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Issue Date:- 19 May 2008


EMERGING from the cartoon underworld into the dazzling hills of Creamfields, Gorillaz Sound System have just confirmed they will be performing at this years event. Unleashing their wild beats in the stunning Cheshire valley accompanied by a spectacular visuals and lights show - a unique exhibit to wish Creamfields an incredible 10th anniversary! The phenomenal Gorillaz Sound System is the world's premier audio-visual party experience! The eye-popping 360-degree Gorillaz visuals delivered from 20 old school projectors accompany 4 DJs in Gorillaz Sound System gear that will be delivering the biggest roof raising tracks with a one-of-a-kind spectacular.

Australia's live genre-benders Cut Copy have just confirmed their place on stage at Creamfields, fresh from internationally acclaimed shows and still buzzing on their latest release 'In Ghost Colour' reaching number one in their homeland, their live set at Creamfields stitches together quality musical diversity in true Creamfields style!

Freelance Hellraiser; clublands favourite mash-up maestro and cherry picked to be Paul McCartney's resident tour DJ is known for his playful and pumping mixes. Having just completed the Skins tour and currently remixing for Crystal Castles and Santogold, he has just announced he is to play alongside Paul McCartney for the landmark Liverpool European Capital of Culture celebration in June and revealed he also remixed an entire album of McCartney's tracks in a collaboration entitled Twin freaks (named after one of Macca's paintings) revealing an unexpected dance lover inside one of the worlds most famous musicians!

More addition include David E Sugar who joins the line up following an international tour of his synth sounds with the likes of Calvin Harris in some of the worlds hottest super clubs. Performing live will be The Clik Clik, hailed by dance and indie DJs alike as a live act to send you dizzy with excitement, NME and Time Out have given them rave reviews and fans include Annie Mac and Zane Lowe. Cassette Jam first exploded into the global dance scene when they won the Cream International search for a DJ competition, they currently tour the world with their scratching skills and are resident DJ's at Cream in Ibiza. Other latest additions include Rich Reason, Tonn Piper and Brendon Long; some of the best producers on the circuit all getting on board for this summers most irresistible dance festival

For the first time the BBC introducing Bus will be rolling onto site and bringing you some of the hottest new DJ talent. BBC introducing is all about supporting unsigned, undiscovered and under the radar music artists and DJs and some of Radio 1's heavyweight DJ's will be popping onto the bus to keep the Creamfields crowds entertained. To find out more check out

The coolest UK sensation of the moment Skins have just announced their arena at Creamfields too! As part of their UK tour that puts up a platform for breaking bands and the nations most talked about talent, the events tour will be mixing indie and dance in true Creamfields style.

Creamfields HQ are also thrilled about the unique Go Dutch arena; set to showcase some of the best DJs to be borne from the Netherlands specialising in all vibrant varieties of electronic dance. Go Dutch will be headed up by Bart B More who has gained notoriety for his remixes of Utah Saints and is already a huge star in Holland. He will be joined by Funkerman, Groovenatics, Baggi Begovic, Oliver Twizt, Benny Rodrigues, Nuno dos Santos, Warren Fellow and Darko Esser.

The line up so far:-


Fatboy Slim / Ian Brown / Paul Van Dyk / Pendulum / Gossip / Simian Mobile Disco / Erick Morillo / Sasha / 2manydjs / Eric Prydz / Pete Tong / Dubfire / Hernan Cattaneo / James Zabiela / Felix Da Housecat / Erol Alkan / Annie Mac / Luciano / Adam Beyer / The Presets / Claude Von Stroke / Danny Howells / Switch / Judge Jules / Tom Novy / The Whip / Roots Manuva and DJ MK / Yousef / Wally Lopez / Mason / Tocadisco / Henrik B / Andy C / DJ Marky / DJ Hype / High Contrast / Skream & Benga presents Magnetic Man / Friction / Noisia / Rich Reason / Laidback Luke / Gareth Wyn / Harry Choo Choo Romero / Rob Tissera Live / John Kelly / Matt Hardwick / Tidy Boys / Lisa Pin Up / The Clik Clik / Plastic Little / BK / Mark EG / Amber D / Alex Kidd / Kutski / Tidy DJS / Ben Stevens / Paul Maddox / JP & Jukesy / Kym Ayres / Rodi Style / Morgan / Alan Hartley / Andy Mac / Anton Powers / MC GQ / MC IC3 / Tonn Piper


