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22 February 2006
Creamfields, is set to switch locations for this summer's event. If approved, the one-day dance festival will relocate to
Halton in Cheshire, not all that far from its current home in Liverpool.
Creamfields, two-year winner of 'Best Dance Festival' in the UK Festival Awards, has
hosted its flagship event at the Old Liverpool Airfield in Speke, Liverpool, for the last 7 years, following
its move from the Matterly Bowl in Winchester after just one outing.
However, with the current site subject to
development, organisers are now planning to relocate the event to part of the Daresbury Estate in the
borough of Halton. The greenfield site is in the heart of the Cheshire countryside surrounded by woodland with easy access
from the motorway network.
Meetings have already taken place with Halton Borough Council, the police, and the emergency
services but the event planning is still at an early stage. The licence application is expected to be submitted over
the coming weeks.
James Barton, Chief Executive of Cream, says: "Creamfields
is an internationally acclaimed event and over the last seven years has made a huge contribution to Liverpool's cultural renaissance.
A successful Creamfields will help promote Halton and demonstrate their willingness to deliver a major cultural event."
VF first learnt of plans to relocate the festival during an interview with Barton in
July last year. He told us: "It's a well known fact that the site in Liverpool we're currently based in is a development
site, so at some point we'll have to move Creamfields. But I don't want to move outside of Liverpool. It's part of the city's
musical fabric now. We're looking for a new site and have been working with the council for the last couple of years towards
finding another venue." Click
here for the full interview.
Wherever this year's Creamfields ends up, it's bound to be another
cracker with The Prodigy already lined up as one of the
More details about this year's event will be announced soon