Creamfields’s touchdown in Ibiza proved to be one for the books and among the most incredible events on the island this season. The first ever to include the entire Ushuaïa complex, including the Hard Rock hotel, in one event, Creamfields Ibiza brought together talent from multiple genres and artists from all over the electronic music world to create a luxury festival in the heart of Playa d’en Bossa. Setting a historical landmark, Cream managed yet again to prove its incredible ability of organizing world-class events by making a festival out of a top hotel complex.
With every detail of the day and night coordinated and executed to perfection, the event flowed as though it had not been the historical first it was. The only problem at Creamfields was choosing where one wanted to be. The sheer number of five-star pools and beach club bars inside and with the amazing hotel complex is spectacular, a resort on a whole different level. All the beach clubs are accessible and every area has its pool/s. There's something to be said about dancing beachfront around a pool. And while there are several events on the island at which you can do so, Creamfields distinguishes itself in that you can choose from three stunning ones in a luxury setting accessible to guests of the hotel for exorbitant prices. Around the pools, the DJs and crowds were on fire with tuneful vibrations and dancing bodies, the Hard Rock with Drum and Base, ANTS with tech-house, and the main stage win more popular and big room house
We finally decided to start with and settle at the gorgeous pool by in the Hard Rock Hotel where the talented Gareth Wyn was spinning his awesome blend from progressive house to techno and trance, getting the afternoon rolling with an excellent set. Lounging on the water sun loungers by the bar with tables inside the pool, we soaked rays and Sean Hughes’s more tribal sound before reluctantly leaving the gorgeous site to the drum and base lovers for MATRIX & FUTUREBOUND, MODESTEP, WILKINSON, SIGMA, and PENDULUM who kept the party going until PRODIGY concluded the event with a terrific performance.
Meanwhile DUKE DUMONT was at it on the Ushuaïa Club main stage with his funky house sounds in the middle of the day, after HANNAH WANTS had warmed up the crowd with her incredible bass. By the time MK took to the console, the Ushuaïa Club was overflowing with people and had to limit access from the beach bar. A more than solid performance, as we are accustomed to getting from him, MK had everyone going with a classic of his sets, a remix of "My Head is A Jungle" after which we left ANNIE MAC in favor of ILARIO ALICANTE next door.
Escorted by some human ants, we reached The ANTS area especially moved between the Ushuaia Tower and the Hard Rock hotel, where the party had been especially moved. Drop-dead gorgeous Ushuaïa promo girls were handing out plenty of ANTS tattoos and gadgets as ant-covered revelers danced around the pool. We had caught part of DJ SNEAK’s amazing tech-house set earlier then stayed for Ilario Alicante. Finishing strong, Ilario handed over the console to icon PETE TONG for some banging techno. Pete went at it hard and heavy, bass reverberating between and bouncing off the buildings, with acrobatic ants climbing around the web over the pool which also had a giant ant in it. With some superb tech-house Pete left the turntables to ANDREA OLIVA who carried the colony through the end, which we alternated with Prodigy’s spectacular performance next door.
Overall, the event was flawless, with more than plenty electronic music genres and talent for three events. A luxury festival set in one of the fanciest hotels on the master party-island of the Mediterranean, Creamfields is bound to go down as a classic on the White Isle and an unmissable event.