Creamfields 2008 10th anniversary festival brought 35,000 people to
the countryside, to party to a mixture of live acts and DJ's. The
legendary event was extended to a 2 day event for the first time
this year and with 85% of revellers opting to camp. This year’s line
up is one of the most diverse ever seen at a UK dance festival with
artists such as Kasabian, Sasha, Paul Oakenfold and 2ManyDJ’s.
As my guest ticket didn’t stretch to Sunday, 24 August so I can only
review Saturday’s line-up and this involved paying £20 before my
guest ticket was handed over. Very unusual as I have never been
asked to stump up money on arrival to any other event I have covered
and unlike in previous years I didn’t have access to the hospitality
so cannot comment on the Cream & Goodgreef Arena.
One of the main attractions live on the main stage on Saturday was
Fatboy Slim, who played an amazing set and had the other arenas
empty within minutes of starting. He delighted the masses playing a
mix of house and techno, as ‘Right Here Right Now’ was
played into the crowd a sea of glow sticks was raised in the air.
In the Subliminal Sessions Arena after finally getting into the
place, it was bursting to capacity with security having to stop
people coming in; the reason why this Arena was so popular was plain
to see. Dj’s such as Tom Novy, Anton Powers and special guests Felix
da housecat, but all in all one of the best DJ’s had to be Erick
Morillo who raised the roof with his set.
As the rain fell and
the mud got stickier, this still didn’t dampen the spirits of party
goers who most definitely were not dressed for the weather.
Meanwhile in the Cream tent which is usually one of the favourite
Arena’s, James Zabiela played one of the best sets of the night as
he started off slowly and built the music up to a crescendo.
One of the new additions to this year’s Creamfields was the Ape
Arena which played Drum ‘n’ bass and was packed all night. Another
new addition was the BBC introducing bus which hosted special guests
and music, which was broadcast to the nation.
All in all it was an
amazing event, one not to be missed and for anyone who missed this
year’s Creamfields, next year is going to be a 2 day event with
tickets already on sale. So go on don’t miss out on one of the
world’s best dance events and purchase your ticket early.
enthusiasts are invited to step back in time to view a stunning
array of vehicles and vessels.
Around 10,000 people are expected to flock to ‘Transport
Through the Ages’, which takes place at Birkenhead Park on
Saturday, 13 September 2008 and Sunday, 14 September 2008.
One of the main attractions on Sunday at this free event will be 4
vintage full sized steam boats on the lake in Birkenhead Park - a
sight that is regularly seen on Lake Windermere but not been seen in
this area since the early 1900s.
There will also be around 80 vintage and classic cars, commercial
vehicles, motor cycles and pedal cycles at the event – which is
organised by the Lions Club, on Wirral, and the Wirral Transport
A vintage Victorian steam driven fairground ride and vintage
traction engines will be on offer on both days guaranteeing
‘Transport Through the Ages’ will be a fun family day out.
Choirs, street entertainers, trade and charity stalls, exhibition
stands, displays and many other attractions complete the event.
Ken Fretwell the Organiser said:- “This event promises to be a
fantastic day out, not only for transport enthusiasts but for
families as well. We really hope people will come along and soak up
the atmosphere at this free event. The event is being supported by
Wirral Borough Council, Merseytravel and many other local
Merseytravel, will provide a free vintage bus service from Liverpool
to Birkenhead on Sunday, 14 September 2008 only. There will also be
a regular vintage tram service / bus service from Woodside Ferry
terminal via the Wirral Transport Museum, in Taylor Street, to
Birkenhead Park. Merseytravel have produced a souvenir timetable for
buses all buses running to the Event from Liverpool and Birkenhead."
SAY ON LIVERPOOL’S NEW PUBLIC ART MURAL CELEBRATING THE LINKS
BETWEEN LIVERPOOL AND IRELAND
successful Beatles mural in Croxteth Avenue, Litherland earlier this
year, the Liverpool Mural Project now has a new mural to paint and
want you to get involved. In collaboration with, Liverpool Culture
Company, Open Culture, The Liverpool Irish Festival and The New
Picket music venue, we hope to create a distinctive, non-political
mural, celebrating Liverpool and Ireland's proud history and
The Liverpool Mural Project is a unique and exciting project, which
unites the skills and experience of Belfast mural artists from both
communities, Belfast Loyalist Mark Ervine and Republican Danny
Devenny, together with community groups and artists in Liverpool.
The current project is to restyle the facade of The New Picket venue
which is located on New Bird Street, off Parliament Street.
Peter Morrison, Project Manager:- “Following the recent
success of the Litherland mural and the fantastic response, we are
delighted to be working with the Culture Company on this project. We
want everyone to play a part, so tell us your ideas, come and watch
the artists at work and have a go!”
How to Participate… anyone and everyone can get involved by
providing suggestions of links between Liverpool and Ireland for the
content of the mural. This could be people, buildings, or anything
that is symbolic of the strong historical union between Liverpool
and Ireland, or is of a musical theme. Some current suggestions
being considered include Irish trade union leader James Larkin, who
was born in Liverpool, musician Elvis Costello, and Kitty Wilkinson
who was born in Ireland and pioneered the country's first wash
We are also looking for enthusiastic people to get involved with the
painting of the mural, which will take place early September at the
Picket. If this sounds like fun, then please get in touch, telling
us about yourself and why you're interested, you don’t have to be an
expert we want everyone to get involved, have their say and take