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Lovebox Weekender 2007: Line-up revealed

Groove Armada

Story by Jack Foley

LONDON’S boutique festival Lovebox returns in July 2007 for its annual Lovebox Weekender show in Victoria Park.

This year’s event promises another massive celebration of music and culture featuring a live performance from Groove Armada, celebrating their new album, plus an exclusive gig from The B-52’s who have not played on UK soil for over a decade.

Now in its fifth year, London’s independent summer extravaganza is still hosted by organisers Groove Armada, reflecting their eclectic tastes and passion for cutting-edge music and vibrant cultural life. Their band will close an amazing weekend by wowing the main stage on Sunday night.

Over two days – from July 21 to 22 – there will be numerous stages and tents in 20 acres of mature London parkland.

Confirmed artists include:

Saturday
Tiga, Scratch Perverts, Ojos De Brujo, Layo & Bushwacka, Malcolm Middleton, Switch, Freeform Five, Kissy Sell Out, Groove Armada (DJ set), Issst, Ska Cubano, Soothsayers, Vincent Vincent & The Villains, Russ Jones

Sunday
Groove Armada, The B-52’s, The Rapture, Nouvelle Vague, Tinariwen, Toots & The Maytals, Digitalism, Mr C, Andy Cato, James Yorkston, Paul Arnold (Chew The Fat)
Will Saul (Simple), The End, Hey Negrita Band, Dynamo Rhythm Ace, Cut A Shine, Last Man Standing, Buraka Som Sistema, Williams Fairey Brass Band

Many, many more to be announced in coming weeks…

Dedicated music areas include…

The main stage
An awesome eclectic line-up of star performers from the latest disco-punk sounds of The Rapture to African-blues media sensations Tinariwen to a UK festival exclusive appearance from cult US band the B-52’s to Nouvelle Vague and their knowing cover versions of post-punk classics.

Clubbers paradise
State of the art club tent with cutting–edge dance music hosted by Issst on Saturday and The End on Sunday. Issst are East London’s leading underground party promoters and The End have been flying the flag for underground dance music in central London for over 11 years. Highlights include the very ‘now’ sound of Tiga and Digitalism and an exclusive ‘space terrace’ DJ set by Groove Armada themselves who open the tent on Saturday.

World music / folk / rock & roll stage
Musical insights and surprises from around the globe including a performance from reggae legends Toots & the Maytals and heart-stopping folk songs from James Yorkston and others.

Dedicated indie stage
The latest indie sensations and upcoming new bands hosted by Barfly and The Fly – full announcement soon.

Brazilian sweat box
The best from Brazil including the latest baile funk sounds and authentic Brazilian musicians and dancers.

Hip hop tent
Leading hip hop DJs and MCs headlined by the incredible Scratch Perverts.

Tickets are on sale now. To find out more, visit the website