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A Preview Of London’s Citadel Festival

Tuesday 14 July 2015
Words Ailis Mara

Over the last few years the East London has welcomed an influx of brilliant day music festivals. The increasing popularity of events like Lovebox and Field Day have given urbanites who don’t fancy a weekend of camping, mud baths and miles of walking more ways to see their favourite music than ever. Enter Citadel, London’s latest one-dayer hosted at Victoria Park the July. From the creators of Wilderness Festival and American events heavyweights Superfly, Citadel offers new ideas about what makes a music festival, and a Sunday afternoon, great.

With a folk/alt music leaning lineup the first ever Citadel has secured some of the UK’s best acts of their genre for this year’s festival. Ben Howard will be finishing off his sell out tour with this final UK performance for the year. Joining him in the headline spot are Bombay Bicycle Club, who’s critically acclaimed album So Long, See You Tomorrow dropped last year.

Looking for something a little more off the beaten track? Communion Records will be presenting some of their freshest home grown talent on their independent stage with the likes of Bear’s Den and Dan Croll performing. While Soundcrash will be hosting the legendary sounds of Roots Manuva, Hidden Orchestra and 2manydjs.

Citadel promises to be a strong addition to the London music festival scene, a true celebration of all the best of a British summer’s afternoon.

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