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Creamfields to honour Avicii with orchestra tribute

Following the passing of Avicii in April 2018, the whole dance music community has spent the remaining months mourning the loss of EDM’s greatest superstar. But with just 7 weeks remaining until the start of Creamfields – the UK’s biggest dance music festival – the Daresbury event has something very special planned in honour of the Swedish maestro.

Taking place on Saturday 25th August, a 40-strong orchestra will perform at Creamfields for the very first time – no doubt spurred on by Pete Tong‘s recent involvement with the Heritage Orchestra – as dance music and classical music meet. It won’t be the first time the two genres have crossed in such a seamless motion, with trance trio Above & Beyond recently releasing two very special orchestral albums, as well as deadmau5 dropping a new release known as ‘Where’s The Drop?’, an orchestral reimagining of the Canadian’s biggest hits.

Following the death of Avicii (aka Tim Bergling), Creamfields have told fans that the orchestra will be performing a very special live tribute to the greatest DJ of modern times, who played on the Creamfields main stage many times during his career; most notably 2012 (a set which was later used by BBC Radio 1 as an essential mix) and 2016, when he closed the Horizon stage just 24 hours before his final set of all time; at USHUAÏA Ibiza.

(BA Hons Journalism), 30, London. NCTJ-accredited journalist and dance music lover specialising in interviews, features, editorial work, and reviews. www.journojake.com

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