Lovebox acts live up to billing on hottest day of the year

PUBLISHED: 12:00 21 July 2014

Katy B performs on stage at the Lovebox music festival held in Victoria Park, Hackney, London.

Katy B performs on stage at the Lovebox music festival held in Victoria Park, Hackney, London.

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The sweltering temperatures on the hottest day of the year didn’t stop the crowds at this year’s Lovebox from making the most of an unmissable line-up.

Day one of the festival in Hackney’s Victoria Park saw singer Katy B on the main stage with an energetic set which included performances of Crying for No Reason, from her album Little Red, and her debut single, Katy On a Mission.

Next up was New York rapper A$AP Rocky, and despite an intensely enthusiastic hype man who got the crowd going it made for a disappointing set overall.

The sound was too quiet so you could barely hear what tune was playing and there was a lot of ‘London make some noise’ shouted repeatedly on the microphone before they launched into a cliché cover of House of Pain’s Jump Around.

But headliners Chase & Status didn’t disappoint. The drum and bass duo put on an exhilarating show complete with lights and lasers which lit up the rain as they blasted out all their career spanning hits including Gun Metal Grey, Eastern Jam, Pieces and Time.

There was a steady stream of guest vocalists too. Rapper Kano made an appearance for Against All Odds and Moko joined them for Count On Me before confetti and fireworks ended the night on a massive high.

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