After all the hype and couple of leaked artists, Parklife has finally announced its line-up which has a little something for everyone!
Parklife 2012 premieres the long awaited return of Australian electronic royalty The Presets. Armed with a new anthem “Youth In Trouble”, a new album ‘Pacifica’ (released September 2012) and a brand new live show, The Presets’ return will be massive, bold and electrifying on the Parklife stage. Psychedelic rockers, Tame Impala have a brand new album in the works to follow their massive debut LP ‘Innerspeaker’, while Sydney ‘s Hermitude will showcase their hip-hop stylings to Parklife audiences.
Expect big things from electro-pop outfit Passion Pit when they return to our shores with their infectious sound and the release of their highly anticipated sophomore album ‘Gossamer’ (20th July 2012). Their fellow American indie darlings Chairlift, and hip-hop favourites Chiddy Bang join the line-up.
He’s taken the world by storm and has fans by the millions; Plan B will unveil his new record ‘iLL Manners’ (20th July 2012) and accompanying film by the same name (released Spring 2012), just in time for his Parklife debut. Accompanying him from the UK include hip-hop/grime pioneer Wiley and up and coming recording artistsLabrinth and Charli XCX. Plus you can’t go past the legendary producer and DJ Jacques Lu Cont.
Legendary French duo, Justice will play their acclaimed DJ set, while in Sweden the electro pop Queen, Robyn prepares her return to Australia after a three year absence.
For fans of bass music from Dubstep to Drum & Bass to Grime, Parklife this year is the ultimate one stop shop: DJ Fresh will be bringing a full live band to the stage in the wake of his massive #1 hit ‘Hot Right Now’ (the first ever DnB track to reach #1 on the UK charts) and NERO are bringing their live show to celebrate debut album ‘Welcome Reality’ reaching platinum in Australia. Add Rusko, Benga live, Modestep, Jack Beats & more and it’s the biggest dubstep line-up ever to tour Australia.
New changes also include an array of ticketing options, including VIP tickets, but there is no price increase like the other Australian Festivals. VIP tickets cost a little extra but give you entry to exclusive undercover areas with comfy seats, viewing platforms, a full stocked cocktail bar, and most importantly heaps of toilets! The VIP tickets also offer the chance to mingle with some of the artists in an exclusive signing area. There is an early-bird offer from June 21st to save you $25 off tickets, and a pre-sale from the 26th of June to save you $12, otherwise you can buy general admission tickets for $130 from http://www.parklife.com.au.
Watch the YouTube clip to make sure you didn’t miss anything in this line-up announcement. From electro to indie-pop to dubstep to hip-hop to house, there’s something for all kinds of music heads & dancing feet at this year’s Parklife.
Justice (DJ set)
DJ Fresh (Live)
Jack Beats (Live)
Softwar (East Coast only)
Jacques Lu Cont
& many many more
Brisbane – Saturday 29th September at Riverstage and Botanic Gardens
Sydney – Sunday 30th September at Centennial Park
Perth – Monday 1st October at Wellington Square
Melbourne – Saturday 6th October at Sidney Myer Music Bowl and Kings Domain
Adelaide – Sunday 7th October at Botanic Park, Botanic Gardens of Adelaide