Anfisa Letyago, throughout the day, the 28-year-old DJ will prove exactly why he deserves a place on the colossal stage at the flagship event. , showcasing his mastered skills behind the decks, dropping huge tracks like his recent single, “Heathers Park” and his anthem, “Tell Me Something Good.” A performance that is sure to go down in Creamfields history as the rising superstar continues his journey to dance immortality.
Buy tickets to see Ewan McVicar – here
The mustachioed dance magician, one of electronic music’s most outspoken and controversial figures (‘Seth Troxler Camelphat beef’ lookup), is poised to bring down the roof of the Solid Grooves scene in just 18 days. Considered by many to be one of the best DJs in the world, he has performed in front of thousands, if not millions of people around the world throughout his career, taking over the stages of festivals like Glastonbury and Coachella, as well as the legendary nightclubs of Ibiza, London and Berlin, where he currently resides. For a truly unique experience at this year’s Creamfields, you have to check out Seth.
Buy tickets to see Seth Troxler – here
Innovator of the ‘K-House’ sound, Korean-born superstar Peggy Gou will arrive in Cheshire over the Bank Holiday weekend, armed with a set of tunes specially selected for the Creamfields crowds. The cultured producer and sought-after selector, whose life has literally revolved around music – from her time working in record stores to performing at Berlin’s Berghain – is renowned for her captivating live performances and flamboyant style behind the decks. . Encountering the same level of energy from the audience that you’ve come to expect from some of the world’s biggest pop star names, you should expect to find an electric atmosphere during Peggy Gou’s performance on the Aura Stage at the end. of this month.
Buy tickets to see Peggy Gou – here
The Hot Creations label boss has already won the DJ Award for Best Deep House and Best Technical Master, so you can be fairly certain of a top set, especially at the UK’s main electronic event. For those of you who may never have heard the work of the Welsh producers, and there won’t be many of them, we suggest listening to his catalog of top-notch releases. Big hits “My Paradise” and recent single “Pilva” should get you in the mood for his upcoming Creamfields set, as will his remixes of Disclosure’s “Latch” and Bob Moses’ “Enough To Believe”. Dust off those dance moves. You are going to need it.
Get tickets to see Jamie Jones – here
An exciting techno talent whose name is on everyone’s lips, Anfisa Letyago has captured the attention of virtually every respected techno fan, DJ and music media outlet over the past few years (look out for her recent coverage with Mixmag). Born in Russia and adopted in Naples, she is considered big business among the wild Italian dance contingent, having delighted audiences there for over a decade. Only recently arriving on the international scene, she’s taking bookings all over the world, performing at events like Terminal V, Movement Festival and, of course, Creamfields. See for yourself what it’s all about.
Get tickets to see Anfisa Letyago live – here
Early dubstep pioneer turned producer of disco, house, techno and everything in between, Skream, real name Oliver Jones, should need very little introduction. Widely regarded as one of the best selectors in the UK, his skills behind the decks have earned him spots on virtually every major stage in existence. Still as passionate about music and his craft as we were at the very beginning of his career, his productions and live sets seem to naturally resonate with audiences no matter where in the world he performs. Consistently delivering an outstanding live show, it would be damned rude of us not to include Skream in our top ten list.
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There are countless other acts we could have chosen to feature in our top ten. The choice was difficult, make no mistake about it! So, to wrap up, here’s a little tribute to a selection of those who just missed out on our top ten must-watch list – Nina Kraviz, Carl Cox, Bicep, Hannah Wants, MK, Sarah Story, Sam Divine, Tiesto, Michael Bibi, Hot Since 82, Paul Van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold… We could go on.
Tickets for this year’s edition of Creamfields are now sold out. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for updates on tickets for the upcoming 2023 installment.
Check out our What’s On guide for even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head over to our Things to Do page or get inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.