Trains to Parklife Festival Manchester

How to get to Parklife Festival Manchester by train

The most direct trains to Parklife Festival Manchester are services to Manchester Piccadilly. These can be taken from towns and cities across the UK, including Liverpool Lime Street, Sheffield, and London Euston.

Once travellers have disembarked at Manchester Piccadilly, they can take a bus or Metrolink to the festival site at Heaton Park.

The Metrolink can be taken every six minutes from the city centre towards Bury directly to Heaton Park or to Bowker Vale, a ten-minute walk away from the festival site. Alternatively, a festival shuttle bus will be taking visitors from the corner of Aytoun Street and Minshull Street directly to the site.

Tickets for these services can be purchased alongside festival tickets at £5 for each day or £10 for the weekend.

Another way to travel to the Parklife Festival is by coach. Big Green Coach will run services from many towns and cities, including Liverpool, London, and Birmingham, directly to the festival gates. A bus place can be reserved alongside event tickets.

What to do at the Parklife Festival in Manchester

Parklife Festival Manchester is one of the biggest urban summer music events in the UK.

The event occurs in early June, being held on 10th and 11th June in 2023. There are often international headliners playing across Saturday and Sunday in the grounds of Heaton Park. Famous for its mix of music genres and artists, 2023 will see Little Simz, The 1975, The Prodigy, and Aitch take to one of the nine festival stages.

Both day and weekender tickets are available for this non-camping festival. This makes it a great place to relax with friends or soak up Manchester’s party and music culture.

Feel the buzz of the main Parklife stage, take a break in one of the chill-out zones, or enjoy a delicious snack or meal from one of the many street food stands. With organic, vegetarian and vegan needs all catered for, everyone can get well-fuelled for any party.

If you fancy being treated like a star, you can opt for a VIP ticket. This gives access to luxury loos, back door entrances, and a ’90s cocktail lounge. Even if you don’t catch the headliners, plenty of bars, entertainers, and artistic installations give the festival its eclectic vibe. This makes it a must-visit adults-only music event.

About Parklife Festival Manchester

Established in 2010, Parklife Festival Manchester was created by the team behind the city’s famous Warehouse Project club nights.

Originally held in the city centre district of Rusholme, the festival moved to its current location, Heaton Park, in 2012. Just five miles from the centre of Manchester, the park has been home to music events since the early 1900s, including Oasis and Stone Roses concerts.

As the biggest festival in Manchester, Parklife is packed full of the alternative vibes and party culture that makes the city famous. With a range of performing artists from across the world, the event also promotes local talent. Be sure to head to the smaller stages to catch a glimpse of the next big star.

Some of the event’s profits go towards a Parklife Community Fund. This supports projects that prioritise Manchester’s parks and open spaces or benefit young people in the local area, with £65,000 raised after Parklife 2022.

Ways to save on your train ticket to Parklife Festival Manchester

To get the best fare for train tickets to Manchester’s Parklife Festival, be sure to get your friends or family together and book in advance.

By booking your tickets ahead of the festival weekend, you can find the cheapest deal using Avanti West Coast’s Best Fare Finder tool or Advance Train Ticket alerts.

If you’re travelling as a group of three or more, then booking together gives you the group travel discount. Plus, heading to and from the festival on either Friday, Saturday or Sunday means you can enjoy Off-Peak ticket prices.

Using the right Railcard can also help you save up to a third on your train tickets, so be sure to add a 16-25, 26-30 or Two Together Railcard to your cart before you checkout.

Get the app

Start the party early by getting the best fares, selecting your seats, and buying tickets easily with the Avanti West Coast app. Simply download the app and you can plan your travel, get the cheapest deal, and store all your tickets, all in one place.

Getting to Parklife

If you’re travelling from across the UK, you can get an Avanti West Coast train to Manchester Piccadilly and then take a bus or Metrolink to the festival site at Heaton Park. 

Plan your visit

Avanti West Coast Trains

Manchester Piccadilly Station