Creamfields UK announces blockbuster 2013 line-up

By now a renowned fixture on the UK festival calendar, Creamfields has revealed its typically exhaustive line-up for 2013. Planning to spend the tail-end of the Northern summer living it up overseas? While the festival always makes sure to secure big-name headliners, it’s the full picture that really counts.

The extended weekender in the countryside will set up camp at Daresbury, Cheshire from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 August. This time round, the Saturday night is headed by The Prodigy in its only UK performance this year, with drawcards like Madeon, Avicii, Knife Party, Above & Beyond and Steve Angello. Also on Saturday is Pryda Friends, with Eric Prydz joined by some of his like-minded contemporaries. Sunday’s marquee name is Tiesto, who leads the Club Life stage with Steve Angello, Hardwell and more. Then there’s David Guetta on the North Stage with U.S. wunderkind Porter Robinson and others, while Sebastian Ingrosso curates his own tent and Richie Hawtin pulls together his ENTER pals. Check out how it all looks below.

In 2012, the final day of Creamfields had to be shut down due to flooding. The Sunday festivities were set to be headlined by Deadmau5, Tiesto, Sub Focus, Axwell and Calvin Harris, but after hours of uncertain waiting, organisers advised festival-goers that people on the site should begin leaving.

“Following heavy rainfall over the last 24 hours, significant and heavy flooding is affecting the Creamfields arena near Warrington,” the festival’s update read. “No serious casualties have been reported and Cheshire Police and partner agencies are supporting event organisers in ensuring the safety and welfare of festival-goers during this time. All customers wishing to come to the festival today are advised that the event entrances are now closed.”

Punters’ photos from the site showed some very un-festive scenes: tents submerged in muddy water, empty fields and rain lashing punters heading for the exits. The Bank Holiday weekend is traditionally a send-off to summer on the UK circuit. As ever, though, the weather’s the wildcard. In 2013, Creamfields has promised it is spending £500,000 on improvements to the venue in light of the flooding.