From spitting bars within the streets of Harlem, New York and being found on Tumblr (RIP Yams) to changing into a modern-day icon and fashionista for a brand new era of hip-hop listeners, A$AP Rocky has come a good distance.
Now the younger Harlemite has been confirmed as one of many most important headliners for this yr’s Park Life competition which takes place in Heaton Park, Manchester. He will likely be joined by fellow headliners Annie Mac, Liam Gallagher, The XX, Skepta, N.E.R.D., Giggs and J Hus.
As one of many premier festivals within the UK, Park Life normally pulls out all of the stops by way of aesthetics – in addition to the music – and this yr is not any execpetion.
This yr the set designers will likely be going with a downtown Tokyo theme. Unveiling their new stage (The Valley) it takes inspiration from the eclectic cityscapes and neon lights of Japan’s capital metropolis, with a selected deal with the world well-known Shinjuku ward.
Different acts anticipated to grace the Park Life stage embrace Manny’s very personal Bugzy Malone, Lorde, Vince Staples, Jessie Ware, Dave and the legendary Carl Cox.
The 2-day competition kicks off on June 9 and with six weeks till competition day there are nonetheless tickets obtainable from the Park Life web site, which you buy by clicking right here.
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