James Barton (Creamfields) Blog #2

Legendary dance promoter and founder of the Cream brand and Creamfields Festivals (now in 12 countries), James Barton gives you his personal low-down...

Hello again!

It’s been a hectic few weeks since we last spoke with visit’s to Korea, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Miami last week – not all work related I must add.  I returned to the UK on Monday morning and it seems the world has gone Bonkers in more ways than one!

I could believe my eye’s when I read the newspapers and I saw the full extent of what our lovely elected officials had been up to with our hard earned income tax, it beggars belief!  But my mood was lightened once I had the chance to catch up with all the TV from Radio 1’s Big Weekend.  The first major outdoor gig of year looked really amazing with brilliant sunshine, but what really got me going was the brilliant performances from the majority of this years Creamfields line up.

It was great to see the amazing Basement Jaxx once again doing there ‘thang’ after a few years absence, it was also great to see how relative newcomer Deadmau5 went down and how big his crowd was. I also thought Mr Calvin Harris put in a really good stint. But how much of a smile did Dizzee bring to your face with what has to be the single of the summer already ‘Bonkers’!?

I have to agree with my fellow blogger Mr Da Bank that this really could be a massive year for Dizzee and I can’t wait to see him DO Creamfields in August.

Let’s hope that ‘Bonkers’ is sitting at number 1 this time next week as he really deserves it!

James Barton