Cream Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Cream’s phenomenal story began back in 1992 when it staged its first event in a small 400 capacity venue in the backstreets of Liverpool, few then would realise the success it would go on to achieve and 20 years on, through sheer ambition, Cream has gone on to change the face of clubbing and become the leading global player in electronic music festivals inspiring many of today’s visionaries along the way. So its only fitting that the legendary Cream return to its spiritual home of Nation in Liverpool to celebrate this landmark occasion.
On the 13th October some of the biggest names that have graced Cream’s hallowed decks over the year’s will return. First up is the ultimate party DJ Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim, with a back catalogue of mammoth hits under his belt he is the ultimate king of big beats, not one to miss a shindig he’s back for this very special occasion.
Joining Norman in the Main room is one of dance musics finest – the mighty Carl Cox! There are few artists who were there at the start of acid house and still remain at the top of their game, however, Carl is one such DJ – having taken the proverbial roof off Cream on many an occasion back in the day – he still has more passion for dance music than many young pretenders and for that we salute you – welcome back Coxy!
Topping off what is already looking like one of the biggest line ups any club could hope to secure is John Digweed – his low key approach to fame and infatuation with the finest music have combined to make John one of the most respected and revered figures in the international dance arena. Cream resident Jemmy completes the line up.
Over in the Courtyard the prodigal son returns…Oakey is back. Paul Oakenfold’s two year residency has gone down in dance music history, and after his highly anticipated performance back in March – we can expect an equally spine tingling performance. Joining Paul is a true dance legend BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong, as the godfather of the dance music generation and the voice of dance culture over the last 20 years he has been a big part of the Cream story, he is the master of merging the underground with the mainstream and its with great pleasure we welcome him back. Completing the line up in the main room is residents Paul Bleasdale and Gareth Wyn
The Annexe is the room where it all began, and Cream welcomes performances from some of the DJ’s from Cream past and present including K-Klass and Andy Carroll and residents Andy Mac and Anthony Probyn. This event is in association with Mixmag.
“Cream is a legendary institution that has contributed so much to the history and evolution of electronic music. I was in Liverpool every Saturday night for 2 years back in the late 90s when I had my residency there and then I was resident for them in Ibiza. All of those shows were just amazing, so special. I've never felt more at home than when I've been behind the decks in the Courtyard at Cream. I felt like one of the family. To this day you'll be hard pushed to find another club in the world with an atmosphere like that.” Paul Oakenfold
Happy Birthday Cream – we salute you!
Address: Nation,1-3 Parr Street, Wolstenholme Square, Liverpool, L1 4JJ.
Times: 10pm – 6am (last entry 1am), Sawmill Bar open from 9pm.
Info: www.cream.co.uk / Tel: 0151 707 1309 / Dresscode: Jeans & Trainers ok, strictly no sportswear, Over 18’s only (Challenge 21 in operation).