Citadel Festival 2017

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London's brightest new festival returns Sunday 16th July 2017.

"The Ultimate Summer Sunday"

Foals
Bonobo - Live
Laura Marling
Michael Kiwanuka
A Blaze of Feather
RY X
Maggie Rogers
Sylvan Esso
Oumou Sangaré
Bombino
Hudson Taylor
Jake Isaac
Twin Peaks
Margaret Glaspy
Nadine Shah
Picture This
Vessels
Lucky Chops
BANFI
Joseph J. Jones
Parcels
Dan Croll
Charlie Straw
Cosmic Strip

Stages from Communion Music - Clash Magazine & Last.fm - Corona Sunsets - DIY at the Kopparberg Urban Forest

Plus... Sunday Papers Live - Science Camp - Summer BBQ at The Bandstand - The Spandex Stage - The Artist Studio with The Indytute - Kids & Families - Dining & Drinking - Fashion & Glitter Boutiques

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