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ABOUT PARKLIFE FESTIVAL
PARKLIFE IS THE LARGEST METROPOLITAN MUSIC FESTIVAL IN THE UK AND TAKES PLACE AT HEATON PARK IN MANCHESTER. THE MANCHESTER FESTIVAL BLENDS BEATS FROM MULTIPLE MUSIC GENRES, INCLUDING HIP HOP, GRIME, POP, ROCK, CLUB, HOUSE AND DANCE DJS.
THE URBAN FESTIVAL IS FROM THE SAME TEAM BEHIND THE WAREHOUSE PROJECT, AND FIRST BEGAN IN 2010 IN ITS FORMER RUSHOLME LOCATION BEFORE MOVING TO HEATON PARK IN 2012. OVER THE DECADE SINCE THE FIRST EVENT, PARKLIFE HAS WELCOMED PERFORMANCES FROM MUSIC LEGENDS SUCH AS MARK RONSON, WU TANG CLAN, DISCLOSURE, GEORGE EZRA, THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS, SNOOP DOGG, THE XX, LIAM GALLAGHER, N.E.R.D, THE 1975, FOALS AND MANY MORE.
THE NON-CAMPING NORTHERN FESTIVAL HAS DEVELOPED A REPUTATION FOR ITS WONDERFULLY DIVERSE AND ECLECTIC LINE-UP, ATTRACTING SOME OF THE WORLD'S BIGGEST ARTISTS TO ITS MULTIPLE STAGES. THE EVENT ALSO HAS CHILL OUT ZONES, STREET FOOD AND BARS, ENTERTAINERS AND ART INSTALLATIONS TO ENJOY.
Where is Parklife and how do I get there?
Parklife is based in Heaton Park, Manchester, M25 2SW, UK. The festival is based just five miles North from the city centre, just off Middleton Road, and there are a number of ways to get there:
- By Car - You can reach Heaton Park from the M60 Ring Road. Public transport is recommended as there is limited car parking, which often sells out in advance of the event. There is a car and taxi drop off point at Sainsburys car park off Middleton road.
- By Metro - You can get the Bury Metro link line from Manchester city to Heaton Park stop
- By Train - There are national rail service links to Manchester Piccadilly. From the train station you can get the Metro to Heaton Park after a short walk to Market Street Metro Link.
- By Bus - There is a Parklife Express shuttle bus from Aytoun Street in Manchester to the festival. There are additional bus routes across Greater Manchester you can take including the 135, 59, 64, 484, 495, 164 and 165.
What's included with VIP Parklife tickets and is it worth it?
VIP tickets give you access to many different festival features, including a designated VIP rooftop bar. You will also have a fast tracked VIP entrance, delicious street food selection, exclusive access to the Parklife House Party along with private restrooms.
Are payment plans available for Parklife?
Yes, deposit scheme tickets are available so you can spread the cost of your ticket over multiple smaller payments. View general admission and VIP payment plans in our tickets section.
See all payment plan terms and conditions here.
Is Parklife a camping festival?
No, it is a non camping festival so please do not bring camping equipment. However, as it is based in the city, there are plenty of alternate accommodation options to choose from.
Are there age restrictions?
Yes, there is an age limit and the event is strictly for over 17's. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18. There is also a max of four 17 year olds per responsible adult. You may be asked to show ID so please bring Photo ID.
Can I book accessible tickets for the festival?
Yes, the festival offer accessible tickets that also operate a two for one (free PA/carer ticket) policy for eligible guests. Read more about accessible tickets and how to book on our help page linked here under "Accessible Tickets".
Can I sell my festival tickets?
Yes, if you can no longer go to the festival, you can head to our verified fan to fan ticket exchange site to sell your tickets safely and securely so another fan gets to enjoy the festival. See our Ticket Exchange site here.
Please note that Ticketmaster can only deal with questions and issues regarding tickets. For all other enquiries regarding the festival, please visit the Parklife website or contact them directly.
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