Iconic British dance music institution Cream is set to celebrate its anniversary this December 1-3 with Cream 25 Weekender, at Butlin’s Minehead arena in Somerset, England. Cream is the company behind the equally iconic Creamfields, the first dance music festival in the United Kingdom, held since 1998 on the August bank holiday weekend.
Cream 25 Weekender is an invitation for dance music fans to commemorate Cream’s enduring presence within the genre since the early 90s, when electronic dance music was simply known as house and techno.
The lineup is a veritable testament to classic ’90s dance music, with legendary DJs such as Paul van Dyk, longtime Cream nightclub resident Paul Oakenfold, and Faithless, the dance music group behind the iconic hit “Insomnia.” Additional support comes from Dave Seaman, Darren Emerson, Eddie Halliwell and many more.
Butlin’s Minehead arena is set in the coastal town of Somerset with beautiful views of the Blue Anchor Bay amid the Bristol Channel. Promising a “Christmas disco” for 6,000 fans, event organizers describe Cream 25 Weekender as a “multi-roomed weekender will take fans on a musical journey from Cream’s humble beginnings to present day.”
As such, some DJs at the event will be spinning actual vinyl as in the beginning of the genre, and diversions such as fairground rides and pool parties will entertain fans in addition to the music. The tickets are a real bargain, with admission and three nights of accommodation included for a mere £185.