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19/04/2016

CITADEL ANNOUNCES FURTHER LINE UP DETAILS FOR THE ULTIMATE SUMMER SUNDAY

“The Ultimate Summer Sunday”

SUNDAY 17TH JULY – VICTORIA PARK, LONDON

BATTLES AND BEARDYMAN JOIN SOUNDCRASH IN ASSOCIATION WITH LAST.FM 

CORONA SUNSETS, KOPPARBERG URBAN FOREST, JOSE CUERVO TEQUILA TOWN AND SUNDAY PAPERS LIVE UNVEIL PROGRAMMING 

STEPHEN HARRIS REVEALS SUNDAY FEASTS MENU 

PLUS MANY MORE EXPERIENCES TO DISCOVER ONSITE… 

“A kaleidoscopic musical landscape” – The Guardian

London’s brightest new festival, Citadel returns for a second edition in 2016 to celebrate summer Sunday pleasures.

Headlined by Sigur Rós with performances from CaribouLianne La HavasNathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and many more, there’s also stages hosted by Communion in association with DIY and Soundcrash in association with last.fm

There’s also a wealth of experiences and activities to delve in and discover onsite, from Sunday Feasting, talks and debates at the Sunday Papers Live to theatre and performance from Old Vic New Voices and Les Femmes Circus, a Sunday Sports Day and even a Roller Disco. Citadel is a one-dayer like no other that serves as the ultimate summer Sunday.

Now, Citadel is delighted to welcome experimental US rockers Battles to the Park to headline Soundcrash in association with DIY. The critically-acclaimed trio are fresh from the release of their third album ‘La Di Da Di’ and their energetic live shows are something to behold.

Also joining Soundcrash is renowned beat boxer Beardyman, a visionary performer whose signature use of live looping has cemented his status as one of the must-see live acts out there.

Bringing the sound of the Balearics to Victoria Park, Corona Sunsets have unveiled a varied and impressive lineup. There’ll be a set from electro-soul duo Honne, DJ sets from indie-dance trio Friendly Fires and electronic singer-songwriter Kindness, as well as appearances from new wave Latin pioneer Cal Jader with Mark Robertson’s tropical dance project Spirital South, respected cratedigger Nick The Record alongside Brilliant Corners regular John Gómez, producer and NTS DJ Throwing Shade, genre-hopping duo Whilk and Misky and Spanish guitar duo Rat On The Roof.

The Kopparberg Urban Forest will also be landing in the Park. This hub of live music will see sets from a colourful, genre-hopping array of acts, including producer Oli Bayston’s project Boxed In, rising alt-pop vocalist Dagny, London band Flyte, much-hyped Australian musical twins Pierce Brothers, atmospheric synth-pop duo Palace Winter, Icelandic songwriter Axel Flóvent and Norwegian DJ duo Project Fresh Socks.

Elsewhere, the Jose Cuervo Tequila Town will be back in the Park, serving up Jose Cuervo Tequila Slushies and summery beats whilst revellers tuck into tasty tacos from modern Mexican diner, DF Mexico. Legendary London-based cosmic crew Disco Bloodbath will be providing the sunshine-drenched sounds, as will sample pioneer Andy SmithThe Mighty Zaf of Love Vinyl and Russ Jones AKA the Hackney Globetrotter.

There will also be delicious Smirnoff cocktails in the form of Passion fruit Collins and the ultimate Sunday tipple, the Bloody Mary.

Sharp’s Brewery will be continuing their summer road trip at Citadel, travelling all the way from North Cornwall to bring you a range of exceptional products including the UK’s no. 1 cask- beer, Doom Bar. They will also be bringing a selection of newer ales and a very special one off brew for Citadel, yet to be announced.

A highlight of the inaugural Citadel, Sunday Papers Live returns with another eminent roll call of poets, journalists and performers to bring the broadsheets to life, section by section. Nestle into a chair with a Bloody Mary as you explore World News presented by Frontline Club, UK News with Pen International, Business with Akala, Sport with Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, Culture with Sofar Sounds, Style with i-D and Travel with John Hudson.

