Parklife Weekender

The Parklife Weekender is a two day live music festival, that takes place annually in Manchester.

Vibe

The event is usually met with high spirit, as the timing often coincides with the end of exams. However it would not be fair to deem this event as one just for the students, with secret gardens, a busker stage and various other installations, there's something there for everyone who enjoys when indie and electronica collide.

  • "Striking a delicate balance between populist indie and niche electronica" Manchester Evening News
  • "Manchester, of course, already has In The City- and now, with Parklife, it would appear they have a second genuinely excellent annual event" The Line Of Best Fit.

Violence has marred the 2014 edition of the festival, which include a death and stabbings, and revelers describing the atmosphere as "completely different" from previous editions.

Line-up

The 2014 line-up includes Snoop Dogg, Rudimental, Annie Mac, Katy B, *Foals, Bastille, London Grammar, *Kendrick Lamar**, Pusha T, Carl Cox, David Rodigan and more.

News

Tragedy struck at the 2014 edition of Parklife Weekender when 26-year old Robert Hart was attacked next to the Main Stage on Saturday the 6th of June. Hart was punched in the head, and died 5 days later due to his injuries. Festival organisers have offered a £20,000 reward for anyone who captures the killer. Call 0161 85 69283 to report any information that leads to arrests.

More violence was reported at the festival when 22 year-old Jordan Holmes was assaulted while dancing. He reports that he was dancing in the Kaloki Tent when he was struck from behind. Holmes was struck from behind, and woke up in a first aid tent. His friend Jake Forshaw describes dragging him off the ground to get him to safety.

Stages and other entertainment

Apart from the music stage, you can expect themed chill out zones, live interactive art, funfair, magicians, crazy installations, cabaret and busking stages offering dance troupes, live music, comedy, spoken word and theatre.

Tickets

  • Weekend £69.50
  • Day £45.00

To book visit www.parklife.uk.com

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Location

The festival is held in Heaton Park, Manchester.

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Travel

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New this year is the Parklife Express, enabling Parklife Weekender ticket holders to travel safely, easily and very cheaply from both the City Centre and student district Fallowfield. There will be dedicated bus services running from Fallowfield and the City Centre directly to Parklife's own bus station at Heaton Park. These services will operate from bus stops opposite Owens Park in Fallowfield and from a location in the City Centre, to be confirmed. The return journey will be direct to the City Centre to take ticket holders to the after parties. These services will be operating continuously from 10.30am on Saturday and 11:30am on Sunday.

Single day tickets are £4.50, for a return journey from Owens Park to Parklife bus station to City Centre, weekend tickets are £9.00. Aware that many people will be travelling to and from The Parklife Weekender at Heaton Park, the Manchester Metrolink is also doubling their weekend services to ensure an easy journey to and from the festival.

Parklife Express tickets can be brought in person from Squirrels Bar (Owens Park Campus) in Fallowfield, and go on sale 15th April at 11am. Bus tickets will also be available to purchase online, please note these will be subject to a credit card handeling fee.

The best way to travel to and from Heaton Park is by Metrolink. The closest stop is Bowker Vale on the Bury line. There are now six Metrolink lines servicing the whole fo Greater Manchester for more information go to www.metrolink.co.uk. There will be 'double trams' operating to give plenty of capacity. There will be a clearly signposted route straight to and from the event site.

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Camping

There is no camping at the festival.

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Past line-ups

2012: The Flaming Lips, Dizzee Rascal, Nero, Noah and The Whale and Justice. To read the line-up, click here.

2011: Two Door Cinema Club and Chase & Status, other highlights included Kelis, Katy B, Doom, Boys Noize, Mark Ronson, Mystery Jets, Annie Mac, Nero and Erol Alkan.

To view past line-up highlights click here.