Since its inception over a decade ago, Manchester’s Parklife, the UK's largest metropolitan festival, has grown into one of the nation’s most prominent and reputable live music events.
The inner-city festival, which takes place on the expansive grounds of Manchester’s Heaton Park, continues to elevate the standard of what can be expected from a music festival, proving its party throwing prowess year after year.
Those lucky enough to secure tickets to the sought-after two-day festival will encounter performances from an array of renowned artists, together with some of the most cutting-edge live music production found anywhere in the world - from jaw dropping stages and visuals, to explosive pyrotechnics, earth rattling sound systems and mesmerising light and laser shows.
Representing a vast assortment of musical styles and genres - from hip hop, grime and indie, to house, disco, soul and jazz, the festival has previously welcomed many globally recognised names. Past headliners include the likes of Mark Ronson, The Chemical Brothers, Wu Tang Clan, Disclosure, Snoop Dogg, The XX, Liam Gallagher, N.E.R.D, The 1975, Foals... the list goes on.
2020 was set to be Parklife’s biggest year to date, with a long list of stars, curated by The Warehouse Project, set to head up the bill, including Tyler, The Creator, Eric Prydz and pop sensation Robyn to name a few. However, following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2019, the festivals organisers were left with no other choice than to cancel and rearrange the event for the following year.
Thankfully, the programme for Parklife 2021 shows no signs of inconsistency in comparison to its former editions, and promises to be its biggest and most monumental show to date.
Confirmed to appear at this year’s instalment, on the festivals newly rescheduled event dates (Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th September 2021), ticket holders can expect to see over 100 world class performers during the course of the weekend - from the likes of Bicep, Honey Dijon, Khalid, Hot Chip, Four Tet, Skepta, Fatboy Slim, Peggy Gou and previously confirmed acts, Robyn, Tyler, The Creator and Eric Prydz to name but a select few.
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Music genres: House, Techno, Hip Hop, Alternative, Grime
Dave / Megan Thee Stallion / Disclosure / Burna Boy / Jamie XX / Skepta / AJ Tracey / Eric Prydz / Carl Cox / Mabel / Young Thug / Bicep Live / Four Tet / Pendulum Trinity / Camelphat / Kaytranada / Slowthai / Nines / Koffee / Jamie Jones / Peggy Gou / Adam Beyer / Cirez D / Annie Mac / The Blessed Madonna / Andy C / Joseph Capriati / Loco Dice / Jon Hopkins DJ Set / Sonny Fodera / Becky Hill / Little Simz / Celeste / Mist / KSI / Solardo / Honey Dijon / michael Bibi / Sub Focus / Wilkinson / Hybrid Minds / Shy FX / Eats Everything / Skream / Richy Ahmed / Alan Fitzpatrick / Earl Sweatshirt / Georgia / Pa Salieu / Ivorian Doll / Kamaal Williams / Princess Nokia / Raye / Channel Tres / Crucast / Paul Woolford / Nic Fanciulli / Yousef / Purple Disco Machine / Holy Goof / Dimension / Bad Boy Chiller Crew / Meekz / Folamour / Enzo Siragusa / Midland / Jayda G / Mella Dee / My Nu Leng / High Contrast / Friction / Charlie Sloth / Anna / Sherelle / Archie Hamilton / East End Dubs / Pawsa / Dennis Cruz / Cuartero / Fred again / Tiffany calver / Franky Wah / rebuke / Jaguar / Barley Legal / Spyro / Benny L / Mason Maynard / Shygirl / James Organ / Krysko / Will Tramp / Rich Reason / Olli Ryder / Luke Welsh / Mike Morrisey / Calvin Clarke / Zutekh DJs
Last year's lineup
Saturday 8th June 2019
The Parklife Stage
Cardi B / AJ Tracey / Nao / Yxng Bane / David Rodigan / Children Of Zeus / Just Banco / Rimon / Tiffany Calver / Rich Reason
