Creamfields 2016

Festival guide

If spending the Bank Holiday weekend dancing to the world’s biggest DJs sounds like your idea of fun – and frankly, why wouldn’t it – head to Daresbury, Cheshire, on 25th August for the latest edition of Creamfields. This year’s bill boasts Avicii’s last ever UK date, plus sets from legends like Paul Oakenfold and Fatboy Slim and an array of rising stars. Check out who we’ll be watching, below.

Top picks

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    Four Tet

    In the 18 years since his debut single, ‘Thirtysixtwentyfive’, Kieran Hebden has acquitted himself as one of the UK’s most pioneering producers, with a diverse back catalogue incorporating everything from folktronica and jazz to hip hop and Hindu devotional music. Don’t expect anything less adventurous from his set at the Steel Yard stage on Saturday.

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    Jack Ü

    Pop-dubstep wunderkind Skrillex and Major Lazer-man Diplo initially joined forces in 2013 for the Mad Decent Block Party, and their first full length collaboration followed in February 2015, spawning the Justin Bieber uber-smash ‘Where Are Ü Now’. Head to their set at the Steel Yard on Saturday and expect to hear bass-heavy EDM, buoyed by infuriatingly catchy pop hooks.

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    Melé might hail from the Wirral, but his musical output is distinctly more exotic than his roots might suggest. Mixing Brazilian rhythms with influences from US hip hop, his dynamic blend of bass music and UK funky has won him support from a range of taste-makers and labels like Girls Music, Lobster Boy and Mixpak. Don’t miss his set on the Smile High Club Stage on Sunday.

Big names

Don't miss

The Martinez Brothers - The Causeway / Issshhh!
Various Artists - All Gone Pete Tong & Hot Since 82 Ibiza 2015
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