From June the 8th – 9th this summer Parklife festival is taking over Heaton Park, Manchester and the lineup is bigger than ever. Here’s a brief look at some of our highlights:
Following her chart topping “Bodak Yellow” in 2017, Cardi B became the first female rapper to attain multiple number-one songs on the chart. Her debut studio album “Invasion of Privacy” released back in 2018 broke several streaming records and Time included her on their annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. She is one seriously not to be missed, not that anyone would.
The Streets and Mike Skinner are touring for the first time in 7 years and tickets have sold out rapidly. Their comeback is punchy, alternative hip hop, a set that is sure to have some mosh pits and hopefully some old classics.
Christine & the Queens
Two years after her thought-provoking electric-pop debut, Christine and the Queens is back with her second album. Her newest singles are brasher, sexier than ever as Heloise Letissier continues to play with her sexuality against incredibly producing abilities.
South London young creative Loyle Carner’s alternative hip-hop has generated hype with its candid poetry and laidback easy-going jazz beats. 2018 saw some great new singles following his debut album “Yesterday’s Gone” and Carner is destined for great things this year.
Leicester’s Easy Life make music in the middle ground of hip-hop, indie and slacker rock. For fans of Jamie T and Beastie Boys, their shows are cheerful, colourful, fun and the frontman’s multi-instrumentalism live is impressive. One to watch for 2019 and a great addition to the lineup.
London’s duo Jungle make pop-modern soul and mid tempo 1970s-style funk mixed with tropical percussion and punchy bass. Their set will likely feature much of their impressive and expansive second album.
Tickets here https://parklife.uk.com
Written by Tilda Gratton