Parklife 2023 – line-up, tickets, times, travel and everything you need to know

Manchester's biggest music festival is back and we can taste the tunes already.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 28th May 2023

Parklife 2023 is nearly here and if there’s one thing we know about this staple of the British summer and festival season it’s that it never disappoints.

There’s once again an absolutely massive line-up heading to the fields of Heaton Park, including headline slots from Fred Again, Aitch and The 1975.

The sun and warm weather seems to have arrived in the nick of time too, with what looks like a sunny, mud-free Parklife on the way.

If you can believe it, it’s been 13 years since the first-ever Parklife was held and since then it’s gone on to be not only a Manc music institution and rite of passage, but one of the most famous festivals around the world – we’re just lucky it happens to be right on our doorstep.

With that in mind, here’s everything you need to know about Parklife 2023, from who’s playing and where to how you’ll be getting there and back.


Parklife 2023 line-up

In case you haven’t looked at it properly yet, the Parklife line-up for 2023 in full is below.

As you can see, Parklife punters are in for an absolute stormer this year, with the organisers bringing along some of the biggest names across various different genres.


With headliners and local lads Aitch and The 1975 topping the bill, the bar is already pretty high, but with the likes of Fred again…, Little Simz, The Prodigy; Anderson .Paak, Nas, Self-Esteem; Skrillex, Annie Mac and even the Wu-Tang Clan all rocking up over the weekend, it really is going to be unforgettable.

We could literally go on forever when it comes to who we’re excited to see at Heaton Park this year – Peggy Gou, Charlotte De Witte, DJ Seinfeld, Patrick Topping and so on – but part of the challenge is always going to be sorting out your clashes.

If any of you ever figure out the magical power of being able to be in two places at once let us know but until then, here’s which Parklife artists will be appearing on which stages for 2023.


Parklife 2023 festival site map

Parklife takes over a corner of Heaton Park, just to the north of Manchester itself.

With so many stages and street food and parties scattered around the festival site, it’s good to get your bearings beforehand.

And Parklife has just dropped its festival site map for 2023, which you can see below.

Who’s playing when and where?

Since moving from its original home at Platt Fields (2010-2013), Parklife Festival now stretches across several stages, many of which are exclusive only to Saturday/Sunday.

There is, of course, the self-titled main stage, as well as The Valley, The Hangar and The Temple – all of which span across both days.


If you’re heading to Heaton Park on Saturday, here’s who’s playing which stage, with those all-important stage times.

And if you’re doing Sunday and looking to avoid any clashes, here’s all the line-up and stage times for day two of Parklife.

Tickets – are there any left?

It won’t surprise you to learn that there aren’t a lot of Parklife tickets left for 2023, with all Saturday and full weekend passes now sold out and only travel packages really available.

However, that isn’t to say there aren’t any: there a still a handful of tickets left for the Sunday, with general admission costing you £92.95 including the booking fee.

There are also VIP passes still going for £123.65 with upgrades also available for Saturday too if you’re feeling fancy. After all, summer is getting into full swing and it’ll have just been payday (hopefully), treat yourself – or don’t know, we’re not the boss of you.


Travelling to and from Parklife

Speaking of travel, knowing how you’re going to get to and from Heaton Park is also something you should plan ahead for rather than just wing it on the day.

Luckily, Parklife’s famous Big Green Coaches will be running as per usual, all of which will be carbon neutral, will only set you back a £10 deposit and are running from all over the country.

As for public transport, the Parklife shuttle buses and regular TfGM bus services will all running across the weekend and into the early hours of each night to make sure everyone gets home safely.

The dreaded Metrolink strike has now been called off, so you can also use the tram to get up to Heaton Park – just hop off the Bury-bound tram at either Heaton Park or Bowker Vale.

For the shuttle bus, you can board it from the corner of Aytoun Street and Minshull Street (M1 2DD) near Piccadilly train station, with the drop-off site right inside the festival. For any further information, check out the travel portal on the Parklife website.


The Parklife travel pass is £10 for the whole weekend and can be used on trams or the shuttle buses.

Here’s everything you need to know about travelling to and from Parklife.

Wristband Exchange

Last but not least, there’s not much point in turning up to the festival without your wristband. Here are the three official locations to have your Parklife 2023 tickets verified and receive your wristband.

Open on Saturday 11 June and Sunday 12 June.

  • Minshull Street (next to the shuttle bus departure point) from 9.30am-4.00pm.
  • Cathedral Gardens (in front of the National Football Museum) from 10am-4.00pm.
  • St Peter’s Square (outside of Manchester Central Library) from 10am-4.00pm.

As always, we’d also remind you to steer clear of ticket touts – not worth spoiling your weekend by being stung.


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Parklife 2023 is set to be an absolute stormer and with the weather looking to be holding up too, all the stars are aligning as punters prepare to descend on Manchester.

It’s a great weekend for the region and for the UK music scene, let alone Greater Manchester, and we can’t wait. You’ll see a few faces from The Manc going along too, so feel free to come up to us and say hello – we don’t bite.

Last but not least, look after each other out there and, above all else, enjoy yourselves. Roll on June 10!

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