MTV caught Smurfie Syco, Newham Generals, Ellie Goulding, Chase & Status, The Maccabees and Dizzee Rascal...
The Lovebox Weekender kicked off on Friday in Victoria Park with a host of well known acts and the hottest new artists around bringing live music to East London.
With the likes of Chase N Status and Dizzee Rascal on the evening bill, the stage was set for less-established acts in the industry to shine throughout the day with brand new artists such as The Bang Bang Bang Club and Tinashe gracing the Gaymers Stage as the crowd sipped cider and basked in the temperamental sunshine.
MJ Cole brought the sound of UK garage back East as crowds gathered in the dance tent to hear some of the producer's biggest tracks, including the dance-floor filler Sincere.
Dizzee may have been headlining the event, but the Bonkers MC's latest signing to his Dirtee Stank label, Smurfie Syco was an appropriate warm-up act for the main stage as crowds gathered to watch the lad for North London preview some of his material.
Smurfie showed his potential as an artist, shouting out to mentor Dizzee and performing his own unique take on the Basement Jaxx hit, Where's You Head At which was well received by his audience.
The afternoon continued to 'get grimy' as Syco's label mates Newham Generals followed him on stage in their native East London, storming through their set, attracting those who could tear themselves away from the Chew Lips back at the Gaymers Stage.
Following an afternoon of Grime, the main stage welcomed MTV favourite Ellie Goulding - who attracted the biggest crowd of the festival so far.
Ellie performed a storming set including Guns and Horses, Under The Sheets and the electrifying Starry Eyed, where Ellie ditched her favourite guitar for her drum kit.
Goulding was a hard act to follow as the stunning Shingai Shoniwa lead her group, The Noisettes out onto the main stage, dressed in an amazing colourful gown.
The group filled Victoria Park with the sultry sounds of Never Forget You and their most famous hit to date, Don't Upset The Rhythm.
Next up on the Mainstage it was electronic production duo Chase & Status who were received on stage to an overwhelming reception from the crowd. The act have become a genuine live draw as of late and this set was certainly no disappointment.
Running through a repertoire of new and old material, and with recently enrolled charismatic frontman MC Rage firing up the crowd, Chase and Status pummeled the stage with their ground-shaking beats.
A quick dash back to the Gaymers tent and there was just enough time to catch the start of the Maccabee’s headlining set. The indy darlings were typically full of energy and delivered a loud and tight set that was well worthy of the headline slot.
Last up it was local hero Dizzee Rascal, who seemed genuinely excited to be performing in his old back yard, to close the show. Now the consummate festival headliner, Diz ploughed through his hits with a mixture of attitude and charisma.
A peerless set-closing sequence of Dance Wiv Me, Holiday and Bonkers sent the crowd wild, especially those who still had two more days of the festival to look forward to!