Calvin Harris and David Guetta have been revealed as the first headliners for the inaugural Creamfields South next year.
The spin-off festival, which takes place at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, Essex between June 2 and June 4, 2022, is in addition to the longstanding Cheshire festival over the August holiday weekend.
Guetta will top the bill on the Friday (June 3) and Harris on the Saturday (June 4). A Thursday headliner is still to be announced.
Organisers have said that more than 11o,000 people have already registered. “That’s over twice the capacity of the show – a definite sell out,” they wrote online. “Make sure you’ve signed up to avoid disappointment.”
In other festival news, Reading & Leeds festivals have announced they’re set to reveal the first names on their 2022 line-up in December. After returning in August with a bumper bill featuring two main stages and six headliners for the first time after cancelling in 2020 due to coronavirus, the pair of festivals will return again next year.
Reading & Leeds 2022 will take place from August 26-28 at Little John’s Farm in Reading and at Bramham Park in Leeds.
Fender will headline the Friday night while Madness will close the festival on Sunday. Kasabian have headlining duties on the Saturday night, marking the group’s first big summer festival circuit since the departure of frontman Tom Meighan last year.
Other acts announced for the weekender at Hillsborough Park include James, Declan McKenna, The Vaccines, Sigrid, The Wombats, Becky Hill, Reverend and The Makers, The Coral, Sports Team, Self Esteem, Orla Gartland and Inhaler. More acts will be announced in the coming months.