Lovebox day two opens with reggae in the rain

Crowds at Lovebox Weekender 2011 by Peter Corkhill
Crowds at Lovebox Weekender 2011 by Peter Corkhill

Ziggy Marley brought some much needed rhythm to a rained-on crowd as Lovebox kicked off for a second day Saturday.

The son of reggae superstar Bob, Marley introduced one of his most famous songs by exclaiming “Love is my religion” to a beaming, shimmying audience.

He also performed ‘Look Who’s Dancing‘ with his band and backing singer, which brought out the sun for just a split second on the very last note.

But he was cheated with a small time slot lasting only 20 minutes that left many wanting more.

Sarah, 27, from Croydon, said: “It was very short, which was surprising because his name drew a big crowd.

Snoop Dogg headlines the Saturday night at Lovebox 2011, with Scissor Sisters closing the weekend festival in London’s Victoria Park tomorrow night.