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Parklife 2018: Everything You Need To Know

Parklife Festival 2019

Parklife Festival 2019

Manchester, United Kingdom


This weekend the UK's dance eyes focus squarely on Manchester as we celebrate the annual return of Parklife

And if you're heading to Heaton Park, here's everything you need to know to make the most of your festival.


How do I get there?

The best way to get to and from Heaton Park is by using the Parklife Travel Pass.

This will give you access to the Parklife Shuttle Bus or Metrolink services from Manchester city centre. The Parklife Shuttle Bus drops you off right inside the festival site, making it a bit of a no-brainer really.


If you're not going on the Shuttle, then it's worth noting where you'll be arriving into, especially if you're meeting others.


What time does it open each day?

The festival gates will open at 10:30am on Saturday and 11:30am on Sunday. It'll finish around 11pm each night and last entry will be at 5pm for those who like to take their time with these things.

Who's playing?

Well, the lineup essentially reads like a who's who of the dance music world. But in the midst of the dance you'll find headliners The xx and Liam Gallagher, as well as grime icon Skepta, pop-sensation Lorde and legendary hip-hop group N.E.R.D.


What about an afterparty?

If you're keen to keep the party going past 11pm, then you're spoilt for choice. There are a wide range of official afterparties – dubbed Afterlife – going down in Manchester city centre. 


Who are The Loop I keep hearing mentioned?

The Loop are a charity offering free drug testing and advice, and will be on-site at Parklife this weekend. Pay them a visit if you're unsure about anything, you won't be judged. Remember, your safety should always come first.


Parklife Festival will take place on 10th and 11th June 2018. Find out more on our guide.


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