Lovebox Weekender Festival, East London

The Lovebox Weekender festival was this past weekend and we were there, experiencing the current sounds of today’s hip and trendy. The main reason we went was to see the Guillemots perform, which we did and they were great as always.

Guillemots at Lovebox Weekender Festival
Guillemots performing at Lovebox Weekender Festival
We were there all day on Sunday and watched bands Lorraine (from Norway), Hoover Manoeuvres, Secret Stealth, Guillemots, Mark Ronson, The Feeling, The Bees, Jimmy Cliff, headliner Jamiroquai and there were a lot more bands and djs performing in tents and on smaller stages around the festival grounds.

One memorable band was Lost Pirates playing on a smaller stage. They were dressed up as – you guessed it – pirates and were funny to watch and a pretty good band to go out and see if you ever get a chance.

One surprise of the day was how good The Feeling were. They mentioned they had just flown back from LA and were jet lagged but their set didn’t show it. I’m not too familiar with them but I like their song ‘Sewn’ which is radio friendly here and I was looking forward to hearing it, which they played, and it sounded great live as did the rest of their songs. Their harmonies were refreshing to hear and they reminded me a little of the Beach Boys and a few other bands mixed in but I’ll leave that to your judgement if you want to take a listen to The Feeling on their Myspace page. I highly recommend them and their tour schedule is as follows:

Aug 7 2006 8:00A
Gaelic Club Sydney
Aug 8 2006 8:00A
Prince of Wales Melbourne
Aug 12 2006 8:00A
Summersonic Festival Tokyo
Aug 12 2006 8:00A
Summersonic Festival Osaka
Aug 19 2006 8:00A
V Festival Staffordshire
Aug 20 2006 8:00A
V Festival Chelmsford
Sep 8 2006 8:00P
Debaser Stockholm
Sep 9 2006 8:00P
Sticky Fingers Gothenburg
Sep 10 2006 8:00A
John Dee Oslo
Sep 11 2006 8:00A
Little Vega Copenhagen
Sep 13 2006 8:00P
Melkweg Old Room Amsterdam
Sep 14 2006 8:00A
Knust Hamburg
Sep 15 2006 8:00A
Prime Club Cologne
Sep 18 2006 8:00A
Flex Club Vienna
Sep 19 2006 8:00A
Ampere Munich
Sep 20 2006 8:00A
La Laiterie Strasbourg
Sep 25 2006 8:00A
Rainbow Club Milan
Sep 26 2006 8:00A
Abart Club Zurich
Sep 28 2006 8:00A
Razzmatazz Barcelona
Sep 29 2006 8:00A
Moby Dick Madrid
Sep 30 2006 8:00A
Aula Magna Lisbon
Nov 1 2006 8:00A
Academy Birmingham
Nov 2 2006 8:00P
Shepherd’s Bush Empire London
Nov 3 2006 8:00A
Shepherd’s Bush Empire London
Nov 4 2006 8:00A
Shepherd’s Bush Empire London
Nov 6 2006 8:00A
Corn Exchange Cambridge
Nov 8 2006 8:00A
Dome Brighton
Nov 9 2006 8:00A
University Oxford
Nov 11 2006 8:00A
Guildhall Southampton
Nov 12 2006 8:00A
University Cardiff
Nov 13 2006 8:00A
Academy Bristol
Nov 15 2006 8:00A
Academy Manchester
Nov 16 2006 8:00A
Rock City Nottingham
Nov 17 2006 8:00A
Academy Liverpool
Nov 19 2006 8:00A
Academy Newcastle
Nov 20 2006 8:00A
University Hull
Nov 21 2006 8:00A
ABC Glasgow
Nov 22 2006 8:00A
University Leeds
Nov 24 2006 8:00A
Mandela Hall Belfast
Nov 25 2006 8:00A
Ambassador Dublin

For changes or shows added to their tour schedule be sure to check out their myspace page: or The Feeling’s official website.

The Lovebox Weekender Festival was one of the trendiest festivals that I’ve been to. Located on Victoria Park in East London it wasn’t too difficult to find. We took the Oxford Tube (24 hr. bus service from Oxford to London), got off at Notting Hill, then onto the tube, central line from Notting Hill to Stratford and from there changed trains for one stop to Hackney Wick and about a five minute walk to Victoria Park.

We couldn’t have asked for a better day-hot with a few sprinkles of rain and then hot again. For festival goers looking for something different try to get to the Lovebox Weekender next year. If you haven’t been yet it’s one more to add to the list!

By: Jenny May

Author: bandweblogs

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