….And just like that, the city melts likes sugar, not from the beating sun but the dismal rain. 
Autumns officially in the air, sad but inevitable. So here's a quick glance back to warmer times! My partner in crime and I went to Citadel in London, a great escape and alternative to the more intense festivals out there. This one day debut took place on a Sunday, reflecting the relaxed vibes associated with the day of rest. Everybody seemed golden, meandering from stage to stage amongst the dusty grounds of Victoria Park; no neon fairies or neolithic cavemen drunkenly lowering the tone. Just happy, likeminded, beer loving, music folk. Communion might have something to do with that, the indie label curated their respective stage with artists we both knew and had seen before: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Leon Bridges & Ben Howard; whilst also spicing up the mix with newbees for our ears with the likes of Tor Miller and Bear's Den to name a few. If the line-up wasn't enough to keep you chirpy, the vast mass of food stalls would make any indecisive person break out in a decision making sweat! Unable to realistically try everything we wanted to (Bleeker St. Burger, Not Dogs, Saucy Chip, The Duck Truck, The Cheese Truck, Voodoo Ray's, Bagel Boy) we choose wisely and snacked on Anna Mae's marvellous mac n' cheese! And with the Corona's long selling out, we washed down the day with cupfuls of cold Czech beer. Citadel was an inner city haven, a mini get-away from the bustle of London life,  they've definitely set the bar high for next year; here's hoping they'll smash it second time round.

- x M 

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