After a fantastic weekend at Creamfields, a soaking wet, no scratch that, flooded weekend in a field just outside of Warrington, we have just about recovered in time to update this blog.
The Saturday kicked off with a downpour but armed with a few pairs of wellies, we hit the Daresbury fields with a philosophy we noticed trending on Facebook. “If it ain’t raining, we ain’t raving”. Although the weather was pants, the motto stayed true, the party was awesome.
First act of note was Katy B, who did a class live performance on the South Stage on Saturday afternoon. I personally had underestimated the London based singer / songwriter until Saturday so was impressed by the energy that she gave to the thousands that flocked to her stage. The audience seemed to love it and started our weekend off rather well.
The usual suspects in Tiesto, The Chemical Brothers, Paul Van Dyk and Joris Voorn were Dance Music Manchester
favourites before the festival and didn’t let us down on the day with a DMM regular Steve Angello taking the biggest set of the night by a country mile in the Size matters tent. Dropping house anthems, with the usual Angello twist but without the slightly more commercial Swedish House Mafia vibe of recent times, the tent bounced and left the other SHM members of Axwell and Seb Ingrosso with a hard act to follow on the Sunday.
However, Kissy Sell Out didn’t just perform a solid afterparty for tired, drunk, wet revellers at 2am Sunday morning. He obliterated the infamous yellow Strongbow tent with his eclectic mix of old school UK garage, speed garage and pumping electro and received a massive applause / cheer / girly scream collective on completion and then had the decency to stay and shake hands, take photos and chat to virtually everyone that wanted to stay. Quality set, quality bloke, the hero of our Saturday. In the words of Andy Gray, ”Take a bow son”.
Sunday review to come tomorrow, when we have hopefully recovered from this EPIC weekend. Any comments welcome, who did you like / love / hate?
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