Creamfields spend 500,000 on site improvements

Creamfields site gets made over

Creamfields spend 500,000 on site improvements

Photographer:Claire Elshaw

Chris Swindells - 26 February 2013

Creamfields, an electronic music festival, takes place annually in Daresbury, Cheshire and was cancelled for the first time last year as adverse weather conditions on the Saturday night left the site unsafe for the festival to proceed.

Festival-goers were evacuated from the site and the Sunday was cancelled with day ticket holders turned away at the gate. Now organisers have spent £500,000 on improving key areas of the site, including the field drainage systems; investment into additional trackways and a series of new bridges across fields.

Another key issue for the festival during heavy rain in 2012 was the safety of certain tents and structures around the site, in 2013 the festival has made plans to move stages to higher ground to reflect the problems they faced in 2013.

The statement from the festival confirmed they will work to strengthen the existing drainage solutions on site along with 2500m of new drainage which has been designed and developed by a specialist drainage consultant.
1500m of new trackways will be laid also on site, and there will be considerable investment made into the construction of new bridges across areas with particularly heavy footfall, ensuring improved access for campers travelling between the campsites and the arena sites.
So far no artists have been confirmed for the 2013 Creamfields line-up but an announcement from the festival is expected on Wednesday 27th February at 10am. Stay tuned to Virtual Festivals on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest news.

Tickets go on general sale on Friday 1st March at 10am.


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