Words and photos by Fiona Hamilton

This weekend we joined the crowds at Lovebox festival.

Now, in its 12th year in Victoria Park, this two day festival packs in a seriously eclectic programme across 12 stages.

Friday saw the likes of Stormzy, Major Lazor (complete with cannons and neon hula hoops) and the legendary Run the Jewels.

Magic Fields And Music | This Year’s Best Festivals You Might Not Have Heard About….

Then on Saturday, George Clinton brought his funky as hell ‘Mothership Connection’ to the main stage followed by the impossibly cool Jungle, Miike Snow and Chet Faker, but the one name on everyone’s lips was LCD Soundsystem, who closed the festival with an absolute banger on Saturday night.

As the sun broke through the grey skies for the first time in weeks, people cracked out their best festival fashion. Here are our picks of the raddest people of Lovebox 2016!


Awesome outfit, Lauren rocked this crotchet dress and hat!

1 Lauren

‘Lovebox is great, like a Glastonbury in London.’


The stewards can make the day and Stevie was well into the vibe, dancing on the tables with the festival goers.

2 Stevie

‘It’s absolutely lovely, everyone’s really nice.’


Sophie from South London rocked this incredible homemade cape. She was at the festival manning the Lovespecs stand, selling kaleidoscopic love heart sunglasses to raise money for the Love Support Unite charity in Malawi.

Get some here:

3 Sophie

"It’s amazing to have a really nice festival in London which caters for across the board."

Sebastian, James, Susan and Marta

International quartet Sebastian, James, Susan and Marta united with festival favourite, neon tribal paint. They couldn’t wait for Norman Jay MBE andMiike Snow, but seemed to be most excited about the food.

4 Sebastian James Susan Marta

4 Sebastian James Susan Marta

"‘Looking forward to my first bubble dogs experience in the VIP!"

Susie and Yamini

Love this…festival meets a day at the races.

5 Susie Yamini

5 Susie Yamini


James, 25 from South West London was looking pretty relaxed as he geared up for Chet Faker.

6 James


Jude, a great walking advert for the poptartboutique!

7 Jude

 Zoe and Jess

Shorts, sequins, bumbags... These girls hit the festival fashion nail on the head.

8 Zoe and Jess

8 Zoe and Jess

Steph and Bilal

Steph and Bilal, attacking the glitter trend beard head on.

9 Steph and Bilal

9 Steph and Bilal

 "Looking forward to having a bit of a boogie to Jungle!"


Emma, 32 from Stoke Newington, absolutely rocking the tassled bumbag.

10 Emma

Helen Davenport

Helen is a carnival costume designer, employed by Lovebox to add some drama!

11 Helen Davenport

11 Helen Davenport

Lovebox Carnival Goers

More of Helen Davenport’s costumes as they paraded through the festival.

12 Helen Davenport costumes

12 Helen Davenport costumes

Elizabeth, Bianca and Nyalay

These girls looked amazing! Bianca said the highlight was definitely Major Lazer.

13 Elizabeth Bianca and Nyalay

13 Elizabeth Bianca and Nyalay

"The dancers were so amazing!"

Ruth, Hugh the pilot, Yasmine and Babi

Meet Ruth, Hugh the pilot, Yasmine and Babi from South West London. We bumped into this stylish bunch at Norman Jay!

14 Ruth Hugh Yasmine Babi

14 Ruth Hugh Yasmine Babi

Lovebox Hens!

Hen do at Lovebox. Amazing shout.

15 Maria


Love Charlie’s style!

16 Charlie

 "Er, I haven’t seen any music yet"

Fair play!

Joseph and Michael

Joseph and Michael came all the way from Liverpool looking awesome in these two pieces.

17 Joseph and Michael

17 Joseph and Michael


Favourite outfit of the day, this is Jonathon wearing a Philip Normal t shirt, polka dotted with Tom Sellecks. He also does Pat Butcher and Angela Lansbury. Check them out here.

18 Jonathon


Farah, 30 from Homerton, looking breezy in playsuit and glitter top.

19 Farah

Hollie, Laura and Michelle

Hollie, Laura and Michelle. Feathers, sequins, lace and glitter. What more do you need?

20 Hollie, Laura and Michelle

20 Hollie, Laura and Michelle