LONDON  2008 REVIEWS July 2008

...The Human League were an inspired addition to the line-up, proving their pioneering synth-pop hasn't aged at all since their heyday. Hits flew by until the opening bars of Don't You Want Me caused predictable pandemonium... July 2008

Rosie Birkett

...But undoubtedly the highlight of the whole day came after her set, when ‘80s synth legends The Human League graced the stage. Those ridiculous lyrics, those deadpan, dramatic vocals, and front man Phillip Oakey’s dry sense of humour (“we’re the Human League, here at the end of a 30-year crusade for synth pop”) made for a brilliant set. They busted out all the classics – ‘Together in Electric Dreams’, ‘The Lebanon’ along with multiple costume changes from Joanne and Susan – who have most certainly still got it.
The whole retro rock out culminated, of course, in a thrilling rendition of ‘Don’t You Want Me?’ which had everyone in Sing Star mode. Not bad for a band who’ve been pioneering electronic noise for over three decades. A genius booking on the part of the Lovebox organisers... July 2008

Serena Davies

...The Human League were an embarrassment. Eighties synth-pop really doesn't wear well.

"They've lost their looks a bit haven't they," said a long haired bloke careering past me. Clearly not one of nature's feminists, he was talking about the girls. And true Susan Ann Sulley and Joanne Catherall were showing their years, especially when Catherall donned a body hugging truncated catsuit that showed off her paunch somewhat.

But it was the music that failed. People couldn't remember how to dance to it. When Don't You Want Me finally made an entrance they sang along to it with something akin to relief...