NME Breakthrough Lovebox festival winner announced

Matt Henshaw to play the London bash

The winner of the NME Breakthrough competition to play the opening slot at this year’s Lovebox festival has been announced as Matt Henshaw.

The Midlands singer/songwriter beat competition from bands around the UK and beyond who had signed up to the new band service to be in with a shout at bagging the London festival slot.

Head to NME.COM/breakthrough to sign up to the service.

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See Lovebox.net for more information about the festival, which Henshaw will open on July 16 in Victoria Park in the capital.

May 68, Visions of Trees, Loose Talk Costs Lives and The Heartbreaks were the other shortlisted acts.

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