Festival Frolics: Hand In Hand With Manchester's Parklife.

As a perpetual stream of festival announcements spurts through the nooks and crannies of t'internet like fluo Play-Doh throughout the ides of March, this year's Parklife Weekender ought to grab its fair share of digital column inches. Returning to Manchester's Platt Fields Park for a second consecutive year on June 11th and 12th, from midday to 11pm the event promises twenty-two hours of bass-friendly frolics, with a line up lined with gargantuans and genre-straddlers alike. Saturday features chameleonic pop idol Kelis, New York disco delights Hercules & Love Affair, downtempo wunderkind Jamie xx, a rare live show from Matthew Dear and a UK return from DOOM who headlines the Now Wave stage. All that in eleven hours, with a presumably stellar headliner yet to come. Sunday meanwhile boasts electro monarchs in the form of Metronomy, Erol Alkan and that name renowned in even the most placid of households, 2manydjs. Turntablism comes from DJ Shadow who headlines the Thrasher stage, whilst Skream & Benga take to the Main Stage and Grandmaster Flash keeps things fresh and juicy on the Juicy & Friends stage.

The full line up includes:

Saturday, 11th June
Main stage:
Kelis * Katy B * Fenech Soler * Dutch Uncles * Jaymo & Andy George * Krysko * Beardyman

Chibuku presents:
Boys Noise * Fake Blood (live) * Modeselektor & Pfanfinderei * Spank Rock & Amanda Blank * Carte Blanche * James Rand

Simian Mobile Disco Delicatessen in association with Resident Advisor:
Adam Beyer Simian Mobile Disco (DJ set) * James Holden * Moodyman * Pycatron (live) * Magnets

Cross Town & Friends:
Seth Troxler * Jamie Jones * Damian Lazarus * Art Department * Robert James * Clive Henry

Now Wave:
DOOM * Hercules & Love Affair * Jamie xx * Mount Kimbie * Rob Da Bank * Kode 9 & Space Age * Mathew Dear (live) * Space Dimension Controller * Chad Valley * Now Wave DJs

Ape x Metropolis:
Sub Focus (live) * Caspa & Roc Azlan * Breakage (live ft Jess Mills) * Toddla T & MC DRS * Digital Soundboy S/system * Mista Jam * Jackwob * Riot Jazz * Silver & Prophecy * Rich Reason

AndyC&MCGQ * High Contrast * London Elektricity * Fresh b2b Brookes Bros * Netsky * Danny Byrd * Alix Perez * Nu:tone ft Natalie Williams * Camo & Krooked MCs Wrec, Tonn Piper

Also featuring:
Abandon Silence * Gold Teeth * Belly Of The Beast * Bigger Than Barry * Dawn Raid * Good Vibrations * Knee Deep * Missionary DJs * Murkage DJs * Revolver * Selectivehearing

Sunday, 12th June
Main stage:
Chase & Status (live) * Skream & Benga * Mark Ronson (DJ set) * Annie Mac * Labrinth * Yasmin

Parklife Big Top:
2manydjs (DJ set) * Erol Alkan * James Zabiela * Riva Starr * Retro/Grade * Greg Lord

Thrasher in association with DataTransmission:
DJ Shadow (live) * Hudson Mowhawke * Joker * Roska * SBTRKT & Sampha * Emalkay * L-vis1990 * Illum:Sphere * Jonny Dub

Now Wave presents:
Mystery Jets * Metronomy * Darwin Deez * D/R/U/G/S * Egyptian Hip Hop * Keep Shelly In Athens * Star Slinger * Now Wave DJs * Will Tramp

Metropolis x Ape:
Nero * Skrillex * DJ Marky * Friction * DJ Hype * Redlight * Loadstar * Citizen Mak

Horse Meat Disco:
Tensnake (live laptop set) * Horse Meat Disco DJs * The Revenge * Mark E * Cutloose DJs * Krysko

Juicy & Friends:
Grandmaster Flash * Riot Jazz * Broke n English * Juicy DJs * Jonny Dub * Taste the Diff’rence * Hot Milk

Also featuring:
Audio Farm * Content * Drop The Mustard * Dub Smugglers * Eat My Brain * Heavy Rain * Low Down and Dirty * Miami * Micron Pogo * Take The Whole Cake * Total Garage

More info on this year's Parklife Weekender can be found on the official site, whilst tickets priced at £58.50 for the weekend or £35 per day can be acquired here as of now.