The list of performers and DJs set to wow the crowds at the UK?s biggest dance music this year is finally in the hands of your intrepid reporter. Speaking to both festivals, we now have the names set to rock your summer, insider info and much more.
The grand-daddy of them all, Creamfields, is set to return this year over a two-day course of partying and tunes. With a credit-crunching promotion offering the first 500 punters weekend-tickets for only ?500, Creamfields looks ready to reclaim the title of ‘Festival of the Summer’.
King of trance Tiesto will be headlining the Saturday, his only confirmed UK appearance this year so far. Also on the Saturday, ravers will get the chance to witness Mylo’s new live show – expect plenty of new material and classics revisited. Plus a special performance from Friendly Fires.
Sunday’s slots see Basement Jaxx, Dizzee Rascal, Calvin Harris and Deadmau5 rocking the masses, with 2ManyDJs also flexing their live capabilities.
Heading up the DJ front are the likes of David Guetta, Luciano, Laurent Garnier, Sven Vath, Pete Tong, John Digweed, Erick Morrilo, Sasha, Ferry Corsten, Dubfire, Annie Mac, Judge Jules, Tidy Boys, Steve Angello, SeBastian, Axwell, Crookers, Erol Alkan, Boys Noize, Kissy Sell Out, High Contrast, Skream, Dirty South, Benga, Funkagenda and everyones favourite closet-dweller Fake Blood.
Get tickets, travel info and everything else at Creamfields.com
Stratford-Upon-Avon’s aerodrome will once again be home to the largest dance music festival this summer. With last year’s (and the year before?s) washout being put to the back of punters minds, this could be the year that sees the festival reach the heights that it did in the early 2000?s.
Veterans of rave, The Prodigy and Orbital set to headline the two-day event, with Drum-N-Bass meets Metal act Pendulum bringing a young following to the party.
Fans of superstar DJs won’t be disappointed with Paul Van Dyk, Armin Van Buuren, Carl Cox, Above & Beyond, Eric Prydz, David Guetta, John Digweed, Richie Hawtin, James Zabiela, Dubfire, Fedde Le Grande, Steve Angello, Sander Van Doorn and Sander Kleinberg all confirmed to spin vinyl.
Get tickets, travel info and everything else at Globalgathering.co.uk
Peter Adkins is a freelance music and travel journalist from rainy England, spending his time writing for a selection of newspapers, magazines, RSS feeds and websites.