Lovebox and Citadel festivals confirm Brockwell Park move

Lovebox and Citadel festivals confirm Brockwell Park move

Lovebox and Citadel festivals are relocating to South London's Brockwell Park for 2018, it has been confirmed.

The Live Nation-owned festivals were previously held in East London's Victoria Park, but rival promoter AEG Presents won the exclusive rights to operate that site earlier this year. 

Frank Ocean and Chase & Status headlined this year's 15th anniversary edition of Lovebox, while Citadel's third year was headlined by Foals and Bonobo.

Lovebox founder Jools Butterfield said: "Nothing stays the same forever, and after 13 very happy years in East London, it's time to open a new, ever more colourful chapter in our history as we go back to our South London roots and make our new home in beautiful Brockwell Park.

"Lovebox is a London institution and right now there is nowhere more exciting for us to be than woven into the rich cultural and musical tapestry of Brixton and its surrounds."

Next year's Lovebox will take place from July 13-14, with Citadel to follow on July 15. 

Rory Bett, CEO of Live Nation subsidiary MAMA Festivals, said: "Citadel has already built up a loyal following of music fans of all ages, who love nothing more than the Sunday style and revelry that the show has become famous for in a very short time.

"Citadel represents this great city and it's an honour for us to work in the beautifully situated Brockwell Park and delve into the inspiring music, art and culture flowing from South London."

The festivals join Field Day, which will be held over the weekend of June 2, in upping sticks from Victoria Park to the Brixton site.

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