Cream & Freeze Present Asylum on Halloween 2015
Need something to do this Saturday? This Halloween will see Cream and Freeze collaborate on ‘Cocoon Take Over The Asylum’. The event, that takes place at the Old Newsham Park Hospital in Liverpool, will welcome an electronic music legend to the stage: Sven Vath. The DJ is bringing his celebrated Cocoon party will him. It’s an epic weekend of partying spanning 14 hours and two venue.
From 2pm in the afternoon, the Asylum Part 1 turns into a kind of mini festival, centred on the site’s open air central courtyard. Sven Vath will play an extended set. Joining Sven Vath is French DJ and producer Popof, an underground icon of techno and electro who has remixed everyone from The Chemical Brothers to Moby. Cocoon’s own Dana Ruh, a Berlin-based spinner who is resident at the seminal Club Der Visionare and is one of underground dance music’s leading ladies. Also on the bill is fellow German star Einzelkind, an esteemed regular at some of the world’s best clubs, including Panorama Bar, Space Ibiza and Watergate. And, Freeze’s own Jemmy completes the brilliant lineup.
The madness will continue for Part 2 at Cream’s iconic home: Nation. As I’ve mentioned before, this is one of the very last opportunities to party in the hallowed three-roomed venue, as in 2016 Wolstenholme Square is being redeveloped and Nation will be no more. Taking over the controls for Part 2 are dance music pioneering duo Booka Shade. Booka Shade are currently one of the world’s most in-demand production outfits, earning a huge live reputation with their innovative live shows, which over the last couple of years has seen them opening for Depeche Mode as part of their world tour, and performing to sell-out crowds across the planet. Their mesmerising live performances have even seen them named as ‘one of the world’s Top 5 live acts’ by Resident Advisor.
After Cream’s April stunning sell out debut Easter show with Music On’s Marco Carola, Freeze and Cream’s philosophy behind The Asylum is refreshingly simple; to build upon the city’s already immense foundations as one of the world’s true bastions of dance music culture and take it to the next level, curating world-beating line-ups in one of the UK’s most spectacular locations for music.
This Halloween get to Asylum. Set in the old Newsham Park hospital. Founded as an orphanage in 1874, The Asylum was later converted for use as a hospital specialising in psychiatric illness, and many of the wards remain untouched since its closure in the 1990s and looms forebodingly over the stunning Newsham Park. It’ll make for one of the most creepy Halloween mega parties in the UK. Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.co.uk/www.asylumevent.com.