The London boroughs of Ealing and Hounslow has reached an agreement with Festival Republic to host the annual Lovebox and Citadel Festivals in Gunnersbury Park.

As part of a long-term arrangement to bring funds into the boroughs and the park, the first festival will take place July 13-14 (Lovebox), with Citadel following on July 15.

Julian Bell, leader of Ealing Council, commented: “I am delighted to welcome the Lovebox and Citadel Festivals to the borough this summer. Rightly recognised as among the very best, these festivals will boast acclaimed artists and a vibrant atmosphere for the many thousands of fans attending.

“Gunnersbury Park is currently undergoing a hugely positive transition, which will see brand new sports facilities and wonderful historical buildings opening their doors in the near future, and hosting these festivals is another huge boost for the park. It also underlines Ealing’s reputation as a place to see great live events, further strengthening our bid to become London Borough of Culture 2019.”

Samia Chaudhary, cabinet member for Green Policy and Leisure, Hounslow Council, added: “It’s fantastic to have this major weekend of festivals coming to West London. It’s great for our community and for the vibrancy of the borough; Ealing and Hounslow have a long history with diverse cultural and musical achievements, and this move into festivals brings an exciting new opportunity for all to enjoy.”