One of the biggest festivals in the UK, Parklife is known for its eclectic mix of genres, and artists that travel from all over the world to play this iconic event.

This weekend will see the likes of Frank Ocean, Stormzy and Boy Better Know descend on Manchester’s Heaton Park to perform to a huge 140,000 people over the two days.

For those who are heading down there this weekend but are unsure which acts to hit up, we’ve put together a simple guide of Ones to Watch this weekend. Take a look below:

Loyle Carner

A hip-hop artist with a chilled, emotive vibe, Loyle Carner has been making big waves since the release of his debut album back in January. 

Described by NME as ‘sensitive and eloquent’, Loyle’s laid-back sound was first heard in 2013 when he featured on the Rejjie Snow track ‘1992’. Four years on, he’s released his own album entitled ‘Yesterday’s Gone’, supported Nas and Joey Badass on tour, and has appeared on the BBC Sound of 2016 list.

You can check out Loyle Carner on the Sounds of the Near Future stage this Sunday.


Anderson .Paak

Signed to Dr Dre’s Aftermath label, California born Anderson .Paak has been on the scene for a good few years now. 

After trying to catch his break in the music industry for over a decade, .Paak finally found himself appearing on six tracks of Dre’s Compton album, and has since been named on this year’s BBC Sound Of list.

With his laid back hip-hop and R&B beats, .Paak’s tracks ae reminiscent of early Kendrick – and with two albums under his belt, his back catalogue is pretty impressive.

Make sure to hit up the Anderson .Paak & the free nationals this Saturday on the Sounds of the Near Future stage. 


Rejjie Snow

A Dublin born artist, Rejjie Snow has been making music since he moved to Georgia at the age of 17. His first EP ‘Rejovich’, reached over 6.4 million streams and topped the iTunes hip-hop chart, beating similar releases from the likes of Kanye and J-Cole.

Fans are currently awaiting the drop of his much-anticipated debut album ‘Dear Annie’, which is set for release any time now.

Check out Rejjie Snow on the Parklife Sounds of the Near Future stage this Saturday.



Kick-starting his music career a decade ago with the release of his mixtape ‘Ghetto Gospel’, British born rapper Ghetts’ smooth yet fierce beats are well known on the Grime scene.

Working alongside the likes of Wretch 32, Kano and Giggs, Ghetts has made a name for himself in the music world by writing solely about his life experiences, including his teen years where he was in and out of prison.

Make sure to catch Ghetts on the Temple stage this Saturday.



A more chilled vibe than some of the already mentioned artists, Sampha’ been making a huge name for himself over the past couple of years. A writer, producer and singer, Sampha’s talents are endless, working alongside the likes of Kanye, Drake, Solange and SBTRKT. 

His soulful sound was first heard in his LP Process, where his most well-known single ‘(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano’ can be heard.

Make sure to watch Sampha this Sunday at the Sounds of the Near Future stage.


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