Parklife 2024: Line-up, schedule, stages, Bee Network travel pass and how to get to Heaton Park

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It’s nearly time for everyone’s favourite festival weekend.

The countdown to Parklife 2024 is on and thousands of fans will descend on Manchester’s Heaton Park. This year, the festival takes place on June 8 and 9. 

Amongst the headliners this year are Doja Cat and Disclosure. Also on the line-up are Sugababes and DJ duo Camelphat, with Becky Hill and Ella Henderson set to make appearances too. 

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Across the weekend, acts will take to one of seven stages, with The Valley and Parklife stages welcoming the headliners. As a result of the huge event, you’re going to need to know a few things before heading to the park. 

How can I get to Parklife 2024? 

Metrolink services stop at Heaton Park Metrolink services stop at Heaton Park
Metrolink services stop at Heaton Park | TfGM

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Highways England have warned of disruption and delays around roads heading to and from Parklife. The details of these are as follows:

Congestion along the M60 is expected when concert goers are leaving Parklife each night from around 9pm onwards, potentially into the early hours.  As in previous years, the exit slip roads at junction 19 of the M60 for Middleton/Heaton Park will be closed between 7pm and 2am on Saturday and Sunday.   All queueing traffic for the event will be restricted to the clockwise exit slip road at Junction 20 at Blackley.

The motorway hard shoulder around junction 19 will also be closed off at times to prevent illegal use. Event goers are being reminded that it’s illegal as well as a safety hazard to use the motorway to drop off or pick up concert goers, hitch a lift or take a short cut with good arrangements in place off the motorway network for drop-offs and pick-ups on both days.

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Metrolink

The easiest option for getting to Parklife Festival will be public transport. Heaton Park has its own Metrolink stop that will be busy but in operation throughout the day. 

Festivalgoers can travel on the tram from any of the city centre stops (Zone 1) to Heaton Park and Bowker Vale. Services will operate every six minutes from the city centre, with both stops just a few minutes away from the festival gates.

However, be advised that this stop will be closed after the end of each day of music. To get trams back into the city centre, Transport for Greater Manchester recommends fans walk to Bowker Vale tram stop. 

Shuttle bus

A shuttle bus will also be in place to get music fans from Piccadilly station to the festival. The bus will depart from the corner of Aytoun Street (M1 2DD) and Minshull Street, and will depart at least once every ten minutes.

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On Saturday the first bus will depart at 10am with the last bus departing at 4.30pm. On Sunday the first bus will depart at 11am with the last bus departing at 4.30pm.

How can I get a Bee Network Parklife travel pass? 

In order to make travelling to and from Heaton Park easier, TfGM have introduced an integrated travel pass. This can be used on shuttle buses or the Metrolink and can only be purchased through the Bee Network app

Tickets cost £.50 per day or you can buy an £11 ticket for the whole weekend . TfGM recommended that your device is fully charged before your journey. 

Can I still buy Parklife 2024 tickets?

Tickets remain available and onsale for Parklife 2024 through Ticketmaster. Weekend tickets can be purchased for £148.50 each, however some resale tickets are available for less. Day tickets for both days can also be bought through the ticketing website. These start at around £89. VIP and payment plan options are also available.

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Parklife is one of the highlights of the Manchester summer.Parklife is one of the highlights of the Manchester summer.
Parklife is one of the highlights of the Manchester summer. | Sam Neil

Parklife line-up and stages

The full line-up for Parklife 2024 is confirmed, with dozens of acts descending on Heaton Park. Full details including who is playing on what stage can be found through the Parklife website.

Parklife weather forecast 

As the festival approaches, we’ll have the latest Met Office forecast for Greater Manchester. Saturday June 8 looks set to be sunny and warm with a high temperature of 15C. June 9 will be cooler, with more showers around.

June 7

A mostly cloudy start to the day with a band of rain sweeping southwards. This will become increasingly patchy with sunnier spells developing behind in the afternoon with a few showers. Breezy. Maximum temperature 16C.

Any daytime showers easing with clear spells developing into the evening. Cloud and the odd shower sinking southwards into the early hours of Saturday. Minimum temperature 6C.

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June 8

Any early showers will slowly clear away to the south through Saturday morning. This will be followed by a dry afternoon with sunny spells. Maximum temperature 16C.

Generally a mixture of bright or sunny spells and isolated showers on Sunday. Low confidence into next week though a continued risk of showers and temperatures around average.

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