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Organisers of All Points East have confirmed Kraftwerk as their second headliner for next year’s ten day London concert series, which returns to Tower Hamlets from 22 – 31 May 2020.
Kraftwerk will take to the stage on Friday 29 May 2020, where they’ll be joined by Iggy Pop, Johnny Marr, The Orb, Chromatics, Anna Calvi, Kim Gordon, Grandmaster Flash, Jenny Beth and John Maus at London’s Victoria Park.
It’s been 50 years since the innovative Berlin-formed Kraftwerk released their debut record and in a UK exclusive, the legendary dance pioneers will be celebrating the anniversary by presenting their legendary live show that combines digital surround sound, 3D animations, and robotics to the All Points East crowd.
They’ll be joined on the day by another artist with connections to Berlin, Iggy Pop. Inspired by artists such as Kraftwerk, the Detroit-born musician moved to the city in 1977 to collaborate with David Bowie on the albums The Idiot and Lust For Life.
Also included in today’s line up announcement is former The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, the Kraftwerk influenced London electronic group The Orb and glam pop makers Chromatics.
The line up announcement is completed by the additions of Anna Calvi, Kim Gordon, Grandmaster Flash and John Maus.
Last month the festival announced Tame Impala as their first headliner. Playing their only UK show of 2020, the Australians will headline the festival on Saturday 23 May.
Joining Tame Impala on the day will be Caribou, Glass Animals, Whitney, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Kelly Lee Owens and Holy F.
Tame Impala are currently preparing for the release of their first album in five years, The Slow Rush, having unveiled three new singles throughout 2019.
Their most recent track, It Might Be Time, dropped at the end of October, with the album slated for a Valentine’s Day release.
Caribou return following a five year absence, having released his first new single since 2015’s Out Love, Home.
Glass Animals recently unveiled Tokyo Drifting featuring Denzel Curry, having in recent years appeared on TV courtesy of Jools Holland, James Corden and Jimmy Kimmel, and having secured a Mercury Music Prize nomination for their sophomore album How To Be A Human Being.
American outfit Whitney, Australian indie-rockers Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Welsh musician and producer Kelly Lee Owens and Canadian electronic veterans Holy F are also set to perform.
All Point East Festival takes over Victoria Park for ten days, hosting a music festival and free midweek community entertainment.
In 2019, the festival welcomed headline appearances by Christine and the Queens, Bring Me The Horizon, The Strokes, Chemical Brothers, Mumford & Sons and Bon Iver, the latter debuting two tracks from his then forthcoming album i,i.
2020 will mark the third outing for the festival, which has also seen performances by the likes of LCD Soundsystem, The xx, Björk, Catfish & The Bottlemen, The National and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
The midweek activity last year welcomed the likes of eco-friendly creative workshops, free yoga sessions, street food, open air movie nights, drag shows, panels and much more.
All Points East have so far announced Tame Impala and Kraftwerk as headliners for next year’s festival.
Saturday 23 May 2020
Friday 29 May 2020
Tickets to see Kraftwerk at All Points East 2020 will be available from 10:00 on Friday 6 December 2019, and tickets to see Tame Impala are available now. Grab all through Ticketmaster.co.uk.