Our latest festival blogger Rebecca headed to Creamfields this weekend and snapped some SUPER stylish festival goers! Here’s her account of all the festival fun; even with the rain the atmosphere sounds incredible!…
“The excitement of Creamfields had all ready began on the Friday morning. Travelling down to the festival with four girls in a Mini was a bit of a push but we made it and arrived at the Festival around 3 o’clock. Staying in hospitality, we didn’t have the hassle of waiting in queues which was a great start to the weekend.
After getting our wristband which was access all areas we headed into the main arena. The Friday night consisted of a few warm up DJs to get the weekend started off. Around 6pm the heavens opened and the rain came down but that didn’t stop the enthusiasm of the festival goers. Ponchos were out and umbrellas were up and the weekend was ready to get started. We ended up at the Silent Disco tent which was the first silent disco Creamfields had put on and it was fantastic. 1,000s of people gathered in one tent to rave, we then went on a few fair rides and headed back to camp to get some sleep for the rest of the weekend.
Saturday morning and we were up and out by 11am so we could get the most out of the weekend. As we were heading to the arena we got to meet Mr Creamfields himself, James Barton. Looking round the rain hadn’t put anyone off with their choice of clothing. Shorts were a big hit of the weekend from vintage denims, floral highwaisted, and highwaisted shiny hot pants. Hats and head scarves were a popular accessory from the girl’s trilbies, straw hats and bowler hats.
We spent most of the day at the South Stage which had Skrillex, Katy B, Magnetic Man and Chemical Brothers. Katy B came on wearing skinny mint green jeans and a graphic tee which allowed her to move round the stage and get the crowd going. Unfortunately when she first came on they had a technical problem but once it was fixed she was amazing, interacting with the crowd and talking about how she loved the festival atmosphere, saying “how for the weekend or for a certain song the whole crowd comes together as one and everyone is at the same level dancing and singing with strangers who they have never seen before and will ever see again”, which I think is totally true. She ended her set with “Lights on” the crowd was definitely still dancing after she left the stage.
Magnetic Man was insane and had they crowd jumping and dancing round the field. But the highlight of the night was definitely Chemical Brothers from watching them perform at Glastonbury on the television to actually being in the crowd definitely lived up to expectations. We then walked over to the Paul Van Dyk stage whose performance was incredible as well.
Sunday morning arrived and everyone was a little tired but ready to get the day started – a cup of tea and croissant at hand and we were off. The rain from the night before had caused the whole field to turn into muddy swamp and walking to the arena without falling over or getting stuck was a struggle but we made it. There were a few unlucky people who did fall. Some festival goers however didn’t anticipate how bad the mud was and turned up in pumps and I did see a few flip flops, talking to a few people at the shops they had been queuing for an hour waiting to buy wellies.
Floral dresses and tassels were a popular choice of the day and I did see a lot of customised wellies with flowers and chains. Because of the rain a lot of girls choose to keep warm with detailed tights.
Afrojack, with a bottle of Grey Goose at hand, had the crowd jumping. He also collaborated with Shermanolgy. They got the crowd singing with Roby S Show Me Love, however we had to leave his set early so we could get into the Swedish House Mafia tent. You could feel the rush of energy as soon as they stepped on the stage. Their remix of Coldplays Fix You sent goose pimples through everyone in the crowd it was a truly magical moment. They told everyone one to sit on the floor even though the floor was incredibly muddy: the whole of the tent and everyone outside got on the floor as they played Daft Punks One More Time. I have never seen anything like it, flares were being lit in the crowd, streamers and glitter was coming down from the ceiling – the best set I have seen. They ended the weekend on a high.
Even with the rain and mud it was truly an amazing three days!