Creamfields keeps all of its promises on the opening day

Creamfields 2015 review

By Jamie Licence | Published: Tue 8th Sep 2015

Friday 28th to Sunday 30th August 2015
Daresbury Estate, Halton, Cheshire, WA4 4AR, England MAP
£175 for 2 days with camping, 3 days is sold out
Daily capacity: 70,000
Last updated: Mon 3rd Aug 2015

August bank holiday always brings about 2 constants in my life, the end of summer and the annual end of festival season blow out that is Creamfields.

With expansions galore across the site, I enter on Friday night full of excitement, and never one to disappoint Creamfields has delivered on all of its promises. With an ever strengthening line-up, and some very impressive improvements to the tented arenas. Yet again they have expanded the size of the mega stages, and this is really lining up to be one of the highlights of the season.

With the line-up ever growing on the Friday this event has now truly become a full on 3 day event. I made it on site to catch a triple bill that had left me salivating at the prospect.

Starting off with a set from Sigma, having already seen them once on the festival circuit this year I wasn’t expecting a huge variation. But the set list was totally rejigged with a few nice additions to their set thrown in for good measure. A great way to kick off the weekend.

Next up was one of my favourite acts of the last few years, Sub Focus. Unfortunately I cannot pull any punches, as this was one of the most underwhelming performances I have witnessed this summer. Offering little new material, and with his old hits starting to sound very dated, I could feel a reel dip in the crowds.

Fortunately the Rebel Sound crew rode into the rescue, with a barnstorming set full of hard breaks reggae and soul, delivered by the combined forces of Chase & Status, Sir David Rodigan, Shy FX, and MC Rage.

review by: Jamie Licence

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