Get in the mood with Lovebox

PUBLISHED: 17:17 14 July 2011

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg


Eight years on from its launch at Victoria Park, Lovebox has earned itself a solid spot on the capital’s summer programme of live music.

East London’s ever-appealing creative scene is set to attract young professionals and professional festival-goers alike this weekend as the city’s oldest public park plays host once more to pop music’s finest.

Since the first year of Groove Armada, Mr Scruff and Gilles Peterson, the festival has tripled in size and some 65,000 revellers are expected from Friday through to Sunday.

Prizing itself on bringing together various genres of music, the line-up this year stays true to Lovebox’s reputation as a festival not easily pigeon-holed.


If it’s folk, hip-hop, indie, dance or electronic music that floats your boat, your bound to find something of it here.

Yes, Jessie J had to cancel because it’s proving impossible to squeeze those sublime limbs into one of her clingfilm-tight stage outfits with a broken leg to contend with – but there’s plenty more to keep crowds entertained.

The Wombats, Example and Beardyman are kicking off the proceedings on Friday.

On Saturday, bad-boy-rapper-turned-cheesy-movie-peddling-treasure Snoop Dogg is to light up the stage with his hip-hop classics.

How he got past customs this time lord only knows.

He’ll be joined by Santigold, Katy B and The Drums among others.

Sunday will see Scissor Sisters – famed for their energetic, crowd-pleasing live turns.

Some of rock/pop’s feistiest stage goddesses will close the festival, with Blondie, Robyn, Kelis and Beth Dito all sure to get to you fired up before it’s all over for another year.

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