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Creamfields 2006

Date: Saturday 26th August Bank Holiday Weekend
Daresbury, Halton, Nr Warrington
Occurrence: Annually
Hours: 3pm - 6am
Ticket Price: £54.00 + BF
Genre: All Dance Music Genres
Dress Code: N/A
Capacity: 40,000
Now in its 9th year, Creamfields has a new home but has lost none of the power and energy you come to expect from one of the UK’s premier dance festivals.

Having moved from Liverpool to Cheshire due to the re-development plans of Old Liverpool Airfield, the festival managed to pack in over 40,000 revelers over a mostly dry August bank holiday.

One thing that immediately became clear entering the site was the less in your face presence of the Cheshire police, some events this year and previous years have been a little more intimidating. Talking of negatives, who designed the map for the event lineup necklace? How small was the numbering and text? Not a chance of reading that with slightly blurred vision... I recommend heading toward the loudest act!

This brings me nicely to the headlining act, the grandmasters of mentalism The Prodigy; and they didn’t fail to electrify the revelers. They genuinely enjoying their set; the crowd for their part was equally impressive – feeding the act with their energy and enthusiasm.

Highlights of the other tents included inspired sets from Chicago based Felix da housecat and Tiga in the Chibuku arena and hard house courtesy of Kutski and Amber D in the Tidy Tent.

Only one headline act was missing in action – Gnarls Barkley – due to follow the excellent Zutons, called off with a sore throat. Lozenge anyone?

If you ever get the chance, and if you can afford the cost, go VIP. The hospitality area was a sanctuary away from the crowds. Being able to crash out on leather sofa’s in the midst of a festival is something else.

What with the acts and a fresher feel to the range of revelers this year it couldn’t help but be one of the UK’s top festivals. Well organised by a team with vision and energy, a year is a long time to wait until the next one. As they say “Creamfields, what August bank holidays were created for”

Venue: 9
Music: 9
Crowd: 9
Sound System: 8
Total: 35 / 40

Rating: Gold Award
Review written by: Mark Thomas mark@uk-cl.co.uk
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