Creamfields has £500k revamp after last year's flooding

People leaving Creamfields

Creamfields organisers have spent £500,000 improving the festival site after flooding forced it to close early last year.

Drainage and walkways at Warrington's Daresbury Estate have been improved and a revised contingency plan is in place.

The event, which is now part of Live Nation, says they are "100% committed to improving the safety, security and suitability of the Creamfields site".

Some arenas have also been relocated to higher ground in case of flooding.

'Complete washout'

By the Sunday morning of last year's festival, heavy rain had made much of the Cheshire site unusable.

Day ticket holders were advised not to travel to the event while police were called in to help move people off the site.

Creamfields

Fans missed out on seeing acts such as Deadmau5, Calvin Harris and Sub Focus, who were all due to appear on the Sunday night.

People had already left the festival before it was cancelled, due to the poor weather conditions, causing problems at the campsite as well as the arena.

Fans were eventually refunded according to whether they had bought a day or weekend pass.

Acts due to appear at the 2013 Creamfields festival are set to be announced on Wednesday 27 February.

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