All Points East – one of the highlights of last year’s festival calendar – will return for 2019. And the first day’s acts have just been revealed!
It’s set to be an electronic-focused opening day in east London. Leading the charge in Victoria Park on Friday, May 24, will be dance legends The Chemical Brothers, with Hot Chip, Primal Scream, Spiritualized, Little Dragon, Danny Brown, Little Simz and Ibibio Sound Machine also slated for headline slots.
The APE adventure is expected to adhere to the same format as last year, with a three-day weekend festival followed by a weeklong series of free community events under the ‘In The Neighbourhood’ moniker. In 2018 three stand-alone ‘APE presents…’ concerts followed the following weekend – in 2019, this is merely called ‘WEEKEND TWO’, with more information yet to be revealed.
2018 was the debut year for All Points East, taking over the east London site previously home to Field Day, Lovebox and Citadel. Blessed by fine weather, it also rocked a fabulous line-up featuring LCD Soundsystem, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lorde, The XX, Lykke Li, Björk and Father John Misty. The following weekend’s ‘All Points East Presents…’ concerts featured headliners Catfish and the Bottlemen, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and The National.