Music

Parklife Festival 2022 Took Lineup Diversity to a Whole New Level

Where female artists and DJs came out top.

By
1,140 Hypes

Parklife Festival 2022 Took Lineup Diversity to a Whole New Level

Where female artists and DJs came out top.

Last weekend, Manchester saw the return of its acclaimed two-day Parklife festival. After two years of cancellations and change of schedule, the event returned to its original June slot, kicking off the festival season with a refreshing line-up of female acts.

From the founders of the city’s famous Warehouse Project, Parklife festival comes as an extension of the raucous club series with a selection of electronic DJs as well as R&B artists and other musicians performing on the grand stages of Heaton Park. At this year’s event, Megan Thee Stallion headed Sunday’s main stage with her killer performance while globally-renowned DJ Peggy Gou spun some Gudu records in the Hangar the day before.

But, it was the XXL stage hosted on Saturday that welcomed a surprising 50/50 split of
male and female DJs on its blaring techno stage. Duo Blasha & Allatt opened the show with their thumping beats, followed by popular techno fixture Amelie Lens, while Charlotte De Witte kept ravers on their toes with throngs of percussion.

Dotted across both large and intimate settings, U.K. dance favorites Jayda G, Or:la and Annie Mac came through with classic club floor tracks that unified the festival’s varied music tastes. A selection of rising female artists, musicians and DJs also featured including Eliza Rose, Girls Don’t Sync and more sharing a taste of their new beats.

Parklife has certainly brought more female names front and center of its music spectacular but the case for more female acts on festival, and even club night line-ups remains. Platforms such as Women Allergy Club have used social media to bring awareness to the cause, urging promoters to book a more diverse array of musicians. Whereas other DJs have begun to take festival creation into their own hands, as they aim to include more female and LGBTQ+ acts in their line-ups.

Stay tuned to Hypebae for more on female-focused music events this summer.

Read Full Article
Share this article

What to Read Next

Megan Thee Stallion Delivers a Fiery Performance at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards
Music

Megan Thee Stallion Delivers a Fiery Performance at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards

The Houston rapper also stunned in a sheer cutout catsuit.
41,429 Hypes

Megan Thee Stallion Reveals She Has a New Collab on the Way
Music

Megan Thee Stallion Reveals She Has a New Collab on the Way

“The next thing is going to be fire.”
7,430 Hypes

Dua Lipa Serves a '90s Moment at the 2022 Grammys With Iconic Versace Dress
Fashion

Dua Lipa Serves a '90s Moment at the 2022 Grammys With Iconic Versace Dress

The artist also recreates Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston’s 1998 twinning moment with Megan Thee Stallion.
2,144 Hypes


Dua Lipa and Megan Thee Stallion Are Dropping a New Single
Music

Dua Lipa and Megan Thee Stallion Are Dropping a New Single

The musicians took to social media to tease the upcoming collaboration.
2,598 Hypes

Jasmine Jordan Brings Green Crocodile Suede to the Air Jordan 1
Footwear

Jasmine Jordan Brings Green Crocodile Suede to the Air Jordan 1

Michael Jordan’s daughter flexes her design skills with a premium sneaker.
1,550 Hypes

Fashion Nova Enters the Beauty Space With the Highly Anticipated NOVABeauty Collection
Beauty

Fashion Nova Enters the Beauty Space With the Highly Anticipated NOVABeauty Collection

Let your lips do the talking.
5,244 Hypes

Get Ready for June's Strawberry Super Moon
Culture

Get Ready for June's Strawberry Super Moon

Check out your sign’s horoscope here.
24,669 Hypes

5 Best Sunscreen Releases of Summer 2022
Beauty 

5 Best Sunscreen Releases of Summer 2022

Only the best of the best suncare for our shopping carts.
35,622 Hypes

Your First Look at the New Jacquemus x Nike Sneaker
Footwear

Your First Look at the New Jacquemus x Nike Sneaker

Available in two key colorways.
14,891 Hypes

Balenciaga Declares "Anybody Is Queer" With Pride 2022 Campaign
Fashion

Balenciaga Declares "Anybody Is Queer" With Pride 2022 Campaign

We are not a deviation, but the norm.
1,287 Hypes

Serena Williams Fronts Audemars Piguet's Latest Campaign
Fashion

Serena Williams Fronts Audemars Piguet's Latest Campaign

The tennis star is seen wearing three pieces from the watchmaker’s 2022 collection.
35,910 Hypes

Martine Rose Debuts Nike Shox MR4 Collab on SS23 Runway
Footwear

Martine Rose Debuts Nike Shox MR4 Collab on SS23 Runway

Revealed in white and black colorways.
3,144 Hypes

Crocs x Balenciaga Drop Classic Clog-Inspired Tote Bags and Phone Holders
Fashion

Crocs x Balenciaga Drop Classic Clog-Inspired Tote Bags and Phone Holders

Customize these with your Jibbitz charms.
4,036 Hypes

Hailey Bieber Makes Debut as Tiffany & Co. Ambassador in New Campaign
Fashion

Hailey Bieber Makes Debut as Tiffany & Co. Ambassador in New Campaign

Wearing new pieces from the Tiffany T collection.
3,026 Hypes

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Keep updated on the latest news.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.