Tag: Parklife

Festival Insights NEWS: PARKLIFE FESTIVAL GENERATES £13 MILLION POUNDS WORTH OF ECONOMIC BENEFIT TO GREATER MANCHESTER

Photo credit: Richard Johnson   The estimated figure is a combination of the festival’s 2019 edition as well as Noel Gallagher & The Courteeners concerts, with Parklife continuing to support local organisations via their Community Fund   Applications for the 2019 Parklife Community Fund open 2 December The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity Manchester City […]

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NME Festival blog: ‘I’ll drink to that!’: Mike Skinner toasts The Streets’ UK festival return as Manchester’s Parklife draws to an epic close

The Streets, George Ezra, Blossoms, and a Slowthai-assisted Mura Masa closed the Heaton Park weekend festival (June 9) “Parklife, I gave you the sun!” hollers lad-laureate Mike Skinner, as the bad weather ceases for the first time at the Heaton Park weekender. “It cost me a lot of money to buy that sun!” This is […]

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The Guardian festival blog: Parklife review – rap, reggae and rave under gallons of northern rain | Music

For its 10th year, the UK’s biggest inner-city festival had booked Cardi B, but the US rapper withdrew due to her recovery from cosmetic surgery, and her absence is certainly felt. The hurriedly reshuffled (and less popular) makeshift headliner Mark Ronson drops her Bodak Yellow into what is basically a DJ set of his hit […]

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NME Festival blog: Parklife Day One: Christine and the Queens and Slowthai shine at raucous Manchester weekender

Mark Ronson, Christine and the Queens and a Theresa May-berating Slowthai led a triumphant Saturday (8 June) at Heaton Park The portents weren’t good for Parklife on Saturday. First, headliner Cardi B cancelled, due to recovering from plastic surgery. Then it was raining, threatening to leave the site muddier than Morrissey’s name. But the festival’s […]

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NME Festival blog: Cardi B pulls out of Parklife Festival 2019

The rapper was due to headline the Manchester festival this weekend Cardi B has pulled out of her performance at Parklife Festival 2019, organisers have confirmed. The rapper was due to headline the Manchester festival this Saturday (June 8) but has since cancelled her set as she recovers from plastic surgery. The ‘Invasion Of Privacy’ […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: Parklife reveals details of 2019 Green Pledge

UK: Ahead of its 10th anniversary edition this summer, Parklife will once again enforce its Green Pledge scheme, in the hopes of reducing the event’s environmental impact. Looking to improve several key areas of the festival’s sustainability efforts, the scheme will see Parklife ban all plastic straws from bars at the event, endeavour to make […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: Parklife launches reward scheme for ticketholders

Photo credit: Andrew Whitton UK: Following the reveal of its 10th anniversary line-up, Parklife has launched a brand new reward scheme called ‘Parklife Perks’, which is available to all 2019 ticket holders. As part of the festival’s core principle to provide value for money for its customers, it will now be rewarding festivalgoers for the […]

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NME Festival blog: Cardi B, George Ezra and Solange lead names for Parklife 2019

The festival will return to Manchester’s Heaton Park in June Cardi B, George Ezra, Solange, Migos, Christine And The Queens, and The Streets are among the names to be announced for Parklife 2019. The festival will return to Manchester’s Heaton Park on June 8 and 9. This year’s event will mark its tenth edition. ‘Invasion […]

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The Guardian festival blog: Parklife festival to be headlined by Cardi B, George Ezra and Solange | Music

Cardi B, George Ezra and Solange will all headline at this year’s Parklife, the UK’s largest metropolitan festival, held in in Heaton Park, Manchester on 8 and 9 June. Having also been announced for London’s Wireless festival on 5 July, Cardi B is gearing up to be one of the festival hits of the summer. […]

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NME Festival blog: Parklife Day 2: It’s not all “Parkalife” as headliner Skepta dominates and Confidence Man bring the fun (and hotpants)

While Liam Gallagher may have jokingly renamed the festival ‘Parkalife’, the Manchester weekender is far from a guitar-led nostalgia fest. The new generation of Manchester artists had been represented a day earlier with Levelz and the fast-rising IAMDDB bringing the party vibes, while such was Parklife’s pedigree for pop and grime that one teenager – […]

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