This Sunday, we're heading to Citadel--one of London's happiest new festivals--to celebrate the tenth birthday of Communion Records.
We'll be cartwheeling across grass, pretending we have something in our eyes throughout Sigur Ros' set, and sipping pimms with the brightest stars and friends of the label, including Lianne La Havas (who shared a lemon tart with our very own Tamara Vos back in Issue 26), Matt Corby and Rukhsana Merrise (who makes an appearance in our upcoming Letters Issue).
Read on for details on how to join the party and plug into our Oh ComelyXCitadel playlist, featuring the very best the day has to offer.
Communion started out as a lovingly curated club night in a sweaty West London basement. Since then, it's expanded across both sides of the Atlantic and morphed into a fully-fledged record label, promoter business, publishing company, radio show and festival. Despite huge success, the brand has remained true to its heart: curating and producing music loved by musicians fans alike while offering a safe space for artists to stay true to their own identities.
As well as hosting a stage at Citadel, the label are organising free gigs across London to mark their milestone and say a very special thank-you. Rae Morris and Michael Kiwanuka have already taken to the stage, and more artists will soon be announced on the label's website.
Record Stores are stocking a limited edition "Then" and "Now" vinyl, featuring early workings from the likes of Ben Howard and Daughter, as well as new material from Bears Den and Twin Peaks, among others.
Can't wait 'til Sunday? Shut the door, plug into our playlist here and get excited. We'll see you there.