Parklife Festival have announced details of their official after party series taking place on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th June 2015. With an already impressive line-up that includes headliners Disclosure, Rudimental, Ben Howard, Nas, George Ezra, Fatboy Slim, Grace Jones, Wu-Tang Clan, Caribou, Metronomy, Mark Ronson and Jessie Ware, Afterlife will also feature an array of special guests from the festival programme including Jamie Jones, Tigaand Richy Ahmed – as well as a series of extra special, unannounced performances.
Spread across a range of locations in and around Manchester, Sankeys, The Ritz, Sound Control, The Albert Hall, Antwerp Mansion, 265, Koh Tao, Soup Kitchen and Mint Lounge will all host events once the festival draws to a close – with each being held in collaboration with a number of local event promoters.
Saturday 6th June will see seven official after parties take place, with the inimitable Tiga joining forces with Polish outfit Catz n Dogz for a night of infectious house and techno hosted by extended members of the Parklife family,Drop The Mustard. Manchester’s very own Ben Pearce is scheduled to headline Lightboxx’s after party at The Ritz, whilst Ape & Metropolis are set to welcome a very special, secret line-up at Sound Control that will only be announced on the night of the party – with demand for tickets expected to be incredibly high. Further hosts includeRum & Bass and Miami Vice, with Flow Motion’s offering comprised of Manchester collective MVSON, Flow Motion Duo, Connor McLeod and Hamz.
Kicking off Sunday’s Afterlife is Paradise – Jamie Jones’ infamous brand that will be headlined by the man himself at Manchester’s Albert Hall, supported by key residents Richy Ahmed and Patrick Topping. A further appearance from a special guest is also scheduled, whilst the laudable team behind Parklife – The Warehouse Project – will curate an extra special and completely unannounced show at The Ritz, which in previous years sold out in a matter of minutes. Drop The Mustard’s second after party at South will welcome hotly tipped London duo Maribou Stateand Black Butter’s cornerstone artist Kidnap Kid, with Hit & Run enlisting Shogun Audio resident Icicle for their takeover, and Berlin-themed techno event Volk and residents Jack Wickham and Levi Stubbs appearing at Koh Tao.
With tickets for Afterlife going on sale at 9am on Friday 22nd May, Parklife Festival will offer up a staggering 34 hours of live music and non-stop dancefloor action across the weekend – making its fifth anniversary their biggest year to date.