This year’s chapter of Lovebox is set to be even more special than usual. East London’s favourite festival are celebrating their 15 year anniversary – 15 years of music, 15 years of good vibes and 15 years of love.
Now, Lovebox adds more acts to its already impressive line-up as well as announcing full stage splits by day.
One of grime’s greats, Kano, joins Lovebox Saturday following his explosive appearance in 2016. This year the MC will take his live show to the Main Stage, performing tracks from his Mercury-nominated album Made In The Manor, as well as classics and fan favourites from his almost two decade-long career.
Another new addition is Joe Goddard. The founder member of electronic legends Hot Chip and ½ of DJ duo The 2 Bears joins the Lovebox line-up ahead of the release of his highly-anticipated debut solo album Electric Lines, so expect some stellar new material.
Elsewhere, new to the Lovebox line-up are rising Australian dance trio Rüfüs, transatlantic funk collective The Fedz, and R&B newcomer Raheem Bakaré.
Kopparberg is set to bring a taste of scandi-cool to Lovebox, making a welcome return with their popular Kopparberg Urban Forest, featuring a woodland bar serving up refreshments including its selection of delicious fruit ciders.
Kopparberg will also be supporting the very best in creative and imaginative live music, by hosting a series of pioneering artists and DJs on its renowned Urban Forest stage.
Music label and collective Soulection have also unveiled their line-up when they take over the Kopparberg Urban Forest on the Friday, with Soulection founder Joe Kay taking to the decks along with Jarreau Vandal, Hannah Faith, Andre Power and The Whooligan.
Meanwhile on Saturday the Kopparberg Urban Forest will be hosted by London’s finest 90s hip hop/R&B club night, Work It, featuring sets from Jazzie B, The Dreem Teem, Work It Girls, Siobhan Bell and BORN n BREAD.
The full line-ups for the Corona SunSets stage have also been revealed, with Bobby Pleasure, Mr M, and Marshmello added to the Friday and Pete Herbert, Wayne Holland, Guy Williams and Vilma Rae added to the Saturday.
Corona SunSets will be bringing the smooth beats of the Balearics to Lovebox. Join the tribe and follow the Corona procession to the ultimate celebration of the sunset. Embrace the spirit of summer as night approaches. Watch the stage come to life as colours dance across the sky.
The individual line-ups for legendary clubbing institution fabric, back for a second year in the Park, have also been revealed, as have Noisey and Transistor hosted by Abode.
This year headlined by Frank Ocean and Chase & Status, Lovebox plays host to an eclectic billing – spanning genres from grime to house and hip hop – featuring legends and the hottest new acts alike, not to mention plenty of mischief to make and hidden corners to explore.
Frank Ocean / Jamie xx / Mac Miller / Rag’n’Bone Man / Rüfüs / Sälen
Solange / Sampha / Kaytranada / Ray BLK / Mick Jenkins / Rex Orange County / The Fedz / Raheem Bakaré / Noisey DJs
Seth Troxler / Bicep / KiNK (Live) / Hammer / Terry Francis
TRANSISTOR HOSTED BY ABODE
Eats Everything / wAFF / Jack Swift / Will Taylor B2B GW Harrison / Ellie Cocks B2B Jimmy Switch / Artikal B2B Lindsey Matthews
Gerd Janson / Fort Romeau / DJ Jazzy Jeff / Joe Goddard / Bobby Pleasure / Mr M / Marshmello / Hot Blood
SOULECTION AT THE KOPPARBERG URBAN FOREST
Joe Kay / Jarreau Vandal / Hannah Faith / Andre Power / The Whooligan
Chase & Status (Live) / Jess Glynne / Annie Mac / DJ EZ / Kano / Anne-Marie / Raye / Club Drive
Andy C / Kurupt FM / Mist / AJ Tracey / XL Recordings Presents New Gen & Friends / Klose One / Noisey DJs
Ricardo Villalobos / Dixon / Mike Servito / Craig Richards
Jamie Jones / Kölsch (DJ set) / Richy Ahmed / Solardo / Jesse Rose / Lewis Boardman
Late Nite Tuff Guy / Horse Meat Disco / Norman Jay MBE / Dr Packer / Pete Herbert / Wayne Holland / Guy Williams / Vilma Rae
WORK IT AT THE KOPPARBERG URBAN FOREST
Jazzie B / The Dreem Teem / Work It Girls / Siobhan Bell / BORN n BREAD