Parklife 2017 Highlights

Parklife is over for another year, and what a weekend it was! Heaton Park was yet again host to the iconic Parklife festival and in true British weather, the mud made a special appearance for the weekend!

With such an iconic festival, and with a list of incredible artists across the weekend, there were plenty of highlights from Parklife 2017, but here are our top 3 moments .

The 1975 lead Manchester Terror Attack tribute

Matt Healy paid a moving tribute to the victims of the Manchester terror attack on the main stage. Four-piece Mancunian band, The 1975, rounded off the Saturday night with an energetic and aesthetically pleasing performance, but what else would you expect from The 1975? They took time out of performing to hold a touching tribute to the horrific terror attack in Manchester last month. Front man, Matt Healy, joined festival directors, Manchester City Councillor Pat Karney, Mayor of Manchester Andy Burnham, as well as the police and emergency services that were of utmost importance in saving the lives of victims involved. Healy led a ‘moment of noise’ to tribute those lost, resulting in an uplifting chant from the crowd of, “Manchester! Manchester!”

Frank Ocean plays first UK festival since 2014

Sunday saw headline act Frank Ocean play his first UK festival since 2014, and he was welcomed by the extremely muddy people of Manchester. The acclaimed singer-songwriter opened his main stage set with ‘Solo’ and performed an incredible set, bringing the entire weekender to an amazing end.

Fat Boy Slim Plays ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’

The award-winning DK performed on The Hangar stage on Saturday, where he played, what has now become an anthem of defiance after the terror attack at Manchester Arena.

Did you have a personal highlight from Parklife 2017? Tweet us @CelebMix and let us know!

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Written by gabbyfabrizio

20 years of age, always writing, attending gigs, or drinking coffee.