General admission weekend tickets for Parklife 2018 have already disappeared in record time, this years headliners Liam Gallagher, Skepta, The XX, Lorde and N*E*R*D made sure of that. Now in its ninth year, organisers of Parklife 2018 are going the extra mile and have announced a brand new VIP colonnade area will open this summer, plans for three packed stages of music have been revealed in homage to renowned Manchester institution Sankeys Soap.
Horse Meat Disco, Jazzie B and HAAi will join La Discotheque for a stage of slick summer grooves while Parklife will rebuild the original Sankeys Soap main room – The Beehive Club – in a celebration of its impact on the city’s club scene, with the stage hosting the original residents plus the club’s legendary Phazon soundsystem.
“Some people don’t really understand the importance of truly great clubs (that have been and gone) and their contribution to culture and the cities in which they exist, they are melting pots of young eager people, many of whom forge relationships in these places that last a lifetime.” Matt Krysko says of this new VIP homage to clubland, “Speaking on purely a selfish basis, to have the old room re-created and with the original soundsystem, getting together the old residents from my time and the Bugged Out days, even just for a day, will make an old man and many of my friends very happy… and scared, scared that we’ll all be acting as if we’re in our 20’s again. Either-way, I can’t fu**ing wait.”