Two stabbed at Manchester’s Parklife Weekender

Three others were injured on the first day of the event in Heaton Park

Two men were stabbed at Manchester’s Parklife Weekender last night (June 7).

Manchester Evening News reports that the men were stabbed ‘during a brawl’ at the festival in the city’s Heaton Park.

One of the men was taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary with serious but non-life threatening injuries whilst the other was treated on site. The man who was taken to hospital remains there in a stable condition. Two men were arrested after police were called to the site at around 7.30pm.

Meanwhile, three more festival attendees were also injured in separate assaults on the festival grounds. Chief Inspector Gary Simpson commented: “There have been a few isolated incidents at Parklife Weekender Festival which we believe have involved a weapon and have caused to injuries to five men. As a result, GMP have instigated an investigation which has resulted in two men being arrested at the venue.”

Last night’s Parklife Weekender saw performances from Snoop Dogg, A$AP Rocky and Rudimental. The event continues today (June 8) with a headline set from Foals as well as performances from Jamie xx, Warpaint and Disclosure.