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Arts and Entertainment Johnny Marr appears to have reformed himself

The sun blazes over Manchester almost ceaselessly. The 40,000 gathered over the weekend in a corner of the city’s beautiful Heaton Park need no further excuse to celebrate.

Johnny Marr appears to have reformed himself

Festival review: Plan B, Johnny Marr and others at Parklife Weekender, Heaton Park, Manchester

The sun blazes over Manchester almost ceaselessly. The 40,000 gathered over the weekend in a corner of the city’s beautiful Heaton Park need no further excuse to celebrate.

The Parklife interview: AlunaGeorge

At the helm of a new wave of experimental pop acts, London duo AlunaGeorge have released three singles to date (most notably the now ‘advert famous’ You Know You Like It) and collaborated with Disclosure on February’s chart-topping ‘White Noise’.

The Parklife interview: The Maccabees

Having scaled the album charts with last year’s album ‘Given To The Wild’ and toured globally (including their first headline tour of the USA), The Maccabees have returned to the studio for 2013.

The Parklife interview: Liars

Over the course of their five studio albums, Liars’ explorations of the heaviest in punk and the most subtle of experimental electronics have made them one of indie’s most unique acts.

Making her point: Jehnny Beth, lead singer of Savages

This is Girl Power that you don't want to mess with

All-female punk band Savages have a reputation for thrilling live shows and uncompromising standards

The Parklife interview: Everything Everything

Returning for 2013 with second album 'Arc', Manchester’s Everything Everything have traded the complex operatic rock of their debut for a more structured, clearly-defined method of songwriting, transforming themselves into a more confident beast altogether.

The Parklife Interview: Toro y Moi

As Toro y Moi, Chaz Bundick has been combining art-pop, funk and indie since 2001. His latest third album ‘Anything In Return’ has seen him develop his sound toward a refined, pop-influenced direction, with a wider range of influences from Arthur Russell to The-Dream.

The Parklife Interview: Eats Everything

One of our favourite DJs, Eats Everything, has been one of the most-hyped acts to appear on this year’s Parklife line-up.

3-2-1… with Huxley

For 3-2-1, Parklife grabs one of this year's most exciting acts for five minutes and finds out what's taking their fancy right now

The Parklife interview: London Elektricity

As the head of legendary Drum 'n' Bass label Hospital Records, Tony Colman has been responsible for some of the genre's most notable and celebrated releases.  

3-2-1... with Danny Byrd

For 3-2-1, Parklife grabs one of this year's most exciting acts for five minutes and finds out what's taking their fancy right now

Video: What's the Parklife Weekender all about?

Watch scenes from last year's Parklife Weekender.

The Parklife playlist: Hear the headliners here

There's a terrific line-up at this year's Parklife Weekender in Manchester, with a hand-picked bill featuring the likes of Plan B, Rita Ora and Jessie Ware.

One pair of VIP weekend tickets to The Parklife Weekender Festival to be won every day

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