Kandel calling: Parklife boss on booking big festival acts

Andre Paine

Sam Kandel has told Music Week that Manchester’s Parklife is targeting its 11th consecutive sell-out for the festival in 2020.

The co-founder of the 80,000-capacity city festival said 2019 was a major success, despite poor weather and the withdrawal of headliner Cardi B, who was recovering from cosmetic surgery.

“We’ve been saying it’s the best wet one we’ve ever had, it was great,” said Kandel. “We dealt with an unfortunate last-minute cancellation. That was one of the biggest challenges we ...

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