16 Jul Black Door hosts stage at London’s Citadel Festival
For the uninitiated, Citadel Festival is the Sunday session of London’s Lovebox festival. Originally hosted in Hackney’s Victoria Park, Lovebox is now one of the city’s longest running dance festivals featuring a mix of electronic, hip-hop, pop and r&b acts with stellar names such as Solange, Chance The Rapper & Cypress Hill gracing this year’s event.
Citadel focusses on a more “indie” line up with headliners like Bastille & Catfish & the Bottlemen however this year the organisers also wanted something a bit different on their impressive Blu Stage – which is where Black Door stepped in.
With a nod to the indie vibe of the day it seemed fitting to feature Swim Deep’s Cavan McCarthy and Spector frontman Fred Macpherson whose “Art of Parties” sets focus on 80’s pop & a loved up selection of tunes that suited the sunny relaxed atmosphere of the day’s first set perfectly.
Lulu Levan stepped in next to ramp it up a gear with her house, disco and R&B selection, that along with her always inexhaustable enthusiasm never fails to get the crowd on their feet.
Fresh from DJing at Glastonbury – Irvine Welsh then headlined the stage with a mix of disco, Queen edits, David Bowie classics and to everyone’s delight the “Trainspotting” anthem Underworld’s “Born Slippy”. A big thanks to Citadel for giving us that incredible stage for us to have free reign and do what we do best!