Parklife Fest 2016 is creeping closer. We have been reminded of its upcoming presence with the release of the full line-up! The announcement is sure to cause a stir as it is pure fire; including the biggest names in dance from Jamie XX to Jess Glynne.
Known for its diverse line ups, legends such as Busta Rhymes and Ice Cube are tucked in among men-of-the-moment Andy C and DJ EZ as well as indie acts like Bastille and Wolf Alice. Perfect genre blend in mind, it still seems to suffer from a slight case of gender inequality. It does however make more of an effort to include female artists than some of late, boasting the likes of Annie Mac, Lady Leeshurr and Katy B.
Among the headliners are Major Lazer and Chemical Brothers, the latter having released their eighth studio album Born in the Echoes last year.
Parklife commences of the 11th of June and is located at Heaton Park in Manchester. Tickets start from £79 and will go on sale on at 9am on 11/2/16.
Full Line-up and more info:
Parklife Festival are proud to announce names for their 2016 edition set to take place on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June at Manchester’s iconic Heaton Park. Celebrating their seventh anniversary with a line-up that showcases the very best in dance, indie, pop and hip-hop, confirmed headliners set to perform across the weekend include The Chemical Brothers, Major Lazer, Ice Cube, Jamie XX, Jess Glynne and Bastille.
UK dance pioneers The Chemical Brothers will take the helm at Saturday’s main stage, whilst founding member of groundbreaking American rap group NWA – Ice Cube – is scheduled following the announcement that he is to release new album ‘Everything’s Corrupt’ in May. Sunday sees Major Lazerconfirmed as headliners along with grime kingpin Skepta, plus an extra-special performance from hip-hop stalwart Busta Rhymes and appearances from UK talents Jess Glynne and Katy B.
Heading up the festival’s array of live music is Brit Award winning four-piece Bastille as well as a range of hotly tipped artists including Wolf Alice, BBC Sound of 2016 winner Jack Garratt, plus Kelela, Mura Masa and SG Lewis. Years & Years will also feature alongside the iconic sounds of Soul II Soul, with legendary disco outfit the Earth, Wind & Fire experience ft Al MckAy set to deliver a masterclass in jazz, funk and R & B.
With an incredible 10,000 early bird tickets already selling out in the short space of two hours and weekend tickets priced at just £89.50, Parklife festival is the UK’s fastest growing festival and will cater to over 140,000 music fans across the two days. Set to return to Heaton Park for their fourth consecutive year – and with a host of after parties in tow which are yet to be announced – Parklife 2016 looks set to be bigger and better than ever.