The world famous dance music festival, Creamfields, is hitting Abu Dhabi Friday. Known for some of the best sets from DJ Paul Van Dyke to The Chemical Brothers — Creamfields will roll into the capital, converting Emirates Palace into a huge dancefloor.

The outdoor festival is divided into three main areas the main stage, the house arena and the underground arena to sample the wide range of style being showcased by international DJs, including Sasha, DeadMau5 and Erick Morrillo.

So, enjoy the cool winter weather as you party the weekend away in style.

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What: CreamfieldsWhere: Emirates Palace HotelWhen: Tomorrow from 6pm-4amTickets: Dh995 and Dh495. Tickets are available at For more details, visit


The Essex duo Rick Smith and Karl Hyde have fused together elements of techno, dub, trance and even blues. Fans of the movie Trainspotting may know their track Born Slippy, which combined various emotional aspects along with a thrilling, jackhammer pulse that became a soundtrack for a generation.

In 2006 they returned to movies as Underworld collaborated with score composer, producer and orchestral arranger Gabriel Yared on the soundtrack of Anthony Minghella's Breaking and Entering, before moving on to co-score with John Murphy for their second Danny Boyle movie, Sunshine.


Starting out in the late '80s as a club DJ, Sasha got his first big break when he was hired by the noted UK dance club Shelly as a resident. It was there that the young DJ found fame with the dance and house crowd, but it wasn't until he started laying down his grooves at the Hacienda, and most notably, Renaissance that he became famous in Britain and, eventually, internationally.

The inception of his partnership with fellow DJ John Digweed in 1994 further catapulted Sasha to international superstardom. The two became a DJ/remixing team and soon released their first mixed compilation Renaissance: The Mix Collection — the first mix CD to achieve Gold status in the UK. Touring the globe relentlessly, Sasha and Digweed, collectively and separately, seized the international spotlight, and established a well-deserved status at the forefront of dance music history and culture. Sasha established himself as a formidable, in-demand remixer by reconstructing tracks from an incredible array of artists such as Madonna, Seal, Depeche Mode and The Chemical Brothers. Sasha's remix of Felix Da Housecat's Watching Cars Go By, from his album Involver, was nominated for a Grammy in 2005.

Sebastien Leger

Sébastien Léger was exposed to music at a very early age as the result of having two professional musicians for parents. He attended a music academy from the age of 5 until 15. He then began visiting record stores and was impressed by what he heard from artists such as Daft Punk. As a result, Léger stepped behind the turntables. Ever since, he has been credited as one of the most outstanding artists in the recent electronic music business and has been even called an exceptionally gifted producer.

In 1999 Léger's debut album, Atomic Pop, was released. Parallel to building his international DJ career, Léger is becoming one of the world's most sought after remixers, working for artists like Justin Timberlake and Dannii Minogue.

Calvin Harris

He may have barely turned 23 when he first hit the charts, but Calvin Harris has been making music since the age of 15 on an old Amiga computer in the Scottish town of Dumfries. When Harris hit upon what would become his trademark sound — irresistibly infectious dance-pop tunes built from juicy staccato synths and squelchy electro basslines — he caught the public imagination, first with the breakthrough anthem Acceptable in the 80s, then with the even bigger follow-up The Girls, and his non-stop house-party album, I Created Disco.


In less than 18 months, the Canada-based whizkid has gone from near obscurity to becoming the No 1 selling artist on Beatport and the most in-demand producer.

His remix of Energy 52 Café Del Mar has become one of the biggest remixes. Deadmau5 has received numerous awards, including Producer of the Year voted by the top 100 DJs at the DJ Mag Awards. This was followed by no less than four category wins at the Beatport 2008 Awards, a Canadian Juno Award and Best Electro DJ at the Ibiza DJ Awards 2008. Deadmau5 has even garnered a Grammy nomination.

Erick Morrillo

He has remixed for everyone from Whitney Houston to Basement Jaxx, from the Sneaker Pimps to Macy Gray. He runs the legendary Subliminal Records empire and has collaborated with the likes of Puff Daddy, Boy George and the Audio Bullys. His fast paced DJing schedule has seen him criss-crossing the globe playing up to a whopping 30 gigs a month, along the way scooping up endless awards such as Best International DJ 2002 and Best House DJ in 1999 and 2001.