Friendly Fires to headline Manchester's new Parklife Festival

plus Kele Okereke, Vitalic, Erol Alkan, Magnetic Man, and more

published: Wed 17th Mar 2010

Friendly Fires

Saturday 12th June 2010
Platts Field Park, Manchester, England MAP
£29.50 -SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 15000
last updated: Tue 4th May 2010

Friendly Fires have been announced as the headliners of the new Parklife Festival which takes place on Saturday 12th June 2010. The event is part of the 100th year anniversary celebrations of the Park. Platts Field Park in Manchester.

Friendly Fires
The event will have a capacity of 15,000 and offer a line-up live acts and DJs performing over six stages. The main stage bill will see Friendly Fires joined by Booka Shade, Calvin Harris, Kissy Sell Out, The Japanese Popstars, Krysko, and Greg Lord.

The Now Wave Stage will feature a headline performance from Bloc Party front man Kele Okereke who is currently working on his forthcoming solo album. Other acts on the bill include Four Tet, Steve Mason, Errors, Egyptian Hip Hop, James Yuill, We Have Band, May 68, and Now Wave DJs.

For dance fans Vitalic presents V-Mirror Live in the Big Top with support from Erol Alkan, Simian Mobile Disco, Fake Blood, Boy 8 Bit, Mixhell, and Andro.

Magnetic Man consisting of dubstep producers and DJ’s Skream, Benga and Artwork headline Ape & Metropolis Present Lost In Bass Arena 1 which also sees performances from Buraka Som Sistema, Toddla T & MC Serocee, DJ Joker, Zinc, Geeneus ft Tippa & Katy B, Sbrkt & N-Type, Riot Jazz featuring Broke n' English, and Rich Reason.

The one day event which is being organised by The Warehouse Project, Mad Ferret, Trof, Now Wave, Ape and Metropolis will also see performances from Andy C, Roni Size, High Contrast, Goldie, Dillinja & Lemon D, Sub Focus, DJ Hype, Danny Byrd, Nero, and Emalkay at the Lost In Bass Arena 2.

Damian Lazarus, Jamie Jones, Clive Henry, Simon Baker, and Deniz are all confirmed for the final arena presented by Crosstown Rebels.

Councillor Mike Amesbury, Manchester City Council's executive member for culture and leisure said: "The centenary year of Platt Fields Park is packed full of fantastic events to suit all ages and tastes and Parklife Festival in particular will be the perfect start to the summer for our younger members of the community - and some of the older ones as well. We are extremely experienced at hosting high profile events of this nature and will be making the safety of party goers and the surrounding community our number one priority. Due to its location, there is very limited parking at Platt Fields Park but it is situated on one of Manchester's main bus routes within easy reach of the city centre and surrounding areas so I would encourage anyone coming to the concert to travel by public transport."

A limited number of early bird tickets available priced at £25 (full price £29.50), for anyone over the age of 16. A limited number of 1,000 weekend tickets (for this and The Warehouse Project Presents which happens the day before) will also be available priced at £55 each.

Tickets will go on sale from 9am, Thursday 17th March and eFestivals will have links for you to buy them then.

Saturday 12th June 2010
Platts Field Park, Manchester, England MAP
£29.50 -SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 15000
last updated: Tue 4th May 2010


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