Parklife 2021: Festival lineup, tickets and more coming to Manchester
Philip Mak - March 24, 2021

Parklife 2021: Festival lineup, tickets and more coming to Manchester

Get ready to head to Heaton Park this September
Parklife Festival 2021

Thee multi-genre Manchester music festival set to turn up the volume on the weekend of 11 and 12 September 2021. Line-up includes big names such as Dave (UK Festival Exclusive), Megan Thee Stallion, AJ Tracey, Skepta, Jamie XX, Eric Prydz and Carl Cox.

After the recent government announcement Parklife organisers are confident the festival will go ahead on its rescheduled September dates

Spanning two days and eight stages, the Parklife lineup is who's who of artists from a variety of styles. The line-up was announced on the 23rd of March and includes big names in rap, urban, R&B, grime and electronic music. British rapper Dave will perform his UK exclusive headline set. He is joined in the lineup by Megan Thee Stallion, Burna Boy, Skepta, Jamie XX, Slowthai and many others. The festival will also feature several top DJs from across the globe including Eric Prydz, Carl Cox, Disclosure, Camelphat, Adam Beyer and Peggy Gou.

Parklife now ranks as the biggest metropolitan festival in Europe, with 160,000 fans headed to Manchester. ‘Madchester’ is already the UK's best city for live music, with 87 gigs per 100,000 people. Given how much Mancunians love a good time, it should come as no surprise that there are a series of Parklife afterparties held across the urban centre cleverly named Afterlife. 

Organised by a group including the people behind The Warehouse Project event series, the top UK festival began in 2010 as Mad Ferret Festival in Platt Fields Park, Rusholme — yes, that really was its name. 


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Can’t wait to live your best life at Parklife 2021? Keep reading for everything you need to know before you. Spoilers: Parklife lineup, how to get tickets, when and where this UK festival is and more!

Be there: Parklife 2021

Fast facts:

  • Lineup highlights: Dave, Megan Thee Stallion, Skepta, Burna Boy, Jamie XX, Disclosure, AJ Tracey, Eric Prydz, Peggy Gou, Camelphat, Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Slowthai, Joseph Capriati, Pendulum Trinity, Celeste & many more
  • Location: Heaton Park, Manchester  
  • Dates: 11 and 12 September 2021
  • No. of attendees: 160,000

Who’s playing on the Parklife lineup in 2021?

The Parklife 2021 lineup is a constellation of some of the biggest stars in music at the moment including Dave, Megan Thee Stallion, Skepta, Burna Boy, Jamie XX, Disclosure, AJ Tracey, Eric Prydz, Peggy Gou, Camelphat, Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Slowthai, Joseph Capriati, Pendulum Trinity, Celeste and many more. 

Previous performers include Foals, The Chemical Brothers, The 1975 and Liam Gallagher.

Parklife 2021 full lineup, dates, stages

Saturday 11 September - The Parklife Stage

Dave, Megan Thee Stallion, Young Thug, Burna Boy, Koffee, Raye, Meekz, Shygirl, Blanco, Rich Reason

Saturday 11 September - The Valley

Carl Cox, Four Tet, Peggy Gou, Honey Dijon, DJ Seinfeld, Kettama, Holly Lester

Saturday 11 September - Highsnobriety Soundsystem

Kaytranada, Nines, Celeste, Princess Nokie, Rejjie Snow, Channel Tres, Ivorian Doll, Spyro, Cole LC, Black Josh, Highsnobriety Soundsystem

Saturday 11 September - The Temple

Andy C, Crucast, Dimension, Friction, Pendulum Trinity, Sub Focus, Wilkinson

Saturday 11 September - The Hangar

Adam Beyer, Anfisa Letyago, Anna, Cirez D, Greg Lord, Ida Engberg, Layton Giordani, Rebuke

Saturday 11 September - Magic Sky

Camelphat, Skream, Paul Woolford, Yousef, Waff, Franky Wah, Alisha, James Organ

Saturday 11 September - The Palm House

The Blessed Madonna, Annie Mac, Folamour, Artwork, Krystal Klear, Krysko, Gina Breeze

Saturday 11 September - G Stage Solid Grooves

Michael Bibi, Alan Fitzpatrick, Enzo Siragusa, Pawsa, Dennis Cruz, Cuartero, Black Child, Reelow, Bassel Darwish, Pach

Sunday 12 September - The Parklife Stage

DaBaby, Skepta, Mabel, Becky Hill, Georgia, BadBoy Chillen Crew, Charlie Sloth, Gracey

Sunday 12 September - The Valley

Disclosure, AJ Tracey, Slowthai, Mist, Little Simz, KSI, Pa Salieu, Tiffany Calver, Jaguar, Young DMZ

Sunday 12 September - Sounds of The Near Future

Jamie XX, Bicep Live, Jon Hopkins DJ set, Earl Sweatshirt, Kamaal Williams, Fred Again, Lola Young, Will Tramp

Sunday 12 September - The Temple

Jamie Jones, Jospeh Capriati, Loco Dice, Richy Ahmed, Archie Hamilton, East End Dubs, Ben Sterling, Pirate Copy, Calvin Clarke

Sunday 12 September - The Hangar

Eric Prydz, Solado, Eats Everything, Nic Fanciulli, Cristoph, Mason Maynard

Sunday 12 September - Magic Sky

Sonny Fodera, Jax Jones, Purple Disco Machine, Danny Howard, Offaiah, Del-30, Jacky, Understate

Sunday 12 September - The Palm House

Brame & Hamo, Jayda G, Mella Dee, Midland, Sherelle, Zutekh DJs

Sunday 12 September - G Stage Solid Grooves

Barely Legal, Benny L, Bou, High Contrast, Holy Goof, Hybrid Minds, Kings of the Rollers & Inja, Shy FX, My Nu Leng

When is Parklife 2021?

Parklife will take place on the weekend of 11 and 12 September 2021

Where is Parklife Festival?

Parklife 2021 will once again be held in Heaton Park (Middleton Road, M25 2SW — Google Maps), north of Manchester city centre. At 600 acres, it is one of Europe’s largest municipal parks and has previously hosted events like Cities in the Park as well as huge concerts by The Stone Roses and Oasis. Before 2012, Parklife had previously been known as Mad Ferret Festival and took place in Platt Fields Park, Rusholme. 

Are there age restrictions?

Under 17s are not permitted into Parklife 2021, with all 17-year-olds needing to be accompanied by an adult (18 years or older). 

Can you camp at Parklife 2021?

No, Parklife is a non-camping music festival. You will be required to leave the event when it ends at 23:00 and be sure to have a designated driver as you will not be able to leave you car there overnight.

Where can I find Parklife tickets?

Parklife 2021 tickets sold out during presale on the 24th of March. Did you miss out? No worries! You can always find Parklife tickets on StubHub.

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