Cream Weekender 2019: Chase & Status (DJ Set), Cream Classical, Faithless (DJ Set), Roger Sanchez, Ben Nicky, Danny Howard, Danny Rampling, Eddie Haliwell, John 00 Fleming, DJ John Kelly & more
"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."
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Chase (Will) & Status (Saul) have been hailed as 'the most exciting producers in the UK today'. They met at Manchester University through their mutual love of drum and bass in the mid nineties and have DJ'd ever since. Their frenetic formula of raging riffs and high octane breakdowns earned their acclaimed album 'No More Idols' double platinum status, whilst their baffling, on-the-fly manipulation of dirty, ferocious beats has attracted a devoted global fan base, who live and breathe that tumultuous bass driven sound.
Chase & Status (DJ Set) tour dates
One of house music's most enduring and prolific DJs. He has been going since the early 1980s and is credited with bringing the deck skills of hip-hop to house music, incorporating scratch mixing and that all important third turntable.
Roger Sanchez tour dates
A trance DJ from Bristol.
Counting the likes of Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto and Gareth Emery as firm supporters of his sound, and with his music 'an essential part of my live sets' for Paul Van Dyk – it’s easy to see how Ben Nicky has tattooed his mark on the scene to become one of the most sought-after uplifting and psy trance DJs on the circuit right now.
Armed with a catalogue of productions signed to the biggest labels on the planet including Ultra, Spinnin, Armada, Vandit Recordings and more, Ben has taken his blistering DJ sets to the world’s biggest clubs leaving no continent untouched. From the US to Australia, India to Argentina, Ben Nicky’s name has become synonymous with the kind of once-in-a-lifetime sets that has seen him play at iconic festivals like Nature One, Tomorrowland and A State Of Trance, as well as world class venues like Godskitchen and Ministry of Sound.
Ben Nicky tour dates
Danny Howard currently presents Radio 1's Dance Anthems and was the winner of their 'Superstar DJ' competition in 2011. Danny has already notched up a list of enviable gigs, including playing at Space Ibiza, Ushuaia, a bi-weekly resident at Judgement Sundays as well as Judgement in Majorca.
Danny Howard tour dates
Danny Rampling's name is synonymous with dance music as a pioneer, as a successful radio presenter and as a producer. He brought the sound of Ibiza to London with the launch of the Shoom Club in '87.
Danny Rampling tour dates
One of the UK's top DJs headlining all around the country on a regular basis and bringing hard-edged and progressive trance to MOS, Slinky, and Passion, among others. Having recovered from lung cancer John has returned with a new perspective that the experience gave him, manifesting itself in a lust for life and a desire to be the best he can at doing what he loves.
John 00 Fleming tour dates
With over a decade of DJing experience under his belt, it's no wonder John Kelly plays such an important part in the history of house music in this country. A bunch of big name residencies, a continually evolving style and the increasingly likely prospect of his children following in his footsteps, suggests he'll play just as big a role in its future, too.
DJ John Kelly tour dates
An incredible career that has notched up hundreds of thousands of miles, countless gigs in far-flung destinations and numerous awards, has meant that Jules is firmly established as a household name amongst electronic music fans. Jules has played at every top club night in the UK, as well as packed out fields at the UKs best festivals and weekenders. You're just as likely to find him spinning to 10,000 at a festival, as playing a rocking set in a 500-capacity venue, whilst his dulcet tones continue to be heard across the globe, courtesy of his BBC Radio 1 show.
Judge Jules tour dates
DJs and producers responsible for some awesome remixes and classic early house cuts like Rhythm Is A Mystery and Don't Stop. Expect a set consisting of quality, funky house with some old skool vibes thrown in.
K-Klass tour dates
Forget trying to nail MistaJam to a genre for he's a DJ who's from the school of thought where only those who have perfected the art of mixing need apply. If it has a big beat, bassline and melody, chances are Jam's in it.
Regularly causing people to get bunions at some of the finest clubs around the world, his fearless approach to delivering the ultimate blend has seen his army of supporters grow as he's risen through the ranks of BBC 1Xtra and Radio 1 at a speed that (a dramatically slower) Usain Bolt would be proud of.
MistaJam tour dates
Superb Italian trance DJ playing hard, energetic, uplifting, euphoric, driving music. A true superstar DJ who has released over 600 productions and numerous remixes, and to date has sold over six million copies worldwide. He has played the best clubs around the globe, as well as having headlined every major festival, from Love Parade to Creamfields, MTV Festival, Winter Olympics in Turin, Ultra, Time Warp and Awakenings.
Mauro Picotto tour dates
Resident DJ at Cream in Liverpool and on Radio 1 playing cutting edge dance and chunky, pounding, tech house and trance. He is one of the most recognized DJs on the international club scene.
Seb Fontaine tour dates
Singer/DJ who topped the charts in 2000 with hit dance single 'It Feels So Good'.
Sonique tour dates