The inaugural Citadel 'A Mirror To A City' will take place in Victoria Park on Sunday 19th July. Citadel showcases a breadth of musical programming on 4 stages and celebrates the Sunday pleasures of music, performance, ideas and dining.
Ben Howard, and Bombay Bicycle Club (playing their only London performance of 2015) top the line-up. Plus Kurt Vile & the Violators, Anna Calvi with The Heritage Orchestra, Jimi Goodwin, Steve Gunn,Joe Pug, Bear's Den, Dan Croll, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Honeyblood, Rhodes, Tor Miller, The Walking Who, Roots Manuva, Seun Kuti and Fela's Egypt 80, Andreya Triana, and Ibibio Sound Machine.
Citadel will also host an exclusive set from Despacio the custom-built soundsystem from LCD Soundsystem's 2manydjs, and James Murphy.
Plus comedy from Joel Dommett, Alun Cochrane, Max And Ivan, Alasdair Beckett King, Fe-Licity Ward, Evelyn Mok, Adam Hess, Mo Gilligan, Jessica Fostekew, Phil Wang, Harriet Kemsley, and Funmbi Otomayo.
The early bird offer has ended. Tickets are priced at £49.50 for everyone attending aged 12 or over. Children aged under 12 years tickets are priced at £5.
Conceived and created by Wilderness Festival and Superfly, co-creators of American festivals Bonnaroo and Outside Lands.
Away from the live music programme, the festival will host chefs who'll produce a series of long table Sunday dining experiences whilst Secret Productions' Sunday Papers Live team will host a tent of captivating literary talks, spoken word and debates with Tessa Jowell, Ben Judah W/ Speakers Corner & Frontline Club, Zoe Williams & Jolyon Rubinstein, Maajid Nawaz, Ann Pettifor & Ross Ashcroft, Dizraeli, Reeps One, Bellatrix, Ghost Lights, Charlie Dark, Mr Gee & Adam Kammerling, Dan-Iel Raven-Ellison Kathy Slack, Sabrina Mahfouz, Son & Sons, and Dan Schreiber.
There will also be a Park Bandstand, which will feature traditional brass bands, swing dancing, folk dancing ceilidhs and hoedowns, and a Rock’n’Roller Disco where festival-goers can dance to blues, soul and rock and roll with The Brass Funkeys, Cut A Shine, Perhaps Contraption, Theo Bard, Rum Buffalo, Swing Patrol, and Chaps Choir.
Citadel will also host some of the city's chefs who will be crafting a series of long table Sunday dining experiences, including Sunday roasts and summer barbecues.
Furthermore, Secret Productions’ Sunday Papers Live team will host a tent of captivating literary talks, spoken word and debates for a special version of their popular event, featuring the likes of Reeps One, Bellatrix, Charlie Dark, Dizraeli, Chill Pill, Zoe Williams and many, many more.
Away from the music there will be a Sunday Sports Day boasting Disco Dodgeball, The Ultimate Victoria Park Volleyball Championships, Badminton Matches, Musical Sack Races, Rum Relay Races, Croquet East, The Egg & Spooning Race, The Wheel Marrow Race & more. Expect pitch invasions, Spoof Medal Ceremonies, Cheerleaders hosted By Robin Clyfan, The Wednesday Girls And Lost & Found Team - sign-ups now open.
The Citadel Arts Studio will be offering Fine Arts and Crafts Workshops including portrait painting, tie-dying, origami, kite making, wire sculpture, jewellery making, sign painting, kids’ craft table, plus massage therapies, afternoon yoga and further opportunities to unwind.
Workshops & Participation include Capoeira, Swing Dancing, Body Percussion, Hoola Fest, Reggae Choir Sing-A-Long, and Hoop Hop.
The Rock ’N Roller Disco features Bust A Move To Blues, Soul And Rock ’N Roll, Family-Friendly Activities, Arcola Theatre’s Sports Day, Roller Disco, Arts & Craft, Hula Hooping, Giant Jenga, Swing Ball, Slacklining, Ping Pong, and Face Painting
Massage & Mass Yoga with Wild Wellbeing includes Roaming Treatments, and Retreats.
Fashion & Beauty on site includes Independent Designers & Makers - In Your Dreams, Violet’s Box, The Wick Market, Miss Lippy, Dancing Leop-Ard, Tallulah Minxy, Ooto Clothing, Gypsy East, Tirade 13, Glint & Glory, Mystic Moon, and more.
Attendees are advised to use public transport as there are no parking facilities.
The nearest Tube stations to Victoria Park are: Mile End (District and Central lines), Bow Road (District Line), Stratford (Jubilee Line), Bow Church (DLR) and Bethnal Green (Central line).
The nearest Overground rail stations to Victoria Park are: Hackney Wick (East London line), Cambridge Heath (National Rail) and Bethnal Green (National Rail).
Bus Routes: 8, 277, 309, 339, 388, D3, D6, S2 all pass close to the park.
The venue is accessible for wheelchair users, with accessible toilets on-site. No glass bottles, no alcohol.
More information will be here when available.
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