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It must be Lovebox...

It's a divalicious line-up of ice cool musical wonderment...


From 19th-21st July, a sun-soaked sonorous explosion of hair, hedonism, hip-hop and homosexuality will descend on London’s Victoria Park, celebrating all things fashion, urban, alternative and artsy. Think Azealia Banks in a pair of brothel creepers, shoving one hand down Alison Goldfrapp’s disco pants and holding a takeaway kebab in the other. They’re both on the lineup so we wouldn’t be surprised if that happened actually.

With the deliciously volatile Azealia Banks stomping up and down the stage to headline Friday’s party, Saturday hails a pleasingly bizarre amalgamation of hip-hip and electronica, with Mark Ronson, Plan B, Netsky, and D’Angelo all lending their many and varied talents.

Sweat-soaked, tank top toting Sunday symbolises Lovebox’s now notorious ‘gay day’. A kaleidoscopic melee of glitter, scenesters, and some of the world’s most renowned popstars will be in sparkling attendance, including Kelis, Lil’ Kim, Goldfrapp, Hurts, Frankie Knuckles, and the brilliant Charli XCX, along with scintillatingly mad performer Jonny Woo, and the iconic silhouette of Jodie Harsh’s wig (and Jodie herself, presumably). The mysterious, shimmering and deliciously bizarre new evolution of gay hip-hop will be represented too, with leapingly insane rapper Mykki Blanco and the dashing, deep-voiced Zebra Katz.

So sit at home, eat Tesco chipsticks and sit open-mouthed in front of the Big Brother live stream if you want. Or pull on a pair of high-tops, shove on a pair of sunglasses, stuff a rucksack with condoms, glow sticks and vodka, and skip over to Victoria Park.

For more information, and to get yourself a ticket, log on to the official Lovebox website.


Words: Dylan B Jones

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