The final phase of tickets for the inaugural Creamfields South are now on sale and festivalgoers are being urged to book soon to avoid missing out on the UK’s newest big music event.

The famous electronic dance music festival comes to Chelmsford’s Hylands Park for the first time this June over the Jubilee bank holiday weekend, as Creamfields celebrates its 25th anniversary.

A crowd of festival goers in front of a stage at Creamfields 2021
Photo credit: Jack Kimber Photography/Creamfields

Star artists in the line-up

The full line-up for the new 50,000 capacity event was released at the end of January with an impressive mix of superstar DJs on the billing. Between Thursday 2 and Saturday 4 June more than a hundred artists will entertain revellers, including:

  • David Guetta
  • Calvin Harris
  • Charlotte de Witte
  • Amelie Lens
  • Carl Cox
  • Fatboy Slim
  • Camelphat.

Swedish DJ Eric Prydz will be bringing HOLO to the festival – his groundbreaking show which uses holographic technology to create an incredible immersive audio-visual experience.

Multi-stage festival includes huge Steel Yard superstructure

Creamfields South, like its sister festival in Cheshire, will take place across a number of different stages, including a huge Steel Yard superstructure that can accommodate a crowd of 15,000. A range of day and camping tickets are on sale, with the option to arrive at Hylands as early as Thursday 2 June for a silent disco if you buy a three-day camping pass.

Anyone who can’t attend Creamfields without the support of a companion or personal assistant can apply for a free companion ticket. A dedicated accessibility team will also be available at the site.

A spokesperson for Creamfields says the new festival is a big moment for the UK music scene.

“This year marks 25 years of Creamfields, and what started as a one-day festival has grown into a 4-day camping behemoth with dance music fans travelling from around the world to attend our flagship event in Cheshire every August.  Due to demand, we have been wanting to stage a sister festival for some time and this year felt the right time to do it.

Bringing Creamfields south this summer is a whole new chapter for us and a chance for festival goers to be part of British festival history.  The response to the line-up has been overwhelming and we can’t wait to bring some of the world’s biggest electronic acts to Hylands Park.” 

Creamfields spokesperson

Valuable experience from previous Hylands festivals

Although Creamfields South is a new venture, the festival will be run by Festival Republic, the experienced team of promoters well known for delivering the V Festival in Chelmsford, and with some of the country’s biggest festivals on their books. V began in 1996 and ran for more than twenty years before it was replaced by RiZE in 2018.

The festival also has a dedicated Safety Advisory Group chaired by Chelmsford City Council, which acts as a forum for different agencies to provide support to ensure the event is safe. The group has worked with Festival Republic on their previous festivals at Hylands.

Cllr Rose Moore, the council’s Cabinet Member for Greener and Safer Chelmsford, says experience built up over the last 25 years will be valuable.

“Hosting Creamfields at Hylands is so important for Chelmsford, putting us back on the map as the location of one of the UK’s most exciting music festivals and making the city an even more creative and better-connected place. The stellar line-up and cutting-edge production of Creamfields promises a spectacle to remember – revitalising the festival scene for the whole region.

We’ll be drawing on the City Council’s crucial expertise in hosting large-scale music events. We’re already working hard with our local partners and Festival Republic to ensure Creamfields South delivers the best experience, for festival goers.”

Cllr Rose Moore

Less impact on Hylands Park than in previous years

Unlike its predecessors, Creamfields South will take place in June rather than in August, with less disruption to visitors to the historic estate than before. A different festival footprint within the park than in previous years should also ensure better access for the park’s visitors while the festival is being set up and taken down.

A couple walking through a meadow on a sunny day in Hylands Park
Photo credit: Aaron Crowe Photography

See the full line-up on the Creamfields South tickets website

We’ll have regular updates as Hylands gets ready for Creamfields South in the coming months and you can find out the latest on the festival, its line-up, and how to buy tickets at

By Julie Weight

Julie writes stories and creates videos for Chelmsford City Council. Contact her at or on 01245 606984.

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