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Last weekend, LCD Soundsystem and Björk joined The xx as headliners at London’s newest festival, All Points East.
Running from Friday 25 May 2018 until Sunday 27 May 2018 at the city’s Victoria Park, the opening weekend of All Points East also welcomed performances by Lorde, Beck, Yeah Yeah Yeas, Father John Misty and many more.
The three day festival marked the start of the brand new ten day event in Tower Hamlets, which will also see standalone headline shows by The National, Catfish & The Bottlemen, and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds over the following weekend, all of which will be joined by a plethora of support acts.
All Points East has also featured a four-day midweek programme packed with comedy, food, outdoor cinema and more to reflect the vibrancy of its surrounding area. The Bank Holiday Monday hosted All Points Equal, a celebration of 100 years since the first women in the UK securing the vote. Find out more about All Points Equal here.
As the trio of standalone shows approaches, welcoming Catfish & The Bottlemen on the Friday 1 June 2018, The National on Saturday 2 June 2018 and Nick Cave on Sunday 3 June 2018, we caught up with Spoon (joining the line-up ahead of The National) to find out more.
What are you most looking forward to about appearing at All Points East?
Gonna hopefully be able to dedicate a few songs to the Queen.
As a new event, what do you think makes the festival stand out?
Seems like the lineup is well curated. Wish we could stick around an extra day to see Nick Cave and Patti Smith… and the Psychedelic Furs!
What other artist on the line-up will you be aiming to catch live?
We’ll only be able to hang out for the day that we play, but we’re looking forward to seeing The War On Drugs. Haven’t had a chance to see them play since they released A Deeper Understanding. Also always love seeing Warpaint.
Find out all about All Points East below:
All Points East is a brand new ten day event, running at Victoria Park from the 25 May to the 3 June 2018.
The event is split between the opening festival, as well as standalone headline shows by Catfish & The Bottlemen, The National and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.
All Points East also promises a midweek programme, with four days of comedy, food, and outdoor cinema.
All Points East will kick off with a three day festival, running at Victoria Park from the 25 May to Sunday 27 May 2018.
Fans are able to access individual day tickets, as well as two day and three day tickets.
The incredible headliners confirmed for the opening festival are LCD Soundsystem, The xx and Björk. They’ll play on Friday 25 May, Saturday 26 May and Sunday 27 May 2018 respectively, and are joined by some of the biggest international and homegrown names in music.
All Points East – Friday 25 May 2018
LCD Soundsystem | Yeah Yeah Yeahs | Phoenix | Glass Animals | Richie Hawtin CLOSE | Dixon | Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker | Chromeo | Young Fathers | George FitzGerald Live | Hercules & Love Affair | Roman Flugel | DJ Tennis | Gerd Janson | Superorganism | Hookworms | Oscar and the Wolf | Confidence Man | Eclair Fifi | Fort Romeau | Knox Fortune | Lo Moon | Despacio | Hot Chip (DJ set) | Vessels | Nik Void (Factory Floor) | Bakar | Mavi Phoenix | Yonaka | Mellah | Two Feet
All Points East – Saturday 26 May 2018
The xx | Lorde | Justice | Sampha | Soulwax | Lykke Li | Popcaan | BADBADNOTGOOD | Rhye | Stefflon Don | Rex Orange County | Omar-S | Hunee | ABRA | Sevdaliza | DJ Richard | Call Super | Shanti Celeste | DJ Python | Kojey Radical | Jessie James Solomon | Her | Beatrice Dillon | Despacito | Lil Silva (DJ set) | Emerald (DJ set) | Tiffany Calver (DJ set) | Pote (Live) | Jelani Blackman | Harvey Causon | Rival | E^st | Blossom Caladrone | Laura Misch | To Kill A King | Jynx | Anais | Cuco
All Points East – Sunday 27 May 2018
Björk | Beck | Father John Misty | Friendly Fires | Tom Misch | Flying Lotus 3D | The Black Madonna | Django Django | Kelela | Mashrou’ Leila | Sylvan Esso | Khruangbin | Maribou State (DJ set) | Parcels | Alexis Taylor | Yellow Days | Yaeji | Octavian | Mr G (Live) | Agoria (Live) | Allie X | ItaloJohnson | Byron The Aquarius | Bones Garage | DEBONAIR | Despacio | Reeps One | Aadae | Benin City | Joel Culpepper | Mina Rose | Naked Elephant | Kelsey Lu | Karryn | Mattiel | Sarah Meth
APE Presents… Catfish & The Bottlemen – Friday 1 June 2018
Catfish and the Bottlemen | The Hunna | Blossoms | Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes | The Neighbourhood | The Amazons | The Magic Gang | Spring King | The Big Moon | Superfood | Girli | Whenyoung | Neon Waltz | Rosborough | Redfaces | Yowl | Life | Lady Bird | Sweaty Palms | Sports Team | Stereo Honey | Sea Girls | Fire Fences
APE Presents… The National – Saturday 2 June 2018
The National | The War on Drugs | Future Islands | Warpaint | Cat Power | Public Service Broadcasting | Broken Social Scene | Spoon | Amber Run | The Districts | Rostam | This Is The Kit | Sweaty Palms | Pumarosa | Warpaint (DJ set) | Gengahr | Sorry | Night Flight | Cosmo Sheldrake | Cavetown | To Kill A King | Warhaus | All We Are | Flyte
APE Presents… Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Sunday 3 June 2018
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds | Patti Smith & Her Band | St. Vincent | Courtney Barnett | Psychedelic Furs | The Black Lips | Baxter Dury | Nadine Shah | Shame | Bo Ningen | Marika Hackman | Lost Under Heaven | Black Foxxes | The Shacks | Lucia | Oh Brother | St Leonard’s Horses | Matt Maltese | Brix Smith | Simone Marie (DJ set)
APE In The Neighbourhood is a free programme of events running from Monday 28 May 2018 – Thursday 31 May 2018
All Points Equal opens the programme on the bank holiday Monday. Find out more here.
During the week, the free entertainment will boast a street food market curated by Sourced Market, pop-up bars, and a free outdoor cinema showing the likes of The Breakfast Club, The Big Sick and Moulin Rouge to name just a few (check out the full schedule here).
There will also be short films, live music curated by Global Local, creative workshops courtesy of Hackney Arts, yoga with MoreYoga, spoken word, tennis, and a whole range of children’s entertainment.
For the full APE In The Neighbourhood schedule head to the official website.
Tickets for All Points East are available through Ticketmaster.co.uk.
Tickets for All Points East Festival are split into single day, two day and three day. VIP tickets are also available, including hotel packages.
Tickets for the APE Presents… shows are available individually.
Remaining tickets for the All Points East are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.