Creamfields Preview: BBC Music Introducing Launches First Dance Stage

Britain’s most prestigious dance event returns this August on Bank Holiday weekender, boasting a line up to rival any electronic music festival this summer season. The weekend may play host to the likes of deadmau5, Marco Carola and a UK exclusive set from Richie Hawtin, but 2017 is also the first time where BBC Music Introducing dedicate a stage for specially curated under-the-radar electronic artists deriving from the British Isles.

BBC Music Introducing has historically supported the careers of some of the UKs biggest artists such as Florence and the Machine and Slaves, giving unsigned acts the platform to progress and perform live. This year Creamfields will present the best undiscovered artists from 2017 selected across the 38 regional BBC Introducing shows, plus personal recommendations from Radio 1’s resident DJs.

Rachel Coomber, BBC Music Introducing Editor states that: “Brand new up-and-coming DJs, producers and live electronic acts from around the country will be able to play alongside some of the world’s biggest artists and their performances will be recorded for broadcast across radio and online”.

The line up for the BBC Music Introducing stage is yet to be announced but other arenas include Jamie Jones’ Paradise party, drum ’n’ bass inspired Hospitality and All Gone Pete Tong. The most notable performance, however, comes from deadmau5 & Eric Prydz who are producing a rare exclusive live set in the Steel Yard.

The festival returns to its spiritual home at Daresbury, Cheshire – just an hour and a half drive from Leeds – on August 24th to 27th for three days of electronic ecstasy. Tickets are still available and can be found via online ticketing outlets, or through the Creamfields website. Stay tuned for more information!

James Bate