Returning New York band will headline event alongside Major Lazer
LCD Soundsystem and Major Lazer have been named as headliners for London festival Lovebox.
The annual festival takes place in Victoria Park, east London with LCD Soundsystem set to headline the Saturday night (July 16) of the two-day event. Major Lazer will headline the Friday night (July 15) with more names expected to be confirmed in the coming months.
Lovebox represents LCD Soundsystem’s first UK date since announcing their reunion earlier this year. The New York band, fronted by James Murphy, will also be appearing at Coachella in the US and Spanish festival Primavera.
Murphy issued a lengthy statement on January 5 explaining how the band came to reform, the thought process behind the reformation and confirmation that they will also release a new album in addition to the live dates.
Written by frontman James Murphy, the statement says:
“We’re not just playing Coachella. we’re playing all over. we’re not just having some reunion tour. we’re releasing a record (sometime this year—still working on it, actually), so this isn’t a victory lap or anything, which wouldn’t be of much interest to us).”
LCD Soundsystem also released their first new music in five years over Christmas. They had previously denied rumours of a planned reunion.