Programme Items: Live Music



Standing on the border of two cultures, newcomers Balcony bridge the gap between traditional emotive song writing and future wave R’n’B. Their sound is heavily inspired by a range of esoteric cinema soundtracks and Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests, which was depicted in their warm and nostalgic single ‘Parking Lots’ released late last year.

Cosmic Strip


London shoegazers Cosmic Strip come out of an exciting 2018 having released their first EP ‘Heavenly’ with a string of support from DIY, Line Of Best Fit, Clash, Notion, Gigwise and a summer filled with festival slots, alongside a UK tour. Describing themselves as ‘music to watch girls by, music to move the stars’, the band welcomes… Read more »

Bill Jefferson


London based singer/songwriter Bill Jefferson’s music reflects the fever, jealousy and sometimes desperation of our lives lived through smartphone screens. Romance versus anxiety, emotional turbulence pitted against the numbing effects of living in a tech fuelled social desert. His intimate lyrics complement infectious grooves. It’s optimistic but moving and life affirming at the same time.



New kids on the block Inhaler, have taken the Irish live scene by storm, selling out their first headline show last September despite only finishing school in June. Their sound has been likened to mid-90s Manchester icons Joy Division and the Stone Roses. This year they go on tour with Derry punk act, Touts, before heading… Read more »

Irvine Welsh
(DJ Set)


Trainspotting author and life-long dance music enthusiast Irvine Welsh joins the Citadel line-up for a special DJ performance on The Blue Stage. Irvine has been involved in dance music for most of his life, as a DJ and promoter and is currently co-writing a TV drama series charting the rise of electronic music since the late… Read more »

Lulu Levan (DJ Set)


As well as being a professional DJ, Lulu is also an academic and journalist. She has a PhD in Sociology and has written for a range of publications, from Jockey Slut and The Face through to The Independent and The New Statesman. However, music has always been a central passion for Lulu, and a background… Read more »

Fred Macpherson & Cavan McCarthy (DJ Set)


Fred Macpherson and Cavan McCarthy met in 2012 when their bands Spector and Swim Deep performed on the same bill somewhere between their home cities of London and Birmingham. Having originally bonded over their love of British music and its rich history, Fred and Can would often DJ together and apart, from legendary indie super clubs like Propaganda and… Read more »



The BitterSweet DJs are a female DJ duo made up of British TV and Radio presenters Ashley James and Charlotte de Carle. The dynamic duo has firmly cemented themselves as one of the UK’s most sought-after fashion DJs performing at the likes of The Glamour Awards, Cosmopolitan’s Fashion Fest and Notion Magazine parties. The girls… Read more »

Scarlett Lapidus

scarlett lapidus

Scarlett Lapidus has been a permanent fixture in the London and European party scene for the last couple of years. She is currently a resident DJ at exclusive hangouts The Chiltern Firehouse, The Arts Club on Dover Street and Nobu Hotel, Shoreditch. She was the on-stage DJ for pop-star Charli XCX and has played at… Read more »

Carly Wilford

Carly wilford

Carly Wilford is a pioneer of new music. Discovering the latest breaking artists and backing their journey, she unearths the tracks that shine through amongst the Internet’s crowded streams. Seen behind the decks at the most exclusive parties and touring the festivals across the world, her sets are bassy, uplifting and dynamic. With her SISTER Collective radio… Read more »