Creamfields

Creamfields

 

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).

 

 

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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!

 

IMG_1732I interviewed Disciples, MK, Galantis and Oliver Heldens who I found out loves disco music which I was absolutely buzzing about because I LOVE disco music too. He was really good fun to interview!

 Check out the interview here

 

 

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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.

Check out the interview here

 

Tiesto

 

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!

Shots with Tiesto – Check out the snapchat here

 

 

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!!!

Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball 2015 – The Ultimate Pop Tarts Party!

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Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball has got to be every pop tarts dream. Held at the 02 in London, it’s impressive line-up smashes any other UK Christmas concert by a long shot. Held over two nights you can see the likes of Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Calvin Harris and Jess Glynne. And it doesn’t stop there, even stars like Kendal Jenner were in the crowd checking out Justin Bieber’s Sunday night performance.

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Attending the Saturday night show I watched Coldplay open the show. I’ve never really rated Coldplay, yeah I know how wrong was I as they absolutely smashed their opening set. Then Jason Derulo came on…… and the shirt came off. I was really excited to see Tini Tempah & Katy B as I love their track ‘Turn The Music Louder’ and they didn’t disappoint. Tini always seems to look so dapper in whatever he wears. Next up Years & Years and Olly the front man came on stage wearing a sequined silver jumpsuit and bomber, we wouldn’t expect anything less from him. He sang ‘King’, ‘Shine’ and even did a cover of Britney’s Toxic.

 

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Unfortunately by this point the free VIP bar was calling, so I headed down to get a few drinks. I missed WSTRN and Nathan Sykes but managed to make it back for Fleur East and Jess Glynne. It’s got to be said that Jess Glynne is the voice of 2015 and she did an amazing mash up of ‘Finally’ by Ce Ce Peniston (my fave house vocal ever). Then Little Mix and David Guetta closed the show. The after parties were held at Tape an exclusive nightclub in London. According to my sources Justin Bieber who performed on the Sunday night got on stage at Tape and started rapping to Eminem tracks, not something you see everyday! At the ball I wore a House of CB dress with slick rick hair and Kurt Geiger shoes. I somehow managed to forget to take any pictures at the ball, clearly I was having TOO much fun! Luckily my friends did remember and managed to get this shot, I promise I only had a few drinks!

 

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Click here to check out all the performances from Saturday & Sunday nights Jingle Bell Ball!