Liam Gallagher, Skepta and the xx to headline Manchester's Parklife festival

Big-name pop, rap and R&B stars flock to Heaton Park weekender, with Lorde, NERD and J Hus also joining the bill

Manchester’s Parklife festival has announced its 2018 lineup. The xx, Liam Gallagher and Skepta will headline the weekender, which takes place in Heaton Park on 9 and 10 June. Lorde, NERD and Jamie xx also join the bill.

Parklife boasts a strong pop showing, with sets from returning Scottish trio Chvrches, British soul star Jessie Ware and BBC Sound of 2018 winner Sigrid. Kelela, Mabel and Raye represent the evolution of R&B, and British rap continues its dominance with sets from J Hus, Bugzy Malone, AJ Tracey and Stefflon Don.

Manchester Parklife poster lineup
Manchester Parklife poster lineup Photograph: Parklife

Dance acts Four Tet, the Black Madonna and Bicep will also appear on the diverse bill.

Parklife is in its ninth year. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Thursday 1 February. Following a series of cancelled summer shows, Frank Ocean headlined the festival in 2017, his first UK performance in three years.

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