Parklife Festival 2016 Lineup: Chemical Brothers, Major Lazer Headline
The Chemical Brothers and Diplo's unit Major Lazer will headline Manchester, U.K.'s Parklife Festival this year.
For its seventh year in the business, the festival will again be taking place in Heaton Park on June 11 and 12 with the Chemical Brothers and Major Lazer in the forefront. Other artists on the bill include a slew of electronic favorite acts such as Jamie xx, Jess Glynne, Years & Years, Skepta, Fat White Family, Blossoms and Ice Cube of N.W.A., according to NME.
Other known artists on the festival bill include Bastille, Annie Mac, Katy B, Wolf Alice, Busta Rhymes and Circa Waves.
Throughout the weekend there will additionally be a lot of DJs and live dance acts, including Four Tet, Floating Points, MK, DJ EZ, Flume, Sigma, Gorgon City, Nina Kraviz, Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, Diplo and Ben UFO.
Tickets for Parklife Festival will be going on sale Thursday, February 11, and more information on the festival can be found here. Wildlife Festival, which is the sister festival to Parklife, announced its line-up today as well and counts acts Disclosure and Rudimental to headline the event in Brighton, U.K.
In other Major Lazer news, the group has been making waves in the music industry beginning in 2015, when they went from a lesser known act for a niche audience to a bonafide global pop outfit. Last year, their smash single “Lean On” ended up being the most streamed song on Spotify and ended up joining the one billion play club on YouTube. The group made headlines back in January for scoring a slot as one of the first major American acts to perform in Cuba since the United States normalized diplomatic relations.