15 must-see acts at Creamfields 2016
With Creamfields Festival just around the corner, We Rave You have compiled a list of acts that you must see at the four-day spectacle if you’re not sure about who to go and see live:
1. KSHMR – FRIDAY – ARC STAGE
KSHMR has been a massive figure in the electronic dance music scene, constantly bringing out electro house hits on labels such as Spinnin’ Records, Revealed Recordings & Musical Freedom. He has produced a number of anthems such as ‘Secrets’ (his collaboration with Tiesto) which hit the charts worldwide. His identity was a secret until he revealed himself during Tiesto’s Ultra set in 2015 & since then has started the touring & DJing lifestyle. KSHMR has also written tracks that have been inspired by his Indian ethnic descent which lets us see a different side to the artist, with ‘Jammu’ capturing an Eastern/Asian sound but yet keeps the typical electro house energy.
2. CURBI – FRIDAY – PEPSI MAX ARENA
British producer Curbi is only 17 years old and has already had multiple releases on Spinnin’ Records & Musical Freedom, as well as creating official remixes for artists such as Galantis, Showtek & Pep N Rash. Curbi is considered to be one of the top future house producers out there at the moment as he adds his own style & groove to the genre by having very hard bass lines & catchy loud synths. This will be his first UK festival show ever, so Creamfields will be a massive show for him.
3. ANDY C – FRIDAY – ANDY C PRESENTS RAM STAGE
If you fancy seeing some Drum n Bass, then Andy C is your man! Andy C is an English DnB producer & DJ and co-founder of major DnB label, RAM records. Producing wise, he has turned multiple chart hits such as ‘Get Free’ by Major Lazer, ‘Count On Me’ by Chase & Status and ‘Easy’ by Porter Robinson & Mat Zo into heavy drum n bass tunes. Being in the Drum n Bass scene for over 25 years, Andy C has been the pioneering force in the genre, knowing exactly how to please a crowd and put on a mighty show at Creamfields.
4. JOEL FLETCHER – FRIDAY – MELBOURNE TAKEOVER TENT
Joel Fletcher has been one of the producers that have made the Melbourne Bounce genre go global. Seeing as he will be performing on the Melbourne Takeover stage, Fletcher will definitely bring the Melbourne sound & touch with him, having been born and raised in Melbourne. If you’ve never experienced the genre live, then you can’t get much better than Joel Fletcher himself to introduce it to you!
5. ARMIN VAN BUUREN – FRIDAY – ARMADA
Trance Legend Armin van Buuren will be closing the Armada (the label he founded) stage. Van Buuren hosts the biggest trance weekly radio show, A State of Trance which is currently has more than 37 million weekly listeners in 84 different countries. He has also received a number of accolades such as being nominated for a Grammy for ‘This Is What It Feels Like’ and ranking #1 on the DJ Mag Top 100 five times! This has led to him being booked for regular headline festival slots worldwide so he knows how to put on a good show!
6. TCHAMI – SATURDAY – CREAM
Tchami could be considered the “founder” of future house, having inspired artists such as Curbi who have helped enforce the rise of genre. His tracks are filled with catchy bass lines and a 90’s style beat, yet they retain a dark, mysterious vibe to them. Tchami also brings out his spiritual side in the way he showcases his music as he wears a priest outfit on stage and has called his label ‘Confession’ which adds to the dark and mysterious effect.
7. JACK U – SATURDAY – STEEL YARD
This will be huge. Skrillex and Diplo will perform together as Jack U within the Steel Yard, perhaps the best stage at Creamfields visuals-wise. As they are the biggest stars in the industry, they are full of surprises and so could bring out a few big names to join them on stage. Expect them to showcase tracks from loads of different genres in the dance music scene, throwing out anthem after anthem as well as new unreleased tracks.
8. TIMMY TRUMPET – SATURDAY – PEPSI MAX ARENA
Timmy Trumpet became a global name after releasing his viral hit ‘Freaks’ with Savage and since then has released tracks on Spinnin’ and Doorn Records. He has stood out from other DJs in the music scene by playing live trumpet solos over his highly energetic DJ sets, making it a really unique experience. It may sound odd but it definitely works and is good fun, especially at a festival!
9. AVICII – SATURDAY – HORIZON STAGE
This will be Avicii’s last ever UK performance for the foreseeable future. Therefore, Avicii will put everything into this final performance and go out with a bang! You will not get another chance to see Avicii.
10. WILL SPARKS – SATURDAY – PEPSI MAX ARENA
Perhaps one of the biggest stars to emerge out of the Melbourne Bounce genre. Will Sparks’ DJ sets involve a crazy amount of energy and will definitely get the crowd bouncing. Sparks will flow through many types of Melbourne Bounce, going from the more minimal side to the big room side of the genre.
11. GALANTIS – SUNDAY – HORIZON STAGE
Galantis consist of producers Christian Karlsson from ‘Miike Snow’ and Linus Eklo from ‘Style of Eye’ and have had huge success with their Galantis project. They were nominated for a Grammy for ‘ Runaway (U & I) and have hit top 40 charts worldwide with Runaway (U & I), ‘Peanut Butter Jelly’ & ‘No Money’. For their DJ sets, they try to bring as much studio gear as possible to give the show a more of a live effect.
12. ANGEMI – SUNDAY – SMASH THE HOUSE
You may have seen Angemi’s “What if (insert producer) created (insert song name)” videos on FaceBook where he would recreate a certain song in a different producer’s style. These videos became viral and gained the attention of many famous EDM DJ’s such as W&W. Angemi began to make these into full remixes and built his name from there, leading on to do official remixes for global DJs such as Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike. Angemi performing at Creamfields will be his UK festival debut too!
13. DEORRO – SUNDAY – REVEALED
Deorro is a Mexican-American DJ/Producer who produces a variety genres such as Dutch House, Melbourne Bounce & Electro-House. His most famous piece of work is his collaboration with Chris Brown – ‘Five More Hours’ which hit the charts worldwide. Deorro likes to keeps things fresh and new by steering away from sticking to a certain style and so has produced tracks that break the boundaries of genres. For example, ‘Perdoname’ and ‘Bailar’ both have a Latino Pop vibe but yet keeps the Deorro sound.
14. ERIC PRYDZ – SUNDAY – STEEL YARD – PRYDA
People from all over the world talk about how amazing Eric Prydz live sets are. He will be taking over the Steel Yard and closing it on the Sunday night of the festival. Prydz puts in a lot of hard work & care into his live show productions, so seeing it in Europe’s biggest outdoor festival structure would be an unforgettable experience.
15. DUKE DUMONT – SUNDAY – ARC STAGE
Duke Dumont will be playing the arc stage (main stage) during the day. This will be perfect as long as the weather is good as he will fire out summer house anthems all afternoon, which should include some of his own hits such as ‘I Got U’, ‘Need U 100%’ and ‘Ocean Drive’. Definitely a great way to end your last afternoon at Creamfields 2016!
Check out the full Creamfields line-up here: