Parklife, formerly known as The Parklife Weekender, is an independent music festival held annually in Manchester. With a capacity exceeding 70,000 people per day it has moved from Platt Fields Park, Rusholme to Heaton Park, Prestwich in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury in 2012 in order to accommodate the increased numbers attending. It is jointly organised by a number of groups, including The Warehouse
Genre: Indie / Dance / Electronic / Hip Hop
Location: Heaton Park, Manchester, England.
Heaton Park is one of the largest municipal parks in Europe covering an area of up to 600 acres. Heaton Park has been open as a park since 1902. At Heaton Park there are great facilities such as an 18-hole golf course, a boating lake, an adventure playground and a tramway museum. The Park has a long and rich history of hosting festivals and concerts.
In Early 1900’s numerous gramophone open air concerts took place whereas in more recent times, Heaton Park was visited by Pope John Paul the second in 1982 and celebrated by over 100,000 people attending. At the peak of ‘Madchester’, Heaton Park hosted ‘Cities in the Park’ which featured the great and the good of the day including Happy Mondays, De La Soul and 808 State. In more recent times Heaton Park has hosted now legendary concerts by The Stone Roses and Oasis.
Heaton Park is situated to the North of Manchester city centre. It is 5 miles from the city centre and is well serviced by public transport being on the Bury Metro link line as well as other public transport. Being just adjacent to the M60 ring road it is easily accessed by car.