Parklife ignited against a myriad of conflicting weather types systematic of its surroundings. For the third year running at Heaton Park, festival lovers from across the UK journeyed to see some of the most talked about live acts and DJ’s on the live music circuit. Our Editor in Chief Jsky was on hand to catch all of the action, backstage, on-stage and in the crowd.
“…I didn’t even look at the line-up…I just came to check out my friends and meet the Manchester people…” Tempa T
Whilst battling with bitter winds and an onslaught of dirt and grit blowing in the eyes of revellers reaching out to tents and food stands, a host of interactivities from African drumming and fair ground rides (including the now legendary log flume) were interspersed between the various stages and arenas.
“Parklife is cool man. I just love it.” Ella Eyre
Stand out performances by James Bay and Grace Jones have been the talk of social media, whilst a dance tent hosted by popular brand Kaluki had an atmosphere like no other with house favourite Jamie Jones tearing up the decks.
Security and police were on hand to uphold customer safety as a painless process, and a comedic yet appropriate “drug surrender bin” was installed by the entrance as a reminder of the zero policy to illegal substances in operation.
Festival fashion styles were vibrant and varied. Short shorts consumed the fields of Heaton Park and jumpsuits and two-pieces became a popular choice for the ladies. I wore a 70s style crisp white shirt with pale pastel salmon shorts emblazed with rose buds on the back pockets, teamed with olive green socks and oxblood shoes. My day two look was a double denim number with rips and diamante littered throughout. Both looks were accessorised with Chrysalis bangles and a statement Ice Watch.
“It’s great to be here. I’m having a really good time.” James Bay