Parklife DJs to play free shows at one of Manchester’s best beer gardens this weekend

The Parklife party's carrying on...

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 9th June 2023

Some of the best names from this year’s Parklife line-up will be heading into the city centre for free shows over the weekend.

The weekend of free music will be taking place in one of Manchester’s most-loved beer gardens at The Oast House.

Headlining will be legendary garage duo Artful Dodger on Saturday night, who will take over the terrace in Spinningfields.

Then other DJs will be hopping over from the huge Heaton Park festival to play too, with Majestic, 220 Kid and Charlotte Van de Peer all on The Oast House’s bill.

The completely free weekend is being hosted by Jägermeister, which is also the name behind one of Parklife‘s many stages this weekend.


The Oast House’s free weekend follows four successful bank holiday events, with Manifest hosted in the bar’s enormous beer garden.

The bar was also recently crowned ‘Leading Bar’ at last year’s This Is Manchester Awards.

Parklife DJs will play at The Oast House
Parklife DJs will play at The Oast House. Credit: Supplied

The Oast House hopes to fill the festival gap for anyone who missed out on Parklife tickets with an impressive line-up lifted from its stage at the festival itself.

Artful Dodger will take to the stage at 11pm on Saturday night, continuing the party taking place in Heaton Park.

The event will kick off on Friday 9 June from 6pm until midnight, continuing at 2.30pm until midnight on Saturday 10 June and 2.30pm until 8.30pm on Sunday 11 June, with a jam-packed line-up of musicians playing live including bands, solo artists, duos and DJs.


It’s completely free to attend but people will be admitted on a first come, first served basis.

The Oast House’s street food menu will also be on offer for those looking to line their stomachs during the festivities, featuring signature dishes such as Buffalo Chicken Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Bury Black Pudding Scotch Egg and Northern Poutine. Vegan options include the Plant Based Burger and Vegan Meatball Protein Bowl.

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