With Homelands missing this year, and a handful of new and evolved festivals going on pleasing to see Creamfields back with what looks to be a great selection of artists to push their 2006 UK festival.
Moved to a new venue in the form of Daresbury, Halton (which is still subject to license) the 45,000 capacity festival looks to mix it up with an array of arenas.
The festival on its traditional August Bank Holiday Weekend (Saturday 26th) has the usual big wigs, the PVD's the Tiesto's and the Oakenfolds, along side some big name live acts, the house music pushers, the dnbers, the techno, the cool, the not so cool, and some Hacienda Classics thanks to Pete from New Order. Lookout for a 'Strong' lineup in the Ciderhouse Arena and start your ticket purchasing engines.
The line-up so far confirmed includes:-
The Prodigy, Goldfrapp, The Zutons, Gnarls Barkley.
CREAM & GOODGREEF ARENA
Special Guest: Tiesto. Paul Van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, Ferry Corsten, Armin Van Buuren, Eddie Halliwell, Marco V, Adam Sheridan, Gareth Wyn.
SUBLIMINAL SESSIONS ARENA
Erick Morillo, Special Guest: David Guetta, Harry Choo Choo Romero, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, Jose Nunez, Axwell, Jorge Jaramillo.
2 Many DJ's, Green Velvet, Tiga, Plump DJs, Annie Mac, Switch, Touche, More to be announced.
CIRCUS & CREAM AUDIO DELUXE ARENA
Roger Sanchez, Hernan Cattaneo,Timo Maas, Mylo DJ Set, Layo & Bushwacka, Yousef, Lewis Boardman, Live: X-Press2.
THE SCRATCH PERVERTS PRESENTS: BEATDOWN
DJ Shadow, Andy C, Planet Pendulum & MC Verse, DJ Marky & Dynamite MC, DJ Hype & MC GQ, Friction, Future Bound, Live: Foreign Beggars.
BK Live, Tidy boys, Marg EG, Andy Farley, Rob Tissera, Lisa Pin Up, Lee Haslam, Paul Glazby, Amber D, Kutski, Paul Maddox, JP & Jukesy.
STRONGBOW CIDERHOUSE ARENA
Coldcut Live, Erol Alkan, M.A.N.D.Y, Justice, Digitalism, 2020 Soundsystem, Kris Bones, Simian Mobile Disco, Spektrum, More to be announced.
Hacienda & Cream Classics presents... Peter Hook (New Order DJ Set), Graeme Park, Arthur Baker, Jon Da Silva, Dave Haslam, K-Klass, Andy Mac.
A fair few artists are still to be confirmed (as well as a few other smaller arenas) so keep an eye out. The full speil, ticketing, and general festival details can be found below.