Parklife is always a festival that goes above-and-beyond the call of duty in delivering stellar line-ups to its fans. But this year festival proprietor and Manchester’s night czar Sacha Lord-Marchionne has wielded his growing influence by locking in the most impressive line-up to date. We’ve looked several times, and we think it’s fair to say that nobody is missing!
Talk about generation-defining stars, how about this current crop of A-listers: Amelie Lens is Belgium’s prodigal daughter conquering the world of techno. She recently remixed Adam Beyer’s classic Teach Me for Drumcode records’ 200th release. The label will also have a strong presence on the day.
Want more techno? How about Helena Hauff, Joseph Capriati and Daniel Avery? Love it or hate it, you couldn’t escape this infectious tech house bomb last summer - or the viral videos of festival crowd’s eating out of the palm of the hands of the man responsible! Fisher is in.
Other artist from within the tech house community involved are Solardo and the Martinez Brothers with Jamie Jones & Marco Carola playing one of their much hyped B2Bs. Few acts have had a bigger 2018 than CamelPhat. With their debut studio album looming, here are two scousers who might actually get a welcomed reception in Manchester.
Similar confirmed acts count MK, Black Coffee and Eric Prydz. For certified hit-maker Mark Ronson to exclaim that he’s current in his most creative period of activity is quite a claim. You can catch him at Parklife. Here’s his recent collab with Miley Cyrus, proving he really can make success out of anything he turns his hand to.
Other rap artists confirmed include Nas, Cardi B and Pusha T. Returning to their roots, Chase & Status have been teasing us with their perpetually delayed fourth album - the eponymously titled RTRN II JNGL. But their most recent track should appease some appetites.
D&B heads will also find joy in the likes of Andy C, David Rodigan and My Nu Leng. Plus, there’ll be disco from Artwork, Mella Dee and Denis Sulta and live bands in the form of The Streets, Christine & The Queens and Blossoms. All these and many more play Parklife across Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June.
General admission for both days and weekend tickets are all on sale now.