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Roxy Music to play summer festival

Published 23/02/2010 | 17:34

Roxy Music will perform at the Lovebox Weekender
Roxy Music will perform at the Lovebox Weekender

Roxy Music have lined up their first show for five years at a festival this summer.

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The band, fronted by Bryan Ferry, will play the Lovebox Weekender in London's Victoria Park in July.

Ferry said: "There is a song on my album that I have co-written with my friends Groove Armada - they asked me if Roxy would like to perform at Lovebox."

He added: "We, of course, thought it would be cool."

Roxy scored a string of hits throughout the 1970s in a burst of feathers and sequins, including Virginia Plain and Love Is The Drug.

Another batch of hits followed in the early 80s, including their only No 1, Jealous Guy, the band's tribute to John Lennon.

The band split in 1983 following the success of their Avalon album but re-formed in 2001 for a world tour.

Also on the bill are Mark Ronson and the Business as well as chart act Empire Of The Sun.

The Maccabees, Grace Jones and Hot Chip will also play the event, which runs from July 16 to 18.

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