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RECAP: Parklife 2024 Day Two - updates, photos & travel news

Sunday, 9 June 2024 00:10

By David Murphy / Adam Clark / Ciara Aston / Josh Reid

Credit: David Murphy

Tens of thousands of music fans are pouring into Heaton Park as the second and last day of the Parklife 2024 festival gets underway.

Tens of thousands of festival-goers descend on Heaton Park for the second day of this year’s two-day music festival, Parklife, as this year continues.

Today's acts include Doja Cat, Rudimental, Anne-Marie, Ella Henderson and Hannah Laing.

23:05   David Murphy

And that's the end of our live coverage from Parklife 2024, we'll be back during the week with the post Parklife reviews, updated photo galleries and interviews from over the weekend.


22:37   David Murphy

Tens of hundreds of attendees already braving the rain on the streets of Bury.

22:25   David Murphy

Cllr Alan Quinn has returned to the Parklife Control Room working to support local residents around Prestwich whilst festivalgoers start to leave Heaton Park.


22:20   Adam Clark

The weather tonight in Manchester is absolutely dreadful, pouring it down with rain. Can't get much wetter than this - head to toe!

22:15   Josh Reid

The final act of the night, tonight's headliner Doja Cat, has just taken to the stage. Aptly dressed for the weather, she came out in a poncho!

21:12   Josh Reid

The Bee Network has just issued a reminder that Heaton Park is now closed for the evening, asking that passengers make their way to Bowker Vale tram stop or via the shuttle bus service.

20:31   David Murphy

Aitch making a surprise appearance during Anne-Marie's set earlier this evening.

19:54   Josh Reid

Anne-Marie also surprised passengers on a Parklife shuttle bus this morning with a surprise performance: 

19:48   Josh Reid

Rapper Aitch has just been brought out during Anne-Marie's set.

The pair previously collaborated on track "PSYCHO" in 2022.

19:42   Josh Reid

Anne-Marie currently bringing a brilliant atmosphere to The Valley, rocking a yellow suit outfit.

Photos: David Murphy

18:14   David Murphy

The Bee Network has issued an update: Pet Shop Boys are also performing at The Coop Live this evening, which will result in the trams between Bury and Ashton being busier than usual. 

If you are travelling back home or into the City Centre after either event, please plan your journey in advance, letting your friends and family know your route home.

18:10   Ciara Aston


18:05   David Murphy

Rudimental takes to The Valley stage at Parklife this afternoon, where tens of thousands watch now that the weather has started to dry up.


17:48   Adam Clark

The first day of Parklife Festival resulted in 26 people being arrested, out of 58,000 attendees.

The arrests occurred at locations including the surrounding streets, entry gates and inside the Heaton Park site.

14 people were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class B and C drugs, including 8 people on suspicion of possession with intent to supply nitrous oxide.

  • Two people were arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs
  • One person on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly
  • One person on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon
  • One person on suspicion of robbery

In total 19 were taken into police custody whilst the remaining 7 were released and will subsequently be dealt with by other means.

Superintendent Andy Sidebotham, who leads for the policing operation for Parklife, said:

“We had a successful first day of Parklife Festival, the vast majority of revellers enjoyed themselves in the sun, with only 26 people being arrested out of 58,000 attendees.

“The drugs and weapon intercepted yesterday could have serious and fatal consequences if they managed to get inside the festival site.

“The vast majority of these arrests were the result of proactive work between GMP and event security staff, and a thorough search regime in place on the entry gates across Heaton Park. I would like to thank our partners for their continued hard work in ensuring Parklife Festival has a robust security plan in place to protect the public.”

16:53   David Murphy


16:43   Ciara Aston

Some interference with Ella Henderson's set at the moment. There appears to be audio of Rudimental's soundcheck in the background.

16:07   David Murphy

The McDonald's free fries truck is back open in the VIP area this afternoon. Our team has paid them another visit. 

Heres a quick plug for Rockstar Energy Drink that is heading up Parklife 2024.


15:45   Adam Clark

Salute has gathered a decent crowd at the Parklife Stage, despite the showers.

People are also wearing bin bags as makeshift ponchos. Martin Lewis would be proud.

15:30   David Murphy

Article: https://www.rochvalleyradio.com/news/manchester/three-men-arrested-after-gmp-traffic-cops-stop-car-from-bristol-on-route-to-parklife/ 

Three men have been arrested after traffic cops stopped a car from Bristol on route to Parklife this morning.

The men, two aged 22 and one aged 23, were arrested on suspicion of being in possession of nitrous oxide.

It is believed their intention was to sell canisters of the class C drug at Parklife Festival this weekend. They remain in custody, a GMP spokesperson said. 


15:01   Ciara Aston


14:52   David Murphy

The rain has now landed at Heaton Park, and it hasn't dampened the spirits of festivalgoers that have attended day two. 

It's set to rain all throughout today and into the early hours of tomorrow, so best get those ponchos at the ready!

14:44   Josh Reid

It wouldn't be a festival without food, so we've been taking a look at some of the food options available at the festival this weekend:


14:11   Adam Clark


14:06   Adam Clark

Check out some of our photos on Instagram!  

13:05   David Murphy

The gates for Parklife 2024 are now open, and festivalgoers are coming into Heaton Park ready for day two.

Braving the weather, we are now starting to see a sea of ponchos.

12:45   David Murphy

The flags are being beaten by the winds as the queues outside Heaton Park at the gates start to form with festivalgoers braving the weather this morning.

The park opens at 1pm for day two of Parklife 2024.


12:41   Ciara Aston


12:25   Adam Clark

Gates open at 1pm this afternoon - some have arrived early and are walking up Sheepfoot Lane. 


09:10   David Murphy


09:02   David Murphy

We're back for day two of Parklife after an epic Saturday. If you missed our live feed from throughout the day, you can find all of the best bits here on the Live article: https://www.rochvalleyradio.com/news/local-entertainment/parklife-2024-day-one-live-updates-photos-travel-news/ 

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