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Issue:- 8 March  2012

Creamfields 2012 Line-Up Announced!

THE internationally renowned music festival Creamfields returns in all its glory for yet another 3 day festival extravaganza over the over Friday, 24 August to Sunday, 26 August 2012 (Bank Holiday Weekend). This is the time of year when Daresbury in Cheshire becomes the centre of the universe for electronic music fans as they flock from all corners of the globe to attend the world’s best dance festival and this year Creamfields have secured quite possibly their biggest DJ line up ever for the final fling of the summer.

First up is Canadian electro pioneer deadmau5 - this stadium selling artist has well and truly transcended the superstar DJ frontier and he returns to Creamfields for his last UK festival performance of the year on Sunday’s North Stage. Headlining the South Stage on Saturday will be Avicii, Some things are worth the wait and as one of the most requested acts over recent years this Creamfields debut will undoubtedly be one that goes down in festival history. Having attracted over 25,000 people for his performance in 2011 we’re pleased to welcome back Tiësto who returns to host his own Clublife stage and having secured the No.1 spot in the DJ Mag Top 100 and two Grammy nominations the mighty David Guetta takes the helm of Saturday’s North Stage. It’s undoubtedly been an apocalyptic year for Creamfields regulars the Swedish House Mafia who this year are focusing on their 65,000 capacity show at Milton Keynes Bowl, however, fear ye not as Creamfields has snared them back, this time Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso return to the fields of Cream to perform solo. Grammy award winning breakout star Skrillex performs under canvas this year as headliner of the BBC Radio 1Xtra arena, with his unique brand of dub-step, electro and glitch which has caught the imaginations of the planet’s dance-floors over the last 12 months it’s with great pleasure we welcome him back.

Other highlights come from the Grammy nominated and globally acclaimed Paul van Dyk who jets in from his Cream Ibiza residency just for the occasion, along with one of the most discerning trance outfits in the business Above & Beyond and the mighty Ferry Corsten. We see the return of everyone’s favourite flying Scotsman Calvin Harris who joins deadmau5 on the North stage plus a live performance from singer / rapper / musician / producer extraordinaire Example and Afrojack.

This of course is just the tip of the iceberg as we also introduce four new arenas for 2012. Internationally renowned techno god Richie Hawtin presents his brand new concept in the form of the M-nus presents Enter. Arena, curated by the man himself he brings together some of the most exciting artists from the scene including Loco Dice, Seth Troxler, Gaiser and Paco Osuna. Everyone’s favourite superstylers Groove Armada return to DJ as hosts of their very own arena, expect carnivalesque, ass shaking mayhem from the funk battalion who will be joined by BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix star A-Trak plus the highly anticipated return from DJ/Producer Stuart Price aka Jacques Lu Cont, not to mention performances from the likes of Fake Blood, Jaguar Skills, Alex Metric and Burns. BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Mistajam has curated his own Speakerbox arena featuring performances from the likes of Sub Focus Live, Knife Party, Borgore, Redlight and Shy FX feat Stamina MC. Creamfields favourite and international superstar DJ Mr Eddie Halliwell returns as host as he debuts the all new Fire It Up Arena; there are people who play records and there are DJ’s who blow minds – Eddie is the latter, expect a wagon load of production and SFX too, as this arena will be full throttle from start to finish as he’s joined by the likes of Sander van Doorn, Mark Knight, Funkagenda and Michael Woods to name a few.

Following last year’s superhero success Laidback Luke returns with his Super You&Me arena once again, and to celebrate we welcome a debut performance from American DJ/Producer and Dim Mak Records boss Steve Aoki (expect the odd stage dive!), Wolfgang Gartner, Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano; what superhero outfit will you be wearing?

Renowned for fusing legends with rising stars, the Pryda Friends arena is back, Eric Prydz heads up another eclectic line-up featuring a welcome return from John Digweed, debut appearances from Mixmag’s ‘Breakthrough Producer Of The Year’ Maya Jane Coles and Hotflush boss Scuba. Completing the bill for what will be one of the festivals most exciting arenas is Joris Voorn, Sébastien Léger and Jeremy Olander.

The trance continues in the Cream Arena with performances from Above and Beyond, Gareth Emery, Markus Schulz, Judge Jules and Mat Zo. Mafia don Steve Angello returns with his Size Matters arena featuring a special guest performance from Benny
Benassi, Pete Tong, younger sibling AN21, Max Vangeli and Third Party.

Other acts include a Creamfields debut from BBC Radio 1 supremo Zane Lowe, Dirty South, Sebastian Ingrosso protégé and
label peer Alesso, John O’Callaghan, Feed Me, Hardwell, Simon Patterson, Ørjan Nilsen, Adam Sheridan, Cazzette, Norman
Doray, Syn Cole, Guetta collaborator Nicky Romero, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Australian lovelies NERVO and a debut performance from one of the most talked about and in-demand DJ/Remixer/Producer’s Porter Robinson.

They smashed it in 2011 so it’s with great pleasure we welcome back the 1Xtra crew for a second year, only this time they’ve moved to bigger capacity premises to accommodate the genres ever growing fan base, Skrillex is at the helm, along with Andy C feat MC GQ, Caspa, Flux Pavilion, Friction, Koan Sound, Doctor P, Loadstar feat MC Texas and Ikay whilst 1Xtra stable mates Skream feat. Sgt Pokes, Benga feat. Youngman and Mistajam keep the bass alive.

