Creamfields, the iconic UK dance music festival, showcases a lineup of superstar DJs and artists from the worlds of EDM, house, trance, D&B, grime and more every August bank holiday weekend in Daresbury.
Curated by the legendary Cream brand – which shot to fame in the 90s thanks to its Liverpool club nights – as well as a number of other household brands and promoters, such as BBC Radio 1, Armada, Paradise and Hospitality, Creamfields has cemented itself as the place to be for dance fans.
Alongside its on-point lineups, festival-goers can be assured of epic stage production, visuals, light shows and pyrotechnics which are now a key part of the festival.
Carl Cox, Eric Prydz, The Chainsmokers and Marco Carola are the first names announced for 2018.
The last edition included sets from deadmau5, Tiësto, Martin Garrix, Hardwell, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Axwell ^ Ingrosso and Armin van Buuren.
Deep in Cheshire's idyllic countryside sits the Daresbury Estate, where Creamfields has called home since 2008. Lying midway between Liverpool and Manchester, the venue has quick and easy links between the two cities.
The Daresbury Estate is close to Manchester Airport (25 minutes away) and Liverpool John Lennon Airport (30 minutes away), both of which are large international airports. The closest train stations to Daresbury are Runcorn and Warrington Central.
FROM MANCHESTER AIRPORT: There are trains to Manchester Piccadilly every 10 minutes. The journey takes 14 minutes and costs £5 (€6). From there, 21 minute trains depart every 30 minutes for Warrington Central, at a cost of £10 (€12).
FROM LIVERPOOL JOHN LENNON: Buses leave the airport every 10 minutes into the centre of Liverpool, which is just 10 minutes away. The fare is £3 (€3). From Liverpool South Parkway High, trains depart for Warrington Central every 20 minutes and take 15 minutes. It’ll cost you £9 (€11).
Alternatively, Line X1 buses run direct from Blackburn Street (just north of the airport) to Runcorn, every 2 hours. It’s only a 20 minute journey, and costs £4 (€5).
Minimum age of entry is 18.
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