Frank Ocean, Jamie XX, Chase & Status and Jess Glynne are this year’s Lovebox headliners. But who else is playing at Lovebox? Three months from the start of the festival, we’re looking at the whole lineup of exciting names that will be heading to Victoria Park on 14 July.
Fresh from the release of his new single, ‘Chanel’, Frank Ocean is well and truly back at the forefront of the public imagination. His second studio album, Blonde, has met with widespread critical acclaim. We know we’re extremely excited to see what he brings to the stage when he headlines on the Friday.
He may have spent 2015 composing the score for the Tree of Codes ballet, but rest assured that he’s prepared to soundtrack the kind of dancing that Lovebox fans are more used to as Franc Ocean’s joint headliner.
Chase & Status
The electronic duo will be headlining on the Saturday as they continue to build up to the release of their fourth studio album. After branching out into grime in 2015, they can bring a fresh and varied sound to Victoria Park this year.
After hitting the headlines as a featured artist on ‘Rather Be’ by Clean Bandit, Glynne has become a successful artist in her own right ever since her debut album I Cry When I Laugh shot to number one of the UK Albums Chart. She recently turned down an offer to be a judge on The Voice UK. Clearly she cares more about Saturday night at Lovebox.
The only slightly less exciting Knowles sister is one of the biggest names on this year’s lineup, especially after A Seat at the Table, her third studio album, went to number one on the US Albums Chart.
Lovebox 2017 also boasts a strong selection of electronic artists, with the eccentric Ricardo Villalobos at the top of the bill. Whatever the flamboyant Chilean comes up with, disaster or masterpiece, it will definitely be memorable.
Who else is on the lineup?
Rag ‘N’ Bone Man
Kölsch DJ Set
And the rest…
Kink live, Jazzy Jeff, Richy Ahmed Solardo, Jesse Rose, Craig Richards, Terry Francis, Waff, Norman Jay, Gerd Janson, Horse Meat Disco, Mick Jenkins, Soulection, Mike Servito, Lewis Boardman, Dreem Teem, Klose One, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Work It, Jazzie B, Club Drive, Artikal, Dr Packer, Ellie Cocks, Fort Romeau, Sälen, GW Harrison, Hammer, Jack Swift, Jimmy Switch, Rex Orange County, Lindsey Matthews, Will Taylor, Hot Blood.