We have one of the biggest festival announcements of the year so far for you this morning, as the festival guide can announce that Creamfields is back in 2013, stronger than ever before! We brought you news yesterday regarding the £500,000 they are pumping in to the event in order to ensure it isn’t a washout like last year and now we can bring you full details of the line up right here at Young Academic.

The world’s greatest electronic festival descends on Daresbury, Cheshire this August Bank Holiday Weekend to celebrate its 15th Anniversary with three days of pure and unrivalled electronic music. Over the past six months we have strived to deliver to you what we believe is the biggest line up we have ever seen at the festival, starting with Saturday headliners, The Prodigy.

As one of the most, if not the most influential dance acts on the planet, we’re pleased to announce The Prodigy will be headlining the North Stage on Saturday 24th August for their only UK performance this year. Expect bomb squad production, appendix churning bass and rushing keyboard hooks as you experience one of the greatest live shows of your lifetime.

Headlining the South Stage on Saturday will be Avicii. After thousands watched the Swedish phenomenon smash it last year we can’t wait to see what he has in store for us this time. Whilst Avicii enjoys the fresh heights of fame, one DJ who has been at the top of his game for the past two decades is Tiësto. A performer who has transcended musical genres, Tiësto continues to be one of the World’s top DJs and that’s why we’re happy to announce that he will be returning with the Clublife South Stage on Sunday. Proceeding with our world class line-up, we welcome back David Guetta who continues his global domination with the news that he has hit the 1 million sales record for his track ‘Titanium’ ft Sia, not to mention the numerous awards he has won over the past 12 months. As ever David will be bringing his full scale production and vast music catalogue to close Sunday’s North Stage.

Size Records has become the starting block for many a DJ/producer over the past few years and at its helm is Steve Angello. As one of the most successful electronic producers of his time, Steve’s sets at Creamfields are always epic and we assure you this year will be no different. If that wasn’t enough we’ve also got his partner in crime Sebastian Ingrosso hosting his very first ‘All Mixed Up’ arena on Sunday. If you haven’t experienced these guys’ sets before, you better get ready because they know how to party, hard.

One DJ collective who uphold a 100% success rate for giving their audience goosebumps are Above & Beyond, famed for their interactive, uplifting performances we can’t wait to have them back at the show. Another act we’re excited to see is Paul van Dyk. Paul is a Cream legend, having played for the festival nearly every year since its inception and also maintaining a successful residency at Cream Ibiza he consistently delivers and will be back to headline the Cream Arena on Sunday.

Further highlights this year include Eric Prydz aka Pryda whose February Essential Mix is still a constant on the Creamfields office speakers plus the ferocious Knife Party who will take to Saturday’s South Stage to treat us with their heady cocktail of sounds from dubstep and electro to drum and bass and moombahton. They will be joined by the DJ with the Midas touch, Nicky Romero,  who recently celebrated his first UK number 1 with the track ‘I Could Be The One’ featuring Avicii. We also have Grammy-award winner Afrojack, DJ Mag Top 100 #6 Hardwell, wonderkid Porter Robinson and Refune prodigy Alesso who is back after that amazing set on last year’s South Stage.  Also listen out for Groove Armada as they will be sure to debut some brand new tracks in the Nation Arena as they recently announced that they’re heading back into the studio. From legends to fresh faces we couldn’t believe our eyes when we first saw Madeon play, so much talent and still only 18! If you haven’t seen his ‘Pop Culture’ video on YouTube yet and don’t miss his North Stage debut.

Ensuring our stages are kept booming across both days we’ve put together a delectable line-up of stars including NERVO, Zane Lowe, Zedd, Tommy Trash, Feed Me, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Borgore, Norman Doray, Alvaro, Major Look Tom Staar, and Pegboard Nerds.

Shaking things up for this year we introduce a fresh new arena from Pete Tong. The All Gone Pete Tong arena embodies Pete’s ability to push and nurture new talent whilst still representing the artists who helped forge the scene. First on the invite list is Sasha, ready to drop tracks from his brand new Involv3r compilation release and making a welcome return to the festival after a year hiatus. Moving on from one of Mixmag’s first cover stars to their DJ of 2012, Solomun, will be bringing the sounds of his Diynamic label to the show for the first time. Completing this tasty first line-up are leading DJ/ producers Joris Voorn, David Squillace, Hernan Cattaneo, Hot Since 82 and Jaymo & Andy George. Bring it.

From ‘All Gone Pete Tong’ to ‘All Mixed Up’; the brand new arena presented by Sebastian Ingrosso, which features himself and protégé Alesso as well as very special guest Armand van Helden, Otto Knows, Mat Zo, Deniz Koyu and Carli. Whilst Steve Angello and the Size Matters posse will be raising the roof once again with acts Benny Benassi, AN21, Max Vangeli, Third Party, Tim Mason, Quilinez and Wayne & Woods.

