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L'ART Magazine

From Lovebox to Common People; it’s time to start planning your Summer festivals

February 21, 2017 | D&L



As we look ahead to brighter nights and warmer temperatures, the festival line ups are coming in fast, but who’s got their festival schedule sorted?

Lovebox and Common People are just two of the latest events starting to reveal their huge headliners, support acts and more, so check out what they’ve got in store…

LOVEBOX FESTIVAL

Taking place in Victoria Park, July 14th-15th, Solange will be heading to the Noisey stage to headline, showcasing the best of her US number 1 and GRAMMY award winning album, A Seat at the Table. With Frank Ocean already known to be performing hits from Blonde and Channel Orange, this new addition has just sealed our need to attend, with Solange being listed in the top music releases for many of 2016. Also expect to see Sampha and producer Jamie xx live.

“I’m looking forward to playing at Lovebox this year and sharing the stage with Frank Ocean who headlines directly after my set!”, Jamie xx said.

Other acts also confirmed as ‘East London’s favourite festival’ celebrates 15 years, are Chase & Status, Jess Glynne, Ray Blk, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Anne Marie, AJ Tracey, Raye, Jazzy Jeff, and Dreem Team, with more still to be announced. With a killer line up already in place, is it possible for things to get even better?

Get your tickets here and stay in the know with what else is available on the special weekender, including more exclusive line ups, a new theme and a special showcase from XL Recordings for all you Grime fans out there.

COMMON PEOPLE FESTIVAL

Hitting up Oxford for the Common People Festival are confirmed headline acts Sean Paul, and Pete Tong! Following his recent successes with Clean Bandit and not forgetting his hand in bringing Dancehall music to the mainstream, Sean Paul is bound to perform tracks spanning his lengthy career, much to the delight of his fans. Plus Pete will be presenting the best in Ibiza classics, the way he knows how.

Arriving in Oxford last year for its event debut, Common People festival is the bank holiday bonanza taking place May 27th-28th in Southampton and Oxford. Other confirmed acts for Oxford include Groove Armada, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, and Becky Hill, plus Tom Odell, Loyle Carner, Stefflon Don, Novelist, and Nadia Rose for Southampton.

Produced by the creators of Bestival, Common People is set to be another successful year. Get your ticket info here and read more about the event here.

WIRELESS FESTIVAL

The ultimate Summer party returns July 7th-9th, and this year, Wireless Festival will take place at London’s Finsbury Park. Although the first lot of acts are yet to be announced (keep your eyes peeled Thursday morning at 8.15am), the ticket pre sale is open now. Who would you like to see hit the stage?

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