Programme Items: Areas

Main Stage

The Main Stage will be the musical heart of Citadel; a platform that will host the likes of Friendly Fires and Bastille, and the headlining performance from Catfish and The Bottlemen that will serve as the day’s crescendo.


Returning to Citadel once more is the London-based independent record label and promoter, Communion. Originating in Notting Hill in 2006, their influence has spread worldwide thanks to an impressive roster (that includes Bear’s Den, Lucy Rose, Catfish And The Bottlemen and many more) and a firmer than ever focus on artist development.  


Our favourite music platform DIY will be presenting the Big Top tent, with acts ranging from emerging talent to well-established alternative giants.

The Blu Stage

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One of the most jaw-dropping stages in the world returns to Citadel this year in the form of The Blu Stage, a 100% DJ-led stage for all those wanting to shake a leg.

Smirnoff Waterfall

Smirnoff Waterfall

The fully immersive Smirnoff Waterfall is coming to Citadel this year, complete with its own specially selected DJ line-up, chill out area & waterfall. This is where you’ll have a chance to sample the brand new Smirnoff Infusions, a spirit drink infused with real fruit, while dancing in the sun. (Please note: This area is 18+… Read more »

The Tropical Jungle
Hosted By
So Young Magazine


Fully illustrated by emerging and contemporary illustrators, So Young Magazine is now in it’s 20th edition. They’ve hand picked a selection of their favourite bands to come and deliver DJ sets in the fully immersive Tropical Jungle. Find out more about So Young HERE

Continental Drifts present The Sweet Spot

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Pioneers of new musical trends and experts in spotting raw talent, Continental Drifts are no strangers to the UK festival scene. They’ve curated the entire Sweet Spot line-up for the ultimate summer Sunday, expect global rhythms and a few surprises…

Science Camp

The Science Camp returns to Citadel for the second year with an out-of-this-world programme of fun workshops, silly experiments, and stand-up comedy to expand your mind. Made up of guest speakers, scientists, artists and acclaimed institutions.


The Spandex Stage

The Spandex Stage returns to exercise and entertain you with instruction from London’s most fablous fitness gurus. Hone your muscles and crunch that core to 80s beats and throwback ballads.