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The Guardian festival blog: Liam Gallagher, Skepta and the xx to headline Manchester’s Parklife festival | Music


Big-name pop, rap and R&B stars flock to Heaton Park weekender, with Lorde, NERD and J Hus also joining the bill

Gallagher at California’s Cal Jam festival, October 2017.






Gallagher at California’s Cal Jam festival, October 2017.
Photograph: Adela Loconte/Rex/Shutterstock

Manchester’s Parklife festival has announced its 2018 lineup. The xx, Liam Gallagher and Skepta will headline the weekender, which takes place in Heaton Park on 9 and 10 June. Lorde, NERD and Jamie xx also join the bill.

Parklife boasts a strong pop showing, with sets from returning Scottish trio Chvrches, British soul star Jessie Ware and BBC Sound of 2018 winner Sigrid. Kelela, Mabel and Raye represent the evolution of R&B, and British rap continues its dominance with sets from J Hus, Bugzy Malone, AJ Tracey and Stefflon Don.

Manchester Parklife poster lineup



Manchester Parklife poster lineup Photograph: Parklife

Dance acts Four Tet, the Black Madonna and Bicep will also appear on the diverse bill.

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