It's not long until Creamfields arrives in Daresbury, Cheshire again, once more delivering three days - August 28 to 30 - of huge artists from the world of dance music. This year there are arenas from Jamie Jones' Paradise, Ibiza party Ants, MK and a load more. Plus we're setting up The Lab in Smirnoff House, hosting unique sets from a handful of DJs and bringing an intimate house party vibe to the festival. Here we pick out 10 sets we reckon you should check out over the three days, including a few from our party.
1 Rebel Sound
Did you see the damage this lot - David Rodigan, Chase & Status, Shy FX and MC Rage - did at the Red Bull Culture Clash last year? They even got broadcast legend Trevor McDonald to announce their summer shows after batting away competition from Boy Better Know, A$AP Mob and Stone Love at the Earl's Court sparring session. They head up their own stage on August 28 and you might even get to hear some very speical dubplates they've done with Lily Allen (of Skepta's 'It Ain't Safe), Kano ('Ps & Qs') and...Tom Jones.
We had this German pair in The Lab LDN back in April and the minute they entered the building with a pile of red foam hands we knew we were in for a good time. A fruity tech house ensured the afternoon party was bumpin' for the duration and it was only last month the Get Physical duo put together an equally sound Essential Mix. Expect much of the same at the All Gone Pete Tong arena on the Saturday and see them spin a bunch of fun-loving 80s tunes at our Smirnoff House party on the Friday.
3 Adam Beyer
If dynamite techno's your cuppa tea, Adam Beyer's the man to serve it to you. The Drumcode boss has just fronted the July issue of Mixmag with wife Ida Engberg and his DJ sets are absolutely devastating, whether he's alongside Ida, going back-to-back with Joseph Capriati or playing solo at Cocoon at Amnesia. He's all by himself at Eric Prydz's Pryda arena and he'll be firing out rounds and rounds of titanium tunes.