In August 2013, I managed the World's biggest Headphone Disco at Creamfields Festival in Daresbury, UK. This involved managing the distribution of headsets to 25,000 festivalgoers, with well over 100 staff. The Headphone Disco took place over several large arenas, with DJs including Riva Starr and Duke Dumont broadcasting through the headphones. This was the third time I have managed this and the fourth year in a row that I have been to Creamfields, going as a punter in 2010.
This video shows the scale of the Headphone Disco and includes shots of setting up during the day.
The crew worked super hard and helped make it run completely smoothly.
Check out the group photo below of everyone in snazzy hi vis vests!
Creamfields in an incredible festival, showcasing the World's biggest names in Dance music. After working an incredibly long and rewarding day on the Friday, myself and the crew enjoyed all the entertainment that the festival had to offer on the Saturday and Sunday.
My personal highlights of this years' Creamfields include The Prodigy, Above & Beyond and Monki. I've seen The Prodigy a couple of times before; they always play a very high energy and exciting set. They have so many excellent songs, some of which don't spring to mind when you think of the band, but have you dancing as soon as they come on! Above & Beyond are one of my favourite acts and play simply beautiful vocal trance. I was lucky enough to meet them backstage, which was a real privilege. I hadn't heard of Monki before catching her afternoon set on the Annie Mac Presents stage. She played an exciting set and had a great stage presence, looking like she was really enjoying herself. I've since discovered that she has an early hours of the morning show on Radio 1, which I've listened to on the long drive back from a couple of festivals over the summer.
Creamfields have recently posted online that their line up for this year will be bigger and better than ever, being announced on 26th February. Looking forward to it already, it's definitely one of my highlights of every festival season.