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That was... spectacular! It was the year of double trouble at Creamfields, despite the mud

n The best of Creamfields this year came in pairs, from the double Silent Disco of the festival’s first ever Friday, to the magnified madness of two main stages. It was also a weekend where sun and rain and mud and wellies fought an epic battle for supremacy: there were poncho pictures a plenty and more Creamfields Olympians attempting the mud-skate and freestyle-stack than Mixmag had medals for. The DJ duos ruled it too. 2 Bears climbed into the crowd for bear hugs all round, before Jack


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EDITED by nick stevenson

photos charlie raven

email nick@mixmag.net

Beats bowled everybody over in the Annie Mac tent. Carte Blanche (Mehdi and Riton) let loose the rollerskaters and those Chemical Brothers slipped on their block rockin’ boots. Retro/Grade rocked the North Stage and Sven Vath, flanked by Cocoon dancers, brought three nights of madness to an epic finale in the Mixmag Presents Cocoon Arena (Editor’s note; Mixmag’s Phil also stepped up to DJ when the Brookes Brothers got stuck in traffic, saving the day in the Silent Disco Arena!). PHIL ‘Peak time’ DUDMAN

october 2011 [[2R]]


Creamfields 2011 VIP Weekender October 2011