Roxy Music to play Lovebox Festival in London.

Following the recent announcement that Roxy Music are to play some festivals this summer 2010. Here is the official Lovebox press release :

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“A source of familial pride for all festival-loving Londoners” The Guardian

LOVEBOX: MORE ACTS ANNOUNCED

ROXY MUSIC
GRACE JONES
DIZZEE RASCAL
MARK RONSON & THE BUSINESS
HOT CHIP
EMPIRE OF THE SUN

PLUS: THE MACCABEES, BOOKASHADE, PEACHES, CHROMEO, CROOKERS, NOISETTES, ELLIE GOULDING, CHASE AND STATUS, RIVA STARR, WILD BEASTS, HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR AND MANY MORE

Lovebox has added to its phenomenal 2010 line-up with the announcement of a second wave of acts including; legendary art-rock pioneers Roxy Music, music and style icon Grace Jones, super-producer Mark Ronson & The Business, the massively acclaimed Empire of the Sun and beloved electro pop-juggernauts Hot Chip. London’s premiere festival which will take place in Victoria Park from the 16th-18th July will also play host to The Maccabees, Ellie Goulding and the Noisettes at the newly expanded three day event.

FRIDAY
Headlined by Brit award-winning, hip-hop impresario Dizzee Rascal, the new Friday will showcase the very best in dance and pop including the enchanting Ellie Goulding and pop trio the Noisettes while Brighton based indie rockers The Maccabees will headline the Gaymers Stage.

Friday will also play host to some of the hippest names on the dance music scene, with Italian DJ duo Crookers making their only London festival appearance, superstar club DJ’s Brodinski and Sinden taking to the stage and arguably Europe’s hottest DJ property for 2010, Riva Starr, joining the bill. While over in the NYC Downlow, Zinc and Dynamite MC, Toddla T, MJ Cole, and 2009’s favourite producer, on a London festival exclusive, Joy Orbison will be keeping things mighty real.

SATURDAY
The Lovebox crowd will be in for a rare treat when the phenomenal Roxy Music take to the main stage on the Saturday night. Fans of the band should visit www.lovebox.net to see exclusive audio and video content released by Roxy Music to celebrate their headline spot.

Bryan Ferry said ‘There is a song on my album that I have co-written with my friends Groove Armada. They asked me if Roxy would like to perform at Lovebox. We of course thought it would be cool.’

The newly-formed Mark Ronson & the Business will be joining them on the bill, alongside the acclaimed Empire of the Sun who are playing their first ever London show.

Internationally renowned outfit Booka Shade headline the Relentless dance stage on Saturday and we have our own slice of Berlin in the capital in the form of Jesse Rose, Henrik Schwarz Live and Dixon (Innervisions). We are also proud to welcome an East vs West London soundclash to Lovebox, the Hip Hop and R N B crews Work It and Yo Yo will be pairing up for a proper NYC style block party!

SUNDAY
This year also sees the exciting launch of Lovebox’s groundbreaking all-new Sunday, which blends the coolest music, emergent art, cutting edge fashion and more to create an all-inclusive polysexual event unlike any other.

The immortal music and style icon known as Grace Jones will be headlining the main stage, bringing her ever revolutionary flair for subversion to Victoria Park. Beloved electro-pop juggernauts Hot Chip will also be present and correct, fresh from the critical success of their brand new album, One Life Stand. Over on the Gaymers Stage, electro-funk duo Chromeo will be tearing up proceedings and are joined by returning Aussie heroes Cut Copy, who, in a UK festival exclusive, will be dazzling audiences with their beautiful, nostalgia streaked pop, while the glam disco machine known as Hercules and Love Affair will also be back to enthrall once more with their irrepressible, glitter-strewn music.

Also along for the ride are renowned pop provocateur Peaches, the much buzzed about and deliciously offbeat new duo Silver Columns, and moody new upstarts Hurts, who pricked up ears last year with their wonderfully dark and disturbed single Wonderful Life. Disco Bloodbath, Trailer Trash and Horse Meat Disco are just some of the DJ crews who will be hosting areas on the day.

In addition, the incomparable Jonny Woo – performance artist/entertainer nonpareil – will be compeering the main stage along with his troupe of club freaks and drag queens, which will include a unique, one-off fashion show by Dr Noki NHS. His fiercely individual, recycled clothing has found devotees in the likes of Lady Gaga and Beyonce, as well as an innovative art collaboration with Central St Martins in support of the charity Art Against Knives, which works towards reducing knife crime by engaging young people in troubled areas with art and fashion-based workshops. All in all, an exciting and compelling day out, and a fitting finale to a great weekend.

Alongside the show-stopping performances there will be another healthy dose of Lovebox’s summer shenanigans; with the 40 acre site playing host to numerous other stages, performances and activities.

The infamous NYC Downlow also returns to Lovebox for 2010 after a year’s hiatus. This life-size ruin of a NYC tenement will resurrect New York’s golden age and festival-goers can expect to enjoy an eclectic mix of disco, soul, funk and dance.

As well as offering a diverse music experience - the bustling food market, Sourced Market, returns again, serving up culinary treats direct from the best stalls at Borough and Broadway markets. There will also be a broad program of theatre, art and comedy for those wanting to take timeout from the music performances.

LINE-UP SO FAR:

FRIDAY
DIZZEE RASCAL
CHASE AND STATUS
NOISETTES
ELLIE GOULDING
THE MACCABEES
CROOKERS
RIVA STARR
CHEW LIPS
NEWHAM GENERALS
SMURFIE SYCO
BRODINSKI
SINDEN
ZINC & DYNAMITE MC
TODDLA T
JOY ORBISON
MJ COLE

SATURDAY
ROXY MUSIC
MARK RONSON & THE BUSINESS
EMPIRE OF THE SUN
BOOKASHADE
WILD BEASTS
ROX
CODEINE VELVET CLUB
JESSE ROSE
HENRIK SCHWARZ LIVE
DIXON
WORK IT VS YO YO
BLAISE BELLVILLE
MAXWELL JAYE
LIVIN’ PROOF
OI YOU
WORK IT GIRLS
SHY FX (DIGITAL SOUNDBOY)
GREENMONEY (FOOLS GOLD RECORDS)
DJ SMUTLEE
SEB CHEW/LEO GREENSLADE

SUNDAY
GRACE JONES
HOT CHIP
PEACHES
HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR
CHROMEO
CUT COPY
HURTS
SILVER COLUMNS
HORSEMEAT DISCO
TRAILER TRASH
WET YOURSELF
JONNY WOO
DR NOKI

FURTHER ACTS & STAGES TO BE ANNOUNCED

Ticket Details
Tickets are available from www.lovebox.net as well as from Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.co.uk) or by calling 08448472436.

Ticket prices:
1 day ticket: £45 + booking fee
2 day ticket: £80 + booking fee
3 day tickets: £99 + booking fee

One Response to “Roxy Music to play Lovebox Festival in London.”

  1. Dr John Fornetti says:

    I actually was in London that week but missed the show. I hope it was as great as it looked. I did however catch the next one though.

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