It’s only been on the circuit for a couple years, but Citadel Festival in East London is fast becoming an integral part to the capital’s festival calendar. The Victoria Park festival follows in the footsteps of the pop-tastic Lovebox Festival, though offers up an eclectic mix of indie, pop folk and more, with Laura Marling, Michael Kiwanuka, Foals and more playing the laid-back Sunday sesh. Here’s the pick of the pictures from this year’s edition.
1Maggie Rogers at Citadel
US indie-pop sensation Maggie Rogers continued her impeccable festival form in East London, playing soaring cuts from debut EP ‘Now That The Light Is Fading’.
2Laura Marling at Citadel
One of Britain’s finest songwriters, Laura Marling, wasn’t far behind as she brought a five-piece band with her to sprinkle some folk magic over the Sunday crowd.
3Wild Beasts at Citadel
They may have just played our super-intimate VO5 Festival Showcase last month, but randy Kendal lads Wild Beasts returned to the main stage with vigour and serious bounce.
4Wine tasting at Citadel
There’s more than just the music, though. If you ever wanted to do some fancy wine tasting in Victoria Park without getting some funny looks – Citadel was your chance.
5Dan Croll at Citadel
Meanwhile over in the Communion Tent, singer-songwriter Dan Croll made a majestic return to London that zipped with serious energy.
6Bonobo at Citadel
On the main stage, electronic-wizard Bonobo hypnotized the Victoria Park faithful with jazzy renditions of songs from his stunning new album ‘Migration’.
7Atmosphere at Citadel
Spot of volleyball, anyone?
8Michael Kiwanuka at Citadel
Michael Kiwanuka built on his sterling year as he played soulful hits from last album ‘Love & Hate’ to the Communion Tent.
9Foals at Citadel
10Foals at Citadel
No new songs on show this time, but deep cuts like ‘Black Gold’, ‘Electric Bloom’ and ‘Olympic Airwaves’ got a most welcome outing.