Parklife continues to lead the way in the inner-city festival circuit in 2017. Taking place on 10-11 June, the Heaton Park event will play host to a string of huge and exciting acts including The 1975, Frank Ocean, Jagwar Ma and Fatboy Slim. Also on the bill are a wealth of new, up-and-coming bands and sets to savour such as CABBAGE, Ratboy, Loyle Carner and J Hus.
Sure to be a highlight of this year’s festival is Stormzy’s slot on Sunday. Riding the crest of a wave, the poster boy for grime has recently struck gold with his number 1 debut album, Gang Signs and Prayer, and anyone in attendance is definitely in for a treat.
As in other years, electronic music is a dominant genre on the bill and this year you can expect to see some heavy hitters in the dance game with names such as Seth Troxler, Patrick Topping, Armand van Helden and the superb Dusky gracing the various stages. Alongside will be equally heavy punchers in the hip-hop scene such as the insane Danny Brown and extremely talented Anderson. Paak’s set is bound to be a major talking point across the two days.
American hip-hop legends A Tribe Called Quest and “the Godfather of Grime” Wiley will also be at hand to get the party started, but if you’re after something more chilled and less chaotic, a Floating Points solo set is sure to do the trick.
Parklife Festival takes place from 10-11 June at Manchester’s Heaton Park. For more details visit: https://parklife.uk.com/