Creamfields confirmed this week that The Prodigy will be the star attraction at this years UK event, which takes place on August bank holiday (August 26) at their new site in the Daresbury estate in Cheshire.
The hugely popular band will be playing alongside the likes of Goldfrapp, Paul Van Dyk, Tiesto, and Ferry Corsten, which could lead to interesting backstage shenanigans, given Prodigy mainman Liam Howletts well known antipathy towards mainstream dance culture.
"The dance scene in particular has always been quite snobby against us, Howlett told the Guardian in an interview in 2004, adding he was into the idea of creating an army against the DJs.
That kind of Ibiza music, that shit that Pete Tong plays, I hate that shit, he continued, I sound like my dad, but it's fucking music by numbers. The lack of imagination does my brain in.
Speaking to the (now defunct) Face magazine in 2002 he was even more incendiary, declaring Id like to bomb Ibiza.
I know people can dance to what we do, but it doesnt feel like dance music any more. Our music is not as throwaway as dance music. I f++king hate all that.
Creamfields takes place on Saturday 26th August at Daresbury, Halton (Subject to licence), 3pm 6am, Capacity: 45,000 Tickets: £54.00+BF On Sale Now.
http://www.creamfields.com (Gnarls Barkley, Eddie Halliwell, Layo & Bushwacka, X-Press 2 (live), Erol Alkan, Green Velvet, M.A.N.D.Y, Justice, Digitalism, 2020 Soundsystem, Kris Bones, Simian Mobile Disco and Spektrum etc etc etc)
http://www.nekozine.co.uk/prodigy/interviews/face/index.html (The Prodigy in the Face)
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