If we’re being honest, Sundays at a festival are usually a bit of a damp squib. After days of abuse, both your inflatable mattress and soul are dangerously deflated. Going to a festival on a Sunday all fresh and rested, on the other hand, sounds a lot more appealing – especially if it’s tailor-made for the day of rest.
From the people behind Lovebox and Wilderness festivals comes Citadel – a new one-day event that sets up in Victoria Park this July. Held the day after Lovebox, this new venture aims to be a lot more culturally nourishing and arts driven than most conventional festivals.
Though not strictly a music-led festival, there are some big name bands headlining. Already announced is Ben Howard, who surprised many late last year by building on his folky acoustic debut with the deeper and darker ‘I Forget Where We Were’. Joining them are Bombay Bicycle Club, who firmly cemented their headliner status with a massive Earls Court show late last year. There’s also a second stage, hosted by Communion Records, with acts still to be announced.
Away from the music, there’ll be cerebral distractions provided by Sunday Papers Live, who bring the experience of reading the sprawling Sunday broadsheets to life via talks from guest speakers, plus London’s hippest street foodies will be serving up tasty treats to chomp as you chill. Register at www.citadelfestival.com from today for a presale ticket offer, while general tickets go on sale on Friday.
Citadel Festival is at Victoria Park on July 19.