PARKLIFE 2017 COUNTDOWN
Manchester, home of the Harrington jacket, The Smiths, Oasis but most importantly Parklife Festival. For a city that spawned more rock stars than any other city in the UK, it’s no surprise that fans head to Heaton Park year after year for an eclectic and varied mix of music and artists’.
On Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June there’ll be a lot more than the Indie, Rock and Dance that Manchester is known for but act fast as Parklife if less than 4 weeks away. Tickets start from £59.50 and we’re not messing about when we say this is the last chance saloon, there are literally only Sunday tickets left and weekend VIP, which may we had sounds completely worthy. Take your experience up a notch and head downtown to Planet VIP where you’ll not only be transported to New York from Manchester but you’ll get some serious VIP perks.
Think Tom Cruise in cocktail, with plenty of those being shaken and stirred at your secret location bar. Enjoy retro 1980’s cinema, arcade gaming, Hip Hop live art, mixed in with top notch street food stalls, exclusive music sets and deluxe toilets in the VIP members club. After you’ve got acquainted with all of those luxuries why not join us at the Temple, where all things sacredly Grime will be going down. Last year saw the link up of DJ EZ, De La Soul, David Rodigan and Chronixx, who are all legends in music. This year see’s double the line up, welcoming back DJ EZ alongside Boy Better Know, Giggs, Stefflon Don, P Money, Preditah, Ghetts and J Hus.
Perhaps you’re not quite the full on weekend raver, so why not conserve your energy for Sunday’s shenanigans with The Parklife Stage, Sounds Of The Near Future, The Warehouse Project, Hangar, Palm House, Elrow, Ape & Metropolis and Studio 161. Highlights for us will include Carl Cox, Damian Marley, Mura Masa, Stormzy, Loyle Carner, Sampha, Mele, A Tribe Called Quest and Frank Ocean.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3pyCGnZzYA A Tribe Called Quest- ‘Can I Kick It.’
Saturday is looking a bit wavy too, from the undeniably talented ‘ain’t nobody’ Chaka Chan, to MBE presented DJ Norman Jay, funk soul brother Fatboy Slim and carnival kings The Heatwave. They’ll be a whole lot of Dance, Techno and Electronic from these ones- Pete Tong, The Black Madonna and Above & Beyond. Indie and Alt vibes from the likes of London Grammar, Rat Boy and The 1975, plus Reggae riddims from Toddla T, Star.One and David Rodigan.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbUhi3kiH_g Toddla T- ‘Beast.’
Tickets available now! www.ticketmaster.co.uk/parklife
The energy across two days will be sky high but for those with no place to go, Parklife is famed for it’s afterparties, especially the ones curated by The Warehouse Project, tickets are available here if you need another Parklife fix- http://afterlifemcr.com/
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