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Raider Photography – Groover Armada @ Lovebox Festival

If you ever get the chance to see Groove Armada live, you must go immediately! The Groove Armada set at Lovebox 2015 was a truly epic and utterly unforgettable experience! Crowd surfing on inflatable beer bottles, ridiculous levels of confetti, a heaving bass, incredible live Alladinesque performers…this has to be up there for one of the best festival gigs I have been to. Five star!
Video pending…


This year the mighty Lovebox Festival celebrated a decade of love! After days of torrential rain and what was set to be a rather damp and dull day for Bangthebox on Friday; the heavens remained closed, the rain mac firmly packed away, and despite some hefty mud swamps, the day was glorious and the festival as expected was excellent. 

Arriving just after 2:30 to hoards of  early birds at the festival gates; it took a while to get past security and there wasn’t a great deal happening at this time around the festival. If you head there next year, give the festival a few hours to warm up. When it does all kick off, there is a lot to see and do at Lovebox. Given we arrived so early, we didn’t expect to leave having only seen a few acts. But after several ciders, much roaming, and several clashes with the main acts this was the case. We did however see Ms Dynamite, Magnetic Man, Roska and Stamina…3 minutes of SubFocus and 10 minutes of Plastician… Not bad really. Ms Dynamite was pure class, and Katy B made a surprise appearance, joining Skream, Artwork and Benga on stage to perform ‘Perfect Stranger’ which was a highlight of the day! At 2:40 in the ‘I Need Air’ video England score-great moment! For £30 this was a top-notch day festival, and one I would recommend to all lovers of good music!

Car ArtRoska - Rinse

Ms Dynamite - Rinse

This year is the LOVEBOX festival’s 10th birthday on the earlier-than-usual weekend of 15th, 16th, 17th June 2012, bringing Victoria Park alive with some seriously epic performances. The three-day event will cater for all musical and artistic tastes reflecting the glamour and identity of the dynamic heart of London; defining Lovebox as the true festival experience anywhere in the UK. The Raiders have opted for the Friday ticket, given the line up is tremendously epic…

Tickets, priced between £29.50 and £99, are available now. For more information, visit

Full Lovebox Weekender 2012 Line Up:

Friday – Bang the Box [Were going to be doing some serious running around the stages!]

Main Stage

  • Hot chip
  • Crystal Castles
  • Madeon

Big Top (Hosted by Rinse 106.8FM)

  • Magnetic Man
  • Zinc
  • Boy Better Know
  • P Money
  • Marcus Nasty
  • Plastician
  • N Type
  • Roska
  • Trim

The Stockade

  • 2 Bears

Digital Soundboys Eastside Carnival

  • Sub Focus Live
  • Rusko
  • Shy Fc + Stamina MC
  • Breakage
  • The Toddla T Sound
  • Youngman Live
  • The Heatwave
  • B Traits

The NYC Downlow [Hessle Audio Presents]:

  • Pearson Sound
  • Ben UFO
  • Pangaea
  • Benji B
  • Picture Music pres Lapalux b2b Dauwd


Main Stage

  • Friendly Fires
  • Emeli Sandé
  • Kelis
  • Little Dragon

Second Stage

  • Azealia Banks
  • Crazy P

The Big Top – Hospitality

  • Netsky
  • High Contrast
  • David Rodigan
  • Camo & Krooked
  • Danny Byrd
  • London Elektricity
  • SPY
  • Logistics
  • Nu:tone
  • The Prototypes
  • Fred V & Grafix
  • Dynamite MC
  • Wrec
  • Lowqui
  • SP:MC
  • AD
  • Risky

The Stockade – Crosstown Rebels present A Rebel Rave

  • Damian Lazarus
  • Maceo Plex
  • Art Department
  • Amirali LIVE
  • Robert James

The NYC Downlow (Hosted by Warm & Electric Minds)

  • Dixon
  • Prosumer
  • Move D
  • Joy Orbison
  • Gerd Janson
  • Warm Residents

Sunday (Out & Out Fierce)

Main Stage

  • Holly Johnson
  • Azari & iii
  • Nikki & The Dove
  • Jonny Woo Etc

Second Stage (Hosted by Dalston Superstore)

  • The Rapture
  • Patrick Wolf
  • Tyson
  • Ronika
  • The Golden Filter
  • Penguin Prison

Big Top (Hosted by Gutterslut & Trailer Trash)

  • DJ Hell
  • Ivan Smagghe
  • Gutter Slut DJ’s
  • Pr QX
  • Nic Fisher
  • Ralf
  • Miss Crystal MC
  • Trailer Trash DJ’s
  • Hannah Holland
  • Mikki Most

The NYC Downlow (Hosted by Horsemeat Disco)

  • Jim Stanton and James Hillard
  • Luke Howard
  • Severino
  • Andrew Weatherall
  • Tim Sweeney
  • Optimo

The Stockade – This is…Circus

  • Kris Di Angelis
  • Jodie Harsh
  • Joshyou Are