You would hope that by July the weather perks up, and if it does, it will make for the picture perfect setting in London for Citadel Festival at Victoria Park. The one day festival takes place on Sunday 16 July, and what a load of music they’re managing to squeeze into one day. But it’s alright, we’ve covered the highlights of who to see, just for you.


Laura Marling

Straight off the back of her headline tour and sixth studio album, 27 year-old singer-songwriter Laura Marling is heading to Victoria Park as Citadel Festival’s very special guest. And if our review of Semper Femina is anything to go by, you couldn’t possibly miss the chance to catch her live in the great London outdoors.


Charlie Straw

Having achieved online success last year with hit ‘St. Ives’, Charlie Straw isn’t stopping anytime soon. The folk artist recently released new single ‘All I Know’ ahead of his April UK tour, it’ll be good to see if he has any other new material on offer this July.



If you want dramatic pop, look no further than three-piece Banfi. They’re taking their punchy music on the road in September for a headline tour in the UK, so what better way to get a sneak peek of what they’ll over then at Citadel. Their irresistible hooks will be enough to lure you in.


Margaret Glaspy

Some Californian indie folk is exactly what you’ll be craving in July at Citadel. Her 2016 album ‘Emotions And Math’ gives you the mix of American attitude accompanied by Glaspy’s solid voice and her trusty fiddle in place of her guitar. The perfect act to grab a beer and bob along to, perfect in the summer.



You may not have heard of RY X, but you’ve definitely heard his hit track ‘Berlin’. The Australian artist had a decent run of adverts with that song, but you need to delve deeper into his music, made even easier by the fact his debut album, ‘Dawn’ was released last year. For some ethereal vibes at Citadel, RY X is a must.