“2002: Clapham Common. We decided to do an outdoor live gig and turn it into a bit of a party. It sold out in 4 minutes – which is when the chaos started. We needed enough mates to work the door, enough loo roll for the ladies, enough generators, lights, sound and action to make it the kind of party a London common had never seen.”
“Ten years later and our love letter to the capital had become a 3 day weekend for 50,000 people – from Blondie to Hospitality, Roxy and Grace to Rinse and Horsemeat Disco, Duran to Sub Focus, Del Rey to Snoop.”
“Talking to the regulars about A Decade Of Love, it was clear that Groove Armada Live had to make a return. Those 6 years we closed the Saturday were iconic Lovebox moments. Unlike 2002, we can get ready for the 10th birthday gig without having to build a fence at the same time,” commented Tom Findlay from Groove Armada on their return to the Lovebox Festival.
Other acts appearing on Saturday 16 June include Friendly Fires, Rita Ora and the 3 girl Brit group Stooshe.
Ministry of Sound will host the offical afterparty featuring artists such as Damian Lazarus and Crazy P Soundsystem.
The Lovebox Festival will take place in Victoria Park in London on 15/16/17 June 2012 and tickets are available now.