PARKLIFE organisers are launching a pop-up shop ahead of the festival.

The pop-up will open in Manchester city centre for just two days offering Parklife merchandise and a chance to purchase remaining day tickets booking-fee free.

The temporary store is opening this weekend in Hatch, a pop-up venue, Oxford Road in Manchester and on Friday a free launch party is being held at the shop.

The party features La Discotheque, Mvson, The Beehive Club and a selection of Parklife DJs. At the party the Parklife CRACK magazine will also be launched.

The magazine features an array of interviews with artists from the 2018 line-up such as N*E*R*D, The XX, RAYE, Everything Everything, Mabel, Bugzy Malone and Sigrid.

Party-goers can enjoy the music and a spread of drinks and street food between 4pm and 10pm.

The store will only be open for the Friday and Saturday. On Saturday opening times for merchandise and ticket-buying are 10am to 6pm.

The festival itself takes place in Heaton Park on the weekend of Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10.

Headliners at Parklife this year include Liam Gallagher, Lorde, The XX and N*E*R*D.