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Michael Kiwanuka

Michael Kiwanuka

“Playing a hometown show is always very special to me, but to play Citadel in Victoria Park this Summer is going to be incredible. Ever since we released Love & Hate, the band and I have been dreaming of playing it at festivals. July can’t come soon enough. See you there.”

Michael Kiwanuka is the lauded soul artist who originally found fame in 2012 with the release of his Mercury Prize-nominated debut, Home Again.

He then went on to win the BBC Sound Of 2012 poll. His second album, Love & Hate, was released in 2016 and drew worldwide critical claim, appearing in countless End of Year lists.

It was an explosive year for Michael, finally returning with a second record following four years of self-questioning and a loss of confidence in his craft. What he eventually delivered was one of the most expansive albums of the year, and one that should surely stand the testament of time. Working alongside Danger Mouse, Inflo, and Michael’s long-standing producer Paul Butler, Love & Hate showcases the extraordinary vision of this uncompromising young British artist in delivering a near peerless record.

With just two releases under his belt, Michael has already drawn comparisons to greats such as Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield.