Festivals: All Points East Announced – Ft. The National, The War On Drugs & More

An incredible new festival is set to head to London early next Summer, with a collection of sensational artists announced for the ten day event

All Points East is a brand new event taking place from 25th May – 3 June 2018 in East London’s beautiful Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets. Kicking off on the May bank holiday will be a three day music festival with a thrillingly diverse lineup of some of the best names in music

Following the opening weekend, a 4-day community focused midweek event will deliver an entertainment programme of comedy, food, outdoor cinema and more to reflect the vibrancy of its surrounding area. All Points East culminates the following weekend with three huge standalone headline shows with some of the most exciting acts around

The first headliners for the inaugural All Points East festival weekend are London’s own The xx, who will take to the stage on Saturday 26th May. Joining them that day is Jamaican superstar and Jamie xx collaborator Popcaan and the dreamy electronic pop of Lykke Li with many more to be announced

The following weekend then sees The National play their largest headline show to date as the first of the three APE Presents… stand alone shows. Alongside The National on Saturday 2nd June will be special guests The War On Drugs – who bring their critically acclaimed recent album A Deeper Understanding to Victoria Park – and Seasons (Waiting On You) hitmakers Future Islands, plus, the expectional Warpaint, The Districts and more to be announced

The National comment: “After a thrilling 4 sold out shows at the Eventim Apollo in September, we are excited to take over Victoria Park next summer. We are already thinking about ways to make this more than just a show.”
With the local community firmly in mind, APE will also host a programme of midweek entertainment between the festival and the headline shows. The free to access midweek programme will host many free attractions with some ticketed events, including comedy, outdoor cinema, sports screenings, excellent food and drink from the finest local street food traders, educational activities, wellbeing sessions, family fun and much more

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 27th October from www.allpointseastfestival.com