Chart-topping pop sensation and Parklife headline artist, Anne-Marie, surprised festival-goers this morning with an impromptu performance - on a bus. 

Rockstar Energy Drink organised the sing-along on an early-morning shuttle bus service en-route from Manchester Piccadilly Station to the festival site in Heaton Park.

A bus full of unsuspecting festival-goers boarded the Parklife Festival shuttle service, unaware of the surprise awaiting them.

Along the route to the festival, the bus unexpectedly made a stop to pick up an additional passenger – none other than Anne-Marie, incognito in a bucket hat and sunglasses.

Before taking her seat, Anne-Marie approached the bus driver with a request: to lead a sing-along with passengers en route to her headline performance.

Renowned for her infectious energy and stage presence, Anne-Marie turned the bus into a makeshift concert venue, treating passengers to renditions of her classic hits like 2002 and Perfect.

This impromptu performance turned what would have been a routine journey into an unforgettable pre-festival warm-up, leaving fans buzzing.

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Anne-Marie said: "Teaming up with Rockstar Energy Drink to surprise fans with this one-of-a-kind experience is so much fun.

"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.

"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."

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Ella, an Anne-Marie fan and shuttle bus passenger added: "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. Thank you Anne-Marie and Rockstar Energy Drink!"

Steven Hind, Senior Marketing Director at PepsiCo, added: "We were thrilled to elevate our partnership with Live Nation Festivals UK and enhance the festival experience at Parklife this summer to become something totally unforgettable for music fans.

"Collaborating with Anne-Marie for the Parklife surprise performance was just one way we'll be injecting energy into the most unexpected places throughout the festival season, providing fans with unforgettable experiences at their favourite events. Stay tuned for more to come! Because trust me, this is just the start and we’re not done yet!"

Anne-Marie plays The Valley main stage tonight at 7.20pm.