Digga D removed from Parklife 2024 line-up after livestreamed drug arrest

He was arrested whilst on Instagram Live earlier this year.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 31st May 2024

Another name has been removed from the Parklife 2024 line-up, with Digga D pulled from his Saturday slot on the main stage after pleading guilty to drug charges earlier this week.

The British rapper and drill star was reprimanded for two charges on Tuesday, 28 May, confessing to the supply and importation of cannabis after being arrested during a livestream back in February.

The 23-year-old originally from Notting Hill was taken into custody after a police raid on a property in Lincoln whilst broadcasting on Instagram Live.

Following the verdict, the festival subsequently struck Digga D from the lineup, with news coming less than 24 hours before house DJ and producer Fisher also dropped out due to personal reasons.

Quietly confirming the news via an Instagram story, the popular Manchester festival has now suffered the loss of two big names from their expected running order.


According to the BBC, while the prosecution didn’t accept the artist’s attempts at a plea, Judge Simon Hirst adjourned the case until 8 July to decide if there is any need for a trial of issue – a.k.a. a Newton hearing (a short hearing where no jury is required).

As well as pleading guilty to smuggling in the case related to 11 July 2023, he also admitted to supplying cannabis between 26 October 2022 and 21 February this year.


You can watch the moment he was picked up by police below:

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His Instagram account has since been suspended and neither the artist nor his representation have issued a statement on the situation at this time.

Parklife’s 13th year kicks off next weekend (8-9 June), boasting other massive acts including Aitch, Disclosure, Sugababes, Doja Cat, Kaytranada, Peggy Gou and many more.


With Digga D being one of the biggest names on the drill scene at present, fans of the genre will no doubt be gutted.

Featured Images — Press Images/The Manc Audio/@pyr3xliving (via Instagram)