The Road to Creamfields 2018: UK’s Biggest and Baddest Festival Lineup

Photo Credit: Creamfields Facebook

By: Natasha Lenart

Creamfields is one of the world’s largest international electronic music festivals. The festival has been hosted in a number of countries as far as Peru, Mexico, and even Australia. It is the most popular electronic festival in the UK, but it welcomes festival goers from every corner of the globe. Creamfields returns this summer to Daresbury, Chesire, UK. The four-day camping festival begins on August 23rd and ends on August 26th. Bronze, silver, and gold camping packages are available with a plethora of amenities. There are also single, two, three, and four-day festival tickets available, giving festival goers the ultimate freedom to attend despite possibly busy schedules. You can find more ticketing and camping information as well as purchase both here.

Creamfields 2018 boasts a HUGE lineup, arguably one of the largest electronic festival lineups in the world, with artists coming from every corner of the Earth, representing genres from techno to trance to drum n’ bass. To no surprise, the festival is welcoming close to 100 headlining acts, featuring absolutely classic DJs like FatBoy Slim, Faithless (DJ set), Chase and Status (DJ set), Skream, and Hot Since 82.

However, of all of the DJ acts, one of the most highly anticipated sets is going to be from Eric Prydz, who is presenting his new HOLO stage design. Following EPIC 5.0 from last year, Prydz is sticking to his hologram design (and assumingly has gotten even closer to absolute mind-blowing perfection). As usual, Prydz is only premiering HOLO on a very select few dates in 2018, and on Sunday at Creamfields will be the third and final chance of the summer to experience it, as of now.

It is no surprise that Creamfields has won tons of UK festival awards, including honors like Best Dance Festival, Best Dance Event, and Best Major Festival. Creamfields puts on a production like no other, dedicating their resources to providing the best, biggest, and most unforgettable experience for their audience. Their stage production has been referred to as the best in the country. However, something to be aware of is that most of the stage names change throughout the weekend. The two outdoor stages named the Arc stage and the Horizon stage, are usually considered the main stages. The main tent stages include the Steel Yard, Mega Arena, Curve Arena, and Towers Arena. With the largest festival lineup in the world, comes a plethora of branded stages. Some note-worthy branded stages planned for 2018 include All Gone Pete Tong, Steel Yard Presents Pryda, and Mad Decent. With large productions coming in like the aforementioned Eric Prydz Presents HOLO, Creamfields 2018 is shaping up to be an incredibly hard-to-miss event.

Photo Credit: Creamfields Facebook

Speaking of stages, Creamfields has also just announced plans to build a brand new stage for 2018. Called the Silo, it is a 360-degree arena, built to completely absorb you into the stage and its design. Along with the general floor, the stage is meant to be stadium-like, in that you can go upstairs and experience the stage from higher up levels. Fully immersive 360-degree stages are becoming more and more popular because of their ability to quite literally surround you in music.

Photo Credit: Creamfields Facebook

We are incredibly excited to experience this new stage, and cannot wait to see it for ourselves! The only question we’re left with now is whether or not they are going to replace a stage, or just add the Silo to the already long list of stage production megastructures they already have. Our suspicion is that the Curve Arena will be replaced with the Silo, and will be moved from the middle of the festival grounds to make room for the stadium-size production it is expected to be. Is the Silo going to be the new Creamfields main stage?

If the amazing stages are not enough to convince you to go, maybe the after movie will.

More information and how to purchase tickets can be found here.


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