London’s own festival Lovebox returns in 2016 with two explosive headliners in the form of LCD Soundsystem and Major Lazer, and a thrilling musical billing that spans genres, eras and continents. Featuring the hottest new acts (Oh Wonder, GoldLink), music’s most relevant and exciting names (Run The Jewels, MØ), the biggest names in grime (Kano, Stormzy), and legends (George Clinton Mothership Reconnection, David Rodigan MBE) it’s set to be the biggest year yet for the Tower Hamlets festival.
Now, Lovebox unveils even more incredible names and forward-thinking stage partners, cementing its status as London’s most diverse and expansive music festival.
South London MC Giggs joins the bill, performing on the Noisey stage on Friday. Giggs has been an integral part of the grime scene for the past decade, and remains just as relevant today, lending scene-stealing verses to the likes of JME, Chase and Status, Dizzee Rascal and Waka Flocka Flame in recent times.
Also appearing on the Noisey stage will be British music legend Shy FX alongside Stamina MC. Shy FX’s sets are infamously incendiary, and his appearance at Lovebox is set to be no different.
Thump will be programming some of the finest names in electronic music on the Saturday. The likes of acclaimed producer/DJ George FitzGerald, Canadian duo Bob Moses and composer/musician Rival Consoles will be appearing alongside Kiasmos, Reza Athar, Gemini Brothers and Cici, plus a very special guest TBA.
Some of the freshest, most exciting new acts out there will also be appearing in the Park. Genre-hopping singer-songwriter Izzy Bizu will take to the Main Stage on the Friday. Elsewhere, hotly-tipped vocalist Jorja Smith joins Soundcrash on the Saturday.
Lovebox friend and favourite Heidi returns to the Park to headline Kopparberg Urban Forest hosted by promoters Krankbrother on the Friday, preceded by a selection of incendiary DJs including the internationally renowned Tom Trago, Dutch house legend William Kouam Djoko and Amsterdam nightlife staple Cinnaman, as well as Krankbrother and Jack C.
On the Saturday, the Urban Forest will be taken over by a diverse selection of up- and-coming talent, including rapper/singer/songwriter Tiggs Da Author, psyche-pop four piece Beaty Heart, soul singer Jodie Abacus, mysterious electro-soul newcomer Seramic and experimental artist Kojey Radical. There’ll also be appearances from Cosmic Strip and Supa Dupa Fly featuring Emily Rawson and Matchstick.
Lovebox are delighted to welcome back Dalston basement club Visions on board to host their own stage. Visions has garnered a reputation for being one of London’s most exciting night spots. Their parties are legendary and special guests are guaranteed…a few may just appear at their stage on the Friday alongside Visions residents Darq E Freaker, Star.One, Snips and many more.
Radio station NTS – broadcasting from Dalston, across the globe – will be hosting the cream of hip hop and electronic talent. There will be appearances from Soulection producer Sango, rising US rapper Denzel Curry, London beatmaker Lil Silva, plus Hannah Faith, CKtrl, Motive and Tim & Barry.
Corona Sunsets will be bringing the sound of the Balearics to Victoria Park with their stunning mandala structure. The Friday sees sets from Warp act Nightmares On Wax’s Soundsystem, remix master The Reflex, innovative R&B/soul singer-producer Andrew Ashong as well as Thris Tian, Desert Sound Colony, Kasra V and Wild Fantasy.
Meanwhile, the Saturday will feature the inimitable Norman Jay MBE, disco group Crazy P Soundsystem, the boogie boat that is PBR Streetgang and disco duo Unabombers plus Pete Herbert, Ray Mang & Bill Brewster, Mo Kolours, Bobby Pleasure and Tayo & Tope.
There’s so much to explore in the Park – from fabric bringing their world class soundsystem to a field for the very first time, to Elrow’s Brazilian confetti-coated party to the carnival spirit of The Tropiskarnival Bandstand and What Hannah Wants’ specially curated arena; plus i-D presents VIP: Ocean Drive, inspired by the hedonistic lifestyle and intriguing charm of Miami Beach – there’s plenty of pockets of live music and world class DJ sets to discover in incredible settings
Elsewhere, there’s plenty more to experience onsite. London’s best restaurateurs will be serving up delicious street food, revellers can browse fashion and beauty boutiques from the city’s finest creatives, or spin around at the Bump Roller Disco, and discover spoken word at The Voicebox presented by Apples and Snakes and Roundhouse…plus much, much more.
2016 looks set to be a definitive and unmissable year for Lovebox Festival – a two day celebration of music, food, fashion and creativity that looks certain to be the musical moment of the summer.
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