The wait is finally over. After months of speculation and rumours surrounding who will be taking to Heaton Park this June 11th-12th, Parklife Festival have released their 2016 lineup. Heading things up will be two of the worlds biggest electronic acts with The Chemical Brothers and Major Lazer set to appear across the weekend.
The Chemical Brothers will be retuning to their spiritual home of Manchester bringing along a back catalogue of over 20 years of dance floor ready hits. With one of the most spectacular live shows about, The Chemical Brothers are sure to take you on a journey with their distinctive visuals and huge selection of hits to work into their set. With tracks from their 2015 Born In The Echos to their global smash Push The Button, The Chemical Brothers will be primed and ready to bring the party to Parklife. Joining them as headliners will be Diplo’s Major Lazer. The trio have grown to become one of the most recognisable electronic acts in the world thanks to Diplo’s production and the groups energetic live performances. With three of their own full length releases at the ready including last years Peace Is The Mission and Music Is The Weapon, Major Lazer’s live show is definitely one to look out for over the weekend.
Following on from last year’s appearance from Nas and the Wu-Tang Clan, Parklife will once again be welcoming hip-hop royalty with this year set to see appearances from NWA’s Ice Cube, Busta Rhymes and De La Soul. UK drum & bass will also be well represented as Sigma will be stopping off at Heaton Park on their live tour along with Andy C and Chase & Status. Bands such as Bastille, Wolf Alice and Years & Years are set to appear across the weekend with UK grime and garage stars Craig David, Kano and Stormzy also descending on the 2-day festival.
As always Parklife will be offering up a selection of the finest DJ’ing talent with the likes of Seth Troxler and Jamie Jones set to make another appearance at the festival. RA’s number 1 DJ for 2 consecutive years, Dixon will be behind the decks along with Klockworks label boss Ben Klock. Sound clash legend David Rodigan is also set to appear bringing his blend of dub, reggae and drum & bass to Parklife Festival.
The Chemical Brothers - Major Lazer
Ice Cube - Jamie Xx - Jess Glynne - Years & Years - Skepta
Annie Mac - Chase & Status - Diplo - Jamie Jones - Andy C - Mk - Dj Ez
Bastille - Wolf Alice - Circa Waves - Busta Rhymes
Jack Garratt - Flume - Four Tet - Katy B - Stormzy - De La Soul- Gorgon City Live - Sigma Live - Seth Troxler & The Martinez Brothers - Blossoms - Craig David Ts5 - Pusha T - Kaytranada - Soul Ii Soul- Hannah Wants - Solomun - Maceo Plex - Groove Armada (Dj) - Adam Beyer - Dixon - Nina Kraviz - Ben Klock - Joseph Capriati - Eats Everything - Todd Terje - Dj Koze - David Rodigan Mbe - Armand Van Helden B2b Jackmaster - Hot Since 82 - Joris Voorn - Black Coffee - Steve Lawler - Ben Ufo - Floating Points (Dj) - Earth Wind & Fire Experience Ft Al Mckay - Chronixx & The Zincfence Redemption
Grace - Kano - Lethal Bizzle - Kurupt Fm - Sub Focus
Wilkinson Live - Amine Edge & Dance - Kink Live - Fat White Family - Julio Bashmore - Dusky - Section Boyz - Bugzy Malone - Heidi - Skream - Richy Ahmed - Patrick Topping - Yousef - Tiga - Daniel Avery - Joy Orbison - The Black Madonna - Bicep - Motor City Drum Ensemble - B Traits & Alan Fitzpatrick - Preditah - Bad Company - Special Request - Dub Phizix & Strategy - Jamie Woon - Shura - Mura Masa - Snakehips - Kelela - Nao- Mista Jam - My Nu Leng B2b Oneman - Goldlink - Leon Vynehall - Waze & Odyssey - Pan Pot - Andrea Oliva - Charlie Sloth - Sg Lewis - Maribou State (Live) - Casisdead - Wstrn - Novelist - Izzy Bizu - Anne Marie - Bonkaz - Levelz - Submotion Orchestra - Job Jobse - Danny Howard - Artwork - Bonkaz - Barely Legal - Jasper James - 99 Souls - Ida Engberg - Subb-An - Riton - Mele - Formation - Icarus - Felix Dickinson - Dimension - Elf Kid - Yungen - Lady Leshurr - Logan Sama - Culture Shock - Rude Kid - Venum Sound - Rob James - De La Swing - Toni Varga - Tough Love - Jodie Abacus - Ady Suleiman - Madam X - Krysko
Lewis Boardman - Luca Cazal - Greg Lord - Pirate Copy
Dance Lady Dance - Nicola Bear - Now Wave Djs - Will Tramp
Lauren Lo Sung - Lemmy Ashton - Juicy Djs - North Base
Words by Elliot Ryder
Photos courtesy of Parklife