There’s also even more to experience in the Park, with The Braid Bar and Paperself joining a previously announced selection of Fashion & Beauty boutiques. Kids will love getting stuck into the Treasure Hunt, and there’ll also be dancers roaming the festival performing pieces choreographed by Alex Codd. Furthermore, The Idler Academy, the literary learning offshoot of the esteemed Notting Hill bookstore, will be bringing a special bookshop onsite.

The perfect summer Sunday isn’t complete without a long, languid lunch. Citadel are proud to have Stephen Harris of The Sportsman (recently voted best gastropub in the UK) on board for a series of Sunday Feasts. Now, Stephen has unveiled this year’s menu, taking place during two sittings at 1pm and 4pm for £35 per head. 

Stephen Harris’ Sunday Feasting:

Crab, carrot and hollandaise

Charred maple cured pork loin, cabbage salad, chorizo sauce and warm new potato salad

Pot roast red cabbage with apple and mustard (v)

Jasmine tea junket with summer berries

Stephen says: “I’m looking forward to cooking at Citadel this summer as I have very fond memories of Victoria Park. My first visit was back in 1978 for the Rock Against Racism march when the Clash headlined a now infamous gig. I also used to love going to the lido although someone told me it closed in 1990 so I am long overdue a visit!

I usually decline offers to cook at big events but this one seemed too good to miss. I hope to bring a taste of Kent and The Sportsman to the festival.”

The Feasts won’t be the only place to sample delicious food…a whole new wave of some of the city’s finest food institutions will be in attendance. From Anna Mae’s mouthwatering mac and cheese, to Voodoo Ray’s American-style pizza via Le Bun’s French-American cuisine and sumptuous steaks from Smokestak, some of the UK’s most exciting culinary names will be on hand to serve up their specialities.

The Comedy Tent, hosted by both Citadel and Underbelly, will be filled to the brim with the very best comedy talent from London’s thriving comedy scene.  To kick start the day the tent will play host to upcoming talent and new stand-up pieces, lovingly curated by Fred Ferenczi (Steve Bennet of Chortle recently had his money on this act for Silver Comedian 2016)

Some very special comedy acts curated by Underbelly will be announced shortly (watch this space). Joining already announced comedians; Dane Baptiste, Ronnie Rigsby, Jollyboat, Yuriko Kotani and Philfy Phil Alexander.  To top it all off, the tent culminates in a raucous music quiz by Sounds Familiar. Sundays just wouldn’t be complete without a good ol’ pub quiz. 

These latest offerings are just the tip of what to discover at Citadel 2016. The second edition of London’s brightest new festival really is the ultimate summer’s Sunday day out.

From live music provided by CommunionSoundcrashFabric Sunday Sessions and beyond, to dining and drinking courtesy of London’s finest food institutions, to workshops and classes provided by The Indytute, wellbeing and yoga, enriching talks and debates at the Sunday Papers Live, to mischievous games at Sunday Sports Day via Rock N’ Roller Skate and theatre, performances and comedy…there’s a wealth of creativity and community to explore in the Park. London’s foremost one dayer, Citadel is a reflection and celebration of a city that has so much to sing about.

All this for £49.50 + Booking Fee.

More info on www.citadelfestival.com

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LIVE MUSIC

 

MAIN STAGE

Sigur Rós

Caribou

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Calexico

Cat’s Eyes

Susanne Sundfør

Cosmic Strip

 

COMMUNION

in association w/ DIY

Lianne La Havas

Matt Corby

Matthew & the Atlas

Billie Marten

Rukhsana Merrise

Gillbanks

James Canty

 

SOUNDCRASH

in association w/ last.fmBattles

Submotion Orchestra

GoGo Penguin

Tinariwen 

Beardyman

Maribou State

Akala

FABRIC: SUNDAY SESSIONS

Andrew Weatherall

Jazzanova DJ Set – 20 Years On The Decks

The 2 Bears

Pedestrian

CORONA SUNSETS

Honne

Friendly Fires DJ

Kindness DJ

Cal Jader & Spiritual South

Nick The Record & John Gómez

Throwing Shade

Whilk & Misky

Rat On The Roof

 

KOPPARBERG URBAN FOREST

ISLAND

Pierce Brothers

Flyte

Dagny

Axel Flovent

Boxed In

Palace Winter

 

JOSE CUERVO TEQUILA TOWN

Disco Bloodbath

Andy Smith

The Mighty Zaf (Love Vinyl)

