Here’s the line-up for Citadel Festival 2019

Bring on the summer.

Catfish & The Bottlemen have been announced to headline this year’s Citadel Festival, with Rag N’ Bone Man and Friendly Fires also leading the line-up.

Returning to Gunnersbury Park on Sunday July 14, the bill also features Bear’s Den, Matt Corby, DMA’s, Honeyblood, Dream Wife, The Coronas, Fontaines DC and many more.

See the full line-up below. Tickets are on sale from 9am on Wednesday February 27.


The full line-up so far is:

Catfish and the Bottlemen
Rag’n’Bone Man
Friendly Fires
Dream Wife
The Coronas

Bear’s Den
Matt Corby
Matthew and the Atlas
The Teskey Brothers

Fontaines D.C.
The Murder Capital
Bill Jefferson
Cosmic Strip

It’s going to be a busy summer for Catfish & The Bottlemen, who recently dropped new single ‘Fluctuate’ ahead of third album ‘The Balance‘ arriving on April 26. The record was recorded with Jacknife Lee (The Killers, U2) in County Westmeath’s Grouse Lodge Studios.


“He was the first up and the last awake,” said frontman Van McCan. “It’s good when you’re completely engulfed in recording in a place like that, living together, because every day and all day it was about the songs. We had fun too; they were the funniest album sessions we’ve done.”

Meanwhile, Friendly Fires are also gearing up to drop their long-awaited third album.

“The new album is 100% in the works,” frontman Ed Macfarlane told NME. “We’ve broken the back of it. We’ve been doing sessions in the studio – we just did one with Paul Epworth, which was great. It’s really fun to just get back in the studio with him, especially because we wrote ‘Jump in the Pool’ together.  It’s just nice to get back to working with him again. We also have a new single which is coming out end of August. It’s our track but it was sort of written with the Disclosure guys.

“Things are coming up ahead and we’re taking it seriously. I want to put out this third record and get on with the next chapter of this band and really smash it this year!”


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