Announcing it’s opening night lineup, All Points East has added Jorja Smith and London Grammar to its 2021 bill
Taking over opening night (27 August) at this year’s All Points East, both headliners are set to bring the first tastes of their new music to East-London.
London Grammar’s epic show at All Points East comes just in time for their long-awaited new album Californian Soil, due to be released this April. It’s an exciting change of direction for the trio and vocalist Hannah Reid said the album deals with “themes of feminism and fame”. The singles ‘Baby It’s You’, ‘Lose Your Head’ and ‘How Does It Feel’ and the album title track have already blown fans away, which isn’t surprising given the unparalleled vocals of Reid, paired with the atmospheric electronics and subtle percussion by instrumentalists Dan Rothman and Dominic ‘Dot’ Major.
Jorja Smith earlier this month returned with her first new music of 2021 in the form of ‘Addicted’. The new track follows on from rumours that the Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter will be dropping her second album later this year. Just five years on from the release of her debut single, Smith has already progressed from an R&B prodigy to an international name working with some of the world’s biggest artists, with her sunny R&B vocals on Drake’s ‘Get It Together’, Bruno Mars’s tour support, and Kendrick Lamar’s co-writer on ‘I Am’ from the Black Panther soundtrack.
Elsewhere, the festival day will see Loyle Carner, Celeste, Mura Masa , Mahalia, Daphni, Floating Points, Kojey Radical, Låpsley, Sons Of Kemet, Kelly Lee Owens, Jadu Heart, Enny, Eloise, and Sad Night Dynamite.
They all join the rest of the previously announced nights, Jamie xx and Kano (Saturday 28 August), APE presents Field Day with Bicep + more (Sunday 29 August) and Foals and Bombay Bicycle Club (Monday 30 August).
Taking place over the August Bank Holiday weekend at London’s Victoria Park, All Points East has been one of the Capital’s most exciting festivals the past few years. You can read reviews of previous editions here.
Tickets to the festival are available now, with tickets to APE presents Field Day already sold-out.