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2018 Lovebox Taps Childish Gambino, Skepta, N.E.R.D., And SZA As Headlining Acts



The producers of the 2018 Lovebox Festival just announced that Childish Gambino, SZA, Skepta, and N.E.R.D. will perform at the music event.

The 2018 Lovebox will take place on July 13 and 14 in West London's Gunnersbury Park.

Other artists who will also grace the show include Diplo, Annie Mac, Action Bronson, Vince Staples, Mura Masa, The Internet, Big Boi, Bicep (Live), Kali Uchis, Loco Dice, Green Velvet, Motor City Drum Ensemble, and Shy FX.

"We look forward to working side by side with Ealing and Hounslow Borough Councils to bring the best in great music and popular culture to the area. Expect some amazing talent and the usual good vibes at our brand new home. We'd love to see you all there," read the statement from the festival.

Tickets for the Lovebox Festival 2018 for Friday and Saturday are still available. General admission tickets are valued at $137 and $160. On Tuesday morning, festival tickets went on sale even before event organizers announced the names of the performers.

Accessibility tickets are also available for disabled and deaf guests. For eligible guests, Lovebox will provide a free ticket for the carer.

Lovebox Festival History

DJs Groove Armada and Jools founded the Lovebox Festival in 2002. They held the first show at a resident nightclub in London. A year later, the Lovebox Festival hosted its first outdoor event in Clapham Common. Tickets for the event sold out in two days.

During its first outdoor run, 10,000 guests attended the Lovebox Festival. A year later, this figure doubled, and tickets were sold out in three days. In 2005, the festival took place at the Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets where 25,000 guests attended the event. By 2009, the festival increased its capacity to 50,000 guests. The organizers also decided to expand it to a three-day event.

Five years later, the Lovebox Festival went back to its original two-day run. In the same year, Lovebox launched After Dark, a series of parties held on Friday and Saturday at some of the nightclubs in East London. Lovebox also hosted events in Ibiza, Dublin, Newcastle, and more.

Last year's two-day show was dubbed as Lovebox Festival's biggest success. Jamie XX, Solange, Frank Ocean, and Chase & Status performed at that time.

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