Dance festival will go ahead

The Creamfields dance festival will take place as planned on the August Bank Holiday weekend (26-27) in Daresbury, Liverpool despite protests from a neighbouring council about noise levels.

During a meeting at Runcorn Town Hall last night (June 27) Warrington Council argued against an application that requested use of the land for the festival.

The councillors said that having the festival in the semi-rural location would lead to unacceptable levels of noise and increase crime and anti-social behaviour.

Julian Wrigley, one of the objectors who lives a mile-and-a-half away from the site said: “I believe the proposed event and the influx of people on such a large scale has the potential to do untold harm to the community. We have nothing against Creamfields, but it is a Merseyside-based commercial operation. Do they really care about the area in which we live, other than as a site for this event?”

However, the application was approved. Organisers hoped they could make Daresbury the new permanent home of the festival, reports Liverpool’s ’Daily Post’.

The festival was moved from its original location at the former Liverpool Airfield site in Speke as it is now being re-developed.

Bands set to play at the event include Gnarls Barkley, The Zutons, Goldfrapp and DJ Shadow.