The newcomer to the festival circuit, All Points East 2018, sets up shop this weekend in Victoria Park. This bank holiday, the three-day extravaganza (headlined by disco giants, LCD Soundsystem, The xx and the Icelandic queen, Björk) kicks off, proceeding the trio of special APE Presents shows (headlined by Catfish and The Bottlmen, The National and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.)
For those lucky enough to have grabbed tickets for the first ever All Points East, we have detailed 7 acts – ranging from classic and brand-spanking new – to discover and indulge in, this weekend.
Friday – JägerHaus
Taking over the eponymous JägerHaus on Friday afternoon is Camden dweller, indie dreamboat and Pretty Green model, Bakar. His tracks are littered with bawling positivity and classic guitar lines. Once you have had a lick of the good stuff (track ‘Big Dreams’) you just cannot help longing for seconds.
Friday – Firestone
Fiery spurts of A-class passion and innovation, YONAKA never, ever do performances by halves. The full package and more, expect to be swept up into their army of devotees quicker than you can recite the words “Fucking With The Boss”.
Saturday – West Stage
Bashful indie-pop melodies cut cleanly with serene and dreamy vocals, Lykke Li is a cult fan-favourite at All Points East. Her spot on the Saturday edition is set to turn heads, limbs and attention towards her. All eyes will be on Lykke Li to be the best in show to produce a faultless performance. No pressure, then.
Sunday – West Stage
Soften the mood on Sunday evening, and get sensual with Kelela. The Washington D.C star is poised to enchant fans and strangers alike as she brings the spectacular sounds of her debut record, Take Me Apart, to All Points East. Enter into the world of the alternative R&B songstress at your own risk; it is fruitfully impossible to ever feel the desire to leave, again.
Sunday – North Stage
All Points East was simply built for Friendly Fires’ onstage escapades. Expect snakehipped frontman, Ed McFarlane, to seduce you into side-stepping in time with the bands’ energy and sing-along arsenal. Pints flying, gobs rolling and maybe even some Flamenco dancing – Friendly Fires are firmly back on our radar.
The Black Madonna
Sunday – X Stage
Where there is a summer festival tour circuit, you will find The Black Madonna converting the masses. The Patron Saint of the discotheque is set to perform a stunning two hour set on the X Stage, closing the final evening of All Points East.
Bringing you soulful summertime feel-good vibes reminiscent of the 80’s, get your groove on with The Black Madonna.
Sunday – East Stage
When Iceland’s reigning music monarch, Björk, enters the country, you are sworn under oath to drop everything. Her London crowning ceremony is set to be held in Victoria Park, and you are all invited to bear witness to her greatness.
Her headline set marks the closure of the three-day extravaganza known as All Points East. We simply cannot say we expect anything less than brilliantly obscure and diversely ingenious. We mean it when we say a chance to see Björk is a pinch-me-you-are-dreaming moment.
To find out more about All Points East, visit the official website here.