The Parklife Weekender 2013

at Heaton Park, Manchester

This event has been and gone.

The fourth instalment of The Parklife Weekender will be relocating to Manchester's Heaton Park in 2013.

Widely regarded as one of the premier outdoor venues in the north of England, Heaton Park has hosted legendary concerts from the likes of The Stone Roses and Oasis.

The phenomenal success of The Parklife Weekender has seen the festival grow year-on-year since its inception and resulted in Platt Fields Park no longer being big enough to accommodate the event. 2013 will see a wider spread of music and entertainment including larger dance arenas, more spectacular production and many hidden nooks and crannies ensuring the biggest Parklife Weekender ever staged!

Headline Artists on from the start, arrive early for speedy entrance

Gates Midday, Last Entry 5.00pm.

No under 16s.

Parklife weekend tickets are not transferable.

Terrace - Drop The Mustard


Saturday 8th June

WHP And Now Wave: Sounds Of The Near Future

Saturday 8th June


  • A Hill & Harry Sheehan
  • Alex Blaxx
  • Alex Lewis
  • Audio Farm DJs
  • Butter Side Up DJs
  • DJ Greg
  • DJ Willow
  • Dollop DJs
  • Dom Lev
  • Hi Ku DJs
  • Jay Gregory
  • Kathryn Dodds & Kristian Eustace
  • Krysko
  • Lo Shea
  • Mono_cult DJs
  • Movement Mag
  • Ninjury
  • No Curfew Events
  • Oxymoron DJs
  • Pedro
  • Richard Rowell & Chris Bookless
  • Selective Hearing DJs
  • Sian Bennett
  • Tenkicolor DJs
  • Zutekh

The Kopparberg Happening

  • Adapt DJs
  • Chow Down DJs
  • Content DJs
  • DJ BBC
  • DJ Bane
  • Daniel Bennion
  • Darka
  • Departure DJs
  • Dolce
  • Fresh Fridays
  • H2
  • Half Full DJs
  • Henry
  • Idiosync DJs
  • Itchy Feet DJs
  • Jam
  • Mute! DJs
  • Nanny Banton
  • Rikki Humphrey Clayton
  • T-Pot DJs
  • Thick As Thieves DJs
  • Vital Techniques

The Tree House

Crosstown Rebels


Sunday 9th June

Red Bull Music Academy Stage



Madeon appearing at this event

The young French producer powerhouse has worked with the likes of Deadmau5 and Yelle, quickly establishing himself as a master of his genre.

See 3 tour dates featuring Madeon


Netsky appearing at this event

Belgian wonder kid DJ. Having a Belgian passport doesn't often turn D+B heads, so you can be sure it's his tunes which do the talking! Having secured releases on some of the biggest labels in the scene, gained DJ support from the likes of Friction, Hype, Fabio and London Elektricity, the young Belgian from Edegem near Antwerp earned a nomination as 'Best Upcoming Producer' at the Drum & Bass Arena Awards in 2008 and fulfilled this ambition two years on with is 'Best Newcomer Producer' award in 2010. Leading a wave of new skool D&B talent from Europe with his blend of uplifting, melancholic melodies and heavy dancefloor bass and beats, Netsky's popularity as both a DJ and producer is second to none.

See Netsky tour dates

Sub Focus

Sub Focus appearing at this event

From his beginnings as a bedroom DJ five years ago, to headlining the Glade stage at Glastonbury in 2010, Nick Douwma, better known as Sub Focus, has become one of the most interesting, innovative and important voices working in British electronic music today. Douwma has created compositions for Chase & Status (Flashing Lights) and Example (Kickstarts), remixed The Prodigy, Deadmau5 and Dizzee Rascal, while his own tracks (including Airplane, X-Ray, Rock It, Could This Be Real) have won Sub Focus fans in the form of Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Grooverider and Mistajam.

See Sub Focus tour dates

Hot Natured

Hot Natured, comprising acclaimed DJs and producers Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, Ali Love and Luca C, have established themselves as one of the most exciting live acts in electronic music, headlining festivals across the UK and Europe and picking up the Best Electronic Live award at the 2013 DJ Awards in Ibiza.

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Maya Jane Coles

Maya Jane Coles appearing at this event

Mixmag's Breakthrough DJ of 2011. You'll probably know Maya from her mix compilations for DJ Kicks and Fabric Live, or her remixes of artists including the XX, Bonobo and Little Dragon. She also toured with electronic titans Depeche Mode on the European leg of their tour.

