“The Ultimate Summer Sunday”
SUNDAY 17TH JULY – VICTORIA PARK, LONDON
BATTLES AND BEARDYMAN JOIN SOUNDCRASH IN ASSOCIATION WITH LAST.FM
CORONA SUNSETS, KOPPARBERG URBAN FOREST, JOSE CUERVO TEQUILA TOWN AND SUNDAY PAPERS LIVE UNVEIL PROGRAMMING
STEPHEN HARRIS REVEALS SUNDAY FEASTS MENU
PLUS MANY MORE EXPERIENCES TO DISCOVER ONSITE…
“A kaleidoscopic musical landscape” – The Guardian
London’s brightest new festival, Citadel returns for a second edition in 2016 to celebrate summer Sunday pleasures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Stephen Harris’ Sunday Feasting:
Crab, carrot and hollandaise
Charred maple cured pork loin, cabbage salad, chorizo sauce and warm new potato salad
Pot roast red cabbage with apple and mustard (v)
Jasmine tea junket with summer berries
Stephen says: “I’m looking forward to cooking at Citadel this summer as I have very fond memories of Victoria Park. My first visit was back in 1978 for the Rock Against Racism march when the Clash headlined a now infamous gig. I also used to love going to the lido although someone told me it closed in 1990 so I am long overdue a visit!
I usually decline offers to cook at big events but this one seemed too good to miss. I hope to bring a taste of Kent and The Sportsman to the festival.”
The Feasts won’t be the only place to sample delicious food…a whole new wave of some of the city’s finest food institutions will be in attendance. From Anna Mae’s mouthwatering mac and cheese, to Voodoo Ray’s American-style pizza via Le Bun’s French-American cuisine and sumptuous steaks from Smokestak, some of the UK’s most exciting culinary names will be on hand to serve up their specialities.
The Comedy Tent, hosted by both Citadel and Underbelly, will be filled to the brim with the very best comedy talent from London’s thriving comedy scene. To kick start the day the tent will play host to upcoming talent and new stand-up pieces, lovingly curated by Fred Ferenczi (Steve Bennet of Chortle recently had his money on this act for Silver Comedian 2016)
Some very special comedy acts curated by Underbelly will be announced shortly (watch this space). Joining already announced comedians; Dane Baptiste, Ronnie Rigsby, Jollyboat, Yuriko Kotani and Philfy Phil Alexander. To top it all off, the tent culminates in a raucous music quiz by Sounds Familiar. Sundays just wouldn’t be complete without a good ol’ pub quiz.
These latest offerings are just the tip of what to discover at Citadel 2016. The second edition of London’s brightest new festival really is the ultimate summer’s Sunday day out.
From live music provided by Communion, Soundcrash, Fabric Sunday Sessions and beyond, to dining and drinking courtesy of London’s finest food institutions, to workshops and classes provided by The Indytute, wellbeing and yoga, enriching talks and debates at the Sunday Papers Live, to mischievous games at Sunday Sports Day via Rock N’ Roller Skate and theatre, performances and comedy…there’s a wealth of creativity and community to explore in the Park. London’s foremost one dayer, Citadel is a reflection and celebration of a city that has so much to sing about.
All this for £49.50 + Booking Fee.
More info on www.citadelfestival.com
For further information please contact Murray Chalmers PR
0207 361 0730
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
in association w/ DIY
Lianne La Havas
Matthew & the Atlas
in association w/ last.fmBattles
FABRIC: SUNDAY SESSIONS
Jazzanova DJ Set – 20 Years On The Decks
The 2 Bears
Friendly Fires DJ
Cal Jader & Spiritual South
Nick The Record & John Gómez
Whilk & Misky
Rat On The Roof
KOPPARBERG URBAN FOREST
JOSE CUERVO TEQUILA TOWN
The Mighty Zaf (Love Vinyl)
THE PARK BANDSTAND
Continental Drifts, Global Local & Two For Joy
Folk Singers, Big Brass Bands, Gypsy Beats, Sunday Choirs, World Music & Social Dancing…
& many more from the Best of London’s Grass Roots
Hackney Colliery Band
The John Langan Band
Barbarella’s Bang Bang
Bring Your Own Brass
Cut A Shine
DINING & DRINKING
W/ STEPHEN HARRIS FROM THE SPORTSMAN
Long Table Banquets & Grand Dining
Crab, carrot & hollandaise
Charred maple cured pork loin, cabbage salad, chorizo sauce & warm new potato salad
Pot roast red cabbage w/ apple & mustard (v)
Jasmine tea junket w/ summer berries
1pm & 4pm, £35
THE FINEST NAMES IN FOOD
Mr Bao, Patty & Bun, Bubbledogs,
Bird, Voodoo Ray’s, DF Mexico
Anna Mae’s, Buddha Bowl, Le Bun, Mama’s Jerk, Popdogs, Smokestak, The Cheese Truck, The Duck Truck & much more
DELECTABLE COCKTAILS & BLOODY MARYS
Jose Cuervo Tequila Slushies
Bloody Marys & Passionfruit Collins from Smirnoff & Ales from Sharp’s Brewery
TALKS & DEBATES
Talks, Comedy & Spoken Word
‘SUNDAY PAPERS LIVE’
The broadsheets brought to life, section by section
by writers, rappers, poets & politicians.
Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards
Sofar Sounds present WOWH
THEATRE & PERFORMANCE
CITADEL COMEDY TENT
The Best of London’s Thriving Comedy Circuit…
Curated by Fred Ferenczi, Compere Ronnie Rigsby
Dane Baptiste, Sajeela Kershi,
Jollyboat, Yuriko Kotani,
President Obonjo, Philfy Phil Alexander
Sounds Familiar Music Quiz
THE MEADOW STAGE
Theatre from Old Vic New Voices
Explore w/ Secret Adventures
Folk Dance Remixed & Swing Patrol
Music w/ the Reggae Choir
Performance from Les Femmes Circus
Hoop Hop w/ Charlene the Hoola Queen
SPORTS & LEISURE
SUNDAY SPORTS DAY
Compared by Robin & Partridge
W/ 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, Special Guest DJs & much, much more…
BUMP ROLLER DISCO
Rock n’ Roller Skate w/ Cherry Cola Club
KIDS & FAMILIES
‘Learn to Be a Superhero – Super Cape-Abilities’
Kids’ Games & Races w/ Arcola Theatre
‘Kids’ Roller Disco’ (12pm – 2pm) / Arts & Crafts / Treasure Hunt
BOUTIQUES & STALLS
Miss Lippy Beauty, In Your Dreams, LoveSpecs
Pop Shop, Mystic Moon, Out of The Ordinary, The Braid Bar, Paperself, Idler Academy Bookshop
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES
THE ARTIST STUDIO
In Partnership w/ The Indytute
Wild Life Drawing Classes
‘Eat Your Art’ Painting
‘I Make Knots’ Jewellery Workshop
Screen Printing & more…
RELAXATION & WELLBEING
Mass Park Yoga w/ Stretch
Head & Shoulder Massage & Therapies