Citadel 2016

Sunday 17th July 2016
Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets, Greater London, E9 7BT, England MAP
daily capacity: 25000
last updated: Tue 5th Jul 2016

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Citadel 'A Mirror To A City' returns to take place in Victoria Park on Sunday 17th July. Citadel showcases a breadth of musical programming on 4 stages and celebrates the Sunday pleasures of music, performance, ideas and dining.


Sigur Ros will headline. Joining them are Caribou, Lianne La Havas, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Matt Corby, Calexico, Submotion Orchestra, Cats Eyes, Andrew Weatherall, Jazzanova, The 2 Bears, Pedestrian, Maribou State, Susanne Sundfor, Tinariwen, Akala, Matthew and the Atlas, Gogo Penguin, Billie Marten, Rukhsana Merrise, James Canty, Gillbanks, Antimony, and Cosmic Strip.

Plus Battles, Beardyman, Honne, Island, Pierce Brothers, Flyte, Dagny, Hackney Colliery Band, John Langan, Barbarella's Bang Bang, Immigrant Swing, Chaps Choir, Bring Your Own Brass, Cut a Shine, Swing Patrol, Axel Flovent, Boxed In, Palace Winter, Friendly Fires (DJ Set), Kindness (DJ Set), Cal Jader & Spiritual South, Nick The Record & John Gomez, Throwing Shade, Whilk & Misky , Rat On The Roof, Disco Bloodbath DJs, Andy Smith, The Mighty Zaf, and DJ Russ Jones, plus comedy compered by Fred Ferenczi, including Ronnie Rigsby, Dane Baptiste, Sajeela Kershi, Jollyboat, Yuriko Kotani, President Obonjo, Philfy Phil Alexander, and Sounds Familiar Quiz.

Communion and visionary independent promoters Soundcrash will be aligning with Citadel once again to curate their respective stages. fabric will be holding the Sunday Sessions.

For the line-up details, and stage splits, as available see the Citadel line-up page.


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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.

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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 with The Sportsman’s Stephen Harris, whilst Secret Productions' Sunday Papers Live team will host a tent of captivating literary talks, spoken word and debates.

There will also be a Park Bandstand, Corona Sunsets, Kopparberg Urban Forest, Citadel & Underbelly presents The Comedy Tent Rock N Roller Skate, The Meadow Stage, Kids & Families activities and The Artist Studio in partnership with The Indytute

Away from the music there will be a Sunday Sports Day, a range of arts and crafts classes and workshops onsite, fashion & beauty, plenty of opportunities to relax and unwind on site, with Park Yoga sessions, massages and therapies all available for relaxation & wellbeing.

These include Theatre from Old Vic New Voices, Secret Adventures, workshops with Folk Dance Remixed & Swing Patrol, the Reggae Choir, Les Femmes Circus, Charlene the Hoola Queen, Sunday sports compared by Robin & Partridge with 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, Roller Disco, kids activities, boutiques, drawing, painting, jewellery workshop, screen printing, relaxation, wellbeing, Yoga, massage & therapies, and more.

Getting there

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.

Site info

The venue is accessible for wheelchair users, with accessible toilets on-site. No glass bottles, no alcohol.

More information will be here when available.

Sunday 17th July 2016
Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets, Greater London, E9 7BT, England MAP
daily capacity: 25000
last updated: Tue 5th Jul 2016

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