The US funk legends make a rare UK appearance

Sly And The Family Stone are to play this year’s Lovebox Weekender in London – the first time Sly has played with his band in the UK since 1987.

The funk legends will be the Saturday night headliners at the bash, which takes place over the weekend of July 21 and 22 in London’s Victoria Park.

This year’s bash is curated by Groove Armada.

The line-up so far is:

SATURDAY

Sly & The Family Stone

Blondie

Super Furry Animals

The Presets

Patrick Wolf

Junior Boys

Tiga

Scratch Perverts

Gilles Peterson

Ojos De Brujo

Malcolm Middleton

Switch

Freeform Five

Groove Armada (‘Space Terrace’-style DJ set)

Issst

Andy Votel

Pete Fowler

Rub’N’Tug

New Young Pony Club

Fuyija Miyagi

Blood Red Shoes

Who Made Who

Pull Tiger Tail

Friendly Fires

Man Like Me

Stateless

Secret Sundaze

Soul II Soul Soundsystem Live

Funk D’Void

Horse Meat Disco

Joey Negro (exclusive disco set)

Maurice Fulton

Ska Cubano

K’Naan

Soothsayers

Vincent Vincent & The Villains

Dark Captain Light Captain

Adem

Rowenta Cash

DJ Russ Jones

SUNDAY

Groove Armada

The B-52’s

The Rapture

Hot Chip

Nouvelle Vague

Tinariwen

Toots & The Maytals

Felix Da Housecat

Digitalism

Layo & Bushwacka

Mr C

Andy Cato

Paul Arnold (Chew The Fat)

Will Saul (Simple)

The End

Don Letts

Greg Wilson

Ashley Beedle

DJ Diplo

Bonde Do Role

Buraka Som Sistema

DJ Format (exclusive Latin soul set)

Trojan Soundsystem

Daddy G (Massive Attack)

Dennis Alcapone

Anthony Johnson

Jerry Dammers

Andy Smith

DJ Derek

Solution Soundsystem

Earl 16

The Love Grocer Horns Section

Good Shoes

Mr Hudson & The Library

The Presets

Tiny Dancers

Palladium

Ra Ra Riot

The Whip

The Wallbirds

The Runners

Goldierocks

Candie Payne

Tunng

Hey Negrita

Dynamo’s Rhythm Aces

Cut A Shine

Last Man Standing

Beardyman

Williams Fairey Brass Band