Programme Items: Live Music

Catfish and The Bottlemen

Main Stage headliners Catfish and The Bottlemen return to the London stage this summer after headlining festivals on the other side of the world. With a new album in 2019, the release follows the success of 2014’s platinum-certified debut ‘The Balcony’, and 2016’s number one selling ‘The Ride’. The first snapshot of the new album… Read more »



Bastille have landed on the Citadel line-up, and will be performing on the Main Stage. Following on from the success of two best-selling albums in the form of ‘Bad Blood’ and ‘Wild Worlds’, the band are set to release their third studio album ‘Doom Days’ in 2019 which frontman Dan Smith has described as an… Read more »

Friendly Fires

Following a long hiatus, Friendly Fires are back with brand new music reminding us all why we fell in love with them in the first place. The first single upon their return, ‘Love Like Waves’, was met with widespread acclaim from critics and music-lovers alike, welcoming in a new era for the St Albans trio…. Read more »

Bear’s Den

Headlining the Communion Stage are London’s Bear’s Den, who are set to release their third album ‘So That You Might Hear Me’ in April. Formed in 2012, the British duo have gone from strength to strength since releasing their debut album ‘Islands’, touring non-stop for nearly four years with headline shows across the United States… Read more »



From writing and recording bedroom tapes, this Australian three-piece have quickly taken the northern hemisphere by storm. After making a huge impression with their 2016 debut album ‘Hills End’, the Gold-selling record released on Infectious Music, the band showed their progression as musicians and songwriters with their follow-up album ‘For Now’. In no time at… Read more »



Dropping the first single off of her third album, due to be released this year, Stina Tweeddale is on course to finding her most ambitious and steely focus yet. Seven years into the project she created as her sole vision, ‘In Plain Sight’ is set to be the most definitive Honeyblood EP to date. Big,… Read more »



The esoteric Tinariwen are making their way from the South Sahara for this summer’s edition of Citadel. The group’s name, meaning ‘empty places’, is a reflection of their native land. Forming from the remains of fractured nations, the band created a new style of music, swapping lutes and pipes for electric guitars and drums, addressing… Read more »

The Coronas


Four double platinum albums deep, and with several sold-out arena shows under their belt, The Coronas have become one of the top bands to come out of Ireland. Their fifth and most recent studio album, ‘Trust The Wire’, marked a decade since their inception and is certainly their most refined project to date. Their signature… Read more »



Korean indie-rock outfit Hyukoh are by far the hottest band in Asia right now, selling out headline shows throughout their 2018 world-tour. Hyukoh are distinctively stylish, with carefully crafted artistic vision consistent throughout their performances, videos and fashion. Their pure originality resonates deeply and extends far beyond the confines of culture, language and borders.

Fontaines D.C.


Fontaines D.C. are truly leading the pack of some of the most exciting underground punk bands around right now. The five-piece hailing from the Irish capital have gathered a lot of momentum in the last 12 months, delivering rowdy, reckless and blisteringly loud performances up and down the British Isles, as well as supporting Shame… Read more »