Eddie Halliwell, Sander van Doorn and Judge Jules set for Parklife
- Henry Northmore
- 3 September 2009
It may well be the dying embers of summer, but there’s still time for one last hoorah as Parklife lays its claim as the last dance music festival in Scotland this year. Returning for a second year of trance, hardstyle and commercial dance the festival sees Inside Out, Goodgreef, Clubland X-Treme and Stereofunk join forces for four stages of dance action (plus a Skiddle VIP House Tent) with a big line-up boasting Eddie Halliwell, Sander van Doorn, Judge Jules, Showtek, Tidy Boys, Kutski, Mark Breeze, Alex K, Ultrabeat, Darren Styles, Dana and many more as an up-for-it crowd of 7,000 take over Strathclyde Country Park.
Some readers may be forgiven for a slight feeling of déjà vu, as many of these names also played the event last year. ‘Eddie Halliwell’s our biggest DJ and he’s headlining for the second year primarily because last year he was so good,’ explains director (and Inside Out resident) Simon Foy. ‘He’s doing an “Ed-It” concept set, it’s an audio-visual experience, so it is markedly different, but I think there are enough changes while keeping the firm favourites in place. Where we’ve kept some things we’ve been conscious of changing other things and we’ve got better set times for certain acts. For example we had Showtek last year but they had to leave really early because they had a gig in Holland, whereas this year they get a much better time.’ After selling out in 2008, as the saying goes – if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.
Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell, Sat 12 Sep.