Parklife Festival 2013 poster

Parklife Festival – preview

There’s a colossal party set to take place in Manchester’s Heaton Park this coming weekend of 8th and 9th of June.

The Warehouse Project team present their 4th Parklife Festival which will play host to a huge selection of musical acts and DJs across 7 tents and a main stage, with more besides.

This festival has got it all: Plan B, Example, Four Tet, Roni Size, Goldie, David Rodigan, Delphic, The Horrors, Toy, Savages, Johnny Marr, Simian Mobile Disco, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Netsky and many more.

Who’s coming out for fun and frolics in Europe’s biggest municipal park then? It’s where the Pope, Oasis and The Stone Roses have breathed their various worth into the air, on the same patch of land used by squaddies in WW1 and WW2 and where in 1909 possibly the world’s first ever DJ, William Grimshaw, played Caruso to 40,000 smartly dressed Edwardian people with his gramophone.

Times have changed; the Parklife DJs won’t be going in for opera music, (I’m so glad I’m alive now and not in 1909), but they will endeavour to entertain the masses. Aren’t we lucky to be able party there as opposed to preparing for battle like the squaddies did?

Festivals are a celebration and I can’t wait to get my life-loving, grateful self into that field for some most excellent Parklife adventures.

Here’s an example of what I’ll be wrapping me ear hearts around: Simian Mobile Disco, Sleep Deprivation.


Check out the full line-up on the website and there are still a few tickets left if you fancy a weekend of musical frolics.

All words by Sonj. You can find more by Sonj on Louder Than War in her author’s archive.

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