Host of stars for electronic dance fest
Abu Dhabi, October 2, 2011
Creamfields Abu Dhabi, the electronic dance festival, returns this year on December 8 and 9 as part of Yas Island Show Weekends.
Flash Entertainment announced today the headline acts performing at Creamfields Abu Dhabi 2011, the region’s largest electronic dance festival.
This year, the dance festival has been extended from just one day, as in the previous two years, to two full days.
The two-day festival will provide electronic dance music fans with over 24 hours of the world's finest electronica Live and DJ talent at the YAS Arena.
Headlining the third installment of the annual electronic dance fiesta will be Tiësto, deadmau5, Magnetic Man, Ferry Corsten, Katy B, Laidback Luke, Tinie Tempah, plus a host of special guests.
“Tiësto will no doubt attract thousands of electro trance lovers. He recently wrapped up his Kaleidoscope World Tour which saw him touring for more than 15 months travelling across six continents and playing to over 1,000,000 people,” said organisers.
Canadian electro dance titan Joel Zimmerman (aka deadmau5) is one of the most recognizable characters on the dance circuit– famous for performing in his trademark mau5 headgear; MTV named deadmau5 as the house DJ for 2010 which topped off a multi award winning year for the artist; MTV Video Music Awards and MTV PUSH artist of the week on August 16, 2010.
Magnetic Man is the supergroup formed by dubstep dons Skream, Benga and Artwork. The trio has been together since the late 1990s and last year completed their first sellout international tour. They are currently promoting their first studio album Magnetic Man.
Dutch trance music producer Ferry Corsten is considered as a pioneer and a dynamic force in the electronic dance industry. Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 DJ’s in the world and an artiste that is best known for his creativity as a music producer and his unique up-tempo, big room trance and house sound.
British rapper Tinie Tempah has become a household name following the success of his first album Disc-Overy, which debuted at number one in the UK charts. His hits ‘Pass Out’ and ‘Written in the Stars’ claimed the top spot following their release while ‘Frisky and ‘Miami 2 Ibiza’ reached the top-five.
Earlier this year he received the award for ‘Best Breakthrough Artist’ at the BRIT Awards. He is currently working on his second album, which he says “has a more electronic and live vibe.”
With multiple dance stages and arenas, as well as a host of whacky and wonderful festival entertainment dotted around the YAS Arena fields, Creamfields Abu Dhabi is now firmly established as one of the leading festivals in the region, a statement said.
Shatha Al Romaithi, Flash Entertainment spokesperson, said the return of Creamfields Abu Dhabi 2011 to the Yas Island Show Weekends with an all-star two day line-up of headliners, showed that the festival was gaining a strong reputation regionally and internationally;
“We promised you more big things for the new season of Yas Island Show Weekends, and the addition of a second day to the Creamfields Abu Dhabi festival, with some of the biggest names in electronic music, delivers on our promise,” she said.
“We are delighted to be revealing such a stellar line-up of artists and DJs, and they will certainly excite the thousands of dance fans across the region that will flock to Yas Island for this festival”.
Tickets go on sale on October 3 at noon time. General admission, 1-day passes are priced at Dh325 for Thursday and Friday. Two-day passes are priced at Dh525.
Two lucky people will get the Creamfields Abu Dhabi VIP treatment, with a two-day pass, backstage tour, meet and greet with select DJs, and a weekend hotel stay on Yas Island. – TradeArabia News Service