Tuesday | December 05, 2017


Titans of the turntables deadmau5, Axwell Λ Ingrosso and Above & Beyond will set the du Arena dance floor alight this Friday, 8 December!
Marking a momentous return for the Capital, we look back on the seven performances of Creamfields Abu Dhabi’s past that have changed the UAE’s electronic music landscape and set the stage for an unforgettable 2017 edition:
2009 – Calvin Harris
The inaugural Creamfields Abu Dhabi, held at Emirates Palace, was headlined by none other than Scottish electro mastermind, Calvin Harris. Harris brought a set list of pure energy to the first ever Creamfields, featuring his famed singles The Girls, Acceptable in the 80s and Ready for the Weekend.
2011 – Tiesto, deadmau5 and Mister Outlaw
2011 marked the first ever two-day Creamfields Abu Dhabi and the first ever Emirati and Gulf national to perform in the line-up, Dubai DJ Ahmed Benchaibah (stage name: Mister Outlaw). Led by Dutch trance giant Tiesto and Canadian house master deadmau5, the incredible set saw more than 30 electronic stylists create a bone-shattering blend of dance, electronica and house.
2012 – Armin van Buuren
The king of trance brought the night to a frenzied close for Creamfields 2012. Playing crowd favourites such as Dash Berlin’s Waiting and Nadia Ali’s Feels So Good, among many of his hit tracks, the crowds were in no doubt they were watching a master at work in what was one of the UAE’s defining music moments.
2013: The Prodigy
Pioneers of the electronic movement, when The Prodigy closed Creamfields Abu Dhabi 2013, it wasn’t just great, it was epic. Kicking off with their 1994 break-beat-heavy EP Voodoo People, Keith Flint and the legendary band got old and new-school ravers alike moving late into the night with a 20-track set list that included Breathe, Firestarter and Spitfast.
2014: DJ Hardwell
A packed house, two stages, eight hours and 12 acts, the 2014 Creamfields Abu Dhabi had fans talking for months afterwards. Hailing from Breda, Netherlands, DJ Hardwell cemented his set in the archives of UAE electronic music history, with a 90-minute performance featuring pulsing tracks of his chart-toppers like Apollo, Young Again and Dare You. Known for his love of fandom across the globe, DJ Hardwell had fans chanting his name as he stood on the turntables and raised a UAE flag to the cheering crowd.
Few events have shaped a region’s dance music scene quite like Creamfields Abu Dhabi. Since its debut in 2007, Creamfields filled the electronic music scene with its impressive sets and drawing in passionate fans. With such an eclectic and established mix of talents, Creamfields Abu Dhabi paved the way for other festivals to debut in the GCC. Fans can revel in 8 hours of nonstop music on the big stage. With a variety of additional festival activations, including ‘chill out lounges’, merchandise outlets and food and beverage concessions, attendees have everything they could possibly need to make the most of this EDM experience.

The seventh edition of Creamfields Abu Dhabi will return this Friday, 8 December, with incredible dance headliners Above & Beyond, deadmau5and Axwell Λ Ingrosso, who will be joined by a thrilling regional lineup, at the du Arena, Yas Island.

Tickets for the electronic dance festival of the year, an 18+ event, start from AED 250 and are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.ae and Virgin Megastores across the UAE


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