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Festival Guide Update | Creamfields Spends £500,000 On Site Improvements

Another exciting festival guide update for you this morning folks,  as Creamfields have announced a number of major improvements to the festival site at Daresbury. This follows the regrettable cancellation of the final day of last year’s event due to adverse weather and flooding on-site and the assurance that an assessment would be made into how the festival can be improved upon for 2013. Keep your eyes peeled here at Young Academic for more great addition to the 2013 Young Academic Festival Guide.

£500,000 is to be spent on improving key areas of the site, including the field drainage systems; investment into additional trackways and a series of new bridges across fields.

The investment into drainage will include strengthening of the existing drainage solutions on site along with 2500m of new drainage which has been designed and developed by a specialist drainage consultant. This will ensure that the land is well equipped to handle rainfall from now, up until and during the show.

1500m of new trackways will be laid on site, and there will be considerable investment made into the construction of new bridges across areas with particularly heavy footfall, ensuring improved access for campers travelling between the campsites and the arena sites.

In the event of wet weather issues again this year, a revised contingency plan has also been put in place to ensure improved communication. This includes additional investment into a new tannoy system and information screens on all campsites to ensure important messages from the event management team are communicated directly to campers.

We have also made the decision to move a number of arenas that were deemed unfit for use as a result of last year’s bad weather to higher areas within the current arena site.

Now that Cream is part of Live Nation Music we will be drawing on the extensive knowledge and experience of their Festival Team who run some of the biggest festivals in the UK including Download, Wireless and Hard Rock Calling as well as major events and concert tours in many temporary locations. They are 100% committed to improving the safety, security and suitability of the Creamfields site.

The full Creamfields line-up will be announced on Wednesday 27th February at 10am via

Tickets go on general sale on Friday 1st March at 10am.

Creamfields UK 2013 Daresbury, Cheshire – Friday 23rd / Saturday 24th / Sunday 25th August Bank Holiday weekend

Tickets: / Tel: 0844 847 2448 (vodafone customers only for 48 hour period prior to general sale) / Tel: 0844 888 4401 / 0845 463 8361


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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 learned 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.

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