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What does VIP get you at Parklife 2023 – and how to upgrade on the day

Tempted to upgrade? Here's all the info you need...

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 11th June 2023

We’re heading in to our second day of Parklife, and if you’re looking to massively elevate your festival experience, you might want to think about chucking a VIP upgrade onto your day.

Yesterday, 70,000 music fans descended on the festival to see performances from the likes of Fred Again, Aitch, and Little Simz.

Sunday’s instalment of the massive festival at Heaton Park will see local lads The 1975 headlining on the main stage, while The Prodigy dominate The Valley stage.

You can see the full Sunday line-up, stage times and clashes here.

It’s a busy festival with loads to see and do, and if you’re wanting to have a little safe haven to escape from it all, the VIP area is it.


Included in the VIP village, known this year as the Parklife Members Club, you’ll have your own fast-track private entrance, luxury loos, a street food market, a VIP bar, charging points and even access to your own stage and separate line-up.

In the street food quarter you’ll find a range of food not on offer on the main festival site – traders this year include Hip Hop Chip Shop, Triple B, Diamond Dogs and Wrap Up.


For the first time, Parklife has transformed its VIP area into an ‘immersive 90’s rave time-capsule’, with iconic photography displayed in a partnership with Mixmag.

There’s a chill-out area where you can recharge your phone (and your own social batteries), as well as VIP members-only bars.

You’ll also find a line-up of different artists taking over the VIP stage, which today includes Everybody Loves Lizzo, The Twisted Sista, and Rob Mcpartland, plus roving performers like the raving grannies and stilt walkers.


For £30 plus booking fee, you can upgrade your ticket and have access to Parklife’s VIP area all day.

You can book your Sunday VIP upgrade here, which is only valid with a Sunday Parklife ticket.

Parklife says of its VIP section: “All thrills, no spills, enjoy Parklife 2023 to the VIP fullest with your own private members club. This is strictly for the good times.

“A space at the festival like no other for food, drink, relaxation, special guests, immersive rave exhibitions, sound-systems and your own personal dance floor.”

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