Latitude And Lovebox Festivals Announce Line-Ups, Plus Mumford & Sons' Huge Olympic Park Gig

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With three big live music announcements in the past couple of days, including Lovebox revealing its line-up, Latitude adding some more acts and Mumford & Sons revealing they will headline a show at the Olympic Park this summer, we thought it was time for a Music Box special...

Check out all the key info on these three big music events below:

Lovebox

Plan B, Azealia Banks and Goldfrapp will headline the 2013 Lovebox festival in Victoria Park.

Returning to its original annual weekend, July 19-21, the festival will host music, fashion and art in the east of London once more.

Also on the bill are Rudimental, Julio Bashmore, SBTRKT, Annie Mac and current number one chart act Duke Dumont.

Mark Ronson, Goldfrapp and Hurts will also take to the stage.

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Latitude

It was previously announced Latitude festival will be headlined by Kraftwerk, Bloc Party and Foals this year.

Now Rudimental, Grizzly Bear, Stornoway, Tim Burgess, Duane Eddy, Night Engine and Theme Park are among a wave of new artists added to the bill.

The four-day event will take place at Henham Park, Southwald, Suffolk across the weekend of July 18-21, with further sets from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Maccabees, Jessie Ware, Disclosure and Rhye.

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Mumford & Sons

Arguably the world's biggest folk band at the moment, Mumford & Sons have announced they will headline a show at the Olympic Park this summer.

The Grammy-winning band's gig at the London venue on July 6 will be their biggest ever headline show, reports NME.

The 'Lover Of The Light' singers have also chosen other acts - including Vampire Weekend, Ben Howard and Haim - to join them at the outdoor concert.

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Mumford's Ben Lovett said: "We wanted to do something special, more than just another arena date. So when the opportunity to do this came about, and the opportunity to pick a line-up of bands we feel really strongly about, we were naturally pretty excited."

He said picking the acts they wanted to take part was "a no-brainer" for him and his bandmates Marcus Mumford, Winston Marshall and Ted Dwane.

"We've been wanting to do something with Vampire Weekend since we first played with them in 2009. They're a phenomenal band, one we're really proud to bring over for this," he said.

"There were no arguments among us when it came to throwing the line-up together - all the acts were ones we feel really strongly about and always have on in the dressing room and so on, so it was a no-brainer. It's going to be a pretty wild night."

The event will be the first headline show to take place on the renovated Olympic site.

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