Creamfields is one of the UK's biggest dance festivals and is held in Cheshire every year. It takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend in Daresbury from 26 to 29 August.

It’s a ticket only event and security will be tight – and festivalgoers must be aged 18 or over to attend.

We want to keep everyone as safe as possible so have the following advice for both festivalgoers and residents.

Advice for festivalgoers

Officers from Cheshire Police are working closely with the organisers, to ensure everyone that attends the event has a safe and enjoyable time. However, it’s also important that everyone attending also works at keeping themselves safe.

  • Please be vigilant and don’t put yourself at any risk.
  • Leave anything valuable at home or keep it out of sight
  • Be aware of your surroundings – remember that you are safer in a group.

Drugs and weapons

We will take action against anyone involved in the supply and/or possession of illegal drugs, including psychoactive substances and nitrous oxide canisters.
There will be surrender bins at all the entrances to the event so use them to dispose of any drugs or sharps safely. Don’t be tempted to try and take them into the festival.

Our drugs dogs will be on site and their noses will sniff out the drug carriers, so please don’t be tempted


  • The Challenge 21 Scheme will be in operation on-site – expect to be asked for valid photographic proof of age.
  • Drink in moderation to ensure you remain alert and aware of your surroundings.
  • Remember to drink plenty of water, especially if the weather is hot, to keep hydrated.
  • If you feel unwell or unusual, seek immediate help.

…and remember

The site lies in a residential area – please be respectful towards neighbouring properties as you enter and leave the site.

Extensive CCTV will be in operation throughout the festival and the surrounding areas.

Armed police officers and undercover officers may be on duty at the festival.

Advice for residents

Our main priorities are to ensure the safety of festivalgoers and to minimise disruption for residents during the event.

If you are a resident then please be assured that:

  • Crime will be dealt with robustly and positive action will be taken
  • Measures will be in place to deal with a variety of issues including crime and disorder, drugs and increased traffic around the site
  • Extra officers will be patrolling the site and surrounding areas
  • This event is for over 18s - wristbands will be given to ticketholders once they have provided satisfactory proof of age. The wristbands will be of a type that cannot be removed and transferred to other people.
  • The Challenge 21 scheme will also be in operation on site – festival goers can expect to be asked for photographic proof of age.

Reporting crime to the police during Creamfields

To report a crime during the event, please visit one of the on-site police stations, one will be situated at the North entrance and one will be situated at the campsite village. These will both be clearly signposted.

For any policing issues that arise directly from the event please report online at or call 101 (the police non-emergency number) and inform the operator that it is a creamfields related issue.

In an emergency always, dial 999.

Anyone with any information about crime can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Creamfields Residents' Line

If you are a resident and would like to contact the organisers then please email [email protected].

Alternatively, call the operational line on 020 8396 7751.

The email address is monitored on a daily basis and the telephone line will be operational:-

  • Monday 9th – Wednesday 25th August, 8am – 8pm.
  • The line will be operational 24hrs from Thursday 26th until 8pm on Monday 30th August.
  • The line will open 8am – 8pm on Tuesday 31st August and Wednesday 1st September.