Citadel Festival cancelled as Lovebox becomes a three-day event

by Sam Warrenger
Lovebox Festival Sign

Citadel Festival has come to an end as organisers revealed Lovebox will become a three-day event in 2020. Both festivals are owned by the same company and take place over the same weekend in London’s Gunnersbury Park.

Lovebox previously took place over Friday and Saturday, with the park transforming into Citadel for the Sunday. Lovebox is now set for around a month earlier, from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th June.

The Citadel team said in a now-deleted tweet: “After five incredible years of Citadel, the time has come for the sun to set on the ultimate summer Sunday. We want to say a massive thank you to every single one of you who has ever attended the festival, and to every artist, performer, speaker and volunteer who we have worked with to create some truly unforgettable moments. See you in another universe. The Citadel team.”

Lovebox will be giving away 4x VIP weekend tickets in a competition for anyone who registers their email for the presale on their website. They said: “We are delighted to announce that next year we’ll be adding a whole extra day to the Lovebox weekend and we’re moving one month earlier so you can start your summer right”.

We don’t know when the first artists from the line-up will be revealed, but Lovebox organisers have said some big changes to the festival are yet to be revealed, so stay tuned.

Citadel ran for five years after starting in 2015. Both Citadel and Lovebox were forced to relocate to Gunnersbury Park ahead of the 2018 events after rival company AEG secured an exclusive five-year licence to run events at the festivals’ previous home, Victoria Park.

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