All Points East 2019 > New names added to line up
After a sold-out 2018 debut, the lineup for 2019’s All Points East is shaping up to be more than a match for last year’s bill — with tickets selling at lightning speed. Today, the festival is adding a plethora of talent to its first weekend, which runs from 24 – 26 May.
Joining The Chemical Brothers on Friday 24th May will be BRIT-nominated poet and rapper Kate Tempest. Equal parts Wu-Tang Clan and William Blake, she has received consistent acclaim for both her literary and musical work: two of her studio albums have been nominated for the Mercury Music Prize, and her debut novel The Bricks That Built the Houses was a Sunday Times bestseller. She’s also known for her mesmeric live performances, which bring her words to life with an unsparing electronic soundtrack – in what will no doubt be a special moment at Victoria Park.
Also joining the lineup on the 24th are The Beta Band musician Steve Mason, Bristol collective Elder Island, described by The 405 as “inhabiting the nebulous space between dream pop and techno”, and Jadu Heart – an enigmatic alt-pop duo who create music as the supernatural characters, Dina and Faro.
They join an already-formidable lineup: The Chemical Brothers, Primal Scream, Hot Chip, Jon Hopkins (Live), Spiritualized, Little Dragon, Roisin Murphy, Danny Brown, Peggy Gou Presents Gou Talk, Optimo, David August, Josey Rebelle, Little Simz, Petite Noir, Maurice Fulton, Ibibio Sound Machine, DMX Krew, Lane 8 and Ge-ology.
Playing on Friday 25th with The Strokes will be Fat White Family — a Peckham-based, delightfully scuzzy band who incorporate a diverse bricolage of post-punk, rock & roll, country and psychedelia into their chaotic sound. Their live shows, which tread a fine line between the unhinged and the unmissable, are the stuff of legend — they’ve rapidly grown from tearing down pubs to venues like the O2 Brixton Academy. Their third album Serf’s Up! will be released this April.
A host of indie and alt-rock talent will also be on the bill on the 25th, including Amyl and the Sniffers, Temples, Angie McMahon, Dream Wife and Demob Happy. London-based label Yala! Records will host a stage on Saturday 25 May, curating an impeccable day of breaking acts including BC Camplight, Yak, Our Girl, Willie J Healey.
Previously announced for Saturday 25th are: The Strokes, The Raconteurs, Interpol, Johnny Marr, Courtney Barnett, Jarvis Cocker, Anna Calvi, Parquet Courts, Connan Mockasin, Viagra Boys, Bakar and The Nude Party.
On Sunday 26th, Christine and the Queens will be joined by rising Dublin rapper Kojaque, who combines jazz-inflected hip-hop beats with a poetic turn of phrase that chronicles everyday Dublin life. There will also be an as-yet-unrevealed special guest joining at a prominent spot on the billing.
Also playing on the 26th are: Christine and the Queens, James Blake, Metronomy, Maribou State, Kamasi Washington, Beach House, Honne, Kurt Vile, Princess Nokia, Ezra Collective, Toro y Moi, Rina Sawayama, Bob Moses, Andrew Weatherall, Yves Tumor (Full band), Joy Orbison, Baloji, Cuco, Moxie (Presents On Loop), Octo Octa, Galcher Lustwerk and Paquita Gordon.
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 and Entertainment, Street Food to Pop Up Bars, Theatre, Arts, Sports & Wellbeing, Children's Activities and much more.
Reviews for All Points East 2018:
“All Points East is a love letter to London.” – Noisey
“We didn’t think London needed another festival. We were wrong.” – Huffington Post
“The inaugural All Points East was a seamlessly run and well-curated affair; it is surely a festival poised to become a significant new mark on the capital’s musical calendar.” – Drowned In Sound
“All Points East makes a thunderous debut as London's new alternative festival.” -The 405
“London's newest and most ambitious weekender… an onslaught of classic festival names as well as the hottest artists for 2018 filled a choc-a-bloc schedule.” – Clash
“Finally, London has its very own Coachella.” – NME
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