The Manchester acts representing at PARKLIFE 2020...

The official line-up has been announced and there’s plenty of familiar faces representing Manchester. Here’s a few you won’t want to miss...

By Ciara Martin | 31 January 2020

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The young rising star who’s formed his own lane and put Manchester rap on the map. Shooting to success with millions of streams, releasing tracks with Bugsey, Ed Sheeran and Stormzy – 2019 was a huge year for Aitch, and 2020 is looking even brighter.


Manchester’s New Indie-Trap Trio. Bright and hopeful, Badgirl$ have a semi-freestyle approach to songwriting and have crafted their own sound arriving at the perfect balance between Britpop and trap.


I remember the time when Zutekh first staring down in Rusholme – putting on gigs above that weird shisha shop on the corner of Whitworth Park. Started by 4 mates in 2008, the lads have gone from strength to strength with a host of takeovers and club nights that are an integral part of the city’s clubbing calendar. For the best in underground house and techno party – you can’t go wrong.


Duo Mark Richards and James Eliot have experienced a bit of a meteoric rise in recent years, a fact compounded by some pretty impressive award wins in 2016 and ’17. 2017 saw them hit up a sold-out UK headline tour, as well as tours in all those other weird countries like the US, Australia and South America. They’re still hitting it big time and Parklife is sure to be a corker.


Rich Reason
One of the city’s most respected and busiest DJ and promoters, Rich Reason is not only smashing it with his Hit&Run nights, but he’s also bagging himself little appearance at the city’s biggest festivals. He’s been all around the world with his skills, and continues to impress with not just his roster of collaborators but also his technical skills.


Floating Points
AKA Sam Shepherd is an English electronic musician and neuroscientist who released his first studio album, Elaenia, in 2015 to widespread critical acclaim. Raised in Manchester, Same studied piano at Chetham’s School of Music before achieving a PhD in neuroscience and epigenetics at University College London.


Black Josh
One of the most vital hip hop lyricists to emerge from Manchester who’s been on it since early. Starting off with his rap crew Ape Cult at 17, he’s since produced some belting albums and joined the Manchester Collective, Levelz.


Yung Omz
Forming one-third of Mason Collective, the dynamic trio rising through Manchester’s underground music scene. One of Manchester’s most promising underground artists, Omz produces high energy grooves and powerful DJ sets.



13TH – 14TH JUNE 2020

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