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WOW! Hot Chip, who will take the main stage at Lovebox Sunday, have just had comedian Peter Serafinowicz direct the video for ‘I Feel Better’ taken from their new album. Amazing boy band aspirations!



Rizla @ Lovebox 2010: Hot Chip, Grandmaster Flash and Toddla T

Rizla have announced that they will be returning to Lovebox this year with their hugely popular Invisible Players touring van of DJ delights. Also confirmed are Hot Chip, Grandmaster Flash and Toddla T who will each curate an entire day over the weekend.

Now a bit of a Lovebox staple, the unique soundsystem has proven to be one of the quite a draw across the weekend; and other than at Rockness, this will be the Invisible Players’ only festival appearance this summer, making Lovebox the place to be if you want to catch it this side of the border.

Full Rizla Line Up:

Friday 16th July – hosted by Toddla T
Todd Edwards
Toddla T and MC Serocee
Zombie Disco Squad
Sticky + The Heatwave ft Lady Chann
Cooly G
 

Saturday 17th July – hosted by Grandmaster Flash
Grandmaster Flash
Jazzie B (Soul II Soul)Hip Hop Karaoke
The Nextmen
Trojan Sound system
Hip Hop Karaoke
Heavenly Jukebox presents HVN JBX

Sunday 18th July – hosted by Hot Chip

Larry Heard AKA Mr Fingers
Derrick Carter
Hot Chip DJs
2 Bears (Jo Hot Chip / Raff Daddy)
Peter Digital Orchestra (Eklektik - live)



Life After Glastonbury


This year the sun shone on Glastonbury as revellers were afforded a rare opportunity to enjoy the festival rolling around on the grass.

If you missed it you can catch no less than 39 acts who will be making the jump from countryside to big city for this year’s Lovebox. AND of course with all the Glastonbury style bells and whistles that led the Guardian to call Lovebox “one of the most authentic festivals of the summer”.

Also present will be the towering NYC Downlow, a now legendary life-size ruin of a NYC tenement block, which will play host to some of our favourite DJs and provide the perfect backdrop to Sunday’s stand-off between Horse Meat Disco and Disco Bloodbath. 

As for the artists, Dizzee Rascal will be arriving fresh from his storming set on the Pyramid Stage, which you can see on BBC iplayer here, to headline our Main Stage on Friday. And if that wasn’t enough, he will also be reprising his full band from that performance for his Lovebox debut.

Joining Dizzee on the main stage across the weekend will be Chase and Status, Paloma Faith, Ellie Goulding and Hot Chip, who you can see lighting up the Other Stage here, amongst others. Also in attendance will be Chew Lips, who headlined the Introducing Stage here, and Bombay Bicycle Club, seen here on the John Peel Stage.

To see our full line up, click here.   

All footage used in this post appears courtesy of the BBC’s Glastonbury coverage via their iPlayer. More info about the BBC iPlayer here.



The Guardian Essential Lovebox Playlist

Lovebox is so close that even The Guardian are getting excited…

Feast your ears on their Essential Lovebox Playlist here.