As we mentioned earlier the festival line-ups are coming in thick and fast and Manchester's very own Parklife Weekender, organised by the people at Warehouse Project, have just released the initial bill. For an event that's been growing year on year since its inception, it seems they've delivered once again as it's pretty damn big! Snoop Dogg and Foals top the bill on the main stage in the evenings while throughout the bill are big names. Bastille, Disclosure, Katy B, Soul II Soul, Danny Brown, Public Enemy, Seth Troxler, Chromeo, Moderat, Maya Jane Coles, London Grammar, Mount Kimbie, and a UK festival exclusive from Kendrick Lamar. It's sure to be a huge weekend. Check out the full line-up so far here.
With more announcements to come, who knows what other surprises the team has in store. The event takes place in Manchester's Heaton Park on the weekend of June 7th-8th and you can pick up tickets from £79.50 for the full weekend, or £49.50 for a day ticket over onparklife.uk.com.
As you may have noticed over here on SKOA, Festival season is fully in swing. We've already had a heap of fun with trips to Live at Leeds, Dot to Dot, and Sasquatch. Summer is even yet to officially begin but this weekend we'll be hitting up Manchester's Parklife Weekender. Having grown at a rapid rate since its early years, 2013 sees it offer up its biggest line-up to date along with its biggest venue and capacity. After last year, the organisers, Warehouse Project, felt it had become a bigger being than Platt Fields Park in Fallowfield and announced earlier in the year that it'd take part at Manchester's Heaton Park. After teasing us with a few big names early in the year the full line-up was announced and boy does it deliver. With that in mind, some of you may be a little stumped as to who to give some of your allocated weekend sunshine fun time to this weekend. We thought we'd offer up a handful of artist we here at SKOA are going to be jumping up and down to this weekend, June 8-9.
Why: With the rising duo only having released their album, Settle, the very week they're set to headline the WHP/Now Wave curated stage, fans will already be very familair with tracks such as "White Noise". Their album is a joy to the ears and it's made for the big stages of Festivals this summer. Catch them while you can!
Why: We've been fans of young Archy for a while. The young talent has been makign wave son both sides of the pond with his signature croon and this weekend he's sure to help mellow you out during the intense heat of the midday sun.
Why: There's a few singers who have the personality to back up the stunning voice and this past twelve months has seen Jessie prove herself on numerous occasions. Her life vocal is impeccable and her off stage banter is next to none. Be sure to have your heart melted by this phenomenal talent late on the Saturday. You never know, if you check out Disclosure, you may be treated to a guest appearance too.
Why: Danny's trademark delivery and style has grabbed him headlines for numerous reasons over the past few years. In more recent, for some rather alarming ones some might say. None of that nonsense this weekend as he takes to the stage after Action Bronson though. A man sure to entertain whatever the weather, we're sure he'll be all smiles.
Why: It may have been over a year since the London group released their third studio album, Unpatterns, but they're certainly a nice way to close out your weekend of fun at the Big Top before TEED clsoes the day. No doubt the entire tent will be bouncing from start to finish.
All tickets for the weekend and days are now sold out. See you in the fields!
With just two weekends to go before Manchester's Heaton Park plays host to The Warehouse Project's ever growing Parklife Weekender, let's take a look at who's going to be performing. After taking place at Platt Fields park in the past, this year it decided to increase the venue size due to demand and boy have they delivered. The full lineup for the weekend contains some of the worlds best DJ's, Bands and artists playing across 8 stages from June 8th-9th. The likes of Disclosure, AlunaGeorge, Plan B, Four Tet, Danny Brown, Jessie Ware, The Maccabees, Hot Natured, The Horrors, Everything Everything, Rudimental, Example, TEED, Julio Bashmore, King Krule, Toro Y Moi, Johnny Marr, Jurassic 5, Action Bronson, and Shy FX just to name a few. Seriously, it's promising to be a huge weekend. Check out the stage break down over here for the full lineup.