Emeli Sande among first names for Lovebox festival


Emeli Sande at the Scottish Music Awards

Hot Chip, Kelis, Emeli Sande, Azealia Banks and Friendly Fires are among the first names announced for this year's Lovebox festival.

The three-day event takes place in Hackney, east London, from 15-17 June.

Also set to play are Magnetic Man, Sub Focus and Little Dragon, while US soul singer Bobby Womack will fill the legends slot.

This is the 10th anniversary of the Victoria Park event, which started as a club night before becoming a festival.

Previous years have featured Groove Armada, Snoop Dogg, Mark Ronson and Florence and the Machine.

The last day of the festival will once again have a Mardi Gras atmosphere, with an Out and Out Fierce theme of high-energy disco and electro.

More names will be announced in the coming months.