Creamfields’ first lady Annie Mac has pulled it out of the bag once again with the line-up for the Annie Mac Presents Arena which includes a live performance from the BBC’s coveted Sound of 2013 #2 act, AlunaGeorge. The über talented duo will also be joined by breakthrough house producer Julio Bashmore whose infectious melodies are certain to provide the perfect summer festival vibe, and the extremely talented Eats Everything and his ‘Feather Fight’ cohort Justin Martin.  In addition, we also welcome rising stars Toddla T Sound and Monki and along with the man behind the ‘Harlem Shake,’ Baauer.

After last year we have made it our mission to get the acts you missed back to this year’s festival including the mighty Richie Hawtin and his unique ENTER. Arena concept. Now an award-winning night in Ibiza, ENTER. will provide a Balearic atmosphere on Sunday complimented by the beats of the mighty Loco Dice, Seth Troxler, Gaiser, Paco Osuna and Hobo.

As a much revered institution at Creamfields we’re always excited to see the line-up for the Pryda Friends Arena and this year Eric Prydz has surpassed even our expectations offering up sets from renowned techno producer Marco Carola, RA’s #10 of 2012 Maya Jane Coles plus a welcome return from Adam Beyer. We also have a debut appearance from Maceo Plex and music from Scuba, George Fitzgerald and Fehrplay.

When it comes to bass, beats and solid grooves there are two people who never let you down and that’s why this year we’ve asked Skream & Benga to curate a brand new arena for Saturday. Skream & Benga present will feature sets from the men themselves as well as a few of their friends including Ram Records founder Andy C, Redlight, Rustie, Jack Beats, Alvin Risk, Zinc, Bondax,  Clean Bandit, Kidnap Kid, Woz plus many more.

Celebrating the landmark 10th edition of their renowned label showcase with ‘Anjunabeats Volume 10’, Above & Beyond present the Anjunabeats Arena in association with Mixmag for the first time at Creamfields offering plenty of euphoric, hands in the air moments with a little help from their ‘On A Good Day’ co-producer Gareth Emery, Cream legend Paul Oakenfold and Arty. They will also be bringing the cream of the Anjuna crop in the form of Norin & Rad and Andrew Bayer.

Topping up the trance on Sunday we have the iconic Cream Arena, our longest standing arena, filled with memories, many made by these guys – Paul van Dyk and Ferry Corsten. They will be celebrating this special anniversary with John O’Callaghan, Simon Patterson, Jordan Suckley and Adam Sheridan.

Prepare your superhero costumes as Laidback Luke returns with the SuperYou&Me Arena! Steve Aoki will finally make his Creamfields debut along with his rider of cakes, inflatables and plenty of champagne for everyone! And the party doesn’t stop there! Eddie Halliwell will be making sure you’re fired up while Chuckie and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano will be making up the Dutch contingent supported by Tom Swoon and La Fuenta.

Whilst Skream & Benga ensure the bass is covered on Saturday, Mistajam will show us what his Speakerbox imprint has got on Sunday with a headline live performance from Sub Focus and a Creamfields debut for London boys Modestep. The raw talent in this arena doesn’t end there with sets to look forward to from Digital Soundboy’s Shy Fx plus Mistajam himself, Monsta, Killsonik, Friction, Majestic, Decibel, North Base and BitR8.

After last year’s success we’re bringing the Nation concept undercover with the Nation Arena headlined by Groove Armada, with return performances from A-Trak, Fake Blood and Jaguar Skills. Plus we’ve also got sets from emerging talent Jackmaster, Burns and Eli & Fur.

Providing beats on the harder side of dance is the Goodgreef Xtra-Hard Arena which features performances from the likes of Kutksi, Andy Whitby, Alex Kidd, the Organ Donors plus many more, and for those who prefer the finer side of life, Hed Kandi return as hosts of the Hospitality Arena.

It has become somewhat of a tradition to have the Mixmag as our official warm-up hosts for the festival and this year is no different as they bring you ‘That Mixmag Thing’ silent disco arena on Friday 23rd August with DJ Mag’s youngest covermount artist – at just 17! – Danny Avila and Mixmag’s ‘one to watch’ Deniz Koyu plus the Mixmag Allstars. If you like things a little deeper and darker then Riva Starr’s Snatch! silent disco arena is the place for you. This year Riva has brought with him some of the most exciting acts to watch out for this year including ‘Producers Producer’ Duke Dumont, Dirty Bird’s Shadow Child and more. We can’t wait for this! Finally Unit7 introduce the WRHSmusic arena armed with their favourite acts of the moment, including Russ Chimes who will be bringing his own unique brand of amped up, atmospheric and pop-savvy dance music to the silent disco as well as the brilliant Citizen.