Kasabian / Underworld / Tiësto / Soulwax / Chic feat Nile Rodgers / Gorillaz Soundsystem / Paul Oakenfold / David Guetta / John Digweed / Ferry Corsten / Eddie Halliwell / Steve Angello / Axwell / Sebastian Ingrosso / Sander Kleinenberg / Sander Van Doorn / Green Velvet / Hercueles & Love Affair / Deadmau5 / Kissy Sell Out Live / Late Of The Pier / Nick Warren / Dirty South / Dave Spoon / Justin Robertson / Peter Hook / Mike Pickering / Graeme Park / Dave Haslam / Jon Da Silva / Adam Sheridan / Jo Jo De Freq / James Holroyd / Brenden Long / David E Sugar / PNAU / Freelance Hellraiser / Yacht / Groovenatics / Baggi Begovic / Funkerman / Oliver Twizt / Bart B More / Benny Rodrigues / Nuno dos Santos / Warren Fellow / Darko Esser / Chris Crooks


Samaritans on hand for stressed out students

SAMARITANS are urging young people stressed out about exams to contact the charity for completely confidential emotional support any time of the night or day.

Panic, anxiety, fear about the future, guilt and despair are just some of the feelings students may be going through during the Summer examinations period and the work on the reliability of the exam assessment system by OFQUAL, the new regulator of qualifications, exams and tests in England, could further enhance the worries of young people at this time.

Anyone wanting to talk in confidence to a trained Samaritans volunteer can contact the charity by phone, email, text, face to face or through written correspondence.

Exams and waiting for exam results can bring on a unique kind of stress; for students and parents or guardians. High expectations and pressure from parents, teachers or friends can push students to the brink, particularly when they feel their results don’t quite meet those expectations. Learning how to recognise when they’re under stress is one of the first steps towards dealing with it.

Samaritans Schools Consultation Officer, Amanda Edmondson said:- “Talking about your feelings puts you back in control and reveals the choices you have. Many people feel pressured into hiding their feelings out of embarrassment or concern, not wanting to burden family or friends, but hiding under a calm exterior only saves the problem for later and stress can build up until it becomes unbearable”.

Relationship Psychologist and Agony Aunt, Susan Quilliam, said:- “The thing to realise is that if you know yourself you have done your best then nobody can ask anything more of you. Of course you will feel stressed and of course you will want to do well and that is the point that you may want a little extra support if you feel you are not coping. Talk to your mates and family and remember that someone from Samaritans is there to listen 24/7 however big or small the problem seems, if you feel you need a little help then just pick up the phone.

Susan’s top tips to help young people get through the tough exam period:-

1) Keep healthy. Eating sensibly, taking exercise, getting a good night’s sleep and limiting alcohol and coffee can all help you stay physically on top of your game.

2) Study effectively. Make a revision list, set up a supportive environment, work through the topics steadily, take regular short breaks and swap support with friends by forming a study group.

3) Manage external pressures. Talk to those who care for you about how well you can realistically be expected to do. Put expectations in context and help them understand that pressuring you isn’t helpful.

4) Manage internal stress. Concentrate simply on doing the best you can - no one can ask more of you. If you don’t get the results you want there are always other options, some of which may actually suit you better.

Samaritans has been working in schools for many years and launched its schools programme DEAL in October 2006, Developing Awareness and Learning, to improve the emotional health of teens across the UK and Ireland and equip them with the emotional skills they need to cope with society’s everyday pressures.

DEAL goes to every secondary school, to be used as part of a ‘whole school’ approach to emotional health and wellbeing. It builds on extensive work Samaritans has done with schools and will actively promote the emotional wellbeing of young people, raise awareness of emotional health, promote positive ways of coping and challenge the stigma around asking for help.

Samaritans will be piloting a new suicide and self harm response kit in schools from September for people who are struggling to cope.

Letter to the Editor:- "Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology, is a top-performing hospital"

"WE are delighted to see the North West having the highest regional performance of patient care, with 47% of patients rating the care they received as ‘excellent’.

We are also proud that one of our key partners, Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology, is a top-performing hospital with 90% of patients feeling that they have been treated with respect and dignity.

As an independent research charity serving the region and conducting pioneering, world-class research in the fight against cancer, this recognition of high standards in the North West is very encouraging.

We are currently in exciting talks with regional partners to combine our strengths to further excellence in the region. We look forward to keeping the local community in touch with our plans and engaging their support in improving the lives of all cancer patients in the region."
  Jane Simpson,  Chief Executive Clatterbridge Cancer Research Trust. 

J K Douglas Laboratories, Clatterbridge Hospital, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 4JY, Registered charity no. 519357

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