Parklife Returns to Heaton Park

Parklife is returning to Heaton park this June (11-12th).

Usually the gigs at the park have been sunny affairs, so hopefully this year’s concert will be too.

Parking is getting ever more restrictive. As are road closures, even I had trouble moving around and I’m a resident with an event travel permit!

There does seem to be an amazing number of acts taking part this year. Although as an old fogey I only recognise the Chemical Brothers and Annie Mac. One or two others seem a little familiar but I put that down to my children’s influence.

If you’re coming have a great time. Just ask the bands to keep the noise down…

Heaton Park, MIddleton Road entrance to Stone Roses Gig

Heaton Park Entrance – Middleton Road

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Heaton Park before the Parklife Hordes

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Parklife finishes quietly

Heaton Park MapParklife had beautiful weather over the weekend at Heaton Park.

The concert by the Courteeners kicked it all off on the Friday.

Parklife then continued the music over the Saturday and Sunday.

From all the happy faces you could see that people were having a great time.

OK, unlike previous concerts we heard the beat in our house and were very happy when it ended at 11pm each night! And of course the ongoing rush of people, buses, ambulances and police outside our house kept us all awake until gone 1am.

It’s a small price to pay for a concert that introduces more people to Heaton Park and also revitalises local businesses.

Perhaps the most impressive thing about the whole experience was how well organised it was. There were portable toilets at all waiting points, such as on Victoria Avenue, Bowker Vale Met station, near the Park, obviously in the park and bins were all around and being emptied so they didn’t overflow.

Well done to Parklife and the Heaton Park event organisers.

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