Last year, Live Nation successfully launched its Festival Passport program, granting 1,000 lucky fans across the world access to over 90 of the company’s festivals at just one flat fee. The ticketing and events behemoth has announced the return of its one-of-a-kind access pass for the upcoming season, now with a major expansion in territory and new VIP option.
2,500 GA passes will be sold at $999 with just 100 VIP passes priced at $5,000. Though the GA price includes a $200 increase from last year, purchasers will now have over 100 of Live Nation’s unique festivals to choose from.
This year, in an effort to avoid scalpers and ensure that Live Nation is only accommodating fans’ needs, purchasers will have to pre-register through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform with their full legal names and photo ID. Registration is open now through April 12 at 11:00 PM ET/10:00 PM CT, with sign up here. Tickets are on-sale beginning April 17 at 8:00 am EDT, but be aware, Festival Passports sold out in under 24 hours last year, so purchasers must act quickly when the time comes.
Creamfields announced their 2018 lineup and it’s looking to be behemoth year for the Cheshire-based extravaganza. Rich in both depth and considerable breadth, the festival will bring together 300 artists across 30 stages from August 23–26.
Techno don Carl Cox will be making his return to the festival for the first time in over a decade, where numerous other artists will be making an appearance, showcasing the festival’s keen ability to tap into the full spectrum of dance music. From artists like Skream, Kölsch, and The Black Madonna, to The Chainsmokers, Tiësto, and Above & Beyond, Creamfields 21 promises to be an unmissable installment for all dance aficionados.
Group Therapy visionaries Above & Beyond will headline the festival on Saturday, while Tiësto will make his exclusive London performance on Sunday. Other notable acts on the bill include Steve Angello, and a rare DJ set from Faithless , to name only a few. This years lineup is eye catching to say the least and, considering Creamfields track record, the event is certain to be one of the unmissable festivals of the summer.
Carl Cox has officially been announced as Creamfields first headliner of 2018, nearly a decade since his last time topping the legendary UK festival’s billing. Beyond Cox’s headlining duties next year, the techno icon is also lined up to curate his own Intec Digital stage hosted at the event’s Steel Yard megastructure as well. The announcement comes three months ahead of Creamfields’ full lineup reveal, expected to land in February of 2018. The festival celebrated it’s 20th anniversary earlier this year, roping together 70,000 attendees across four days.
Tickets to next year’s edition of Creamfields are on sale now with the festival running from August 23 – 26, 2018. Amid headlining duties next year, Cox will also be performing in front of a 17th century castle outside Dublin on August 25.
“Moving Pieces” is a standout in sonic nostalgic for the summer of 2017. Its beauty begins with Kyle Reynolds‘ stunning and welcoming vocals with cunning guitar licks. The drop introduces a deep bass that sits nicely alongside the percussion. The silky synth pads enhance a warm, rosy nostalgia throughout.
Using a lottery approach to their latest project, Live Nation Entertainment has just announced a never-before seen “Festival Passport” – giving access to over 90 music festivals around the world throughout the rest of 2017. Including massive events like EDC Las Vegas, Creamfields, and Electric Forest, Live Nation will release one thousand exclusive passes May 22 at 10AM Pacific Time. Notably, sold-out events will also be accessible with the passport.
A dream come true for destination festival fanatics, and wanderlust-driven individuals, Live Nation is offering this pass for $799 (not including transportation, accommodation, or airfare). To combat scalpers from acquiring the passes, Live Nation ensures that these all sales will be non-transferable, and must be used by the person who purchased it.
Making this opportunity run as seamless as possible, all the ticket-holder has to do is show up to the event with their Festival Passport, and go to will call with their valid ID to obtain their event wristband. Passports are available for purchase here.
