Lovebox has become a hub for featuring some of the best artists of the moment. For 16 years, the festival has attracted huge names from Frank Ocean to D’Angelo, and this year bought even more heat. We’re breaking down the best of the festival, bringing you the freshest music and the hottest looks.
Friday saw a UK exclusive appearance where Wu-Tang Clan hit the main stage celebrating the 25th anniversary of “Enter The Wu-Tang”. SZA showcased her soulful and sensual approach to Hip-Hop and R&B. Saturday saw Childish Gambino take to the stage, dropping his latest release “This Is America” whilst N.E.R.D made a rare comeback, bringing the energy to the main stage.
This year’s Neon Safari VIP area was hosted by Waved in Full and Pxssy Palace, creating a vibe like no other. With a braiding boutique, crepe and prosecco stands and fast track entry, the VIP area elevated the typical festival experience. Waved in Full bought an eclectic mix of Hip Hop, RnB and Bashment, with Friday also featuring Oscar #WorldPeace and Shy One. Saturday saw the DJ collective Pxssy Palace take the helm with the likes of Jay Jay Revlon and Karnage.
Friday also saw Snips perform, one of the UK’s most prolific DJ’s and Producers. Wearing the Nike Air Max 95 from the JDI pack, he sure bought the heat to the stage. Part of Nike’s ’Just Do It’ pack, the original AM 95 design remains intact as the famous slogan provides a contrast between the sneaker’s layers. Featuring a black and white all-over signature print complete with a white base, it sure caught our eye. He wasn’t the only one boast his latest cop, as DJ Ellie Prohan was amongst many others repping this iconic trainer.
The Just Do It pack consists of a host of the brands most iconic silhouettes with renditions of the Air Force 1, Air Max 95 and Air Max 270. But the artists weren’t the only ones to sport the latest drops, festival goers all weekend were repping Nike’s latest pack.
Immediately recognisable were the Nike Air Force 1 dressed in an orange colourway. This latest innovation is constructed from premium tumbled leather with an assortment of printed and sewn-on Nike logos. The slogan appears all over the trainer from the Swoosh to the laces. With a vintage variation sewn onto the tongue, the busy sneaker sits above the classic Air Force sole. Carrying on the bold black, white and orange theme this festival-goer paired up his kicks with some plain black shorts and a checkerboard t-shirt to keep him one step ahead.
Orange and white proved to be a popular choice, with the Nike Air Max 270 offering a subtler choice from the JDI pack. With a minimal colourway featuring pops of orange throughout, this crisp trainer was still as striking ever. Complete with muted shorts and an orange t-shirt, this fit exuded style from top to bottom, fusing simplicity with colour to create a well-rounded put together look.
With the hottest sounds and the freshest looks, Lovebox 2018 didn’t disappoint. Feeling inspired? Check out the Nike JDI collection right here.