Manchester’s Parklife Festival Will Go On Despite Yesterday’s Attack

by Malachi Weaver

Parklife, a music festival scheduled to take place in Manchester’s Heaton Park from June 10-11, says that it will still go on as scheduled, despite yesterday’s attack at the nearby Manchester Arena. The festival’s statement echoed Prime Minister Theresa May’s Tuesday speech responding to the attack, saying “We are certain we will not be defeated by such cowardice.”

On the Parklife lineup are acts including Manchester’s own The 1975, Frank Ocean, Run The Jewels, Boy Better Know, Fatboy Slim, Two Door Cinema Club, Jess Glynne, Stormzy and others. A Tribe Called Quest was previously scheduled to perform, but pull out last week after Q-Tip was injured.

Parklife wrote on Twitter that their social media accounts would go silent for the next 48 hours “in sympathy with all those that lost their lives or were injured, physically and/or mentally, by the devastating attack.”

Read more about yesterday’s Manchester attack here.

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