It’s almost time for tens of thousands of people to flock to the fields of Heaton Park for this year’s Parklife festival, which is bigger than ever in 2024.

The huge festival brings together the biggest names in dance, house, hip hop, grime and electronic music for two days of partying.

This year’s line-up is arguably its biggest yet, featuring headline performances from Doja Cat, Disclosure, Becky Hill and loads more.

And even with the incredible European debut of Fisher and Chris Lake’s Under Construction now pulled from the line-up, it’s still set to be Manchester’s biggest party of the year.

If you can believe it, it’s been 14 years since the first-ever Parklife was held and since then it’s gone on to be not only a Manc music institution and rite of passage, but one of the most famous festivals around the world – we’re just lucky it happens to be right on our doorstep.

With that in mind, here’s everything you need to know about Parklife 2023, from who’s playing and where to how you’ll be getting there and back.

Parklife 2024 line-up

Aitch performing at Parklife 2023. Credit: Sam Neill
Aitch performing at Parklife 2023. Credit: Sam Neill

The city’s biggest music event has lined up huge names like Doja Cat, Disclosure and J Hus to perform over the weekend of 8 and 9 June.

Returning Parklife favourites Peggy Gou, Becky Hill, and Four Tet are also heading up the huge 2024 Parklife line-up.

The pop and R&B side of the line-up will be taken care of by names like Sugababes, Anne-Marie and Mahalia.

Also on the bill will be Kaytranada, Camelphat, Rudim3ntal, Nia Archives, Hybrid Minds, Patrick Topping, Barry Can’t Swim, Folamour, Dom Dolla, Casisdead, Wilkinson, Shy FX: Specials, Interplanetary Criminal, Sammy Virji b2b Interplanetary Criminal, Kenya Grace, ANOTR, PAWSA, TSHA, Girls Don’t Sync, Max Dean, Hedex, Bou, Uncle Waffles, Skream, Jyoty, Loco Dice, Sub Focus and loads more.

You can see the full line-up here.

Tickets for Parklife 2024

The good news if you’ve not yet booked your Parklife tickets is that there are still some available, whether you’re picking a day to go or want to take on the whole weekend.

And this year, Parklife has reduced the price of tickets – a first for the industry and part of its commitment to keep festivals financially accessible.

Day tickets for either Saturday or Sunday cost £79.50 (plus booking fees), while weekend tickets are £135 plus fees.

You can check the latest availability here.

How much is a VIP upgrade and what does it get you?

Having done a fair few Parklife festivals now, we can confirm that the VIP upgrade is well worth the money.

You’ll get fast-track entry to the festival (no queues for you!), and access to a whole separate area of the festival to relax in.

The VIP area at Parklife has exclusive DJs, a street food market, cocktail and spritz bars, lockers, fast-track loos, a make-up artist and glitter station, and even a streetwear stall by Suzy Loves Milo.

It’s £35.50 to upgrade a day ticket to VIP, or £34.50 for weekend ticket-holders – again, check here to book yours.

Parklife 2024 festival site map

The map of the Parklife festival site for 2024
The map of the Parklife festival site for 2024

Parklife 2024 dates and opening times

  • Saturday 8 June : 12pm – 11pm
  • Sunday 9 June : 1pm – 11pm
  • Last entry into the festival is 5pm

Stage splits for Parklife 2024 headliners

It’s always the eternal question for festival-goers – how am I actually going to see all this amazing music and one weekend, and who’s going to clash this year?

Parklife has already confirmed the stage splits for its 2024 instalment, so we know exactly who’s going to be playing which stage.

Stage times aren’t out yet but usually drop a good few days before the festival – you can download the Parklife app (here for Apple, here for Android) for all you need to know.

How to get to and from Parklife festival 2024

As Parklife is a non-camping festival, getting home at the end of the night is always a question people ask.

Organisers make it as straight-forward as possible for people to get back home after the stages wrap up in Heaton Park.

The fastest and easiest way to travel to and from Parklife is with the official Parklife Travel Pass, a partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester (Bee Network), Manchester City Council and Parklife, which allows you to travel on the direct Parklife Shuttle Bus and Metrolink service from Manchester City Centre.

Buses will operate back into Manchester from the early evening, until the site is clear, and fans should use the NORTH EXIT of the site for the bus departure point.

Tickets are just £5.50 per day.

You can see more travel advice from Parklife here.

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Featured image: Sam Neill

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