Wednesday 28th November 2018


Gunnersbury Estate (2026) Community Interest Company (CIC) are delighted to announce that Lovebox and Citadel Festivals will be returning to West London’s Gunnersbury Park next year, following the success of the 2018 music festivals that were enjoyed this summer by over 100,000 people in the park.
Historic Gunnersbury Park is the perfect venue and setting to host cutting-edge events that will broaden the range of cultural offers to residents and provide a boost to local businesses.

David Bowler, Gunnersbury Estate CIC CEO said:
“The Lovebox and Citadel festivals in Gunnersbury Park will be a key element of the park’s exciting summer live events programme. We are putting West London and Gunnersbury Park firmly on the map as one of London’s leading cultural destinations.”

Gunnersbury Estate CIC are working closely with event organiser MAMA Festivals, Ealing Council and London Borough of Hounslow to ensure that residents and stakeholders are kept informed and both festivals are delivered successfully, with minimal disruption to the local community.

Over the past 16 years, Lovebox has become one of the most respected and well known city festivals throughout Europe. Showcasing headline acts such as Frank Ocean, Childish Gambino, Skepta and LCD Soundsystem, as well as championing some of the very best in emerging talent, Lovebox has become a firm fixture on the London summer calendar. Since the inaugural event in 2015, Citadel Festival has established itself as the perfect celebration of Sunday living, featuring the very best in Arts and Culture, Food and Drink, Wellbeing, Talks and Debates and headline performances from the likes of Foals, Ben Howard, Sigur Ros and Tame Impala.

Rory Bett, MAMA Festivals CEO commented:
“We are delighted that we have been given the opportunity to return to the stunning surrounds of Gunnersbury Park in 2019 and look forward to working closely with the Gunnersbury Estate CIC and the local community to deliver an event we can all be proud of. We are investing a significant amount of time and money to deliver the best possible experience to all our guests and for all of the local residents and businesses, while showcasing the very best Artists and Performers from across the world and we look forward to sharing further information in due course”

Gunnersbury Park is currently undergoing a hugely positive transition and the revenue generated from these events makes a substantial contribution to the on-going maintenance and improvement of the Park. This will ensure that Gunnersbury park, with over 75 hectares of parkland and historic buildings, including two Grade II mansions and the recently re-opened Gunnersbury museum, will continue to be enjoyed by all.

Lovebox will take place in Gunnersbury Park on Friday 12 July and Saturday 13 July, with Citadel following on Sunday 14 July 2019. Acts performing over the three-days will be announced by Lovebox and Citadel as and when confirmed in the new year.
A dedicated community website can be accessed via where updates on plans for the events and details of future public consultation meetings can be found.