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About Lovebox Festival
Back in 2002, Groove Armada and Jools Butterfield were sitting in a pub, lamenting the London party scene. They were playing gigs and clubs everywhere, but thought there might be a way to put on a different kind of show in London, with more exciting line-ups.
It started with a box of records and a pack of Post-its – heart-shaped ones were the only type on hand. The record box became the "Lovebox", which became an album, and the first party was thrown in an old strip club off Tottenham Court Road. Then followed a residency at 93 Feet East, succeeded by a stint in Ladbroke Grove, and Lovebox was selling out two weeks in advance with hundreds turning up at the door.
A year later, this success led to a one-off festival on Clapham Common for 10,000 people. The year after, it was 20,000. A combination of solid musical reputation and a complete lack of inner London park festivals proved a potent recipe. By 2005 Lovebox moved to Victoria Park, and the line-ups were epic and the event had spread itself over two days.
In 2018 it was announced the festival was moving to Gunnersbury Park, where it plays in the summertime to this day.
The 2019 line-up included headliners Solange and Chance The Rapper, along with performances from Four Tet, Brockhampton, Loyle Carner, H.E.R. and Action Bronson.
Lovebox will return from 11 – 13 June 2021. To find out more, visit our Lovebox page.