Prodigy, Calvin Harris to headline Abu Dhabi festival

Top acts announced for Creamfields Abu Dhabi which takes place on December 13

The Prodigy and Calvin Harris will headline the 2013 edition of Creamfields Abu Dhabi, it was announced on Thursday.

The pioneering dance group and chart-topping DJ and producer will be highlights for the music event to be held on December 13 at Yas Island’s Du Arena.

Organisers said on the official Twitter feed for the event that more artists will be announced shortly.

The Prodigy boast a back catalogue of hits put out over a career spanning more than two decades.

Calvin Harris, who headlined the Abu Dhabi event back in 2009, will return to the UAE on a high.

In June, Forbes magazine declared him this year’s highest earning DJ having grossed over $46m over the last 12 months.

Tickets start from AED275. The Creamfields festival was launched in the UK in 1998 and is the world’s leading outdoor electronic music festival.

It continues to be in the top five festivals in the UK alongside the likes of Glastonbury, V and Reading.

It set out to provide the clubbing world with a bespoke large scale outdoor event and has gone on to become the most popular and renowned open air electronic music festival in the world.

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Posted by: HHH

Same here, never Abu Dhabi again for any concert or event. We went to the very poorly organized Creamfields this Friday, and there wasn't a single cab in sight for more than 3,000 people. We had to walk for TWO HOURS at 3am on roads without pavements and through dark tunnels, until we got back to our hotel at 5am. It completely ruined our night.

Posted by: Michael

I wouldnt visit Abu Dhabi for any entertainment event since Coldplay 2 years ago. The ridiculous infrastructure in no traffic control, no taxis (we had to walk, literally, from corniche to adnec at 1am in the morning). Got back to hotel after 3.
The local young guys that need to fill up the roads rubbernecking at the concert-goers and holding up traffic.
In Dubai, regularly, entertainment events have nonstop cycled bus services to get you back into town with multiple stops.
Never again AUH. Not for any show.
I'm sure Creamfields will be great but it's too chaotic afterwards.
Unless you book early and get a hotel that is within walking distance.

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