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.
After last week's announcement of Parklife Weekender's initial line-up they've followed it up 7 days later with the brand new venue location. As the festival has continued to grow in previous year's, Platt Fields park just couldn't hack the amount of people there and last year was the last time it would take place there. Rumours had been rife about where the event would take back. Wythenshawe Park last year got approval to hold gigs of a large nature so I thought that was a sure thing but it is fact Heaton Park that will hold 2013's Parklife Weekender. This is sure to continue the festival's growth in the coming years too.
Along with the location announcement, The Temper Trap, Boddika and Baauer have been added to the bill. I can see that whatever tent Baauer is playing in, it will most likely have a large crowd going absolutely bonkers during that track.
After weeks of torment and announcing just one act a day via numerous sources, Parklife Weekender has been given a full initial line-up announcement and it's shaping up to be a fun start to summer in Manchester. Presented by the same awesome people that bring us the Warehouse Project, the festival takes part over the weekend of June 8th-9th. Previously announced acts included Julio Bashmore, Everything Everything, The Maccabees, Four Tet and Hudson Mohawke.
Names added today include Example, Plan B, Rita Ora, Mark Ronson, A Trak, The Horrors, Jessie Ware, Jamie Jones, Disclosure, Rudimental, TEED, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Savages, King Krule, Toro Y Moi and a crap load of others, with loads more still to be announced it's looking like it will live up to the previous years'. For the full line-up so far head over to the official website to grab some tickets. You know you want to. We're still awaiting word on the new venue/location for the event but we're told it'll all be revealed a week today (February 21st).