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Lovebox Weekender: Dizzee Rascal + Chase & Status (Live) + Noisettes + Ellie Goulding + The Maccabees + Chew Lips + Crookers + Brodinski + Riva Starr + Zinc + Toddla T + MJ Cole + Joy Orbison + Newham Generals + Mystery Jets + Rationale + Sinden + Bombay Bicycle Club + Maverick Sabre
2010 will see Lovebox become a three day event for the first time in the festival's seven year history. Each day of the festival will have a distinct musical identity; launching on Friday 16 July 2010 with a day showcasing the current dance and pop collision headlined by Dizzie Rascal and award-winning newcomers Chase and Status. Visit www.lovebox.net for further information.
Underground dance master who stunned the UK garage scene with his debut album 'Boy In Da Corner' in 2003 which warped the sound into something dark, disturbing and deliciously innovative. Considered the most popular and influential Grime artist in the world, and also recognised as an innovator with his production style, Dizzee continues to innovate and surprise.
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Chase (Will) & Status (Saul) have been hailed as 'the most exciting producers in the UK today'. They met at Manchester University through their mutual love of drum and bass in the mid nineties and have DJ'd ever since. Their frenetic formula of raging riffs and high octane breakdowns earned their acclaimed album 'No More Idols' double platinum status, whilst their baffling, on-the-fly manipulation of dirty, ferocious beats has attracted a devoted global fan base, who live and breathe that tumultuous bass driven sound.
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Unconventional London duo Dan Smith and Shingai Shoniwa have had a career stretching over seven years, with their fizzy, witty mixture of all kinds of pop, given their own exotic twist, bringing them well known chart smashes like 'Never Forget You' and 'Don't Upset the Rhythm'. Renowned for their enthralling live performances and style, their energy is reminiscent of the true, legendary artists of the past, leading to them being described "the best live band in Britain" by The Guardian. Shoniwa can often be seen charging in to the audience playing guitar and singing clinging to a ladder suspended from the ceiling, a nod to the circus skills she learnt in her teens.
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As her debut album, Lights, made so thrillingly clear, Ellie Goulding uses her voice as a texture in much the same way that a skilled instrumentalist would. It is a sound – in Ellie's case, an utterly distinctive and unforgettable one – that can play as important a role in her songs as any other musical detail.
The BRIT-winning singer/songwriter released Lights in 2010 and followed it up with Halcyon in 2012. Both albums peaked at number one in the UK album chart and went double-platinum. Halcyon was re-released with ten additional tracks as Halcyon Days in 2013. These included How Long Will I Love You?, which became the BBC Children in Need single, and her first number one single, Burn, which has since racked up nearly 160 million views on YouTube.
Ellie Goulding tour dates
Brighton's Maccabees have gone from strength to strength since the release of their debut top 30 album 'Colour It In' in 2007. Their brand of slightly off-kilter British art-rock has seen them compared to the likes of Wire, Blur, Magazine, Futureheads and XTC. Their frenzied live shows have generated stage invasions and riotous crowds buzzing to the sounds of already classic anthems like 'About Your Dress' and 'Toothpaste Kisses'. After 14 years together, in 2016 the guys announced they had decided to call it a day, and will play their farewell shows in 2017.
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Chew Lips consist of vocalist and uber-cool frontwoman Tigs and multi-instrumentalist James Watkins. The band formed in 2009 after the pair had been in indie bands but then had the desire to form something new, something pop and something exciting.
Chew Lips tour dates
Phra and Bot, aka Crookers, are a young Italian duo who, for some years now, have been travelling to every continent known to man, setting dance floors and millions of people's eardrums on fire!
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Pushing a bold and bass-heavy line of techno, this Parisian has shaken off his ‘new kid on the block’ tag, becoming a true heavyweight of the scene in the process. In 2011, Brodinski launched his now highly influential Bromance Records.
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After spending his youth hanging around ghettos and seedy bars, on a diet of soul, funk and analogue synths, he started bleeping and blurting out his crazy sounds.
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DJ Zinc (real name Ben Pettit) is a DJ/producer hailing from East London, his career stretching back to 1993. Zinc went on to produce some of the most well known dance anthems such as 'Super Sharp Shooter' and '138 Trek'. After launching the seminal True Playaz label alongside Hype and Pascal and as part of the Ganja Kru, Zinc continued to release and produce many successful jungle and drum 'n' bass anthems throughout the 90s. In 2001 he launched a new label, Bingo Beats releasing tunes under a new sound he calls 'crack house'.
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Toddla T is the stage name of Tom Bell - a DJ, record producer, re-mixer and composer from Sheffield. He started DJing at the age of 14 in the clubs and bars of Sheffield and by the age of 16 had left school to pursue a full-time career in the music industry. His stage name was given to him by the older Sheffield DJs who influenced him and was used to indicate his relative youth. Toddla T's first album, for 1965 Records, encompasses hip-hop, electro, garage, dancehall and house and was released in May 2009. The major collaborators were Serocee and Mr Versatile. He has also created a mix album for club label Fabric and has a regular slot on BBC Radio 1 - In New DJs We Trust. Recently Toodla T signed to the world renowned Ninja Tune record label and is working on his next release.
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Classically trained, garage super-star and 2001 Mercury prize nominated artist.
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'Perfectly formed pop' (Bugbear). A band who manage to do something new with the rock sound. Their music is unusual and boundary pushing, but luckily they have the technical prowess to pull it off, sometimes mastering kitchen utensils as well as more standard instruments.
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Tinashe Fazakerley, now professionally known as Rationale (formerly Tinashé) is a Zimbabwe-born, Hackney raised singer-songwriter who is known for his soulful RnB and indie pop style with electric influences.
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Fabric resident DJ signed to Domino Records. Creator of the massive hit 'Beeper'.
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London Indie four-piece named after a (now defunct) chain of Indian restaurants, Bombay Bicycle Club have spiced up the music scene since their arrival in 2005. Their profile and success has grown with every release, notching up three top 10 albums including 2014's no.1 'So Long, See You Tomorrow'. The boys were also chosen to play at the BT London Live concert in Hyde Park at the end of the 2012 London Olympics. They are full proof that Indie guitar bands are not over yet and are still very much hot (Bombay) potatoes.
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