Volvic Lovebox Weekender
22nd / 23rd July 2006
Victoria Park, London E3
Volvic Lovebox Weekender gets bigger by the day!
• New exciting additions to the already bulging line-up – Jimmy Cliff, Coldcut exclusive AV set, Battle, Cash Money, Jim Noir, Candi Staton, Son Of Dave, Guillemots, Tiger Lillies, White Rose Movement, Mark Ronson live, Jack Penate, Ricardo Villalobos, Kill All Hippies, Oojami, Jambalaya Marching Band and a whole lot more
• Cocktails, spectacular tents, aerial circus, spiegel tents, live music, gourmet food, champagne, comedy fun fair, DJs & VJs, cabaret, new eccentrics, giant wigwams, and even a luminarium!
• Lovebox are pleased to announce their partnership with Volvic Water. When the sun is shining, your feet are aching and your brow perspiring from all that dancing and frolicking, we reckoned it was a partnership that made sense!
London's summer extravaganza returns for a fabulous 4th year as the Weekender continues its remarkable journey from monthly clubnight to becoming London leading independent music festival. Over two days, ten stages and 20 acres of mature parkland, some of the capital's leading lights host a weekend of culturally unrestrained indulgence, mind-blowing music, entertainments, food and frolic.
A Summer invitation to see Grand Daddies Groove Armada (with surprise special guests) performing exclusive new tracks from their hotly anticipated new album - expect rump shaking, whistle blowing and hands in the air as they do what they do best…smash it out live at the biggest and best alfresco party in London. To add to the party Jamiroquai slides onto stage on Sunday and performs dynamite tracks to help you groove your cares away as only he can.
Saturday headliners and festival hosts Groove Armada deliver their first ever performance of their forthcoming new album, supported on the main stage by DJ Marky & Patife, X-Press 2 (live - their first live show in the UK!), Hot Chip, Shlomo, Candi Staton, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Cut Copy, and New Young Pony Club.
Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Recordings, secretsundaze, Bacardi's B-Live, 55DSL Block Party Tent, and Favela Chic / Cable Street host the headline Arenas with Gilles Peterson, Jamie Lidell (live), Roots Manuva (DJ set), Mark Ronson (DJ set), Skitz and Rodney P, Rainer Truby, Bugz In The Attic (live), IG Culture, Greg Wilson, Ricardo Villalobos, Pier Bucci (live), Coldcut (live), Giles Smith, and James Priestley to name just a few!
Sunday is 'showtime' at the Volvic Lovebox Weekender. Jamiroquai – one of the world's most electrifying live acts - headlines the main stage with support from this year's rising stars, The Feeling, The Bees, Mark Ronson (live set), Secret Stealth, Guillemots, and the legend himself Jimmy Cliff.
Uber-cool club night Kill All Hippies will be hosting their own arena on the Sunday and bringing together some of the finest indie and crossover rock bands around; Battle, White Rose Movement, Longcut, Little Barrie, Rumble Strips, and The Delilahs, with DJ support fron Eddy Temple-Morris, Jagz Kooner, Mark Beaumont and Gavin Nugent.
Mr Scruff's 'Keep It Unreal', Faith/Cable Street, 55DSL Block Party Arena and the Bacardi B-Live Arena are confirmed hosts for the Sunday with featured DJ sets from DJ Spinna, Mr Scruff, Theo Parrish, Layo and Bushwacka!, Norman Jay, Switch, Charlie Dark, Eclectic Method, Terry Farley, Stuart Patterson, Benji B, Quantic, and the great Cash Money.
All weekend the X Box Lost and Found Arena will delight your eyes - featuring live performances from David Viner, Jim Noir, The Bishops, M Craft, Jack Penate, and you too (bring an MP3 player or vinyl to play tunes to your mates). Rumbleteaser will feature performances from Larrikin Love, Gogol Bordello, Tiger Lillies, Oojami, world music / gypsy beat godfather Shantel, and loads more. Expect further involvement from the likes of Up All Night, Blacktronica and Cut A Shine's 21st century barn dance shenanigans! Yee-hah! Lovebox also hosts the only London festival appearances of the legendary Speigeltent, Kata Giant Teepee and the Luminarium – a gigantic, inflatable installation which creates a must-see labyrinth of saturated light and cavernous domes. Blimey!
Delivering an oasis of sophistication and hilarity against the wondrous backdrop of Victoria Park's 'gardenesque' surroundings, Volvic Lovebox Weekender continues Hackney's age-old reputation for a right old 'East End Knees Up!'. The circus tent will feature daily variety show performances including trapeze acts and live music from the festival's world's most lively bands.
Aerosolics host their summer party at the event. Britain's largest ever exposé of aerosol art including guest appearances from cult international graffiti writers on the Saturday, before the first ever UK heat of the 'graffiti world cup' - Write4Gold – on the Sunday.
And finally…the food. Not-your-average-festival-type Feast curates a collection of London's finest gourmet food experiences. The 'Feast Food Bazaar' will appeal to fanatical foodies and only offer the best. The team includes the incredible Wright Brothers Crustacea Emporium and celebrity chefs Richard Turner (ex Pharmacy) and Curtis stone (Quo Vadis). These guys have a passion for quality and will be bringing you all manner of delights in this unique food village…Japanese Yakitori Grills, spit roasts and mugs of cider, delicious dim sum, musical paellas, fresh and fruity gourmet salads and all other manner of other incredible delights – things to enjoy with friends in the sun! Who said food wasn't 'entertaining' - Starve yourself in anticipation…!
Tickets are priced at £35 per day or £60 for the weekend (plus booking fee where appropriate) and they are on sale now.
Tickets by telephone:
SeeTickets – 020 7403 3331/ Ticketmaster – 0871 230 6230/ Stargreen – 020 7734 8932/ 24 Hour Credit Card Line – 0871 220 0260
Online: www.ticketmaster.co.uk - www.gigsandtours.com / www.gtickets.com
10 Newburgh Street (off Carnaby Street)
Tel: 020 7439 1300
11 Chapel Market
Tel: 020 7833 1104
130 Talbot Road (off Portabello Road)
Tel: 020 7229 8541
Venue: Victoria Park, E3 (Zone 2)
Opening Times: Saturday: midday – 10.30pm / Sunday: midday - 10pm
Travel - Customers are advised to use public transport as there are no parking facilities in the area. The nearest tube station is Mile End on the Central, Hammersmith & District Lines or you can use Hackney Wick station on the Silverlink overland line. The Park is 5 minutes walk from here.
Access: The venue is accessible for wheelchair users, with accessible toilets on-site
Misc - Subject to license – No food or drink to be taken onto the site. There are plenty of bars and food stalls on site.
Volvic are proud champions of this year's Volvic LoveBox Weekender - the perfect place to Turn Up the Volcanicity! Derived from volcanic rock which gives Volvic Natural Mineral Water its unique mineral composition, Volcanicity is a more active, intense attitude to life - a response to those 'real' times "that can't get any better than this". So Turn Up the Volcanicity at the Volvic LoveBox Weekender this summer!