Queen of the mash up Annie Mac has pulled together a salivating line up for her Annie Mac presents arena, expect bass,
electro, disco, house and dub-step from one of the most diverse tents on site with performances from dancehall duo Major
Lazer, Erol Alkan, Crookers, Melé and rising star Madeon and if that wasn’t enough Brodinski joins Gesaffelstein for a special back to back set.

As well as being the name of Mixmag’s rag-tag bunch of in-house DJs, the Mixmag Allstars arena will feature a mix of the best up and coming DJ’s they’ve discovered in the past 12 months alongside some recognisable big name house DJ’s in the
form of James Zabiela, Creamfields South America DJ legend Hernan Cattaneo, Nick Curly and Paul Woolford, combined they will be mixing a perfect Sunday session for those who have still got it in them!

Back to flaunt its ever-growing fabulousness is Hed Kandi who return as hosts of the Hospitality Arena. Last year sold out nearly 3 months in advance and this year we expect even greater demand as word spreads of this exclusive luxurious oasis on site…you have been warned!

And let’s not forget Friday night’s Silent Disco arenas brought to you from That Mixmag Thing, UNION and Riva Starr’s label Snatch!

Creamfields welcomes back BBC Radio 1 & BBC Radio 1Xtra as this year’s exclusive radio partners; you can hear highlights from the event on both stations:– and

For full event information visit:- Tickets:-  / Tel:- 0844 888 4401 (Standard & Hospitality) / / Tel:- 0844 847 2448 (Standard) / / Tel:- 0845 463 8361 (Travel & Ticket packages).

Junior dancers needed to "Make their Move" for 2012 competition

THE British Red Cross is seeking groups of young dancers from Sefton to participate in the fundraising event 'Dance: Make Your Move' competition. Primary schools, special schools, dance groups and youth groups are all invited to get involved and choreograph a dance routine that reflects an aspect of the Red Cross’ life-saving work in the UK or abroad. Choreographer and So You Think You Can Dance judge Arlene Phillips is encouraging young people get involved in this year’s British Red Cross 'Dance: Make Your Move' project.

Participants are needed for the junior group event; dancers must be aged 4 to 11 years old. Regional heats will be held in the spring, and the national final will be held for the second year running at the prestigious IndigO2, part of the O2 centre in London’s Docklands. Due to popular demand, the Senior group event is now full.

The dance event is set to be bigger and better this year than ever before, with over 40 performances due to take place at theatres and performing arts centres across the UK between March and July. Dance routines should be between 3 and 8 minutes long, and can use movement, music or costume to reflect the work of the Red Cross in some way.

Red Cross fundraiser Alexis Fairclough said:- "By taking part in Dance: Make Your Move your dancers will join the 20,000+ young performers from across the country who have already come together to do something amazing for charity and celebrate the work of the Red Cross through dance. Since 2006 we have raised £300,000, and this year we hope to raise even more money for vulnerable people in crisis in the UK and overseas. Last year Urban Street Stars group from Kirkby did really well and reached the finals in the O2 in London!  This years Dance: Make Your Move is being held at the Liverpool Lighthouse in Anfield, who have been supportive in allowing us to use their venue for this fun fundraising event. Junior groups will perform on Saturday, 28 April with tickets now on sale for parents, friends and family to watch this spectacular show involving young people from across Merseyside and the North West."

Dance - Make Your Move is dedicated to bringing young people from local communities together and introducing pupils to dance as a medium to overcome cultural, social and physical barriers. The event is open to everyone regardless of their ability. Young performers can enjoy dancing while raising money for the world’s largest humanitarian network.

Pupils also get the chance to work in their local communities on exciting fundraising activities, while gaining essential life skills through a choice of humanitarian action teaching resources.

To find out more information about the Liverpool event or to register for Dance:- Make Your Move, visit:-

Reverend & The Makers has announced an extensive headline tour of the UK!

THE Reverend & The Makers have just announced an extensive headline tour of the UK in October following the quick sell out of their dates in May. These shows will be in support of the band’s third album, entitled '@reverend_makers', scheduled for release on 18 June 2012. It is also the first commercial album to be named after an artist’s Twitter tag.

They will also be supporting Red Hot Chili Peppers at Knebworth Park and Sunderland’s Stadium Of Light this summer. Frontman Jon McClure said:- "We are made up to play live again with the Makers! Been way too long. And after we've been on tour with Noel we should be super on it! Dancefloor goodness! See ya there!"

The band are currently supporting Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds on their UK arena dates.

The dates are as follows:-

Red Hot Chlli Peppers Support Dates

23 June 2012 – Knebworth Park
24 June 2012 – Stadium Of Light, Sunderland

Festival Dates

2 June 2012 – Playfest, Pontefract
30 June 2012 – Greenzone Festival, Loughborough
4 August 2012 – Y-Not Festival, Derbyshire
18 August 2012 – V Festival, Chelmsford
19 August 2012 – Summer Sundae, Leicester
19 August 2012 – V Festival, Stafford

October Headline Tour

11 October 2012 – Newcastle, O2 Academy
12 October 2012 – Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms
13 October 2012 – Liverpool, O2 Academy 2
14 October 2012 – Manchester, HMV Ritz
17 October 2012 – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
18 October 2012 – Leeds, Stylus
19 October 2012 – Norwich, Open
20 October 2012 – Sheffield, O2 Academy
21 October 2012 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
23 October 2012 - Brighton, Concorde 2
24 October 2012 – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
25 October 2012 – Bristol, O2 Academy
26 October 2012 - London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

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