Parklife Festival Returns to Manchester

While Parklife might previously have been known as one of the standout albums from 90s poster boys Blur, people now associate the phrase with Manchester’s biggest music festival. Taking place from the 9th and 10th of June, Parklife Weekender boasts a dazzling array pop, indie, electro and crossover acts throughout the two day festival across six stages. Nearly sold out, tickets are going fast to catch the likes of The Flaming Lips, Noah & the Whale, Dizee Rascal, Labrinth and Kelis. The headline acts will be supported by The Rapture, (FAULT Issue 11 star) Ghostpoet, The Field, Crystal Castles, Django Django, Caspa and countless more. Continuing the tradition to bring back a blast from the past, De La Soul (don’t pretend you don’t know EVERY song) will be special guests on the main stage on the 10th. Add to that some truly exceptional DJ names and it’s pretty easy to see why Parklife has been such a huge success since taking over the Mad Ferret mantle. This year, Annie Mac and electro luminaries Justice are joined by the likes of  Fake Blood, Jaguar Skills, Gold Panda, Pendulum, Goldie, Busy P, 16 Bit and D/R/U/G/S. I’m sure we  don’t need to tell you that that lineup is pretty much a guarantee to keep you in a glorious music induced haze  for the full 48 hours…

This will be the final year at Platt Fields Park as the festival says goodbye to their two-year home. Outgrowing the fields, a new location has yet to be announced, but the promoters are keen to leave Fallowfield with a bang. Co-promoter Sam Kendal says, “Platt Fields provided a great start for The Parklife Weekender and we’ve been really grateful. In 2010 when Parklife was just an idea, it was really an unknown as to whether it would work. If we had known only three years on we would be moving onto a new site to develop and grow the festival to meet demand – it would have saved many sleepless nights! A new location is not yet confirmed but plans are in the pipeline. In the meantime we’re really looking forward to bidding farewell to Platt Fields in style.”

Look out for members of the FAULT team at Parklife 2012. The first three people to recognise us there will have the honour of buying us a beer.

Tickets for Parklife are £94.50 for a hospitality weekend ticket and £49.50 for a hospitality day ticket. The standard weekender pass is £64.50 while a day ticket is £38.50. Parklife will take place from 9th-10th of June at Platt Fields Park in Fallowfield, Manchester. For more information on the acts and box office info visit