It’s that time of year again, Creamfields is back and this year we’re celebrating it’s 20th anniversary with another incredible line-up. Since it began in 1998 as a one day event in Winchester, it’s moved to Speke in Liverpool and then to Daresbury near Runcorn expanding to a 4 day event. Attracting crowds of up to 65,000 and incredible DJs like The Chemical Brothers, Basement Jaxx, Daft Punk and Sacha, Creamfields has become the go-to festival in the UK.
Last summer I got the chance to work backstage interviewing some of the headline acts. The backstage area is full of tipis, bars and dressing rooms with some of the biggest DJs in world draped across the sofas. It was a bit of a surreal experience, at one point we had Annie Mac and her TV crew running through the backstage area capturing every moment for her new documentary, then we had Tiesto and his team doing shots (we’ll get to that in a bit).
Capital FM Team
Above the Capital FM Liverpool team working backstage at Creamfields. Anton Powers (standing next to me in the picture) even had to stand-in for Martin Garrix on the Main Stage……as you do!
My favourite interview of the day was with Fatboy Slim, who is the most down to earth DJ I’ve ever met. The legendary DJ told me how he felt at home at Creamfields as he’s played so many times and what his warm up ritual was before he went on stage.
Just before his set I was told I was going to interview Tiesto but warned we couldn’t film it. Obviously I was pretty annoyed as he is one of THE biggest DJs in the world, however it went really well and ended up with me and my producer being asked back to his dressing room to do some shots! The most bizarre end to an interview EVER, and they let us film that bit!
After the interviews we went into the festival pretty giddy from Tiesto’s shots and watched Calvin Harris and Fatboy Slim, the perfect way to end a day at Creamfields.
Creamfields 2017 kicks off tomorrow!!!