LOVEBOX FESTIVAL CELEBRATES ANOTHER SUNSHINE-FILLED WEEKEND IN LONDON
IN ITS SECOND YEAR AT GUNNERSBURY PARK, CROWDS ENJOYED SETS FROM SOLANGE, J HUS, LIZZO, BROCKHAMPTON, GIGGS, CYPRESS HILL, SLOWTHAI, LOYLE CARNER AND MORE
LOVEBOX 2019 WILL COME TO A CLOSE WITH AN ANTICIPATED HEADLINE PERFORMANCE FROM US HIP-HOP STAR CHANCE THE RAPPER
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Lovebox 2019 will soon be coming to a close after a fantastic two days in the sun at Gunnersbury Park. An incredible line up of British and international artists are wow-ing the crowds across eight stages at the London festival site. Just 35 minutes from Oxford Circus, Lovebox in only its second year at Gunnersbury Park already feels at home in its new location.
Friday’s highlights on the i-D Presents Main Stage included the inimitable slowthai, Mercury Prize-nominated Loyle Carner, Atlanta’s 2 Chainz and London’s very own J Hus, who was joined on stage by surprise special guest Dave. Day one’s headliner was Solange, who triumphantly returned to Lovebox this year to close proceedings on Friday night.
The BBC described her performance as “a transcendent headline set”, going onto say it was “over 60 minutes of otherworldly, socially-conscious soul. Solange performed with a sense of freedom and joy that elevated both the material and the audience.”
Solange played the main stage two years ago despite being ordered not to by medics. Discussing her decision to come back to play this year, she said: "I remember being in the hospital that morning and them telling me I was not to perform or leave… and I remember bringing my black ass right here to Lovebox.”
She added, “Lovebox is the festival that I get to come and see all these black and brown faces and I ain't missing that for nothing… Tonight, it feels so good."
Friday also saw stand-out headline sets from superstar DJ Solomun on the Big Top Stage and hip hop legends Cypress Hill on the Noisey Presents Stage, who played their seminal album ‘Black Sunday’ in full.
Earlier today, the crowds enjoyed stellar performances by Lizzo, who brought her exhilarating stage show to West London, rising Canadian star Jayda G, who got the rave going and BROCKHAMPTON, who earlier this month teased music from upcoming album ‘Ginger’. British grime legend Giggs whipped his hometown crowd into a frenzy as the sun began to set over the park.
Still to play tonight are Annie Mac, Four Tet (DJ Set), Action Bronson, Andy Carroll and more.
In its 18th year Lovebox has officially come of age… watch this space as the festival prepares to come back in 2020 with another unrivalled line-up and weekend in London.
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July 13, 2019 3:25pm ET by Murray Chalmers PR