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Festival Preview: Parklife 2018

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By Callum Baker


It’s that time of year again; uni’s out for summer, and students embark on their yearly pilgrimage to Heaton Park to soak up the sun, sounds and sample some of the best and most prolific acts that music has to offer. Last year the festival saw headliners Frank Ocean and Manchester’s own The 1975 show us all how it’s done, as well as showcasing the likes of Boy Better Know, Two Door Cinema Club and Fatboy Slim – to name a few. This year their successors need no introduction, but we’re going to list them down anyway:

Pop trio The XX are the first of this year’s top-billed acts. They are to be joined by Pharrell Williams’ N.E.R.D, grime veteran Skepta and hometown hero Liam Gallagher.

It’s clear the masterminds behind The Warehouse Project are taking no prisoners in delivering one of this year’s best festival line-ups with the 2018’s instalment of Parklife.

Further down the bill, we see the likes of melancholic pop sensation Lorde, hip-hop virtuoso A$AP Rocky and electronica icon Bonobo.

We’re also super excited for The Internet, Earl Sweatshirt, Bicep and Adam Beyer. But don’t just take our word for it! Who are you most excited to see at Parklife this year?

And if you’re still yet to pick up a ticket, act fast as a limited amount of re-sale tickets will be going on sale at 9am Friday morning on their official website. But please remember to only buy re-sale tickets from trusted sources.

Parklife takes place at Heaton Park, Manchester on the weekend of the 9th and 10th of June. Limited tickets still available here: https://parklife.uk.com/tickets/

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Georgina Hurdsfield

Masters student in Psychological Wellbeing in Clinical Practice at Manchester Metropolitan University. Keen photographer and music enthusiast.

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