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  • 16/07/2017
  • From £55.25

London’s brightest new festival is back for its third edition bringing you the finest in street food, craft ales and Smirnoff Bloody Marys!


Victoria Park, Grove Road, London, E3 5TB
From £55.25

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London’s brightest new festival is back for its third edition. Having already confirmed one of the best live acts on the planet, Foals, as 2017’s headliners, they now announce the first wave of music, extras and experiences.

Joining Foals is one of the masters of modern electronic music, Bonobo, fresh from the release of his latest album, Migration. 

Also joining the Citadel bill are the critically-acclaimed, Mercury Prize-nominated Wild Beasts, who will be delivering their eccentric brand of indie rock a twist. Citadel are also delighted to welcome the prolific folk artist Laura Marling. The multi award-winning musician is scheduled to release her highly-anticipated sixth album, Semper Femina, in 2017 so expect new material and old favourites from her set.

Elsewhere, there’s Australian singer-songwriter RY X, fast-rising US artist Maggie Rogers - who was propelled from anonymity after a video of an awestruck Pharrell listening to one of her tracks at an NYU Masterclass went viral - NYC brass-led band Lucky Chops, folk duo Hudson Taylor and Irish pop-rock trio Picture This

This year, the Communion stage will be headlined by Michael Kiwanuka. The lauded soul artist originally found fame in 2012 with the release of his critically acclaimed debut, Home Again which saw him win the BBC Sound Of 2012 poll. His second album, the Mercury Prize-nominated Love & Hate, was released in 2016 appearing in countless End of Year lists and nominated for the Brit Awards Album Of The Year.

The Corona SunSets stage returns, bringing the smooth beats of the Balaerics to Citadel. Join the tribe and follow the Corona procession to the ultimate celebration of the sunset. Embrace the spirit of summer as night approaches. Watch the stage come to life as colours dance across the sky. Stay tuned for another amazing line up of sun-soaked sounds.

Kopparberg is set to bring a taste of scandi-cool to Citadel, making a welcome return with their popular Kopparberg Urban Forest, featuring a woodland bar serving up refreshments including its selection of delicious fruit ciders.

Kopparberg will also be supporting the very best in creative and imaginative live music, by hosting a series of pioneering artists and DJs on its renowned Urban Forest stage. This year, the Urban Forest will be presented by one of the UK’s finest music publications, DIY, with the full line-up TBA

Citadel are proud to offer more than your average day festival. Your musical billing is served with a galaxy of experiences and activities to discover throughout the day…including the city’s tastiest food and drink, sports, talks and debates, wellbeing, dance workshops, arts and crafts, fashion boutiques and family fun, and so much more. Click 'Book Now' to check out the array of activities and experiences taking place throughout the day! 

With all this to discover, you’re bound to get hungry. Citadel pride themselves on offering the finest food and drink to fuel your summer Sunday. The tastiest vendors from London and beyond will be setting up stalls, to be washed down with craft ales and Smirnoff Bloody Marys. 

Sharp’s Brewery will be continuing their summer road trip at Citadel for the 2nd year running. Travelling all the way from North Cornwall, Sharp’s will be bringing you a range of exceptional beers including the UKs no 1 cask beer, Doom Bar, served from their airstream bar. Come and chill out with the Sharp’s crew, Cornish style, and seek out their Ale Epiphanies where a full and frank confession might just earn you a beer.

The next chapter of Citadel looks set to further its status as one of the city's brightest new festivals, and one of the standouts of east London’s summer landscape.