Festivals by genre: Electronic/dance

Dance music has always been a popular genre type but over the past 30 years, the notoriety and addition of it in the top 40 music charts has made festivals and events for this genre of music a staple in festival calendars year on year.

Back in 1998, Liverpool based nightclub Cream saw a gap in the market for such a dance music festival and created the event Creamfields in the nearby village of Winchester.

During the 19 years that the festival has run for, the average crowd has risen above the 65,000 mark each year, the location of the event has been changed three times to accommodate more room and the event has managed to include some of the biggest music acts in the world, including: Calvin Harris, Chemical Brothers and The Prodigy.

Now hosted in Daresbury, Cheshire, this year’s line-up features critically acclaimed Chase & Status, dance veteran Fat Boy Slim and new grime sensation Stormzy. Also featured is DJ sets by Pendulum, Idris Elba and Faithless, as well as a promised hit set with American duo The Chainsmokers.

Occurring on the 24th to the 27th August, tickets are available to purchase via the Creamfields website or on Ticketmaster. A range of camping packages and travel options are also available for over the four day festival and can be found at discounted prices when bought with a weekend ticket.

Another thing to note is that Creamfields runs over 18 and challenge 21 policies, therefore, ID must be provided when attending the event. As well as this, Creamfields only permits its visitors to bring 1×24 crate of beer/cider and 1 litre of spirits to the festival per person, anything over this amount will be confiscated when receiving wristbands at the event.


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