Disclosure Presents Disclosure – Dj Set / Nas / Mark Ronson / Kaytranada / Annie Mac / Dj Koze / Denis Sulta / Honey Dijon / Sally C
Sounds Of The Near Future
Christine & The Queens / Loyle Carner / Fredo / Earl Sweatshirt / Slowthai / George Fitzgerald – Live / Yaeji / Little Simz / Suspect / Now Wave Djs
Eric Prydz / Camelphat / Fisher / Maya Jane Coles / Paul Woolford / Cristoph / Icarus – Live / Mason Maynard / Olli Ryder / Luke Welsh
Chase & Status Presents Rtrn II Jungle / Andy C / My Nu Leng / Sasasas / Randall B2b Brockie & Det / Kabaka Pyramid / Channel One Soundsystem / Seani B / North Base
Magic Sky - Circus
Solomun / Patrick Topping / Kölsch / Solardo / Yousef / Enzo Siragusa / Archie Hamilton / James Organ
The Palm House
Peggy Gou / Hunee / Ben Ufo B2b Call Super / Honey Dijon / Moodymann / Crazy P Soundsystem / Krysko / Gina Breeze
G Stage - Mk Presents Area 10
Mk / Sonny Fodera / Danny Howard / Prok | Fitch / Ben Sterling / Mason Collective / Nightlapse
Sunday 9th June 2019
The Parklife Stage
George Ezra / The Streets / Khalid / Blossoms / Jacob Banks / Lauv / Kero Kero Bonito / Col3trane / Easy Life / Nicola Bear
Major Lazer Soundsystem / Migos / Stefflon Don / Octavian / Black Coffee / Mr Eazi / Distruction Boyz / Themba / Jamz Supernova
Sounds Of The Near Future
Solange / Mura Masa / Jungle / Pusha-t / Maribou State – Dj Set / Jpegmafia / Mormor / Cautious Clay / Now Wave Djs
Adam Beyer Presents Drumcode
A-z / Adam Beyer / Alan Fitzpatrick / Amelie Lens / Greg Lord / Ilario Alicante / Luigi Madonna / Maceo Plex
The Temple - Kaluki Presents
Jamie Jones B2b Marco Carola / Joseph Capriati / Skream / Richy Ahmed / Joey Daniel B2b Leon / De La Swing B2b Pirate Copy / Pete Zorba
Cuttin' Headz All Day Long / The Martinez Brothers
The Palm House
Feel My Bicep / Bicep – Dj / Ricardo Villalobos / Helena Hauff / Daniel Avery / Mall Grab / Marie Davidson – Live
Cardi B / George Ezra / Solange / The Streets / Migos / Khalid / Disclosure presents / Major Lazer Soundsystem / Christine & the Queens / Eric Prydz / Nas / Chase & Status: Return II Jungle / Blossoms / Mark Ronson / Mura Masa / Kaytranada / Adam Beyer pres. Drumcode / Jungle / Loyle Carner / Marco Carola b2b Jamie Jones / Solomun / Pusha-T / Bicep present Feel My Bicep / Andy C / Annie Mac / MK presents Area10 / AJ Tracey / Fredo / Stefflon Don / Octavian / Earl Sweatshirt / Yxng Bane / Slowthai / NAO / The Martinez Brothers Cuttin Headz All Day Long / Black Coffee / Joseph Capriati / Patrick Topping / Amelie Lens / Camelphat / Maceo Plex / Fisher / Ricardo Villalobos / Peggy Gou / Denis Sulta / Hunee / Mall Grab / Daniel Avery / Helena Hauff / Maribou State DJ set / Solardo / Richy Ahmed / Skream / Alan Fitzpatrick / Maya Jane Coles / Kölsch / Moodymann / DJ Koze / George Fitzgerald / My Nu Leng / David Rodigan / sasasas / Yaeji / Ben UFO & Call Super / Gilles Peterson / Mr Eazi / Yousef / Little Simz / Sonny Fodera / Children of Zeus / Honey Dijon / Artwork / Kero Kero Bonito / Mella Dee / Krystal Klear / Jacob Banks / Lauv / JPEGMafia / Paul Woolford / Enzo Siragusa / Archie Hamilton / Ilario Alicante / Kabaka Pyramid / Joey Daniel b2b Leon / Luigi Madonna / Icarus (Live) / Mormor / Cautious Clay / Themba / Col3trane / Hammer / Suspect / Cristoph / Distruction Boyz / Just Banco / Danny Howard / Jamz Supernova / Crazy P Soundsystem / Marie Davidson (Live) / Prok | Fitch / Mason Maynard / Kettama / Prospa / De La Swing / Brockie b2b Randall / Channel One / Tiffany Calver / Easy Life / Rimon / Seani B / Sally C / Krysko / Cromby / Pirate Copy / Gina Breeze / Will Tramp / Greg Lord / Mason Collective / North Base / Nightlapse / James Organ / Olli Ryder & Luke Welsh / Zutekh DJs / Pete Zorba / Understate / Josh Baker / Nicola Bear / Now Wave DJs / Rich Reason
Parklife festival information & FAQs
How much are Parklife tickets?
