Anne-Marie stuns fans on Parklife shuttle bus with surprise performance ahead of big festival set

Anne-Marie surprised fans heading to Parklife on the festival's shuttle bus with an unexpected appearance
-Credit: (Image: Ben Awin Photography)


Anne-Marie has made a surprise appearance on a shuttle bus transporting Parklife fans to Heaton Park with an impromptu performance.

The singer, who will be performing at the festival’s The Valley stage on Sunday evening (June 9), hopped on board the bus halfway on its journey to the festival site this morning.

Dressed incognito in a bright yellow bucket hat and jacket to match, Anne-Marie approached the bus driver to ask if she could lead a sing-along with passengers en-route to the festival.

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Revealing her identity, the singer then broke into song to perform some of her biggest hits, including 2001 and Perfect, whilst the fans on board sang along.

Ella, one of the passengers on board the bus, said: “I can't believe it! That was possibly one of the best experiences of my life. I'll never forget the energy of all the passengers singing along to every song. What a way to kick off the vibes for the day, and the energy for the Summer of music lined-up.”

Anne-Marie, who will perform at Parklife on Sunday night, hopped on board the festival's shuttle bus this morning to surprise fans
Anne-Marie, who will perform at Parklife on Sunday night, hopped on board the festival's shuttle bus this morning to surprise fans -Credit:Ben Awin Photography

Anne-Marie, who joined forces with Parklife sponsor Rockstar on the stunt, said afterwards: “Teaming up with Rockstar Energy Drink to surprise fans with this one-of-a-kind experience is so much fun.”

She added: “Music is so special and it fills my heart knowing it makes people happy and that's exactly what we aimed to do on the shuttle bus to Parklife – to give fans the ultimate pre-festival party.

Fans joined the singer in singing along to some of her biggest hits
Fans joined the singer in singing along to some of her biggest hits -Credit:Ben Awin Photography

“I loved being a part of creating an unforgettable experience and bringing happiness and excitement to Parklife fans. And getting to enjoy a cool ride to the festival was just the icing on the cake! It’s my favourite thing to hear people singing along to my songs and it’s left me even more excited for my performance later today."

Anne-Marie, who has previously served as a mentor on The Voice UK, joins a bustling line-up of artists on the Parklife schedule today. There will also be performances from the likes of Doja Cat, Kaytranada, Dom Dolla and Patrick Topping across seven stages throughout the day.

Parklife is taking place at Heaton Park this weekend
Parklife is taking place at Heaton Park this weekend -Credit:Kenny Brown | Manchester Evening News

Day one of the festival, meanwhile, featured show-stopping performances from Disclosure, Camelphat, Sugababes, Mahalia, and Peggy Gou. You can take a look at some of the fashion looks that were served on Saturday here.

Parklife takes place at Heaton Park on June 8 and 9.