Local lads North Base will be bringing their own brand of full-power D&B to Parklife on Saturday June 11, tearing things up for the first few hours on Chase & Status's MTA Stage, where the likes of Craig David, Friction and Bugzy Malone will also be doing their thing.
Ahead of the show, we tracked down North Base member DJ Silver and asked him to run us round town on a 'ten minute tour' of his favourite spots to eat, drink, shop, think and, of course, party...
What’s your favourite Mancunian phrase or word?'Here are a few top words that can be used..... safe our kid, newtons, mint, ginnel, dibble, pecking me head, bobbins. Ah man, there are so many to choose from, but there's a few for yas!'
My favourite memory of Manchester is…'Playing at Parklife! It's amazing! All your friends, ravers, DJ mates, neighbours and anyone in between are here for the weekend's festivities. Playing to thousands of people over two days is a memory we'll have for the rest of our lives. '
When I'm hungover and need to recover, I head to…'BED! Get ya head down if ya hungover lad! Bed for you! Watch ya eyebrows, though, lad!'
When I have a gig and need something new to wear, my first stop is...We'd normally go down Market Street, Footlocker of course for your kicks or JD in the Arndale. Note is a good place to go and there are some amazing shops around Oldham Street and the Northern Quarter. Manchester has too many great outlets for clothes.
When I need to have a good time, I go to...'Loads