Gunnersbury Park announced as new site for Lovebox and Citadel festivals

The London boroughs of Ealing and Hounslow have reached agreement with Festival Republic to host the annual Lovebox and Citadel Festivals in Gunnersbury Park.

Published: Wednesday, 31st January 2018

Image of the Lovebox 2017 mainstage.

As part of a long term arrangement to bring valuable funds into the boroughs and the park, the London boroughs of Ealing and Hounslow have reached agreement with Festival Republic to host the annual Lovebox and Citadel Festivals in Gunnersbury Park. The first festival will take place on Friday 13- Saturday 14 July (Lovebox); with Citadel following on Sunday 15 July 2018. Lovebox will be announcing their first wave of talent on Tuesday 13th February, and Citadel will announce their headliner on Tuesday 6th February.

Julian Bell, Leader of Ealing Council said: “I am delighted to welcome the Lovebox and Citadel Festivals to the borough this summer. Rightly recognised as among the very best anywhere across the capital and beyond, these festivals will boast acclaimed, international artists and a vibrant atmosphere for the many thousands of fans attending. Gunnersbury Park is a venue with an excellent record of hosting large public events including the London Mela, which has attracted over 90,000 visitors in the past.

Gunnersbury Park is currently undergoing a hugely positive transition which will see brand new sports facilities and wonderful historical buildings opening their doors in the near future, and hosting these festivals is another huge boost for the park. It also underlines Ealing’s reputation as a place to see great live events, further strengthening our bid to become London Borough of Culture 2019.” 

Cllr Samia Chaudhary, Cabinet Member for Green Policy and Leisure, Hounslow Council, commented; “It’s fantastic to have this major weekend of festivals coming to West London. It’s great for our community and for the vibrancy of the borough; Ealing and Hounslow have a long history with diverse cultural and musical achievements, and this move into festivals brings an exciting new opportunity for all to enjoy.”

Melvin Benn from Festival Republic has commented “Gunnersbury Park has undergone a phenomenal transformation in recent years - I have no doubt that this move for Lovebox and Citadel 2018, will be a great success.”

Lovebox: 13 / 14 July 2018 #Lovebox18

Tickets available on the Lovebox website

Citadel: 15 July 2018 #Citadel18

Tickets available on the Citadel website

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