Festival Guides

Festival Guide: Parklife

The weekend when thousands of party passionate patrons descend on Manchester for massive musical mayhem is fast approaching. Parklife delivers every year and this one promises to be pumping perfection.

What’s Parklife then?

Parklife is an annual, two day, non-camping music festival taking place in Manchester on the 10th and 11th of June. Parklife was born in 2010 and was originally known as The Parklife Weekender.

The festival is brought to you by the good people behind The Warehouse Project; these guys have been facilitating epic parties and musical events in the Greater Manchester area for over a decade. So your weekends entertainment is in good hands.

The line up is obviously a huge draw, but there’s plenty of on-site activation’s in the mix as well, including Elrow who return for another year of anarchy.

Where’s it happening?

It all goes down in Heaton Park, which is five miles north of Manchester city centre. This is one of the largest parks in Europe. The festival relocated here in 2012 to allow for more stages and space for attendees, it’s a truly massive gathering of like-minded people, music fans come from all over to party with the Mancunians.   

Heaton Park is the perfect spot for the musical madness; it has a rich history of hosting huge gatherings, concerts and festivals. Everyone from De La Soul and Happy Mondays to The Stone Roses, Oasis and even Pope John Paul the second have greeted the masses at Heaton Park. The site is well serviced by public transport and accessible by car.

Who’s playing?

Parklife are treating patrons to one of the coolest festival line-ups of the summer. There’s endless energy oozing from the bill and guaranteed high-octane performances from artists in a variety of different genres across the weekend.

The Pop and Indie buzz is well and truly sorted with The 1975, Jess Glynne, Two Door Cinema Club, George Ezra, The Japanese House and Little Dragon among many others. You’d be mad not to check out the 19 year old Zara Larsson who’s having a moment right now:

There’s also a real who’s who of happenin Rap and Hip-Hop: shout outs to Frank Ocean, A Tribe Called Quest, Anderson .Paak, Mick Jenkins, Loyle Carner, Rejjie Snow and the unmissable Danny Brown:

If you like dance music Parklife has you covered. There’s a huge spread of House, Techno, Drum & Bass, Jungle, Dubstep and everything in between. Everyone from Carl Cox, Andy C, Kolsch and Patrick Topping to Flying Lotus, Maya Jane Coles, Seth Troxler, Hannah Wants and Dusky. The list is endless, there’s something for everyone including:

You better believe it’s Grime’s time, the line-up is bursting with the best; Skepta’s Boy Better Know collective will have the place in a frenzy, Wiley, Giggs, Nadia Rose, J Hus, AJ Tracey, Stefflon Don and oh yeah…. Guess who’s back again with a new album this time:

There’s is so much more where that came from, check the full line up below.

I want in! Parklife sounds brilliant and I want a ticket.

Groovy, we’ve got you covered. Grab your ticket now at ticketweb.co.uk/parklife

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