Signalling the end of Winter and kicking off the Summer festival season, Parklife returns again this year at one of Melbourne's grandest outdoor venues, Sidney Myer Music Bowl. With the return of the festival a mere three months away, the event has drawn fans from all corners of dance music. The talent that promoters Fuzzy are presenting this year is equivalent to a platter of gold.
While the festival often attracts a younger audience with acts covering the electro, dubstep and indie styles, the lineup is undoubtedly worth every penny. Whatever your taste, this year's instalment of Parklife will without a doubt offer something that floats your boat. The diversity of the lineup is a testament to the significance of Parklife as it starts the calendar of festivals during Summer.
This year's lineup is a cocktail of varying styles with acts such as indie-electro titans Digitalism. Undoubtedly one of the most anticipated acts to perform at this year's edition of Parklife has to be Digitalism. They are back with their hugely anticipated album I Love You Dude, which is said to be their grandest yet. Reputable particularly for their shift to indie-electro styles Digitalism are the act to follow if you're serious about some excellent quality music.
Other names that join the electro party at Parklife include Ed Banger's SebastiAn and head-banging Wolfgang Gartner.
What's interesting about the Parklife lineup is that it never really covers one genre. The lineup tends to covers all areas of dance music including dubstep mind-melters Magnetic Man and Feed Me. Legends in the game such as Mylo and Death From Above 1979 also join this year's lineup with deep house duties accommodated by Tensnake who was here just 6 months ago for NYE.
Swedish sensation Lykke Li is also inbound to Australian shores to present her new artist album Wounded Rhymes proving her to be one of the most prolific underground names in recent times.
Other acts such as Diplo who has collaborated with names such as Tiesto, join the electro requirements together with Adrian Lux notable for the record Teenage Crime, one of last year's biggest tracks in the commercial field.
With winter finally coming to an end, the 24th of September is a date to be marked in everyone's calendar. With some of the finest acts coming to Australian shores, sunny skies, friends, Parklife is the perfect way to end the gloomy winter season.
For the 2011 full line-up and ticketing information, please see the Parklife website, located here.
WHEN & WHERE: 24th September - Sidney Myer Music Bowl
12pm - 10pm
HOW MUCH? General Admission $147 BF
More Expensive Ticket $239 BF
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