IT’S nearly that time of the year again where dance music fans descend on Daresbury for Creamfields.
Here’s what you need to know whether you’re a festival goer or resident…
When does it take place?
The car park and campsite will be open from 12pm on Thursday, August 24.
You can pay for your parking in advance from Ticketmaster as an add-on to your Creamfields ticket purchase. Advance prices are £15 for 4 Day Campers and £10 for 3 or 2 Day Campers.
If you have not paid in advance for your parking, then you can pay on site when you arrive. On the day prices are £20 for 4 Day Campers, £15 for 3 or 2 Day Campers and £10 per day for Day Ticket holders.
Day ticket holders cannot buy parking tickets in advance and need to pay on the day.
Music will be played until 11pm each night apart from Saturday night/Sunday morning where music will stop at 4am.
Both the car park and campsite will close at 2pm on Monday, August 28.
How do I get there?
Can I leave the event site and then come back (i.e. are there pass-outs)?
There are no pass outs at Creamfields.
If you have a camping ticket and you leave the festival site you WILL NOT BE ALLOWED RE-ENTRY.
If you have a day ticket and you leave the festival site you WILL NOT BE ALLOWED RE-ENTRY.
If you have a 2 day ticket WITHOUT camping you WILL NOT BE ALLOWED RE-ENTRY ON INDIVIDUAL DAYS. On leaving the event after Saturday you will need to produce the Sunday ticket to gain re-entry on Sunday
Who will be playing at Creamfields?
You can find the full line up for Creamfields 2017 by clicking here, or scrolling to the bottom of the page.
I’m going to be taking a lot of pics…Is there somewhere I can charge my phone?
Charging Units will also be available be available in 6 locations across the all campsites and 2 locations in the main arena. You can pay for a one-off charge or unlimited charging and drop off your charger at any of these locations. Just drop off and they do the rest.
Can I take alcohol onto the site with me?
Alcohol may only be brought into the festival if you are camping. There is a limit of 24 cans and a 1 litre plastic bottle of spirit or wine per person. Any alcohol in glass bottles must be decanted into plastic bottles. Cans can be mixed – e.g. 12 cider and 12 lager and they may be loose (not in a crate) but must not exceed 24.
Alcohol may not be brought into the event arena which will be enforced on the entrance into the arena.
Can I buy a Thursday or Friday day ticket?
Creamfields do not sell Thursday or Friday day tickets, nor are they included in a Weekend Non-Camping option. If you wish to attend the festival on these days, you must purchase either a 4 Day or 3 Day Camping ticket.
I live near the site. What can I do if it’s too noisy?
Creamfields has set up a residents’ hotline for any issues or queries, including noise complaints.
The hotline is open 24 hours a day from 8am Thursday until 2pm on Monday 28.
Residents’ hotline: 0333 321 3129
Alternatively there is a contact email address for less urgent matters: Creamfields.email@example.com
Will there be road closures during the event?
Quite a few! We’ve listed them here for you:
Daresbury Lane – up to the boundary with Halton (except for access to Creamfields car parking facilities)
Chester Road will be closed at the junction with the Daresbury bypass A56 (Newton Lane end)
Hobb Lane – From its junction with the A56 Chester Road, for 30 metres
Holly Hedge Lane – From its junction with the A56 Chester Road, for 30 metres
Old Chester Road – Between the A56 Chester Road and Walton Lea Road
Park Lane – Between the A56 Chester Road and Warrington Road
Warrington Road – Between Park Lane and Daresbury Lane
Warrington temporary speed limits:
20mph – A56 Chester Road, from the boundary with Halton to Old Chester Road/Runcorn Road
40mph – may also be enforced on the A56 Chester Road, Daresbury Lane and Warrington Road before, during and after the event
Warrington no parking zones:
Daresbury Lane – From Warrington Road to the boundary with Halton
Hobb Lane – From the A56 Chester Road to the boundary with Halton
Holly Hedge Lane
Park Lane – From the A56 Chester Road to Warrington Road
Runcorn Road – From the A56 Chester Road to Hobb Lane
Warrington footpath closures:
Hatton footpath no.1 – between Warrington Road and the Halton boundary
Hatton footpath no.12 – (Gosling Close) between Hatton Lane and Goose Lane
Walton footpath no.3 – between Chester Road and the Halton boundary
Walton footpath no.3A – between footpath no.3 and the Halton boundary
Will a Warrington Guardian photographer be there?
He will. Keep your eyes peeled for him and don’t forget to check the site over the bank holiday weekend for his picture gallery.
You can see his pictures from Creamfields in 2016 by clicking on the the gallery here.
Additional Creamfields FAQ’s can be found here.