Foals, Laura Marling, Maggie Rogers and more thrill Citadel Festival 2017 – the triumphant day in pictures

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.

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Maggie Rogers at Citadel

Maggie 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’.

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Laura Marling at Citadel

Laura Marling

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.

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Wild Beasts at Citadel

Wild Beasts

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.

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Wine 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.

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Dan Croll at Citadel

Dan Croll

Meanwhile over in the Communion Tent, singer-songwriter Dan Croll made a majestic return to London that zipped with serious energy.

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Bonobo at Citadel

Bonobo

On the main stage, electronic-wizard Bonobo hypnotized the Victoria Park faithful with jazzy renditions of songs from his stunning new album ‘Migration’.

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Atmosphere at Citadel

Spot of volleyball, anyone?

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Michael Kiwanuka at Citadel

Michael Kiwanuka

Michael Kiwanuka built on his sterling year as he played soulful hits from last album ‘Love & Hate’ to the Communion Tent.

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Foals at Citadel

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Foals at Citadel

Foals

No new songs on show this time, but deep cuts like ‘Black Gold’, ‘Electric Bloom’ and ‘Olympic Airwaves’ got a most welcome outing.

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