• Lovebox - Saturday 17 July 2010

    18 Jul 2010, 11:35 by Thelonious9

    Fri 16 Jul – Lovebox London Weekender

    My first trip to Lovebox, drawn there to see Roxy Music. In my case, for the first time, though there were clearly many there who’d followed them from the start. Festivals with a very distinct headliner sometimes feel a bit lop-sided and as the day went on there was less inclination to sample random stages and all roads led to Roxy. I’m not sure if that was true for everyone and good on you if you opted for Empire of the Sun (they were playing loud enough to drown out Roxy on occasions, and sounded pretty good).

    It took us a while to settle down – there’s plenty to choose from at Lovebox and difficult to know where to start. We finally settled on the Bandstand for Swaharama, an Indian band who manage to combine serious political analysis with a man dressed as a horse. Only at Lovebox, I’m starting to think.

    After a hula hoop workshop (we’re starting to get the hang of this), it’s Wild Beasts on the main stage. …