We got to London's Victoria Park in high spirits intent on enjoying the sun, good music and space that the park has to offer. The first nail in the coffin occurred when we realised that the management of Lovebox had to decided (rather shortsightedly) to close what had been the main stage for Friday and Saturday and literally cut off half the available area in the park. This closed off area had been made into a large VIP area. The tickets prices for Sunday were £45 pounds so certainly not cheap.
|Lianne La Havas|
The third and final nail in this now tightly shut coffin of festival death, was the apparent no show of the headline act Lil Kim. There are conflicting reports on what actually happened. Some say she refused to go on because the stage was too small and beneath her (frankly we would have to agree), others say she arrived 30 Mins late so Lovebox management decided she couldn't go on and there were also rumours of a drugs bust. Whatever happened it was a killing blow for the day, announced after the crowd had been waiting a good half an hour over the allotted time already, it was met with boos, jeers and a mass exodus of people from the park.
|The 'Main Stage'|