Russ Jones

 

THE PARK BANDSTAND

Hosted by 

Continental Drifts, Global Local & Two For Joy

Folk Singers, Big Brass Bands, Gypsy Beats, Sunday Choirs, World Music & Social Dancing…

& many more from the Best of London’s Grass Roots 

Hackney Colliery Band

The John Langan Band

Barbarella’s Bang Bang

Immigrant Swing

Chaps Choir

Bring Your Own Brass

Cut A Shine

Swing Patrol

 

DINING & DRINKING

 

SUNDAY FEASTING

W/ STEPHEN HARRIS FROM THE SPORTSMAN

Long Table Banquets & Grand Dining

 

Crab, carrot & hollandaise

Charred maple cured pork loin, cabbage salad, chorizo sauce & warm new potato salad

Pot roast red cabbage w/ apple & mustard (v)

Jasmine tea junket w/ summer berries

 

1pm & 4pm, £35

 

THE FINEST NAMES IN FOOD

Mr Bao, Patty & Bun, Bubbledogs,

Bird, Voodoo Ray’s, DF Mexico

Anna Mae’s, Buddha Bowl, Le Bun, Mama’s Jerk, Popdogs, Smokestak, The Cheese Truck, The Duck Truck & much more

 

DELECTABLE COCKTAILS & BLOODY MARYS

Jose Cuervo Tequila Slushies

Bloody Marys & Passionfruit Collins from Smirnoff & Ales from Sharp’s Brewery

TALKS & DEBATES

Talks, Comedy & Spoken Word

‘SUNDAY PAPERS LIVE’

The broadsheets brought to life, section by section

by writers, rappers, poets & politicians.

 

WORLD NEWS

Frontline Club

 

UK NEWS

PEN International

 

BUSINESS

Akala

 

SPORT

Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards

 

CULTURE

Sofar Sounds present WOWH

 

STYLE

i-D

 

TRAVEL

John Hudson

 

THEATRE & PERFORMANCE

CITADEL COMEDY TENT

 

‘UNDERBELLY PRESENTS’

Acts TBA

 

‘CITADEL PRESENTS’

The Best of London’s Thriving Comedy Circuit…

Curated by Fred Ferenczi, Compere Ronnie Rigsby

Dane Baptiste, Sajeela Kershi,

Jollyboat, Yuriko Kotani,

President Obonjo, Philfy Phil Alexander

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

 

THE MEADOW STAGE

Theatre from Old Vic New Voices

Explore w/ Secret Adventures

Workshops w/ 

Folk Dance Remixed Swing Patrol

Music w/ the Reggae Choir

Performance from Les Femmes Circus

Hoop Hop w/ Charlene the Hoola Queen

 

SPORTS & LEISURE

 

SUNDAY SPORTS DAY

Compared by Robin & Partridge

W/ Lost & Found, Volley Ball England, Croquet East, Disco Dodgeball, Non Applicable Dance Company, Marawa’s Majorettes

Badminton Matches, Tug of War Battles, Relay Rum Races, Sock Wrestling, Musical Sack Races, Sticky Limbo Competitions, Wheelbarrow Races,

Swing Olympics, Impromptu Pitch Invasions, Award Ceremonies, Comedy Referees, Special Guest DJs & much, much more…

 

BUMP ROLLER DISCO

Rock n’ Roller Skate w/ Cherry Cola Club

 

KIDS & FAMILIES

‘Hackney Playbus’

‘Learn to Be a Superhero – Super Cape-Abilities’

Kids’ Games & Races w/ Arcola Theatre

‘Kids’ Roller Disco’ (12pm – 2pm) / Arts & Crafts / Treasure Hunt

 

BOUTIQUES & STALLS

Miss Lippy Beauty, In Your Dreams, LoveSpecs

Pop Shop, Mystic Moon, Out of The Ordinary, The Braid Bar, Paperself, Idler Academy Bookshop

 

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

 

THE ARTIST STUDIO

In Partnership w/ The Indytute

Wild Life Drawing Classes

‘Eat Your Art’ Painting

‘I Make Knots’ Jewellery Workshop

Screen Printing & more…

 

RELAXATION & WELLBEING

Mass Park Yoga w/ Stretch

Head & Shoulder Massage & Therapies

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