Festival Passport holders have access to the following events:
Austin City Limits Music Festival – U.S. – Austin, TX
Barcelona Beach Festival – Spain – Barcelona
Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival – U.S. – NY
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival – U.S. – Manchester, TN
Camp Bisco – U.S. – Scranton, PA
CBC Music Festival – Canada – Toronto
Center of Gravity Festival – Canada – Kelowna
Chasing Summer Music Festival – Canada – Calgary
Chicago Open Air – U.S. – Chicago, IL
Citadel Festival – England – London
Community Festival – England – London
Contact Winter Music Festival – Canada – Vancouver
Copenhell – Denmark – Copenhagen
Countdown NYE – U.S. – San Bernardino, CA
Country LakeShake – U.S. – Chicago, IL
Creamfields – England – Daresbury
Creamfields Steel Yard – England – London
Crystal Coast Music Festival – U.S. – Atlantic Beach, NC
DCODE Festival – Spain – Madrid
Down the Rabbit Hole – Holland – Ewijk
Download Festival – England – Leicestershire
Download Festival Paris – France – Paris
Download Festival Spain – Spain – Madrid
Dreams Music Festival – Canada – Toronto
Dreamstate San Francisco – U.S. – San Francisco, CA
Electric Daisy Carnival – U.S. – Las Vegas, NV
Electric Daisy Carnival – U.S. – Orlando, FL
Electric Forest Festival – U.S. – Rothbury, MI
Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival – Ireland – Stradbally
Escape Halloween – U.S. – San Bernardino, CA
Faster Horses Country Music Festival – U.S. – Brooklyn, MI
Field Trip Music & Arts Festival – Canada – Toronto
Findings Festival – Norway – Oslo
Firenze Rocks Festival – Italy – Florence
Forecastle Festival – U.S. – Louisville, KY
Free Press Summer Festival – U.S. – Houston, TX
FVDED in the Park – Canada – Surrey
Glasgow Summer Sessions – Scotland – Glasgow
Governors Ball Music Festival – U.S. – New York, NY
Graspop Metal Meeting – Belgium – Dessel
HARD Summer Music Festival – U.S. – Los Angeles, CA
Heartland Festival – Denmark – Kværndrup
I Love Techno Europe – France – Montpellier
Independent Days Festival – Italy – Milan
Jamboree in the Hills – U.S. – Morristown, OH
Latitude Festival – England – Suffolk
Leeds Festival – England – Leeds
Lollapalooza Berlin – Germany – Berlin
Lollapalooza Chicago – U.S. – Chicago, IL
Lollapalooza Paris – France – Paris
Lovebox Festival – England – London
Lowlands Festival – Holland – Biddinghuizen
Main Square Festival – France – Arras
Music Midtown – U.S. – Atlanta, GA
Nocturnal Wonderland – U.S. – San Bernardino, CA
North Sea Jazz Festival – Holland – Rotterdam
Ohana Festival – U.S. – Dana Point, CA
One Love Music Festival – Canada – Calgary
Paradiso Festival – U.S. – George, WA
Parklife – England – Manchester
Popaganda Music Festival – Sweden – Stockholm
Reading Festival – England – Reading
Rock am Ring – Germany – Nürburgring
Rock im Park – Germany – Nürnberg
Rock im Pott – Germany – Gelsenkirchen
Rock Werchter – Belgium – Werchter
Roots Picnic – U.S. – Philadelphia, PA
Route 91 Harvest – U.S. – Las Vegas, NV
Sasquatch! Music Festival – U.S. – George, WA
Sloss Music & Arts Festival – U.S. – Birmingham, AL
Summerburst Göteborg – Sweden – Gothenburg
Summerburst Stockholm – Sweden – Stockholm
The Falls Music & Arts Festival – Australia – Lorne, Marion Bay, Byron Bay and Fremantle
The Isle of Wight Festival – England – Newport
The Meadows Music & Arts Festival – U.S. – Queens, NY
The Peach Music Festival – U.S. – Scranton, PA
The Warehouse Project – England – Manchester
Trackside Music Festival – Canada – Ontario
TRNSMT Festival – Scotland – Glasgow
TW Classic – Belgium – Werchter
V Festival – England – Chelmsford & Staffordshire
Voodoo Music + Arts Festival – U.S. – New Orleans, LA
In November, Eric Prydz announced that he would be premiering EPIC 5.0 in May 2017 at Creamfields’ Steel Yard venue. As if Creamfields’ opportunity to debut the pioneering artist’s new performance weren’t enough, the company has announced that Prydz will be performing live with deadmau5 at the Steel Yard on Friday, August 2017. Creamfields purports that this performance will be the artists’ only joint show in Europe for the course of the year, stating the following:
“Collaborating for an exclusive live show – deadmau5 & Eric Prydz. Having performed for us many times as solo artists, this will be the first time both acts perform together in the UK and be their only European show of 2017, they headline the Steel Yard on Friday 25th August.”
