This year’s Parklife Festival was able to donate a massive £75,164.50 to charity, with the bulk of proceeds being split between the SuperJosh Brain Tumour Charity and the Parklife Community Trust Fund. By far Manchester’s biggest music event, Parklife welcomed over 140,000 people to Heaton Park when it took place from the 10th to 11th of June this year, and featured a stellar lineup with Frank Ocean, The 1975, Boy Better Know and many dozens more. Keen to give back to the city that houses the festival, Parklife director Sacha Lord-Marchionne will be delighted to see a 153% increase on the amount that the festival was able to donate in 2016.
Of the £75,000 raised, over £44,000 will be put towards local projects in Manchester on behalf of the Parklife Community Trust Fund, with a further £26,000 being donated to The SuperJosh Brain Tumour Charity, which Lord-Marchionne is a patron for. The latter figure was accumulated through donations from festival goers and Parklife staff, and will be a source of great pride to the festival’s organisers. A final £5000 was raised by festival tickets which were donated to charities for raffle draws and auctions.
Parklife will return to Heaton Park in the summer of 2018.
Photo courtesy of Parklife
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