Skepta, Childish Gambino, N.E.R.D and some-more will conduct up Lovebox Festival as it moves to its new home of Gunnersbury Park.
After a 16 year run, the festival – originally set up by Groove Armada in 2002 and now run by MAMA Festivals – is upping sticks to West London. But in loyal style, it’s bringing a horde of world-class names in tow.
Mercury esteem leader and soil superficial Skepta will title Friday, while Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo’s N.E.R.D plan will make a return to the theatre for Saturday night.
Meanwhile, Star Wars actor Donald Glover – aka Childish Gambino – is also sloping to title on the Saturday night.
There’s copiousness some-more music from opposite the spectrum, including beats, residence and techno from Kerri Chandler, Floorplan, Jackmaster, Motor City Drum Ensemble and Annie Mac.
Action Bronson, The Internet, Anderson.Paak, Vince Staples, UK speaker Dave and former Outkast member Big Boi will all represent hip-hop stylings.
It was announced last year that the two festivals would be moving on from their home in Victoria Park, with Brockwell Park suspicion to be the front runner. But bosses staid on west London’s Gunnersbury Park.
Julian Bell, Leader of Ealing Council said: ‘I am gay to acquire the Lovebox and Citadel Festivals to the precinct this summer.
‘Rightly recognized as among the very best anywhere opposite the collateral and beyond, these festivals will exaggerate acclaimed, general artists and a colourful atmosphere for the many thousands of fans attending.’
Additional acts for the 2018 book will be announced in the coming weeks.
Lovebox 2018 first choice announcement
ANDERSON PAAK THE FREE NATIONALS
Jon Hopkins (DJ)
UNDERGROUND KAOZ: Kerri Chandler X Jeremy Underground
Motor City Drum Ensemble
Mike Skinner MURKAGE
DJ Zinc B2B Special Request
D Double E
Jamz Supernova FT STUSH
JUST JAM TAKEOVER: SKRAPZ
Lovebox takes place on 13th-14th Jul 2018.