Oh yes oh yes! The legend himself, Carl Cox, has been announced as the first act to play Creamfields 2018, with the techno maestro returning to the Daresbury-based UK festival for the first time in a decade. The former Space Ibiza resident will headline Friday night of the event, playing in the iconic Steel Yard structure; just one of Creamfields’ many magical stages packed with incredible pyrotechnics and visuals.
The Steel Yard has gained iconic status within dance music since first hosting Marshmello, Skrillex, and Diplo during Creamfields 2016. and has since held separate events in Liverpool, seeing Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso play there in 2016, with Martin Garrix, Steve Angello, and Armin van Buuren performing there in 2017. The dome has also been taken on the road, landing in London last summer for Eric Prydz‘s EPIC 5.0, and will return to the UK capital next May to house Above & Beyond‘s Common Ground Tour, and Tiesto‘s Finsbury Park show.
Beyond Cox’s headlining duties next year, the techno icon is also lined up to curate his own Intec Digital stage hosted at the event’s megastructure as well. The announcement comes three months ahead of Creamfields’ full lineup reveal, expected to land in February of 2018. The festival celebrated it’s 20th anniversary earlier this year, roping together 70,000 attendees across four days.
Tickets to next year’s edition of Creamfields are on sale now with the festival running from August 23 – 26, 2018. Amid headlining duties next year, Cox will also be performing in front of a 17th century castle outside Dublin in August.
After 10 long years, I'm heading back to @Creamfields Steel Yard on Friday 24th August! They are giving away 5 GOLDEN camping tix to 1 lucky fan – just like & retweet this post for your chance to win!! pic.twitter.com/ziCe5uLyF0
— Carl Cox (@Carl_Cox) December 1, 2017