Time Out says
Posted: Tue Apr 1 2014
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MIA, Nas, Chase & Status, Katy B, A$AP Rocky, Bonobo, Sub Focus, The Horrors, Scuba, Crystal Fighters, Mount Kimbie, Annie Mac, Moderat, Joey Bada$$, Madlib, Joy Orbison, Banks, Roosevelt, Submotion Orchestra, Bondax, Paul Woolford, The Gaslamp Killer, Klangkarussell, Kaleida, Tensnake, Horse Meat Disco, David Rodigan, Duke Dumont, Ellie Ingram, Ben Pearce, Cyril Hahn, Kyntro, Martinez Brothers, Visionquest, Hannah Wants, Shy FX, Dense & Pika, Huxley.
Still one of the finest boutique efforts in London, catering for cool kids and party monsters, Lovebox is back for 2014. Although it's slimmed down from three to two days as part of a new vision led by the production team behind Secret Garden Party, it should still be one of the highlights of the London summer thanks to a storming, genre-blurring line-up of DJs electronic acts and live bands.
Among the many huge names firing up Hackney's Victoria Park this year are ever-charismatic rapper and musician MIA, rap legend Nas performing his classic 'Illmatic' album in full, hot topic hip hopper A$AP Rocky, bass and beat-slinging duo Chase & Status, and chart-topping Londoner Katy B. As always, the finest alternative and underground scene kingpins are well-represented, with dubstep/techno meddler Scuba, London funk maestros Horse Meat Disco, shoegazing indie faves The Horrors and live electro wizards Moderat all promising to bring their own unique sonics to the event.
Also of note is the fascinating Distrikt, an arts and music collective from infamous Nevada festival Burning Man, bringing their wild musical ways – and plenty of art, performance, theatre and mysterious mischief – to the UK for the first time at Lovebox 2014. Hip hop dance theatre crew Breakin' Convention will also be hosting a dance-off, allowing you to finally throw down and bust out those moves you've been perfecting… or just do the lambada. Plus, as always, you can lose yourself in countless other fun pursuits over the weekend, musical and otherwise, including a full range of banging after parties. Open up that Lovebox and dive right in. You won't be disappointed.
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