Despite the big name EDM headliners Afrojack and Hardwell, we were only here for one thing – well, two actually: techno titans Adam Beyer and Marco Carola. Carola has plenty of Creamfields history, having been a stand out at the first ever party 6 years ago, while Beyer was making his Abu Dhabi debut. And it was Beyer that impressed first, the techno slayer dropping a set of rolling drums and tough basslines, perfectly setting it up for Marco with his melodic, clicky, bouncy tunes to close out the house arena.
Earlier in the evening, some of the GCC’s finest took to the two stages and dropped peerless sets, with the banging, underground beat of the Smokingroove brothers the highlight. And big up to organisers Flash for not only pulling off a 16,000 capacity event so well, but also giving local DJs like maDJam a main slot on the main stage: local talent rules.
The main stage, packed with thousands of beat- hungry clubbers, went moshpit crazy as every dirty bassline rumbled over and over. Give them 5 years and some more Creamfields eductation, and some will have graduated to the techno tent.