CREAMFIELDS 2013

 

Saturday 24th August

 

North Stage

The Prodigy

ONLY UK PERFORMANCE THIS YEAR

Madeon

Zane Lowe

Zedd

Borgore

Major Look

Tom Staar

South stage

Avicii

Knife Party

Nicky Romero

Nervo

Norman Doray

+ More

Anjunabeats in Association with Mixmag

Above & Beyond

Paul Oakenfold

Arty

Norin & Rad

Andrew Bayer

Gareth Wyn

Rob Harnetty

Very Special Guest: Gareth Emery

Size Matters

Steve Angello

Benny Benassi

AN21

Max Vangeli

Third Party

Tim Mason

Qulinez

Wayne & Woods

  

Pryda Friends

Eric Prydz

Marco Carola

Adam Beyer

Maceo Plex

Scuba

George Fitzgerald

Fehrplay

Very Special Guest: Maya Jane Coles

Annie Mac Presents

Annie Mac

Julio Bashmore

Eats Everything

Toddla T Sound

Justin Martin

Baauer

Monki

Live: Alunageorge

It’s all gone…. Pete Tong

Pete Tong

Solomun

Joris Voorn

David Squillace

Hernan Cattaneo

Hot Since 82

Jaymo & Andy George

Very Special guest: Sasha

 

Skream & Benga present

Skream

Benga

Andy C

Redlight

Rustie

Jack Beats

Alvin Risk

Zinc

Bondax

Clean Bandit

Kidnap Kid

Woz

+ More

 

Hed Kandi Hospitality

Phil Faversham

Carl Hanaghan

Sam Cannon

DJ Eibhlin

Dean Oram (Percussion)

Tom Da Lips (Saxophone)

Sunday 25th August

 

Clublife South Stage

Tiësto

Steve Angello

Hardwell

Tommy Trash

Alvaro

+ More

 

North Stage

David Guetta

Afrojack

Feed Me

Porter Robinson

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Pegboard Nerds

Sebastian Ingrosso presents All Mixed Up

Sebastian Ingrosso

Alesso

Otto Knows

Mat Zo

Deniz Koyu

Carli

Very Special Guest Armand Van Helden

 

Cream

Paul van Dyk

Ferry Corsten

John O Callaghan

Simon Patterson

Jordan Suckley

Adam Sheridan

Richie Hawtin presents ENTER.

Richie Hawtin

Loco Dice

Seth Troxler

Gaiser

Paco Osuna

Hobo

Nation

Groove Armada

A-Trak

Fake Blood

Jaguar Skills

Jackmaster

Burns

Eli & Fur

Super You&Me

Laidback Luke

Eddie Halliwell

Chuckie

Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano

Tom Swoon

La Fuenta

Very Special Guest Steve Aoki

Speakerbox

Sub Focus Live

Modestep

Mistajam

Shy FX

Friction

Monsta

Killsonik

Majestic

Decibel

North Base

BitR8

+ More

Goodgreef Xtra Hard

Kutski

Andy Whitby HardLIVE

Alex Kidd

Organ Donors

Mark EG (X:One & FX)

Cally & Juice

Sam Townend

Jimmy Dean

Tone b2b Shaun T

Phil Mackintosh b2b Sykesy

 

Hed Kandi Hospitality

Andy Daniels

Phoebe D’Abo

Stu Ojelay

Andy Norman

Dean Oram (Percussion)

Aimee Jay (Saxophone)

 

FRIDAY 23rd AUGUST

 

That Mixmag Thing

Deniz Koyu

Danny Avila

Mixmag Allstars

+ More

 

Riva Starr presents Snatch!

Duke Dumont

Shadow Child

Riva Starr

+ More

 

Unit7 Presents WRHSmusic

Russ Chimes

Citizen

Unit 7

+ More

 

EVENT INFO

Creamfields UK 2013 Daresbury, Cheshire

Friday 23rd / Saturday 24th / Sunday 25th August Bank Holiday weekend www.creamfields.com /

TICKETS

www.ticketmaster.co.uk / Tel: 0844 847 2448

vodafone.co.uk/vip (vodafone customers only for pre-sale period)

www.ticketline.co.uk / Tel: 0844 888 4401

www.biggreencoach.co.uk / 0845 463 8361

3b Records, 5 Slater Street, Liverpool / 0151 353 7027 (camping tickets only)

 

1 Day Tickets

Saturday (Standard):   £70 + BF

Sunday (Standard):     £65 + BF

Saturday (Hospitality): £110 + BF

Sunday (Hospitality):   £110 + BF

 

2 Day Tickets

Standard 2 day with camping:  £125.00 + BF

Hospitality 2 day with camping: £220 + BF

Standard 2 day non-camping: £125 + BF

 

3 Day Tickets

Hospitality 3 day with camping: £250 + BF

Standard 3 day with camping: £145 + BF

 

 

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Charles Whitworth is the Editor of the Young Academic publications. Graduating from the University of Liverpool with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism in 2008, Charles learnt his trade in newsrooms such as IPC Media and Sky. He has now developed as a top sports, music and current affairs journalist and has been printed in a range of publications including The Guardian. His interests include Cricket, Football, Rugby, Music and Current Affairs. Fresh from the editorship of Student Times he now takes the reins at Young Academic - the premier student news portal. Connect with me on Google+

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