The organisers behind Parklife 2012, the self-described festival for “music heads and dancing feet”, have already confirmed this year’s dates to mark in your tour diaries.

Not only that but the festival has relocated its Sydney home, moving from the muddy Kippax Lake site to the suitably verdant Centennial Park; the original site for Parklife back in its early days, and now we have the first two confirmed acts for the bill. Thanks to a slip-up on Facebook.

Stoney Roads reports that UK’s Modestep released dates on their Facebook calendar confirming that the four-piece ‘live dubstep’ act will be touching down on Australian soil for the event. No doubt bringing selections from their forthcoming debut, Evolution Theory.

Meanwhile English producer, DJ Fresh also posted dates to his social media page confirming that he’ll be heading over. The ex-Bad Company member and record label owner letting slip that he’s set to appear as part of the Australian national festival.

Both acts are known for their heavier drum n bass beats and dubstep/electronica, which was a prominent feature of last year’s Parklife, featuring fellow Brtish acts like Magentic Man, Flux Pavilion and Nero.

The rumour mill on other potential candidates to be included in the bill has already begun spinning, with suggestions including Australia’s own PNAU, the futurist pop of Canada’s Grimes as well as return from Mr. Norman Cook, better known as Fatboy Slim.

Can we expect more confirmed acts in the coming days? Best keep your eyes peeled over your Facebook feeds boys and girls.

Get unlimited access to the coverage that shapes our culture.
to Rolling Stone magazine
to Rolling Stone magazine