2013.08.24 – Creamfields UK, Daresbury, England

Date: 24th August 2013
Event: Creamfields Festival
Venue: Daresbury Estate
City: Daresbury
Country: England
Support: see timetable

1. Voodoo People
2. Jetfighter
3. Breathe
4. Omen
5. Rockweiler
6. Poison
7. Thunder (Dubstep)
9. Firestarter
10. Run With The Wolves
11. World’s On Fire
12. Spitfast
13. Omen (Reprise)
14. Invaders Must Die
15. Smack My Bitch Up
16. Take Me To The Hospital
17. New Beats
18. Their Law
19. Hyperspeed
20. Out Of Space
21. Comanche

Extra info:
North Stage lineu:
14:00 – 15:00 Rob Casson
15:00 – 16:00 Borgore
16:00 – 17:00 The Frederik
18:00 – 19:00 Major Look
19:00 – 20:00 Zane Lowe
20:00 – 21:00 Madeon
21:30 – 23:00 The Prodigy

Review by Gonzoid Dave:
This has always been a crazy one.
Creamfields is not the festival for being that don’t like music like some; it’s more like the festival for the madheads who live like they are at a festival all the year round. A celebration of what is called dance culture and a gonzoid weekend of good times, legendary DJs and block stopping beats. And it really can’t get any better than having the Prodigy headline- after all this is arguably the band that brought the noise out of the wreckage of acid house and into the new arenas turning DJ culture into bands that could do the live thing.
As they hit the stage with big volume, mind blowing lights and the anthemic Voodoo People you literally can feel the earth move. Not in a metaphorical way but in a real way. This is like some kind of sonic earth tremor as thousands of people dance to the song that captures a lifestyle. The chemical rush of the streets and freak beat of every local droog- no wonder you can feel that rush.
The Prodigy got big with no ones permission and then just got bigger and when you watch them live you can understand why, this is one of the great live shows, Maxim and Keith Flint own the stage and if all they do is shout and cajole then that’s all the better – like larger than life cartoon characters on a caper, like some kind of bizarro computer game tone mad they own it.
Musically the Prodge mash together the two last great youth cultures – punk and acid house into one ‘technicolour’ whole which was a smart and instinctive move as this massive juggernaut of beats appeals to every madhead in every fucked up town and every madhead is here in Cheshire tonight and seem to be crammed up against me in a sea of sweat and adrenaline.
With a bulk of the songs coming from their most recent album 2009’s Invaders Must Die the band are still in the moving forward business and there are a couple of new songs in here like New Beats and Filler Discontent which keeps the family of noise going. But, to be honest they could play the same set forever as the their hi tech alchemy never dates.
Firestarter, Breath and Smack My Bitch Up are all in there and they never date, they sound different every time as the beats are mangled and manipulated and the balance between chaos and order is maintained, Liam Howlett knows how to put the human in the machine and surely that is a big part of the band genius.
Tonight is their only UK summer show, they return in the autumn for a run of gigs at Manchester’s Warehouse Project. It’s one of the hot tickets of the Christmas run in and if they maintain this form, which surely after decades of rocking the very big houses and arenas of The world then they will be the best blowout to 2013.





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