Global Local – Vintage Remix present Reggae Remix to Rio Funk on a bed of Brass…


United Vibrations
United Vibrations are a four-piece band based in southeast London, bringing their unique style of 12Tone, Mulatto, Afro-Punk and Jazz-fusion music, influenced by Fela Kuti and Sun Ra, to a global audience. The band consists of the Dayes brothers and Wayne Francis.

K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade
This 9-piece deliver infectious West African vibes from Ghana via Sheffield, with diverse origins conflating to whip up their signature heady brew of afrobeat, soul, funk and reggae otherwise dubbed “Afro-fusion”. With the leadership of K.O.G, the Ghanaian born force of nature, they are a whirlwind of energy, rhythm and hard hitting musical unity which has been taking the UK by storm.

Rhythms of The City
Rhythms of the City perform not only authentic carnival samba, but many other funky styles (salsa, soca, reggae, funk, hip-hop…) with the same passion and energy. Rhythms of the City is the beating heart of London’s multi-award winning jazz community the F-IRE Collective. Drummers, singers, dancers, horns and guitars combine in a unique spectacle of up to 75 performers.

The Comet is Coming
The Comet is Coming is the soundtrack to an imagined apocalypse. In the aftermath of widespread sonic destruction what sounds remain? Who will lead the survivors to new sound worlds? Who will chart the new frontier? In a warehouse somewhere in London 2013 a meeting would take place between three musical cosmonauts. They would pool their energies to build a vessel powerful enough to transport any party into outer space…

Here comes the sucker punch…get ready for some toe-curling pelican-hurling recession-proof nonsense from these silly brassophiles. Expect the naughtiest of noughties mashups, spine-tingling hip-hop and some original bass for your face. Be warned – this is not for the faint-hearted. 

General Roots
General Roots was formed in 2008 by a small group of close friends who all had a passion for reggae music. Without any managerial backing, GR have built up a strong and loyal fan base over the last four years, putting on trademark high energy live shows that have proved to get anyone and everyone up on their feet moving and grooving.

From Glastonbury to Germany, General Roots have been showcasing their homegrown approach to Dub, Lover’s Rock & Roots reggae all over the world. The band have played pubs, clubs, theatres, arenas & festivals of all shapes and sizes in countries such as France, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Spain, Slovenia and Switzerland.

Cut Capers
A swinging hip hop collective performing reggae gyp-ska – merging Spanish and English lyrics with head-nod beats and brass in the face…

Temple Funk Collective
Temple Funk are a New Orleans-style 8-piece brass band riot, taking their lead from the Louisiana legends and adding gypsy, jungle and hip hop. Hailing from Temple Cowley, Oxford, Temple Funk hit the scene in late 2012 and haven’t looked back since. With a rapidly growing fan base they are becoming one of the UKs top New Orleans Brass Bands. Now mixing upbeat originals into a set of some classic covers, with both clever and cheeky arrangements Temple Funk are a band you can watch over and over again and still spot something new.

Featuring colourful costuming from artist, sculptor and costume designer Helen Davenport.
This summer Helen Davenport will be bringing her wonderful designs, costumes and performance magic to Lovebox.
Look out for an explosion of her colourful creations as part of the Tropiskarnival Bandstand.

Drum Along Disco

DJ Chris Tofu

The Non Applicable Dance Company

Global Local
From Roma to rumba, Latin beats to Afro funk, new folk to no folk, Global Local brings you the best emerging musical remix talent the UK has to offer. They pride themselves on rooting out the finest cutting-edge sounds which blend innovation and tradition. Produced by Continental Drifts Music and its partners, this ground breaking project consistently brings some of the best music around to festival stages throughout London and beyond.

Continental Drifts
Continental Drifts are all about creating a buzzing atmosphere. They have put together some of the best line-ups at the UK’s greatest, biggest and most loved festivals. Over the years they have supported hundreds of up and coming bands, including household names such as Florence and the Machine, Muse, and Mumford and Sons, who all lost their festival virginity on their stages.

Wormfood are London-based promoters, record label and booking agency specialising in 21st century future afro sounds. Bringing their magic to the Lovebox Bandstand this summer. Get ready for the Tropiskarnival!

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