REVELLERS have arrived for Parklife competition in Manchester of their finest clubbing clobber because the occasion makes its long-awaited return.
Practically 80,000 individuals are anticipated to descend on the competition grounds for the two-day occasion the place headliners Dave, Megan Thee Stallion and Disclosure will hit the stage.
The festival-goers flocked to Heaton Park immediately donning scorching pants, bucket hats and bum baggage for the annual dance music competition.
Prepared for 2 days of raving, 1000’s of excited younger faces flooded into the competition grounds carrying vibrant mini skirts and crop tops, paired with outsized sun shades and a beer in hand.
The eagerly-awaited occasion is likely one of the final summer time festivals to happen with out capability restrictions after the federal government lifted all restrictions on July 19.
Performances kicked off at 11am on Saturday, with headliners all through the weekend together with Skepta, Jamie XX, Eric Prydz, Aj Tracey and Carl Cox.
It is the most important celebration of the 12 months in Manchester and it is one which’s been greater than two years within the making.
The competition was cancelled final 12 months and it then moved to new dates this 12 months – shifting from its common June weekend to early autumn as a substitute.
The weekend of music might be unfold throughout eight levels, and attendees can take pleasure in swish VIP space, and dozens of bars and avenue meals distributors.
However festival-goers have identified the merciless irony of Manchester’s climate as the wonderful sunshine abruptly got here to an finish simply earlier than the competition began.
Thunderstorms and downpours hit the area on Friday – and showers are forecast for this afternoon too.
However the sunshine is about to emerge round 6pm and 7pm, with temperatures hitting 18C.
Regardless of there not being a masks in sight amongst a lot of the younger revellers, they’re required to offer proof of both a adverse lateral circulate check, full vaccination or pure immunity earlier than they’re allowed into the competition.
Contained in the grounds, face masks will not be obligatory, however individuals are inspired to put on one if it makes them really feel extra snug.
Social distancing won’t be required at Parklife after the laws had been scrapped by the federal government practically two months in the past.
The competition organisers have additionally launched a brand new cashless system to hurry up the queues and lower the contact time between workers and festival-goers.
Revellers will as a substitute solely be capable of pay for meals, drink and different gadgets utilizing card or cell funds.
Organisers have urged ticket-holders to reach with a card or a fully-charged telephone, with money not accepted anyplace on the positioning.
It comes as ministers have refused to rule out vaccine passports for nightclubs.
Measures will lengthen the controversial Covid powers and convey ahead plans for Brits to should show they’re double jabbed to enter nightclubs, stadiums or different giant venues from the top of the month.