Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke, Friendly Fires for Parklife Festival

Plus Calvin Harris and Simian Mobile Disco to DJ at Manchester event

Friendly Fires and Bloc Party‘s Kele Okereke are among the acts announced for the Parklife festival in Manchester.

With Bloc Party on hiatus, Okereke is working on a solo album expected to be released later in 2010. He has also announced that he will play an Ibiza Rocks gig this August.

The event will take place across four stages at Platt Fields on June 12. Calvin Harris and Simian Mobile Disco will play DJ slots, while Magnetic Man, Four Tet and Toddla T are also on the bill.

The Parklife line-up is:

Friendly Fires
Booka Shade
Calvin Harris DJ set
Kissy Sellout
Japanese Popstars
Greg Lord
Vitalic presents V-Mirror live
Erol Alkan
Simian Mobile Disco DJ set
Fake Blood
Boy 8-Bit
Damian Lazarus
Jamie Jones
Clive Henry
Simon Barker
Four Tet
Steve Mason
Egyptian Hip Hop
James Yuill
We Have Band
May 68
Now Wave DJs
Magnetic Man
Buraka Som Sitema
Skream and Benga
DJ Zinc
Toddla T and MC Serocee
Geeneus featuring Tippa and Katy B
Riot Jazz featuring Broke N English
Rich Reason
Mad Rush/Jenna G
Andy C
Roni Size
High Contrast
Sub Focus
DJ Hype
Lemon D and Dilinja
Danny Bird
Tonn Piper/Mad Rush
Synkro and Indigo
Ken Evil
Johnny Dub
Naïve Melody DJs
Audio Farm
Drop The Mustard
Belly Of The Beast
Sex With Robots
Murkage DJs
Contort Yourself
Missionary DJs
Hot N Run
The Steppahs
Confession DJs
Taste The Difference
Prostitutes and Policemen
Format DJs
This Is Sick
Gin and Sonic
Gold Teeth

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