Festivals could be set to go ahead this year, and organisers of Creamfields festival in Cheshire have already released a promising line-up.
The Live-music scene was shut down in March 2020 and will be one of the last industries to be reopened, according to England’s roadmap out of lockdown.
The uncertainty has led to events such as Glastonbury to be cancelled in 2021, but festival-goers can look forward to Tiesto and Martin Garrix at Creamfields.
So, where will it take place and will it be a full weekend of live entertainment and camping in the Dreamfields? This is what you need to know.
When is Creamfields 2021?
Creamfields will take place across four days, from Thursday 26 August until Sunday 29 August in 2021.
Where is Creamfields 2021?
The festival is held in Daresbury, in the Cheshire countryside and can be easily reached by car, train or bus.
There are also shuttle buses to take festival-goers to the campsite, from main train stations in and around Liverpool and Manchester.
Who is headlining?
Over 300 artists will be performing across the four-day weekend, though not all have been revealed.
Confirmed artists Chase and Status, Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Pete Tong and Alesso are sure to be crowd pleasers.
Above & Beyond, Afrojack, Adam Beyer, Tiësto and deadmau5 have also been secured.
The festival features world-renowned and up and coming House, Trance, Techno, Electronic and EDM artists.
Where can I buy tickets?
Tickets can be purchased now from various websites, with all tickets available from the Creamfield official website.
The 6 months deposit scheme, where you can pay your ticket up in monthly instalments, closes on 24 February 2021.
You can buy two, three or four day passes as well as Dreamfields camping tickets and bronze, silver and gold tickets.
A two-day standard pass with camping for Saturday and Sunday will cost £195 plus a booking fee. A standard pass for the whole festival is £240 plus booking fees.
A four-day Gold pass is priced at £400. Two-day passes for Gold services have now sold out.
Dreamfields luxury huts, tents and cabins are also available, though you still need to buy a ticket to the event if you purchase any form of luxury accommodation.
Will there be Covid restrictions in place?
Coronavirus restrictions will be adhered to in line with the UK government’s restrictions in England.
According to the UK government’s roadmap, by 21 June there could be spectator events and pilots will begin for festivals. All legal limits on social contact will also be removed.
By the end of June the Prime Minister has stated he is “very optimistic” restrictions will end and no further lockdowns will be required.
Therefore, by the end of Summer it is very possible that the festival - usually attended by around 80,000 people - will be allowed to go ahead, Covid-restriction free.