THIEVES, drug dealers and hooligans can expect a tough time as Creamfields celebrates its 10th anniversary in Cheshire.
This year, 800 police officers and dogs are preparing to smash festival crime as 40,000 music fans descend on Daresbury on August 23 and 24.
Planning for security at Creamfields began months ago.
Police have reassured residents and festival-goers that security at Cheshire’s third Creamfields will be tight and have warned criminals they will be dealt with robustly.
Police will search everyone entering the event and officers will patrol the festival site to root out criminals. Outside, traffic police will work to minimise travel disruption.
The Challenge 21 scheme will be in operation on site and festival-goers can expect to be asked for photographic proof of age.
It is the first time that organisers of one of the UK’s biggest dance festivals have secured a licence that will enable them to hold the event over two days – with camping for 20,000 people.
The event starts at 9am on Saturday, August 23 when the camp site opens. Music begins in the arena at 3pm.
On Sunday, the music starts at midday with an 11pm finale.
The campsite closes at noon on Monday, August 25.