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Lovebox Festival Day 1: Solange and Frank Ocean bring strong visuals to London

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Lovebox Festival, held for two days in London’s Victoria Park, opened last night with headline performances from Solange and Frank Ocean. On Sunday, the park will be taken over by Citadel, making for one very loud weekend for the residents of Bethnal Green. Solange opened the evening sets on the Noisey stage, surrounded by luminescent red lights and backdrop. A...

Frank Ocean headlines Lovebox 2017 with ‘Blonde’-heavy set – fans react

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Frank Ocean closed the first day of Lovebox 2017 last night (July 14) with a set that drew heavily on his recent album, 'Blonde'. The musician has only played a handful of shows in support of the record, including Manchester's Parklife Festival last month (June 11). Some scheduled appearances were cancelled days before he was due to perform, leaving fans in...

All the places in London you might spot Frank Ocean this week

Frank Ocean likes London and London likes Frank Ocean. This much is true – he spent over a year living in the capital, as revealed in an interview with the New York Times, which also said he spent his time in the capital riding electric bikes around the city, making new pals and going on dates. Exclusive NME offer:...

Jay-Z teams up with Frank Ocean and responds directly to Beyonce on ‘4:44’

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Jay-Z has released his anticipated new album '4:44' and it features a collaboration with Frank Ocean on 'Caught Their Eyes'. The album, which was released on Tidal this morning , sees the rapper teaming up with Frank Ocean for the second time, after they previously collaborated on 'Oceans' for his 2013 album 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'. The new record also seemingly...

Lorde explains how Frank Ocean influenced her new album

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Lorde has talked about Frank Ocean's influence on her new album. Having released her second album 'Melodrama' last week, the singer gave New Zealand's The Spinoff a track-by-track rundown of the record. Speaking about her song 'The Louvre', Lorde explained how Ocean's dynamic 2016 album 'Blonde' helped her with the arrangements for her record. Describing how the track is about "new love", Lorde said: "It’s just...

Frank Ocean’s Parklife set – and first UK Show of 2017 – was a visually-arresting, Brad Pitt-repping triumph

Frank Ocean makes his entrance for his Parklife headlining set - and first UK show of 2017 - 40 minutes late. On the plus side, at least the neo-soul icon has actually turned up - which was the looming question mark, considering his habit of cancelling shows this year. When he does finally arrive - fresh from performing for the...

Watch Frank Ocean play his first live show in three years

Frank Ocean played his first live show in three years last night (June 9) at NorthSide Festival in Denmark - watch fan-shot footage of the long-awaited performance below. The 'Blonde' artist announced his return to the live arena earlier this year by confirming a slew of summer festival dates in Europe and the US. However, the tour was recently thrown...

Frank Ocean to play first live show in 3 years tonight

Frank Ocean looks set to make his live return at Denmark's NorthSide Festival tonight (June 9). The critically-acclaimed R&B artist had been expected to return to the festival circuit this summer, but recently pulled out of Sasquatch! Festival, Alabama's Hangout festival and last weekend's Primavera Sound in Barcelona, citing "production delays". He is scheduled to play NorthSide Festival in Aarhus, Denmark this evening at 11.15 pm local...

Frank Ocean cancels Primavera headline show

Frank Ocean has cancelled his headline show at next week's Primavera Festival in Spain. The 'Blonde' artist had been expected to return to the festival circuit this summer, but the fulfillment of his live commitments has been a hot topic of debate following two high-profile cancellations in the past month. Ocean followed up pulling out of Sasquatch! Festival in the...