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Preview: Parklife Weekender 2012

By on Friday, 2nd March 2012 at 9:00 am

All the people…so many people and they all go hand in hand, hand in hand to their Parklife Weekender this 9th and 10th June. Well, at least they will be after a fantastic line-up for this year’s festival in Manchester, taking place again this year at Platt Fields Park. Main stage headliners the Flaming Lips will bring with them their fantastic live show, which always includes frontman Wayne Coyne’s zorbing over the crowd. It’s also been at least 2 years since we have been lucky enough to have Dizzee Rascal’s presence at a festival, so a return this summer at Parklife is sure to be a fantastic way to end your weekend of partying in the northern musical capital.

Joining these festival big hitters on the main stage are folk rockers Noah and the Whale (pictured above). And with the folk/rock genre picking up, with Ben Howard on the scene it won’t be a surprise if these guys draw a considerable crowd while warming up for the Flaming Lips. But if the main stage isn’t where you feel it’s going to be happening over the weekend, then have no fear as Nero will be headlining the Metroplex stage with a live set that is sure to get people moving at the end of the day. They’re joined by Pendulum (DJ Set), Justice and Radio1’s weeknight evening presenter Zane Lowe, so anyone with a love of electronic beats and dubstep will be sure to have it to their hearts at Parklife.

Full weekend tickets, for both Saturday and Sunday, are £64.50 including booking fee. Saturday or Sunday only tickets are £38.50 each including booking fee. For more information on tickets and more acts as they’re announced, visit the official Parklife Web site.


Preview: Parklife Festival

By on Monday, 22nd March 2010 at 3:30 pm

Look to the North for one hell of a dance party early this summer. The inaugural Parklife Festival will take place Saturday 12 June at Platt Fields Park, Fallowfield, Manchester. There’s much to celebrate as the park celebrates its 100th year since its official opening as a public park after its purchase by the city in 1908.

TGTF favourites Friendly Fires have been announced as the headliner, and if this 6music report holds water, it will be one of the few chances to see the St. Albans band in performance this summer. Also set to perform are German electrohouse duo Booka Shade, Calvin Harris (DJ set), Simian Mobile Disco (DJ set), Vitalic, Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke (playing a solo set) and Four Tet, among many others.

Early bird tickets have already sold out but standard priced day tickets for Saturday only are available for £29.50 each at various outlets. As one of the event’s sponsors are the people behind the fabulous Manchester Warehouse Project, there are also a limited number of ‘weekend’ tickets available for entry to Saturday’s festivities as well as the previous night’s party presented by MWP featuring Ian Brown as the headliner. These are on sale through Ticketline for £55 each.

After the cut: the scheduled full line-up for both days.
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