Martin Garrix Tomorrowland 2023 Weekend 1

Martin Garrix lights up Creamfields

Martin Garrix brought the energy to Arc Stage at Creamfields North 2023. Delivering an hour and a half of blinding spectacle for fans to cap off the night.

Over the weekend of September 1-3, EDM festivals saw many issues. From Electric Zoo having to cancel their first day to reaching capacity and turning fans away. Burning Man dealt with tropical storms causing a small state of emergency within the Nevada desert for concert-goers requiring them to shelter in place and hope for the best. However, across the pond saw a rather successful festival at the same time, Creamfields North. Bringing in acts for 4 days of music spread around 4 separate stages, there was plenty of musical goodness for UK fans to enjoy and cherish for a small time.

Capping off the Friday saw Martin Garrix take over and close out the Arc Stage. Garrix set the stage by coming out in near complete darkness, beginning the set without any visuals and no sources of light to be seen. The set prepared by Garrix was obviously one that had been given a lot of time and painstaking effort to create an unforgettable experience for fans. Garrix began to play a soft intro leading into the visuals created to lineup just right with the sounds blasting from the speakers. Everything else that followed was nothing less than stellar.

The music selection presented for fans is one that would make any die-hard, long-time fan of Garrix’s heart swell, playing a large selection of well-known tracks both old and recent. No Garrix set without Animals, and Garrix delivered. Fans more acquainted with Garrix through his top radio played songs like In The Name Of Love were also given tunes to lose their selves in.

Garrix didn’t shy away from tracks of other artists either. Early on in the set, Garrix performed the recently popularized Ownboss‘ track Move Your Body, but did so with the SUBB & CAJUN remix. A remix which surprised fans and let Garrix play a fresh take on the popular track for far longer than most songs would even be considered being played out at a festival by DJs.

Overall, even those who weren’t huge fans of Garrix before were left pleasantly surprised by the tried and true hits, the very new tracks played by Garrix (one of which Garrix admitted has only been played live once before Creamfields), and the stellar selection of other artists’ tracks.

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