As the nation's longest-running and biggest dance music festival, Creamfields remains a pivotal point in the rave calendar. Catering for every genre under the electronic spectrum, it's been the essential August Bank Holiday showcase since the last century, with the Creamfields line up monstrous year after year.
This time is of course no different, with the added extra that it's the twenty-first edition; all the more reason for a tear up. Obviously, there's a hugely mouth-watering ensemble of DJs to boot, so we've picked our top five must see acts for the party.
Creamfields has always had a penchant for local talent, and few people have been such hard-working figures on the Liverpool club scene than the duo of Mike Di Scala and Dave Whelan, better known as Camelphat.
And that hard work has really paid off now, with last year's omnipresent smash 'Cola' seeing them hit the big time and get one of the biggest crowds of the festival for their set. It'll be much the same this year round, for their Friday set in the Blow arena and Saturdays offering in the Steel Yard.
One of the breakout stars of the bass world, Darkzy's infatuation with low end has given him a genre-bending edge in a scene where fusing sounds are considered the norm. His ability to stitch together the full aural palette of the spectrum, whilst adding his own signature swagger, sets him apart from many of his peers.
Its a sound which is strictly for the ravers, dark and nasty yet pumping enough to make for the perfect hedonistic soundtrack to a festival. He'll be rocking the Jam Packed tent on Saturday.
A mainstay at Creamfields for years, James Zabiela looks to be the star draw when local party 303 gets their own stage on Saturday. Famed for his next level trickery behind the decks, he's been pushing a more techno-focused sound in recent months which is perfect for the legions of followers 303, and indeed Zabiela, have picked up.
If Djing is about bringing your personality to your musical selections, few can compare to the Black Madonna's effusive style. Following that classic dance music trope of years of development to become an overnight success, her DJing finesse was reared on Chicago's LGBT culture, encapsulating the very essence of how modern house music started thirty plus years ago.
She'll be in the All Gone Pete Tong arena on Saturday, where her sweat laden and energetic workouts are tailor made for losing yourself in the rave at the festival.
If there's one thing Creamfields unashamedly excels at, its production values, and there are few artists as well placed to benefit from that then the legendary Swede. His HOLO show was a breathtaking spectacle at the Steel Yard in London, and you can expect more of the same when he plays in the arena on Sunday, the perfect end to the weekend.