Parklife Festival: closer than Glastonbury – and with less mud (we hope)

By 22nd July 2011Activities, Music

Parklife festivalIt might not quite be on the same scale as the likes of Glastonbury, but Parklife Festival is the closest thing Milton Keynes has to a proper music festival, so it’s well worth a look.

The Newport Pagnell-based summerfest takes place this Saturday, and if the weather men are to be believed, it might even be dry – so it’s one up on the West Country’s most famous mud bath already.

Parklife has been dedicatedly run by a bunch of uber-keen volunteers for a decade now, providing a welcome dose of musical action to Milton Keynes’ favourite little market town every summer.

On offer this year is an eclectic (or random, depending which way you look at it) mix of local and national music acts ranging from beatbox master¬†Joe Driscoll to bluegrass outfit the Toy Hearts, punk rockers Trash Monkey, and all that’s in between.

The main stage is at Ouzebank Gardens where you will also find a bar, a tea tent, a BBQ – and a kids area which includes something called a ‘baby change area’. We can only assume this is where irritated parents go to trade in their screaming brats for other, less annoying children – but we don’t know for sure.

Anyhow, get your arses down there and support this good cause.  Check out the programme of events or see the festival website for more information.

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