Parklife : The Final Countdown

Parklife is just a few days away so we have put together a guide for you on everything you need to know about this iconic festival, including how to travel to and from the event, what else there is to do in Manchester and how to remain safe throughout your time at the festival.

Getting To Parklife

Parklife is located to the north of Manchester City Centre situated in Heaton Park. Getting to Heaton Park is very easy, and can be accessed via the Bury Metro Link Line, as well as bus services that will be running through the weekend. If public transport isn’t your thing, you can travel to this iconic Manchester festival by car, with it being located adjacent to the M60 ring road. However, parking is being allocated via an advance booking and is very limited. For full details on how to get to Parklife, click here.

Line Up

The full line up to Parklife has now been announced, with headliners: The 1975, Frank Ocean, Boy Better Know, A Tribe Called Quest. For the full line up, head over to their website.

General FAQ’s

Parklife is a festival which doesn’t permit camping, and like normal festivals, you can’t take your own food and drink into the premises, excluding specific medical conditions which permit you to do so. For a full list of FAQ’s, head over to the FAQ page on Parklife’s website here.

Opening Times

The gates to Parklife open from 11:00 on Saturday 10th June and Sunday 11th June, and on both days finishes at 23:00. There is no re-entry into the festival, so if you leave, you won’t be getting back in! Last entry to the festival is 5pm.

Staying Safe

A lot of people are feeling slightly worried about attending Parklife after the recent tragic Manchester Arena attack, however, Parklife will be working very effectively to ensure that you remain safe. Working together, you will have a safe and enjoyable Parklife experience.

  1. Stay Vigilant – If you see anything suspicious report it to a member of staff immediately, and remain calm.
  2. Create Meeting Points – If you are going in a large group, or even just a duo, create a meeting point in case you end up splitting off from each other. Make sure that everyone knows the meeting point before you go in.
  3. Watch out for each other – Keep an eye out for your friends and make sure you are all safe. If one person doesn’t feel great or feels a bit anxious, head to the paramedics which will be situated at the festival.
  4. Keep your belongings safe – Make sure that you keep your money and personal belongings safe and away from pickpockets.
  5. Plan your routes home – In case it gets to the end of the festival and the meeting point turns out to be everyone else’s meeting point, plan your route home before you leave. Create a safe meeting point in town, and make sure everyone knows how to get there from the festival via public transport.
  6. Cooperation – Please, please, cooperate with the security on the day of the festival. All the security checks and searches, they will be doing for your safety. Cooperate with them, and you will be able to have an amazing weekend!

If you’re going to Parklife, enjoy! Stay safe, and remember to tweet us pictures!

Written by gabbyfabrizio

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