Tickets are not yet on sale but you can be the first to know when tickets do go on sale by signing up to a reminder above.
Are pre-payment plan tickets available?
Yes, Payment Plan tickets are available so you can spread the cost of your ticket over multiple smaller payments. You can find more information about Payment Plans here
What happens If I bought a ticket and cannot attend?
Unfortunately, we can’t issue you with a refund if you can’t make the event due to work commitments or your mates have dropped out. In these circumstances, we advise passing on your tickets privately to avoid losing out on the money spent.
Refunds can only be offered if the event is cancelled or postponed, as agreed upon purchase.
Do I need to print my ticket?
No, you can access your ticket(s) at any time in your order history or the 'my tickets' section of the Skiddle app.
VIP Ticket Info
VIP access includes:
- Access to the Parklife house party.
- Special & secret performances from artists across the weekend.
- Rooftop bar access.
- Downtown street food.
- VIP entrance.
- The Parklife games room.
- Luxury restrooms.
- Live art across Highline VIP.
The quest for a kingdom of luxury is complete, your weekend of VIP treatment commences now, welcome to the Citadelle of VIP.
Stay refreshed, hydrated, sit back and watch the world go by. Enjoy a cocktail or three at Downtown Dystopia, you deserve it.
DESIGNATED ENTRY POINT
Your early entry to the safe haven has been granted, don't wait in line, save your time, skip the queue and go right through.
STREET FOOD BUNKER
Feeling hungry? The quest ends here, dine amongst the finest street food selections, *vegitarian & vegan options included.
Incoming frequencies, you've been invited to a party that will save mankind, join a host of special guests and celebrate your right to dance.
RESTROOM OF RECKONING
A posh pit to stop when you need to drop... take a moment to sit down and do your business, enjoy all our luxury restrooms have to offer.
The VIP entrance is located at Lakeside Gate on Sheepfoot Lane. M25 0DL.
When is Parklife 2021?
Parklife returns to Heaton Park Saturday September 11th & Sunday September 12th 2021.
Where is Parklife?
Parklife is located in Heaton park which is around 5 miles north of Manchester city centre. It takes about 20 minutes from the city centre by bus, Metrolink or car. The postcode is M25 2SW.
Does Parklife have onsite camping?
No, Parklife is a non-camping festival so camping equipment is not needed. It is however close to the City Centre and Mediacity so there is plenty of alternative accommodation to choose from.
Does Parklife have any age restrictions?
Yes, you must be 17 or over to attend Parklife. 17-year-olds will need to be accompanied by an adult (18 or over). There is a max of four 17-year-olds to one adult. You may be asked to show photo ID.
Can I bring my own food and drink into Parklife?
You are not allowed to bring your own food and drink into Parklife. There will be a wide variety of food and drink stalls inside the festival, serving up organic, vegetarian and vegan options.
What are the set times?
The set times are generally released on the first day of the festival.
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Disabled Access Information
Parklife provides a 2:1 ticket scheme for individuals who would be unable to attend their events without bringing a personal assistant. Once you have brought a full price ticket, please see their website for more info - www.parklife.uk.com
Travelling to/from the festival
How do I get to Parklife?
By Metro - The closest Metrolink stops are Heaton Park and Bowker Vale which you can travel to on the Bury - Altrincham and the Bury - Piccadilly lines from the city centre.
By Car - You can reach Heaton Park by the M60 Ring Road. Public transport is recommended as there is limited car parking. There is also a car and taxi drop off point.
By Bus - Shuttle buses normally run on the days of the event, these will take you from Manchester City Centre to the festival site. Pick-up locations and running times are yet to be announced.
By Rail - There are national rail links to Manchester Piccadilly station. Once there you hop on the Metrolink to Heaton Park.
Map of Hotels near festival site
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The history of Parklife festival
Parklife was a new festival for 2010, growing on the Mad Ferret festival which ran in previous years.
Running for a single day at Platt Fields, Manchester the festival was a huge success, pulling in visitors from Manchester and across the UK. In 2011 the festival returned as Parklife Weekender.
Parklife Festival is bought to you by some of the biggest Manchester promoters, such as The Warehouse Project, Mad Ferret, Now Wave, Metropolis, Ape, The Deaf Institute.