SUNDAY 14TH JULY
GUNNERSBURY PARK, LONDON
The Ultimate Summer Sunday
CITADEL FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FIRST ACTS OF 2019
CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN TO HEADLINE
14th JULY GUNNERSBURY PARK, LONDON
‘Glorious’ – NME
‘A kaleidoscopic musical landscape’– The Guardian
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Matthew and the Atlas
The Teskey Brothers
The Murder Capital
SCIENCE CAMP PRESENTS
GUERILLA SCIENCE PRESENTS
‘Astronaut yoga with the UK SPACE AGENCY
‘Delve inside your cosmic lunchbox’
‘The really weird space fact quiz’
SUNDAY PAPERS LIVE
The Broadsheets Brought To Life
Comedy Special ft SOFAR SOUNDS
& more TBA
Street Art & Spoken Word
WORKOUTS & WELLBEING
Mass park yoga with STRETCH
THE SPANDEX STAGE fun & fitness workouts
Sports games & roaming massages
INDEPENDENT FASHION MARKET CURATED BY GARMHAUS
CARNIVAL PARADES & STREET THEATRE
LONDON’S FINEST STREET FOOD
Patty & Bun
Other Side Fried
The Piadina Project
& many more
PROSECCO ON TAP
REAL ALES & COCKTAIL BARS
Citadel Festival have announced the first acts on its line-up for 2019. Following a triumphant first year at its new location Gunnersbury Park, the festival returns for the ultimate summer Sunday on 14th July.
Headlining this year’s festival will be UK alternative rock sensation Catfish and the Bottlemen, who release their new album The Balance in April. Other standout acts playing include Rag’n’Bone Man, Friendly Fires, Bear’s Den,Matt Corby, DMA’S, Honeyblood, Dream Wife and Fontaines D.C.
Citadel welcomes Catfish and the Bottlemen to Gunnersbury Park for their first headline slot at the festival. With a new album set for release in April, their set will feature a selection of new material to fit amongst some of their biggest hits and live favourites, including Kathleen and 7. The band’s previous albums The Ride and The Balcony have now surpassed combined UK sales of 600,000.
Second on the bill on the main stage is Rag’n’Bone Man, a breakout star in 2016, following the release of his double platinum single Human. He was named British Breakthrough Act and received the Critic’s Choice Award at the 2017 Brit Awards and performed his Calvin Harris collaboration Giant at this year’s ceremony.
Friendly Fires returned to the fold last year with the single Heaven Let Me In, their first new music since their 2011 album Pala. The band played a number of headline shows and festival appearances last year, ably showing that they are still one of the best live bands around. Their main stage slot will be one not to miss.
Communion London record label and promoter mark a return to in Gunnersbury Park to host the Second Stage. Originating in Notting Hill in 2006, their influence has spread worldwide thanks to an impressive roster (that includes Bear’s Den, Lucy Rose, Catfish and the Bottlemen and many more) and a firmer than ever focus on artist development.
Headlining the Communion Stage are London’s Bear’s Den, who are set
to release their third album, ‘So that you might hear me’ in April. The album is
the follow up to 2016’s ‘Red Earth and Pouring Rain’, an album that charted in the top ten in the UK album chart and saw the band play their biggest headline
shows to date, including sold out dates at both Hammersmith Apollo and Brixton Academy. Their hometown slot at Citadel is sure to be one of the festival’s many highlights.
Citadel are pleased to welcome two of Australia’s hottest young talents in singer-songwriter Matt Corby and anthemic rock outfit, DMA’S.
The festival’s punk spirit and sound is provided this year by the fantastic Honeyblood, Dream Wife and Fontaines D.C.. Glasgow’s Honeyblood are back this year with a new album. Set for release in May, their third record In Plain Sight is the follow up to 2016’s Babes Never Die.
The British-Icelandic Dream Wife have a reputation for ferociously energetic live shows and their 2018 self-titled debut album was rapturously received by critics, with NME describing it as ‘total power pop joy’.
Fontaines D.C. are quickly developing into one of the most exciting bands around at the moment. The Dublin based post punk outfit have received rave reviews from press and consistent radio play over the last six months. Their much-anticipated debut album Dogrel is set for release on 12th April.
Heading back to Citadel in 2019 will be DIY on the third stage. DIY will be pioneering the very best in creative and imaginative live music, by hosting a series of trailblazing artists on its renowned stage such as Tinariwen,Fontaines D.C., The Murder Capital and Squid.
Other performers announced today include Hyukoh, The Coronas, Matthew and the Atlas, The Teskey Brothers, Talos, Cleopatrick, Banfi,MarthaGunn, Balcony, Cosmic Strip and Bill Jefferson.
Alongside the extensive musical offerings, Citadel is delighted to present a wide range of cultural and educational experiences. Returning to the festival this year, the Science Museum in the Science Camp alongside Guerilla Sciencerunning a series of experiences, including ‘Astronaut Yoga’ with the UK Space Agency, ‘Delve Inside Your Cosmic Lunchbox’ and ‘The Really Weird Space Facts Quiz’.
Sunday Papers Live returns with a comedy special, while the Roundhousepresents a Street Arts and Spoken Word stage.
The Independent Fashion Market will be curated by the northern, vintage clothing pop up party Garmhaus. If workouts and wellbeing is more your thing than bands and cider, London based yoga studio Stretch will be running Mass Park Yoga, while the Spandex Stage will host fun and fitness workouts withFRAME alongside sports games and roaming massages.
A selection of London’s best food and drink will be provided by Patty & Bun,Other Side Fried, Cheeky Burger, The Piadina Project, Guasacaca, Anna Mae’s, Only Jerkin’, Tiger Bites, Zouk, Yorkshire Burrito, Buddha Bowlsand much more.
The sheer depth and breadth of what’s on offer at Citadel makes it a standout amongst the city’s one-dayers.
Notes to Editors:
Sunday 14th July 2019
Tickets on general sale Wednesday 27th February from 9am at https://citadelfestival.com
For more information, please contact Murray Chalmers PR:
0207 361 0730