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Sound-o-da Groove Armada, We Supastylin'! - Interview with Tom Findlay (Groove Armada)

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Tom Findlay (Groove Armada)

Lucky enough to have a chat with Tom Findlay (who is one half of Groove Armada, founders of Lovebox Weekender) about new research out today (17th June) commissioned by the The Lovebox Weekender that reveals the true cost of travelling to and camping at the top 10 UK festivals this summer.

Today’s generation of music fans will spend the equivalent of the price of a week’s holiday in the sun to cover the cost of attending music festivals throughout the country, according to a new study released today.

The survey of 3,000 festival fanatics, commissioned by the Lovebox Weekender asked festival goers to list their festival outgoings to provide an overview of the true cost of attending music festivals in 2009.  The poll reveals that the average festival goer will spend a whopping £600 on a festival weekend. The biggest expenses being cited as tickets (average £140) followed by drinks (average £130), travel (average £100), and food (average £60).

The findings also reveal that the days of the tie-dye t-shirt and ripped shorts are long gone as festival goers are increasingly being influenced by the “Kate Moss/ Alexa Chung effect” and are spending huge sums on a new wardrobe and top of the range designer camping gear prior to each event.  The average pre-festival spend came in at £170 boosted by a third of the female respondents (33%) who admitted spending an average of  £220 before they had even left the house, the money going on new clothes, designer wellies, waterproofs and tents to take with them for their festival weekend.  

These costs are compounded by the startling fact that one in five festival goers who camp are planning to throw a sickie this year to give them an extra day to recover from the festivities.  With 707,000 attending the top ten camping festivals this summer, that’s a potential 141,400 people who will be kicking back at home to recover from a weekend of excess!

Also we spoke about the new forthcoming album and forthcoming festival dates and of course 'Lovebox' which takes place in London’s Victoria Park from the 18th-19th July and includes performances from the legendary Duran Duran, N.E.R.D, Groove Armarda, Florence and the Machine, Doves, Ladyhawke and many many more. In addition to the stellar music line-up Lovebox has expanded for 2009 and will be bursting at the seams with the best new acts, performers, stage sets and special effects. 

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Saturday Lineup

    * Andy Butler (Hercules & Love Affair) DJ SET
    * AU REVOIR SIMONE
    * Ben Howard –Red Stripe Music Award winner
    * Bill Brewster (Lowlife/DJ History)
    * Breakin Bread (VIP AREA ONLY)
    * Chipmunk
    * Daisy Dell (VIP AREA ONLY)
    * DAN BLACK
    * David Shrigley
    * DISCO BLOODBATH
    * DJ SNEAK
    * DURAN DURAN
    * Filthy Luka AKA Luke Howard
    * FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE
    * Frank Broughton (Lowlife/DJ History)
    * Frankmusik
    * FRIENDLY FIRES
    * GANG OF FOUR
    * Giles Smith
    * Horse Meat Disco
    * IDJUT BOYS
    * James Priestley
    * JOEY NEGRO (VIP AREA ONLY)
    * JOHNNY D
    * Luke Blackall (VIP AREA ONLY)
    * MPHO
    * Mr Hudson
    * N*E*R*D
    * secretsundaze
    * Severino
    * Temper Trap
    * The Jive Aces
    * The Nextmen (VIP AREA ONLY)
    * The Rumble Strips
    * TOMMY REILLY
    * TOY SELECTAH
    * VV BROWN

Sunday Lineup

    * Alan Pownall
    * Annie Nightingale
    * Bombay Bicycle Club
    * BOWA KA CHIKA
    * Chairlift
    * CHEW LIPS
    * DANANANANAYKROYD
    * Datarock
    * Diplo
    * DOVES
    * DRUMS OF DEATH
    * Fenech-Soler
    * Fontan
    * Gary Numan
    * Groove Armada
    * Gruff Rhys
    * Hip-Hop Karaoke
    * JAZZIE B
    * JOAKIM
    * Ladyhawke
    * Magistrates
    * Matt Berry
    * Max Tundra
    * NEW YORK DOLLS
    * Nisennenmondai
    * NOAH & THE WHALE
    * NORMAN JAY MBE. (VIP AREA ONLY)
    * OU EST LE SWIMMING POOL
    * RODRIGO Y GABRIELA
    * ROKIA TRAORE
    * Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar
    * SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO
    * SWIMMING
    * THE DEATH SET
    * THE EMPEROR MACHINE
    * The Jive Aces
    * The RGB's
    * THE TWELVES
    * Tom Findlay (VIP AREA ONLY)
    * TOM MADDICOTT
    * TOY SELECTAH
    * WAVE MACHINES
    * Young Fathers

Tom Findley speaking at Lovebox 2008

DC Shoes presents Groove Armada

Groove Armada doing what they do best

for more information check the website www.lovebox.net

 



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