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Creamfields electronic dance music festival to make its Hong Kong debut in December

Taiwan and mainland China are also on the horizon for the event, which has featured some of the biggest names in dance music, including Skrillex, Martin Garrix and Tiësto

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 15 June, 2017, 3:26pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 15 June, 2017, 3:26pm

Creamfields, which has become one of the world’s largest electronic dance music festivals since being launched in the UK in 1998, will be making its Hong Kong debut this December.

The Creamfields Hong Kong event page on Facebook says the two-day event will take place on December 15-16 at an undisclosed indoor venue.

No information on the headline artists is provided, but previous Creamfields events overseas have featured huge names in dance music, such as Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Armin Van Buuren, Tiësto and Martin Garrix.

A video posted on the event page says Creamfields is also coming to mainland China and Taiwan.

The festival is an offshoot of the influential Liverpool nightclubbing institution Cream, which played a pivotal role in the British rave scene in the 1990s. It sold Creamfields to entertainment giant Live Nation in 2012.

Since exploding in popularity in the UK, the festival has also been staged across Europe, in North and South America, and the Middle East.

The UK edition of Creamfields has been held in Daresbury, Cheshire, since 2006. It is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a four-day event in August expected to attract 80,000 people.