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Creamfields 2007: Chemical Brothers to headline

Chemical Brothers

Story by Jack Foley

CREAMFIELDS, the UK’s favourite electronic music festival, returns to the rural tree-lined idyll of Daresbury in Cheshire on Saturday, August 25 (Bank Holiday weekend).

This year’s festival will be headlined by the Chemical Brothers, who return to the North for what will no doubt be a long overdue smash up performing some classics and refreshing new tracks from their highly acclaimed new album.

Joining them on the Main Stage are Groove Armada, without doubt one of the most successful and multi-talented dance acts in the UK.

Having reinvented the house music wheel and played fast and loose with other genres besides, this Grammy-nominated duo have had everyone from Elton John to the Ibizan massive singing their praises.

Adding a smattering of glamour to the Main Stage is Kelis, a surprising but all round fantastic coup for Creamfields.

Continuing with live music Mark Ronson joins the bill. This New York based Brit won Music Week Producer of the year and has worked with high calibre artistes such as Amy Winehouse and Christina Aguilera.

And for the first time Liverpool boy/girl experimental outfit Ladytron perform, with a sound described as ‘electronica with a fist.

Another first and performing live is Arctic Monkeys producers Simian Mobile Disco, while five-piece indie rave band New Young Pony Club perform, fresh off the back of their Lilly Allen and NME tour with the Klaxons.

In addition, electronic dance collective Freeform 5 join the long list of live acts to this years show.

Pendulum Live head up the Beatdown arena, an Aussie trio who delivered the biggest selling drum and bass album in 2005.

Returning for the first time in seven years and back by popular demand is Carl Cox, the Champion of Techno. He will be headlining this year’s enormous Cream & Goodgreef Arena.

Carl will be joined by scratch wizard Eddie Halliwell, who will be flying back from Cream Ibiza just for the occasion. He’s one of only a handful of DJ’s that can fill a 10,000 capacity arena at 5pm and have the whole colossal army chanting his name.

The inimitable Subliminal Arena also returns, lead by head honcho Erick Morillo.

Creamfields 2007 takes place at Daresbury, Halton, from 3pm-6am on Saturday, August 25.

The full Creamfields breakdown:

Main Stage
The Chemical Brothers
Groove Armada
Kelis
Mark Ronson Live

M8 Present: Cream & Goodgreef
Carl Cox
Ferry Corsten
Eddie Halliwell
Sander Kleinenberg (DVJ Set)
Marco V
Yousef
Adam Sheridan
Gareth Wyn
Special Guest: Above & Beyond

Subliminal Sessions
Erick Morillo
Harry Romero
Tom Novy
Jose Nunez
Jorge Jaramillo
Special Guests:
Swedish House Mafia
Steve Angello & Sebastian Ingrosso
Axwell

MYSPACE present Futurism
2ManyDJ’s
Dave Clarke
Tiga
Miss Kittin
Kissy Sell Out
Andy Mac
Live: Ladytron

Chibuku & Annie Mac present (In Association with DJ Mag):
Sven Vath
Erol Alkan
Live: Simian Mobile Disco
Annie Mac
MSTRKRFT
Claude Von Stroke
Tane
Live: New Young Pony Club
Live: Freeform 5

Beatdown
Pendulum Live
Mark Ronson
Andy C
Scratch Perverts
DJ Marky
DJ Hype
Evil Nine
Futurebound

MCS:
Dynamite, MC:GQ, IC3, SAS
No Fakin

Tidy
Edison Factor (Live)
Tidy Boys
Lisa Pin Up
Rob Tissera
Mark EG
Andy Whitby
Kutski
Amber D
Nick Sentience
Alex Kid
Guyver
JP & Jukesy
the Colonel
Kim Ayres

Strongbow
Zombie Disco Squad
The Whip (Live)
Black Ghosts (Live)
Kris Bones
Cagedbaby (DJ)
Uffie and Feadz
Sinden
Radioclit

Hed Kandi Hospitality Arena
Phil Faversham
David Dunne
Andy Daniels
Miss Kelly Marie
The Lovely Laura On Sax
Pav on Percussion