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January 29, 2018

Organisers of the 70,000-capacity EDM festival Creamfields say they will once again look to raise the bar with its stage structures at this year’s event.

In recent years the festival, which celebrates its 21st edition at Daresbury in Cheshire between 23-26 August, has invested heavily in its staging and production, adding the Steel Yard Superstructure and Arc Stage.

“Celebrating 21 years of Creamfields is a huge milestone for us or any festival in such a competitive market,” MD of Cream Group, which runs the festival, Scott Barton tells Audience.

“We will be unveiling some impressive new stage structures for this year’s show.”

Having started out as a 25,000-capacity one-day event, the festival expanded to four days in 2016.

“Expanding to a four-day show and increasing the number of stages on site, allows us to book even more artistes across various dance genres and it’s this that attracts a unique and diverse crowd,” adds Barton.

“Because of our heritage we’re able to attract the big names and offer a platform like no other to fresh new talent.”

Carl Cox has been announced as the festival’s first headliner, with more acts due to be revealed in February. Four-day standard tickets cost £220 ($297).

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