This Sunday, Citadel Festival is back in Victoria Park with a cracking line-up that extends way beyond music. You can still pick up some tickets here, and if you’re wondering just why you should, read on.
They’ve earned a reputation as electrifyingly good live, and following this week’s huge gig at Eden Sessions in Cornwall, this will be their only other UK show this year. It’s bound to an emotional performance. Don’t miss.
2. It’s on a Sunday
Citadel is a bit like a garden party, but with world-class artists, creatives and delicious street food, and a lot more space. Granted, the idea of festival Sunday brings connotations such as stale beer and sticky hair, but this is different. We’re arriving fresh to this, clean shoes and all, ready to max out our weekend.
3. Sunday Papers Live
Sundays would not be the same without the newspapers, and Sunday Papers Live will be bringing their blend of culture, comment and comedy to the event, with their stage being graced by the likes of Sofar Sounds, spoken word collective Apples & Snakes, marathon runner Amy Hughes, explorer Dave Cornthwaite, comedian Andy Zaltzman and more.
4. The new dancehall workout zone
Yeah really. This workout with Paradigmz, who teaches Dancehall and Jamaican folk forms, is a new addition to the festival this year. He’ll be leading a special Dancehall workout at the Spandex Stage and we will be there, ready to go.
He made one of our favourite albums from this year, and repeatedly delivers live. Bonobo will be playing a full live set that’s guaranteed to go straight to our heads.
6. The Science Camp
We’re all for extracurricular activities at festivals, and the Science Camp at Citadel is the real deal. You can learn about lucid dreaming, take an adult chemistry class, and go to a talk by Ben Russell, the curator of the Science Museum’s acclaimed ‘Robots’ exhibition.