Groove Armada, Super Furry Animals, The Rapture, Just Jack, Toots & The Maytals, Jape, Sasha, Black Strobe, Spirit Catcher, Kissy Sellout, Deadbots, Sourcecode, Diggers, Hystereo, Darren Humphries, Dancepig, Conor G, L.R.B, Japanese Popstars, Digital Circus.
Lovebox Dublin, Ireland's newest festival, is set to sizzle up the summer on Saturday July 21st in Malahide Castle when Groove Armada debut their legendary LOVEBOX festival in Ireland. The phenomenon which began in 2002 emerging from underground and street level parties has developed into one of the most innovative musical festivals boasting eclectic and original line-ups presented with high production standards.
Joining GROOVE ARMADA, who will be performing tracks from their new album 'Soundboy Rock', are the Welsh wizards, the SUPER FURRY ANIMALS who bring their unique blend of psychedelic rock and electronics to the mirth of masses. From New York come THE RAPTURE, the pop-punk quartet, who are managed by U2 manager Paul McGuinness, and have been trail-blazing since their 2002 dance floor stomper 'House of the Jealous Lovers' and return to Ireland after their sold-out spring show in Tripod.
TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS, the legends of ska and reggae, will add to the chilled out atmosphere of the lush setting, while JUST JACK brings his homespun wisdom on pear-shaped relationships, the price of fame and the ups and downs of living to the party. Recent V2 signing counting The Raconteurs among his fans, Richie Egan aka JAPE will be the first of many to fly to the Irish flag at LOVEBOX DUBLIN in the shape of his quirky and endearing sounds.
In the STRANGELOVE BY BURN, the monolith that is SASHA will push the decks to effect and be joined by a host of acts including a live show by BLACK STROBE, the French dance-rock four piece who had none other than eponymous Paul Epworth (Bloc Party & Maximo Park) produce their most recent album, and EVIL NINE, the experimental hip hop and electronica outfit.
SPIRIT CATCHER, the Belgian disco house duo, prove there's more than chocolates and beer to that neck of the woods and KISSY SELLOUT who have been recently found remixing Mark Ronson will be letting us in on what the bubbling fuss is about. As the sun sets (you know it has to) the RAPTURE will wipe themselves down and dip into their record box to deliver a RAPTURE DJ SET.
515 which is Ireland's premiere club night will have their DJs at the castle and a host of acts who have entertained the Friday night regulars in Tripod will be at the LOVEBOX DUBLIN to thrill entertain the revellers. DEADBOTS have their finger in a variety of genres its tricky to pigeonhole their sound, pulling influence from 80's synth pop,rock, disco,hip hop and techno. Irish electro producer DANCEPIG will bring vocals, FX, a smattering of synth-pop magic and an indefinable "je ne sais hog" to proceedings.
Add a breathtakingly beautiful location, a wonderfully eclectic line up and food to make the most critical gourmets mouth water and you have the ingredients for the most exciting new festival to hit the Irish event calendar this summer.
The much lauded HYSTEREO will be playing their fresh and vibrant electric house music, the JAPANESE POPSTARS, one of the most exciting electro dance acts around, will be on hand to keep everyone on their feet and dancing and SOURCECODE who release their debut album 'Contemporary Corruption' later this year will also be in the mix.
It's early days for LOVEBOX DUBLIN with many more acts to be announced in the coming weeks but LOVEBOX DUBLIN is already brimming with the best sounds around this summer.