This years Creamfields festival has been given the green light and issued its licence.
Halton Borough Council granted the licence for the world famous music festival at its Regulatory committee meeting last night.
This year the award winning festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary and run over 2 days and feature camping for the first time. With a fresh approach to this years event some positive changes have been put in place including reducing the festival capacity by 10,000 to 40,000 each day.
Building on the success of last years event which saw an 80% drop in reported incidents, Creamfields have this year promised a quality event. Working closely with Cheshire Police increased measures are in place to ensure a safe and secure event, this years crime reduction strategy includes:-
- 24 hour policing and security throughout the main arena and campsite
- Over 500 security personnel, stewards and heavy policing throughout the site
- Increased CCTV cameras throughout the site and campsite
- Metal Detector at all entrances
- Spotter teams at all entrances and throughout the site
- Increased lighting in and around the site and lighting throughout the campsite
- Increased security bag checks
- Information points around the site to help people navigate their way around
Also Challenge 21 will be in operation again which aims to prevent under age persons gaining access to the festival and also consuming alcohol.
A Cream spokesperson says: "We are delighted to have been granted the licence for this years 10th Anniversary festival. Working closely with Cheshire Police and the local authority we aim to make this years event safe, enjoyable and the best one yet"
Inspector Debbie Dodd from Cheshire Police said: "It's important to Cheshire Police that those attending the event have an enjoyable time in a safe environment. Police officers will be there to provide reassurance to both people attending the event and the local community. Our primary role is to look after the safety of the public but we will take positive action against anyone committing a criminal offence or acting in a disorderly way and hope to send a clear message to those would seek to spoil the enjoyment of others."
Jim King (Creamfields Event Manager) says: Creamfields was a great success last year on many levels including an 80% reduction on crime. We aim to improve this statistic further and make the festival a safe and enjoyable weekend for everyone."
Creamfields takes place on 23rd & 24th August Bank Holiday weekend and features the likes of Kasabian, Fatboy Slim, Ian Brown, Paul van Dyk, Tiesto, Underworld, Pendulum, Soulwax, Gossip, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Simian Mobile Disco, Erick Morillo, Paul Oakenfold, Sasha, David Guetta and 2manyDJ's to name a few.
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