The Best Female Artists Heading to Parklife 2019

After much speculation, the full line-up for Parklife 2019 was released this past Wednesday.

The festival will be celebrating its tenth edition on June 8th and 9th with a wide host of acts playing across 16 stages over the weekend.

Her Campus at Manchester has compiled a list of the best female artists heading to Heaton Park this summer.

Solange

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Beyoncé's younger [and arguably cooler] sister is headlining the Sounds of the Near Future stage on the 9th. Solange is "a proud black feminist" and her album A Seat at the Table is a testament to black women on so many levels. She is a strong voice in the fight for intersectional feminism and topics of racism, activism and empowerment are present across all her music.

Cardi B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Cardi B exploded into the music industry in 2017 with "Bodak Yellow" and has since gone from strength to strength with her free spirit and enigmatic brand of rap music. Described by fellow headliner, Solange, as "...my feminist icon", alongside her music, Cardi B stood in solidarity with NFL player Colin Kaepernick by refusing to perform at the Superbowl and is an activist for empowering women, reclaiming terms like "thot" that have so often been used as insults against us. We can't wait to see her light up The Parklife Stage on the 8th.

Christine and the Queens

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Héloïse Letissier is Chris, the sensation behind Christine and the Queens, headlining the Sounds of the Near Future stage on the 8th. Her performances are otherworldy, notably so at Glastonbury Festival in 2016 where she challenged the weather: "You want to fight, rain?" and danced freely in an avant-garde combination of pop, hip-hop and contemporary dance. The French singer-songwriter speaks of feminism, "I feel like sometimes women are still made to choose and refuse some kind of complexity or multifaceted character that sometimes men have naturally." As a feminist and queer woman, she both wants and needs such complexity.

Tickets for Parklife are priced from £69.50 per day or £125 for a weekend pass and include a range of perks including 20 percent discount at ASOS and exclusive access to the Parklife club series. They are available to purchase here.