Citadel 2016: A guide to the Victoria Park festival featuring Sigur RósCultureMusic
London’s brightest new festival, Citadel returns for a second edition in 2016 to celebrate summer Sunday pleasures.
The music: Sigur Rós, Caribou, Lianne La Havas
Headlined by Sigur Rós with performances from Caribou, Lianne La Havas, Nathaniel 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.
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.
Fun, talks and debates
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.
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 booze and the food
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 Smith, The 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.
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.
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