Parklife is back at Heaton Park in June and I can’t wait to be back for my fourth year in a row. In my opinion, the line up is the best it ever has been with arena filling The 1975 coming back to their home turf to headline alongside the incredible Frank Ocean.
Parklife always boast a line up containing a perfect mix of the best bands alongside the hottest DJs and dance acts from around the world, and this year is no different. The bands playing this year are absolutely incredible and include Two Door Cinema Cub, George Ezra, London Grammar, Jagwar Ma and The Japanese House. Also playing is the double Brit award winning Rag’n’bone man, who always puts on an incredible show.
Elsewhere there is a heavy amount of grime on the lineup this year, clearly recognising the amazing work being done in the UK at the moment. Sets from Stormzy, Giggs and BBK are guaranteed to shut down Heaton Park. Other impressive names include pop songstress Jess Glynne, DJ phenomenon Fat Boy Slim, the elusive Chaka Khan and Anderson Paak who is currently supporting Bruno Mars on tour.
WHP favourites are returning in their numbers as well with DJ EZ, Jamie Hones, The Martinez Brothers, Jackmaster and Patrick Topping all heading to Manchester to grace the dance tents with their presence.
Parklife originated 2010 by the team behind Manchester clubbing institution The Warehouse Project and now attracts more than 140,000 music fans to Heaton Park over two days every year and is the thing most students look forward to after exams.
This years festival takes place on Saturday June 10th and Sunday June 11th. Get down there. Tickets are now available here.