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Plan B

Plan B appearing at this event

A truly defiant figure in the world of music, Plan B’s diverse creativity is inexhaustible. His raw, incendiary debut album, Who Needs Actions When You Got Words broke new ground for UK hip hop in 2006, a loud, proud, obscenity-riddled scream of anger and pride from the streets of East London. But a part of Ben always stayed faithful to the soul he’d first heard as a child, and his sophomore album The Defamation Of Strickland Banks saw him marry the two together with astounding success, achieving quadruple-platinum status, hitting the #1 album spot and selling over 1.4 million copies in the UK alone, plus seeing him win both a BRIT and three Ivor Novello’s. His 2012 directorial debut (and accompanying album) iLL Manors saw him smashing boundaries with his creative style of overlapping stories and interweaving rap-narrative, boldly addressing socio-political issues with his often brutal cultural commentary, seeing Ben nominated for his fifth BRIT Award, being nominated for his first Mercury Music prize, and once again hitting #1 in the UK album chart.

See Plan B tour dates


Example appearing at this event

Example's meteoric rise from fresh-faced Fulham rapper to worldwide club anthem superstar has been nothing short of spectacular. Since first hitting the charts in 2009, Example has gone from strength to strength.

See 3 tour dates featuring Example


Disclosure appearing at this event

Disclosure are a garage-house duo consisting of brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence who grew up in south London with an extensive background in music. They took the electronic dance music scene by storm and are equally at home in live arenas or on record. Their 2013 debut album 'Settle' was nominated for Best Dance/Electronica Album at the 2014 Grammy Awards, while the single 'White Noise' featuring Aluna George reached no.2 in the UK singles chart. The guys continue to push dance boundaries with 2015's follow-up album 'Caracal'.

See 7 tour dates featuring Disclosure

Maceo Plex

Maceo Plex appearing at this event

Known for his sometimes dark yet warming take on Disco-inspired House, Maceo Plex is tipped as one of Resident Advisor's Top 5 DJs in the World.

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DJ Greg

Resident DJ with WAX at Auntie Annie's, Belfast.

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See H2 tour dates

Damian Lazarus

Damian Lazarus appearing at this event

A forward thinking house musician who runs the Futurism label and whose eponymous mix albums have won him rave reviews across the board.

See 2 tour dates featuring Damian Lazarus

DJ Fresh

DJ Fresh appearing at this event

DJ Fresh (aka Dan Stein) is fast proving to be the game changer for crossover drum & bass and dubstep in the UK. His career to date includes being a principal member of d&b legends, Bad Company, label boss for the Breakbeat Kaos imprint (which helped break Pendulum) and he's worked with artists ranging from the Pet Shop Boys to DJ Shadow.

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Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs appearing at this event

The electro dance DJ aka Orlando Higginbottom creates music that is full of boisterous break-downs and earth-quaking bass. His discovery of jungle came at the age of 13, precipitating a switch from his childhood love of classical music to all things electronic. With his initial releases on Joe Goddard’s taste-making Greco-Roman label and his viral 'Garden' video (which has reached 2.5million views), he established himself as one of the most exciting new artists around. Since then he has gone from strength to strength joining Damon Albarn out in the Congo to record a charity album for Warp and remixing for the likes of Lady Gaga and Katy Perry.

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An exciting collaboration between Hudson Mohawke and Lunice.

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The Horrors

The Horrors appearing at this event

From their initial somewhat shambolic goth-garage-punk beginnings, covering Screaming Lord Sutch's 'Jack The Ripper' and having an admiration for The Sonics, Faris Badwan and friends have matured considerably over the course of their career, becoming a respected name and stadium-level stars. Their dark gothic sounds now lean more towards Nick Cave and Joy Division than their original garage-rock roots. The not-so-difficult second album 'Primary Colours' was awarded NME's best album of 2009 and received a Mercury Prize nomination, while 2011's 'Skying' and 2014's 'Luminous' both met with great critical acclaim, entering the UK Official Album Chart at numbers 5 and 6 respectively, while 2017 saw the release of 'V', their 5th album.

See The Horrors tour dates

Julio Bashmore

Julio Bashmore appearing at this event

Low frequency bass and a deeply ingrained love of house music are responsible for the distinguishable sound of Julio Bashmore. Breaking through subterranean soundscapes in late 2009 with a track on the groundbreaking Fabric compilation, Elevator Music, Julio Bashmore and his peers began to receive global recognition for their bedroom productions.

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David Rodigan

David Rodigan appearing at this event

If Rodigan were ever quizzed on Mastermind, his chosen subject would be reggae. Just check his selection of special guests for proof.

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T Williams

T. William's DJ sets and productions ride the line between House and UK Bass. As head of label Deep Teknologi he is behind one of the most interesting new labels to emerge from London as part of the recent Bass Music explosion.

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Heaton Park

  • Prestwich
  • Manchester
  • M25 2SW