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Patrick Gunning

Name:  All Points East 

Where:  Victoria Park, London 

When:  24th May – 2nd June 

Having launched last summer, All Points East saw two incredible weekends of music take over Victoria Park. Attended by over 200,000 people over the course of six days, as well as a free mid-week programme for local families, the festival’s first year can only be described as a resounding success.


Kicking off its first round of names for 2019, All Points East, has unveiled its first headliner will be The Chemical Brothers. Joining them will be Hot Chip, Scream, Little Dragon, Danny Brown, Little Smiz, Ibibio Soundsystem and Spiritualized. With more names to join the bill soon, next year’s All Points East is off to a flying start.

Closing off next year’s festival will be Bon Iver. Headlining the festival on June 2nd, the American singer-songwriter is set to bring his 22-A Million show back round to London for his biggest headline show in the city. Bon Iver will also be joined by Mac Demarco, First Aid Kit, John Grant, Tallest Man On Earth, Julien Baker, Snail Mail and KOKOKO, and more names to come.

Although still officially unconfirmed, Bring Me The Horizon are set to be playing the London festival. Announcing it on stage at the band’s Alexandra Palace show on November frontman Olly Skyes said: “London, you’re always amazing, but tonight was something else. We will back next year, playing a festival called All Points East.”

Former Glories:

Hitting the ground running All Points East’s inaugural weekend saw LCD Soundsystem, The xx and Björk take the headline spots, accompanied by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Phoenix, Glass Animals, Lorde, Sampha, Beck, Father John Misty and many more.

Read our review of All Points East’s first weekend here

The xx headlining All Points East 2018, read our review of their set here

Weekend two of the festival saw three massive headline slots from Catfish and the BottlemenThe National and Nick Cave and The Badseeds. Joining them was an incredible host of names including The War On Drugs, Future Islands, Warpaint, The Districts, St. VincentCourtney Barnett and Patty Smith.

Frank Carter at All Points East 2018, see our full gallery here

Read our review of Weekend two of All Points East here.

Everything Else:

Setting up shops for 10 days in Victoria Park, the festival will see six days of music, with the site opening up during the week with a  programme filled with events, talks, screenings and more free for the local community to enjoy. The festival will also look to promote the local economy by engaging local businesses to provide drinks, promotional materials and merchandise.

Next year’s edition of All Points East will run from Friday 24th May to Sunday 2rd June in London’s Victoria Park. Tickets for the festival are available to purchase now. For more info visit the festival website.

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