ALL POINTS EAST FESTIVAL
Victoria Park, London, from Friday 25 May
Summer’s here at last, the sun is out and there’s no Glastonbury. But the festival spirit is alive and well in East London where All Points East takes over Victoria Park for the next ten days. It’s just like an urban Glasto… except that at the end of the night you get to sleep in our own bed.
The event kicks off on Friday (May 25) with LCD Soundsystem headlining a bill that also includes Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Phoenix and Glass Animals. The xx take over on Saturday, supported by Lorde and Sampha. And on Sunday the inimitable Björk performs with Beck and Father John Misty.
The next four days feature a free community-focused midweek programme of comedy, food, outdoor cinema and more to reflect the vibrancy of the park’s surrounding area, before three more star-studded APE Presents concerts headlined by Catfish and the Bottlemen (Friday 1 June), The National the following night and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds on Sunday.
Support acts on the Sunday include the legendary Patti Smith Band, plus St Vincent, Courtney Barnett and The Psychedelic Furs; Saturday’s support includes Warpaint, War On Drugs, Future Islands and Cat Power, while Friday features Blossoms, The Hunna and Frank Carter.
Ticket details are available from www.allpointseastfestival.com
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