Chase & Status (DJ Set)
In 2018 the Cream Weekender returned to Butlins’ Minehead for the second year, and the hype around it certainly showed that the event is now a solid fixture in the winter-clubbing calendar. So hardcore fans across the UK and beyond will be more than pleased to hear it’s back for another outing this December, and it looks set to be bigger than ever.
Much as in previous years, the weekender is a multi-room showcase of everything that makes the UK and indeed Cream a leading force in dance music. Some massive names who’ve been a solid presence on Cream billings, from Creamfields to Nation and beyond, are set to join the fray. It’s a varied and forward thinking line-up, with headliners including Chase & Status (DJ Set), Faithless (DJ Set) and Roger Sanchez, yet perhaps one of the biggest treats for a weekender to date is that Cream Classical will be making its debut which will see the 50 piece Kaleidoscope Orchestra perform some of the biggest tracks from Cream’s iconic dancefloor.
The rest of the line-up reads like a who’s who of the electronic music scene, with Danny Howard, Danny Rampling, Eddie Halliwell, John 00 Fleming, John Kelly, Jon Pleased Wimmin, Judge Jules, K-Klass, Mauro Picotto, Mistajam, Seb Fontaine, Sonique, and Tall Paul all making appearances. From trance, to house, and beyond, it’s a roster of talent that’s as diverse as a major festival, perfect to while away the winter blues and round off the year with a bang.
The three-day event is a prime example of Butlins’ highly successful move into hosting clubbing weekenders, an experiment that has certainly paid off and is now a solid part of their calendar. Teaming up with Cream offers an interesting twist on the traditional clubbing weekender, as patrons can combine a good old clubbing session with daytime pool parties, fairground rides, plenty of food, and of course more than a decent handful of bars - a perfect pre-Christmas party and a royal send off for what has been another solid year for both Cream
and the UK clubbing scene in general.