Organisers are ‘confident’ that Parklife festival will happen in September

The co-founder of Manchester’s Parklife Festival has said he is extremely confident that the event will be able to take place without any socially distancing regulations later this year.

The festival is yet to unveil its line-up for 2021, but is currently scheduled to take place at Manchester’s Heaton Park from September 11-12 after being pushed back from its original date in June.

Speaking to Parklife co-founder Sacha Lord, he says the UK’s vaccination programme has given him hope that the event will take place later this year.

Tyler the Creator was previously set to headline the 2020 festival, it being the first return to the country since he was banned from the UK in 2015. Theresa May deemed him ‘a threat to public order’ at the time, and claimed his lyrics encouraged ‘violence and intolerance of homosexuality’. Headliners also included Jorja Smith, Skepta, and Lewis Capaldi. No acts have been announced for Parklife 2021 as of yet.

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