The closest thing the UAE has to an EDM festival, Creamfields Abu Dhabi, is all set to give your friends and you the time of your life this Friday night.
In less than 48 hours, the du Arena will lift-off into another legendary night of raving and bouncing. The only night you really dance. Creamfields Abu Dhabi. You know it.
Nothing can stop your crew and you because Flash has got everything set-up for you including a top line-up of DJs in the world, deadmau5, Axwell Λ Ingrosso and Above & Beyond, and a gamut of drinks and munchies to keep you on the whole night.
Joining the electronic legends are regional favourites maDJam, Hollaphonic and Arcade 82. So visit Ticketmaster and get those tickets. Yes, we as a media organization recommend you BUY tickets to this event. I speak from personal experience, Creamfields is a great time for your group.
If you’re super eager to get the party started, you will come in and experience local DJs, including DJ Spider, EYJEY, Omar Basaad, DJ Angelo, DJ Asphynxia and Jixo & Danz.
Creamfields is become a tradition in the UAE. Let’s look back at the seven past performances at Creamfields Abu Dhabi that set the stage for 2017:
2009: Calvin Harris
Believe it or not, 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, David Guetta
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, Calvin Harris
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: Hardwell, Armin van Buuren
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.
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2017: deadmau5, Axwell Λ Ingrosso and Above & Beyond…Let’s do this!
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 eight 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.
Tickets and Information
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
Looking to attend with friends? For groups of 4 or 8, FLASH Entertainment is offering General Admission discounted tickets price is AED 800 per 4 tickets available online through ticketmaster.ae for a limited time only.