All Points East


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.
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Keith Goldhanger -- Spent the '90s as a frontman with London noise merchants HEADBUTT - spent the '80s in 'Peel favourites' BASTARD KESTREL. Spent a few years mashing up tunes and remixing bands as HIDEOUS WHEEL INVENTION. Is often out and about getting in the way of things and bumping his head on low ceilings - Will give your band the time of day but will dislike any band that balances full pints of alcohol on the top of guitar amps (Not keen on lead singers that wear hats either).


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