All Points East 2019 – Chemical Brothers announced as first headliner
All Points East returns for a stellar second year to Tower Hamlet’s Victoria Park, following a sold-out 2018 debut that established a new and essential music event in central London.
Tickets will go on general sale this Friday at 9am.
2018’s inaugural year saw headline shows from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The National, LCD Soundsystem, Bjork, The xx and Catfish and the Bottlemen with an astronomical supporting line up across two weekends of award winning music.
This year will be kick started by The Chemical Brothers, one of the UK and the world’s biggest dance acts. Following 2015’s number one album Born in the Echoes (a record sixth consecutive No.1 album for the band) and their recent sold-out weekend of acclaimed shows at Alexandra Palace, they have just released new single ‘FREE YOURSELF’. Already a live favourite, the duo’s first piece of new, original music for two years was also recently named Radio 1’s ‘Hottest Record’ by Annie Mac.
The Chemical Brothers live shows have always been legendary and with huge hit singles ‘GO’, ‘Hey Boy Hey Girl’, ‘Block Rockin’ Beats’ and expectation for even more new music soon, this is one not to be missed.
With their first festival announcement for 2019, Hot Chip were last seen celebrating the release of their acclaimed sixth studio album Why Make Sense in 2015, establishing the five piece at their creative peak, while taking their place as one of the UK's best and most loved live acts. Known for their jubilant shows that sees a roll call of surprise guests join them on stage — including David Byrne, Caribou and Sinkane — their performance at next year’s All Points East is set to be a memorable one.
Joining the Chemical Brothers is Primal Scream a band that has demonstrated a savvy for keeping themselves current throughout their 30-year career, unlike many of their peers born out of that era. Their latest album, the mighty synth-pop laden Chaosmosis featured the likes of Sky Ferreira and Haim, while their live performances show no signs of slowing down either. Frontman Bobby Gillespie continues to wield a striking presence, leading his iconic band through their extensive back catalogue from the Mercury Prize winning Screamadelica and Vanishing Point to XTRMNTR and the David Holmes produced More Light.
Legendary space rockers Spiritualized returned this year with a new album, And Nothing Hurt, after a six year hiatus, shrouded in their usual air of mystery. The audacious and uncompromising band are revered for their transcendent live shows, with the ever enigmatic leader Jason Pierce’s performances at once poignant and defiant.
Swedish electronic adventurers Little Dragon have not only featured on some of the last decade’s best records from Gorillaz, Big Boi, De La Soul and SBTRKT, but are also highly recognised for their own work with 2014’s Nabuma Rubberband receiving a Grammy nomination.
All Points East is also thrilled to welcome esteemed hip hop ‘auteur’ Danny Brown to Friday’s line up, who counts Kendrick Lamar and Earl Sweatshirt among his many collaborators and both appeared on his wildly acclaimed 2016 album Atrocity Exhibition. His cinematic approach to music makes for an intoxicating and atmospheric live show.
Tipped by Kendrick Lamar and Jay Z no less, the North London MC Little Simz self released her debut album in 2015. Regularly joined on stage by Kano and Stormzy, her All Points East set will be a hometown celebration.
And UK based collective described as “70s Nigerian highlife crossed with LCD Soundsystem”, Ibibio Sound Machine join Friday’s line up with a bang, bringing their diverse blend of electronic Afro-funk to Victoria Park.
East London’s beautiful Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets also hosted a hugely popular 4-day community focused midweek event last year. Kicking off on the second Bank Holiday Monday, In The Neighbourhood is set to return across the half term week for 2019. Featuring free access to the All Points East site, In The Neighbourhood will host a vibrant programme of activities and entertainment, in collaboration with the local community, businesses, organisations and suppliers. From free Outdoor Cinema, Live Music & Entertainment, Street Food to Pop Up Bars, Theatre, Arts, Sports & Wellbeing, Children's Activities and much more.
Executive Vice President, Live Music at AEG Presents, Jim King comments:
“We are thrilled to be returning to Victoria Park for a second year with an artist bill as exciting as our first year. We’re expanding our programme of free midweek entertainment and again working alongside some of the best local suppliers to produce an incredible ten days of entertainment with something for everyone.”
A truly unique festival environment, an excellence in production, facilities, hospitality and customer service unlike anything seen before in Victoria Park will underpin the entirety of the 10 day event. From the team behind events such as Barclaycard presents British Summer Time, Hyde Park, and the world’s number one venue The O2, the highest standards will be stamped across every aspect of the event.
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