Lauren Lo Sung parklife festival

A festival guide to Parklife


Manchester is known for it’s incredible music scene, so there’s no surprise that it’s home to one of the best festivals in Europe. Born in 2010 and supported by The Warehouse Project, the festival takes over Heaton Park for two days and attracts a crowd of 80, 0000. Parklife has a massive variety of acts – the best I’ve ever seen on a festival line up – as well as afterparties around the city all weekend. The arena has cool cocktails bars, carnival rides, every kind of food you can imagine to come out of a van and enough glitter and hair braiding stations to put Claire’s Accessories out of business. Here’s how to find hidden stages and save money when you’re there, with some survival tips thrown in.

Hideout Festival X cube on Zcre Beach

Hideout Festival Croatia – 10 reasons to go

On a secluded beach off the coast of Croatia, Hideout said ‘hello world’ in 2010 with one of the most unique festival venues I’ve seen. Five different purpose built, open air clubs line Zcre Beach on the Island of the Pag. The arena swings around a lake and the backdrop is a collection of majestic mountains. It’s a pretty surreal experience to be raving with some of your favourite DJ’s in the world and turn around to that view. (All images are my own).