Creamfields’ Steel Yard Mega-Stage Returns to London

Photo Credit: Creamfields Website

By: Natasha Lenart

Steel Yard comes to Finsbury Park, London this year for its second annual show over the Bank Holiday weekend of May 26-27. Presented by Creamfields festival, the Steel Yard is a stage that was built for the festival, but considering the popularity of the massive structure, Steel Yard London was announced in 2016, and last year was the first time the event happened. The structure itself is 20m high and is, in essence, a giant steel tent, which happens to fit just about 15,000 festival goers. I mean, have you seen pictures of it? It’s no surprise that this stage is a huge fan favorite, as well as an artist favorite (I’m looking at you, Eric Prydz).

Photo Credit: Creamfields Website

This relatively new event features the Steel Yard stage in all of its glory for 2 days, featuring artists well accustomed to the stage and Creamfields itself. Last year’s event is where Eric Prydz debuted EPIC 5.0. So, to be perfectly clear, Steel Yard 2018 has some big shoes to fill. Although he is not at Steel Yard London this May, he will be playing on it at Creamfields in August, presenting his new HOLO production. Nonetheless, there is no doubt that this year’s lineup is stacked, and it is shaping up to be an incredible holiday weekend in London.

Photo Credit: Creamfields Website

This year’s event will start with a full-on, all day long Anjunabeats takeover, featuring opening acts Spencer Brown, Ilan Bluestone, Grum, Gabriel & Dresden, to name a few. The first night’s headliner is no other than Anjunabeats founders, Above & Beyond, who are continuing their Common Ground tour. Also, they are bringing a very special daytime set to the festival.  Don’t forget your mat, and make sure to get to the festival extra early, because Above & Beyond are going to start the day off with a rare Yoga Set! We’re not sure what to expect, but we’d recommend bringing a box of tissues, just in case.

The second day openers are Faithless (DJ set), returning for the second time to this event, and Steve Angello, who played the Steel Yard at Creamfields last year. Sunday night also features a special guest set by Tchami back to back Malaa. Steel Yard London 2018 closes out with Tiesto, who is no stranger to Creamfields events. Having performed at the festival more than 6 times, I think its safe to say that he consistently brings his best to the UK. Not to worry if you can’t make it to this year’s Steel Yard London, though, because he’ll be playing at Creamfields later this summer.

Lineup and ticketing information can be found on Creamfields’ website, here.

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