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Return to New York is your VIP festival-within-a-festival. Themed on the glamour of 1980s downtown New York, the village pulses with exclusive attractions from dawn right through to the neon-lit night.

'By Invitation Only'

Entrance to Planet VIP comes with a wristband that delivers your membership to By Invitation Only- an intimate, exclusive club space hidden in the heart of Parklife. Inspired by the pioneering nightspots of 80s NYC. The immaculately decorated space will be hosting surprise sets throughout the weekend – playing up-close-and-personal with the crowd.

Old School Games Arcade

If the 70s were defined by disco, the 80s were as defined by video games as much as they were by the synthpop soundtracks that pumped through the games. In the old school arcade arena, you can get to lose hours grappling with timeless design classics such as Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Super Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Pinball and many more…

1980s Back To The Cinema

The 80s was a classic era for cinematic flights of fantasy. Relive this golden age in our exclusive cinema, where you can watch back to back classics – we’ll be screening much loved favourites including Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Back To The Future, ET and The Goonies, as well as one or two wild cards you’re going to love.

Downtown street food village

New York wouldn’t be complete without offering some serious NYC style diners. Return to New York has a serious selection of street food vendors, unavailable anywhere else. Expect delights veering from renowned Thai Street Food, to vast, juicy Burgers, to hot spiced Mexican Street Eats.

award winning cocktails

Who says a festival has to be about weak beer and warm cider? Return to New York is proud to host some of the country’s finest mixologists; shaking, whisking and splashing together a menu of award winning cocktails – expect pure taste served by the glass.

Hip-Hop Live Art

The art of Graffiti was born in New York City, an untamed street aesthetic that eventually spilling from the streets of the Bronx to take over the world. Now you can watch some of the best artists from the city take over Return to New York, working live to create bespoke pieces across the walls of the VIP village.

The Brewery

The microbreweries of New York are rightly famous worldwide – Their superb real ales and innovative lagers have become the modern benchmark in quality beers. In homage to this, Return to New York hosts a series of microbreweries selling some of the finest tasting booze this side of Valhalla.

Exclusive VIP Entrance

Minimise your time spent not having fun! We’ve got you covered with your own private entrance.



Once you’ve danced yourself crazy in By Invitation Only, enjoyed an NYC feast, got yourself styled up with some new hair and nails, or hammered your thumbs to bits in the arcade, it’s time to grab a memento with our pimped out photo booth, filled to the brim with props and NYC memorabilia ranging the silly to the stylish.


Let’s get real – anyone who’s been to a festival before knows this is the best thing about being a VIP..!