Parklife

thump news

Manchester’s Parklife Festival to Go On as Planned in Wake of Terror Attack

“We are certain we will not be defeated by such cowardice,” stated event organizers.
Krystal Rodriguez
5.23.17
Thinkpieces And Shit

Sixty UK Festivals Taking a Stand Against Sexual Assault Is Only the Beginning

A recently announced Safer Spaces initiative is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to ending sexual violence at music events.
Lauren O'Neill
5.5.17
Features

We Crunched the Numbers and Electronic Music Festivals Still Have a Gender Equality Problem

An illustrated break-down of male and female musicians on 24 different line-ups.
Emilie Friedlander
7.14.16
Rank Your Records

Rank Your Records: Drummer Dave Rowntree Rates Blur’s Discography

Almost 30 years since their inception and Blur are still one of Britain's best bands. Don't argue with us on this one. Thanks.
Kim Taylor Bennett
11.19.15
Festivals 2015

Don't Take Poppers... And Other Things We Learned at Parklife Festival

A waster's festival photo diary.
6.11.15
disclosure

Disclosure Announces Sophomore Album Named for a Wild Cat, ‘Caracal’

Confirming the news during their own Wild Life Festival in Brighton, England, the duo also unveils two major US shows this fall.
Zel McCarthy
6.7.15
the worst things of all time

UK Festival Fined £70,000 ($109,419.80) for Most Inappropriate Mom Joke Ever

Why did Manchester’s Parklife text ticket holders pretending to be their moms?
Emma Garland
12.5.14
Features

Twenty Years on and "Girls and Boys" is the Smartest Move Blur Ever Made

It was twenty years ago today that Damon Albarn taught the world that all you really needed to create a social spectrum-spanning anthem of the people was “girls,” “boys,” and “love.”
Lisa Wright
3.7.14