Festival Guide Update | Parklife Weekender to Move Venues Plus Latest Line Up

Festival Guide Update | Parklife Weekender to Move Venues Plus Latest Line Up

Festival Guide Update | Parklife Weekender to Move Venues Plus Latest Line Up

Well, we promised you that the Festival Guide would be dominated by the Parklife Weekender this spring and we were not lying! Today, we can bring you the exciting news that this year’s event will be the last at the Platt Fields Park venue as the festival looks to expand. Incidentally, the event is heading towards its third consecutive sold out year!

Young Academic has been with Parklife since its inception back in 2009 and whilst we have had some truly special times at Platt Field Park, ambitions and appetite for the hugely successful festival seemed to have outgrown its Fallowfield home.

As you read this festival guide preview, just 12 weeks remain until what is set to become Parklife Weekender’s best ever weekend on 9th and 10th June. Our friends from team Parklife have now officially confirmed that 2012 will be the festival’s final year at its current location as plans for ever more impressive production are afoot.[left_image link=”URL-HERE”]https://www.youngacademic.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/young-academic-xfm1.jpg[/left_image]

Those wishing to join The Flaming Lips, Dizzee Rascal and many more of the best pop, indie, electronic and crossover bands, DJs, producers and artists are strongly advised to purchase their tickets as soon as possible. In both its first and second years Parklife Weekender has sold out many weeks in advance and there is absolutely no reason why this year should be any different.

“Platt Fields provided a great start for The Parklife Weekender and we’ve been really grateful.

In 2010 when Parklife was just an idea, it was really an unknown as to whether it would work. If we had known only three years on we would be moving onto a new site to develop and grow the festival to meet demand – it would have saved many sleepless nights!

The park hosted our launch year and last summer’s expansion to a full weekend festival and will always hold fond memories from ourselves and our customers alike.

A new location is not yet confirmed but plans are in the pipeline. In the meantime we’re really looking forward to bidding farewell to Platt Fields in style. Goodbye Platt Fields.” Stated Parklife Weekender co-promoter Sam Kandel.

Compared to other festivals this summer, tickets for the Parklife Weekender are a total steal at just £64.50 for a full weekend ticket. Day tickets can also be purchased for £38.50, Hospitality weekend tickets are £94.50 and Hospitality day ticket will cost just £49.50.

For any of you that still haven’t booked your tickets to what could well turn out to be the weekend festival extravaganza of the year then see below for details – we have also provided the very latest latest line-up for your perusal too!

Box Office

Parklife.ticketline.co.uk / 0161 832 1111

Skiddle.com / 0844 884 2920

Parklife Weekender Info

Platt Fields Park, Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6LA.


Young Academic Festival Guide | Current Parklife Weekender Line Up


Sat 9th June




The Flaming Lips

Noah & The Whale


The Cuban Brothers

DJ Yoda

Krysko & Greg Lord

+ special guests:

Chic ft. Nile Rogers


Nero (Live)

Pendulum (DJ Set)

Zane Lowe

Sub Focus (DJ Set)

Jaguar Skills

Tempa T

DJ Hype


16 Bit

North Base

Crosstown Rebels 

Damian Lazarus

Art Department

Maceo Plex

Clive Henry

Danny Daze


Now Wave

Crystal Castles

Tom Vek




Django Django

Phenomenal Handclap Band


To Kill a King

Now Wave DJs

Will Tramp!

+ special guests:

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaus



Pearson Sound





presents Archimedes (Live)


Space Dimension Controller


B Traits



Fake Blood

James Zabiela

Simian Mobile Disco



Justin Robertson


James Rand



Marco Effe & James Mile

Romano & Luca Bear

Ellesse & Josef K

Us & Them

Pete Zorba

Sun 10th June



Dizzee Rascal


Azealia Banks

Delilah (Live)


Mista Jam

Juicy DJs

+ special guests

De La Soul


Justice (Live)

Annie Mac

Erol Alkan


Busy P

Will Tramp

+ special guest:

Jacques Lu Cont

Now Wave

The Rapture

Mount Kimbie

Gold Panda


Twin Shadow

Other Lives

The Field

Jessie Ware

Now Wave DJs

+ special guests:

Factory Floor


High Contrast


London Elektricity

Danny Byrd





Jessie Alan

Fred V & Graffix

MCs: Wrec, SP &

+ special guests:

Zinc (Jungle set)


Maya Jane-Coles

Claude Von Stroke

Julio Bashmore

Todd Edwards

Joy Orbison

Miguel Campbell

Eats Everything


Ape Carnival Sounds

Fresh (Live)

Buraka Som Sistema (Live)


Shy FX

David Rodigan

Dam Funk & Master Blazter

Dot Rotten

Toddla T


DJ Derek

Rich Reason


Soul Clap

Wolf & Lamb

DJ Harvey

Floating Points


Drop The Mustard

Zutekh DJs

Remember peeps, the Young Academic Festival Guide is the only place you need to go for every music and arts festival worth it’s salt this year. We’re barely into spring and we’re already crammed with exciting events from the coolest small festivals to humdingers such as Parklife and Bestival. Fancy yourself as a bit of a John Peel? Send us in your reviews and you could even see your name on the national student news website!

Charles Whitworth is the Editor of the Young Academic publications.

Graduating from the University of Liverpool with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism in 2008, Charles learned his trade in newsrooms such as IPC Media and Sky.

He has now developed as a top sports, music and current affairs journalist and has been printed in a range of publications including The Guardian. His interests include Cricket, Football, Rugby, Music and Current Affairs.

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