Festival Profile: Parklife Festival 2019

Name:  Parklife Festival 

Where:  Heaton Park, Manchester 

When:  June 8th – 9th, 2019 

Parklife returns to lovely Heaton Park in Manchester. In its 9th consecutive year, the independent festival has become one of the most reliably diverse and thrilling weekends of the British summer circuit. After horrifying terrorist attacks 2 weeks before the festival started two years ago, celebrating the importance of Mancunian togetherness has never felt more vital, and its momentum shows no signs of stopping in 2019.


Back again with 12 artists getting the headline treatment, some difficult choices will have to be made on the day. Taking the top two spots are Cardi B and George Ezra. The polar opposites will take the closing spots on each day on the mainstage. Alongside them is a huge lineup of names ranging from indie acts to R&B. Making his first festival appearance in 8 years will also be The Streets. Fresh from a run of sold out Academy dates in the coming month, Mike Skinner will bring his unrivalled performance back to Manchester. Alongsie him will be Solange, Migos, Khalid, Christine and The Queens, Mura Masa, Chase and Status, Stefflon Don, Loyle Carner, Blossoms and over a hundred more acts. With 16 stages on both days, Parklife has an almost unparalleled selection of acts to see.

Former Glories:

Parklife has often acted as a litmus test for what will be popular in the ensuing years to come, with last year boasting the now ubiquitous festival favourites Tom Misch and Loyle Carner.  Having seen some immense headline performances from the likes of Frank Ocean, The xx and Liam Gallagher in the past, Parklife is well seasoned in bringing some of the best up and coming headliners together with established festival heavyweights.

Also Look Out For:

The festival boasts a wide variety of food options, including vegetarian and vegan stalls, as well as a generous array of bars. Also noteworthy are the Parklife after parties, going on until 5am and featuring DJs like Jackmaster. Tickets for the festival also give you access to special rewards such as access to a range of Parklife club series events featuring special guest appearances from acts on the festival bill plus a 20% discount at ASOS. The rewards are open to all festival tiers. 

Everything Else:

Day tickets for the festival are on sale now starting at £125 + fees for weekend tickets. Slightly removed from Manchester city centre, Parklife requires a bit of effort to get to, but a £10 travel card allows you access to shuttle buses taking you straight into the festival.

Tickets are available through the Parklife website.

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