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Parklife 2021 sees the Manchester festival return to the city’s Heaton Park on 12th-13th June 2021 for a weekend alongside some of dance and alternative music’s foremost names.

Promising to come back bigger than ever following its year off, Parklife will once again curate a top-tier lineup across eight stages, including its prestigious main stage that has featured sets from the likes of Liam Gallagher, The xx and Solange down the years.

But beyond the main stage is where Parklife really comes alive, with seven stages consistently showcasing house, techno, garage, drum and bass and more from DJs such as Disclosure, Peggy Gou and Andy C.

Having started out back in 2010 as the curiously named Mad Ferret Festival in Rusholme’s Platt Fields Park, the festival rebranded to Parklife and moved to its current home in Heaton Park in 2012. It is now curated by a number of the UK’s foremost dance brands, including fellow Manchester event series The Warehouse Project and has gone onto welcome some of music’s biggest artists over the past decade, such as Liam Gallagher, Foals, Disclosure, The Chemical Brothers and The 1975.

And once the main festival has finished, festival-goers have historically had a number of after parties to choose from – named Afterlife – which have featured a selection of artists that performed during the main festival (as well as others) in venues across Manchester. Details of Afterlife are usually revealed closer to the festival.

Parklife Festival 2020 was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Ticket-holders have the option to roll their ticket over to the 2021 edition. You can read the festival’s statement here

Parklife 2019 Revealed

Parklife Festival 2021 Lineup

Lineup will be announced closer to the festival.

Parklife Festival 2021 Tickets


Camping during the festival is included in the festival ticket, so all you need is basic camping gear, like a tent, a camping pad and a head torch (so useful in the night). Alternatively, you can book nearby hotels and apartments using the map below or visit booking.com

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Manchester Piccadilly is served by many national rail services throughout the UK. Once at the station, walk to Market Street Metrolink station to board a line 2 metro to Heaton park.


Heaton Park is served by these existing bus routes from around Greater Manchester 135, 59, 64, 484, 495, 164, 165. More information on buses can be found @ www.tfgm.com


Parklife shuttle buses will be running continuously from the corner of Aytoun Street and Minshull Street (M1 2DD), near Piccadilly train station, directly to the festival site. Purchase your Parklife Travel Pass here, that allows you to travel on either the dedicated Parklife shuttle bus or Metrolink services from Manchester City Centre.


Type ‘Heaton Park’ into the ‘Where to?’ section and your ride will be with you in minutes.


Travel with Big Green Coach to the festival from various cities in the UK. Book your ticket here


If you’re flying into Manchester Airport, take a National Rail train to Manchester Oxford Road before crossing over to St Peters Square Metrolink station and taking a line 2 to Heaton Park.

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