Those who were fortunate enough to attend the elusive partnership’s legendary show at this year’s Tomorrowland know just how momentous an announcement this return is.For those unfamiliar with the fabled duo of Prydz and Zimmerman, Creamfields has uploaded a teaser to their website, showing off the phantasmagoria of the two artists working in tandem. The preview can be viewed above, in all its glory.
While Marc Kinchen, popularly known as MK, has a career as a DJ and producer that spans decades. The Detroit native recently finished a summer season that proves his presence in the electronic music industry is only just peaking. The producer played at a slew of revered festivals from Tomorrowland to Creamfields while also gifting fans with an Ibiza residency at famed nightclub Pacha, where he hosted his iconic Area10 party. In the midst of all this time spent pleasing crowds, the house maven launched a new label, also entitled Area10, with the piano-heavy, feel-good track “Piece of Me.”
In early November, MK released “My Love 4 You” featuring A*M*E, the follow-up track to “Piece of Me” and the second single on Area10. The artist’s new track reflects his penchant for producing infectious vocal house tracks. Mirroring the uplifting nature of “Piece of Me,” “My Love 4 You” features an airy chord progression and compelling beat that evokes the glowing nature of summertime.
It comes as no surprise that MK’s music video for “My Love 4 You” quite literally takes one back to the carefree days of summer. The visual follows four girls during their trip to Ibiza. Throughout the documentary style footage, the friends appear to be having the time of their lives, doing everything from tanning on yachts to driving 4-wheelers to swimming in the ocean. After making a stop at the iconic Café Mambo, the friends, but of course, ultimately dance the night away at MK’s zany Area10 party, the very inspiration for the track. For those who have never experienced what it’s like to party in Ibiza with MK, this video is their chance.
Yesterday, November 8, Eric Prydz announced that he would be debuting the fifth installation of his aptly-titled EPIC concert series at Creamfields’ Steel Yard venue in London in May 2017. Of his forthcoming live updates, Prydz says, “So excited to finally announce EPIC 5.0, especially in the UK where it first started…”
Today, the Swedish pioneer uploaded a video highlighting footage from his EPIC 4.0 tour. Set afore the musical backdrop of “Opus,” the high quality filmed experience is truly a sight to behold. Even those who have witnessed the sensation of Prydz’s most recent tour in person will be stupefied by this crystalline depiction of the performer’s spectacular LED phantasmagoria.
The EPIC 4.0 highlight video can be beheld above in all its glory. We aren’t sure how Mr. Prydz is going to top this showcase, but we are incredibly excited for EPIC 5.0.
Steel Yard tickets are available for presale here.
Eric Prydz’s EPIC live shows have become just as legendary as the Swedish producer himself. While it will be difficult to top his back-to-back set with deadmau5 at Tomorrowland — with more collaborative shows potentially in the works — Prydz has revealed the time and venue for the premiere of Epic 5.0: Creamfields‘ massive 20,000 person Steel Yard stage production, relocated to London for a May 2017 performance.
The gargantuan stage caused quite a ruckus when it was announced in April and Prydz will be intimately familiar with it — he performed at the venue during the 2016 edition of the festival as his Cirez D alter ego. Prydz made the announcement via a short video posted on his Facebook page, available below, and from the brief glimpse offered, Steel Yard seems the perfect locale for EPIC 5.0’s first run.
EPIC 5.0 notably marks the only European EPIC show in 2017, and will serve as the largest EPIC event to date. Prydz previously commented on the EPIC 5.0 production, remarking: “Whenever the show comes out, it’s going to blow your head off.”