Luno presents All Points East returns this summer with an epic line up of world class headliners, guests and some big exclusives. Today, The National announce the full line-up for their massive show on Friday 26 August, including new additions Parcels, Villagers, Tune-Yards, Valerie June, Balthazar and Dehd. They join previously announced guests Fleet Foxes, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Kurt Vile, Perfume Genius, Low, Lucy Dacus, Rae Morris, Cassandra Jenkins and Bess Atwell.
Off the back of triumphant performances at Primavera in Barcelona and Rock in Rio Lisbon in June, The National make a welcome return to the UK at All Points East this summer as an English Festival Exclusive. Performing alongside them are some of the best new talent from around the world, including electro pop band Parcels, hailing from Australia. After releasing their 2021 double album Day/Night and selling out shows across the globe, the band are better than ever and back at All Points East.
Also joining the bill are Irish indie folk group and Ivor Novello winners, Villagers. The musical project of the sole long-term member, Conor J O'Brien, the band already hold three Number 1 albums in Ireland, with their fifth record Fever Dreams released just last year. Plus, Tune-Yards take to the stage, fusing indie-pop and global elements into uniquely vibrant music. Members Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner have six incredible studio albums in their back catalogue - they’re a ‘must-see’ in Victoria Park this August.
Completing the full line-up is acclaimed soul singer Valerie June, Belgian indie-pop group Balthazar and Chicago rock trio Dehd.
Since The National's last tour here in 2019, lead singer Matt Berninger has released his debut solo album, and bandmate Aaron Dessner has won another Grammy for his ongoing collaboration with Taylor Swift (producing, co-writing and performing on her album Folklore), as well as putting out the second album from his own project Big Red Machine. The National have also found time to contribute a tune to the soundtrack for the Joe Wright-directed film Cyrano. The National's last album I Am Easy To Find (2019) was a global hit including a Number 2 in the UK. Aaron Dessner recently hinted at more new music from the band in the near future, ensuring their All Points East performance is going to be an extra exciting time to catch them live.
Luno presents All Points East 2022 full line up: Gorillaz (Friday 19th August), APE Presents: Field Day, The Chemical Brothers and Kraftwerk (Saturday 20 August), Tame Impala (Thursday 25 August), The National (Friday 26 August), Disclosure (Saturday 27 August), Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds (Sunday 28 August).
2021 saw All Points East return after the pandemic had brought live music to a halt. For 4 joyous days, fans were treated to a celebration led by London Grammar and Jorja Smith, Jamie xx and Kano, Bicep (at APE Presents: Field Day) and Foals and Bombay Bicycle Club.
The quality of artists ran very deep across the days with established names and those on the cusp of stardom entertaining crowds – Caribou, Gang Of Youths, Maisie Peters, Holly Humberstone, Nadine Shah, Loyle Carner, Celeste, Mahalia, Floating Points, Kojey Radical, Sons Of Kemet, Tom Misch, Slowthai, Little Simz, Arlo Parks, Nubya Garcia, Pa Salieu were just some of the acts who appeared in Victoria Park. BBC Radio 6 Music hosted the X Stage, with stunning line ups curated by their DJs, Tom Ravenscroft, Gilles Peterson and Mary Anne Hobbs.
The festival has been recognised as one of the summer’s essential events since its inception in 2019.
Q Magazine awarded All Points East 2019 ‘Festival Of The Year’. In May 2019, All Points East won the award for ‘Best Festival’ at the Music Week Awards. The year before, 2018’s debut established this essential new event as one of the best festivals in the UK. Winning ‘Festival Of The Year’ at the Music Week Awards and ‘Line-Up of the Year’ at the UK Festival Awards, All Points East 2018 boasted headline sets from LCD Soundsystem, The xx, BjoÌrk, Catfish & The Bottlemen, The National and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
East London’s beautiful Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets also hosts a hugely popular community focused event each year. In The Neighbourhood, in collaboration with Tower Hamlets Council, hosts a vibrant programme of activities and entertainment, working with the local community, businesses, organisations and suppliers. Previous activities have seen something for everyone - eco-friendly creative workshops, free yoga sessions, street food, open air movie nights, themed drag shows and film panels with Richmix. Everything is free and 2022’s programme will be announced soon...
A commitment to sustainability and accessibility goes hand in hand with the community elements and All Points East is proud to have been awarded Gold on Attitude is Everything’s Charter of Best Practice for our commitment to Deaf and disabled music fans.
All Points East continues to work each year with local charity the Tower Project to give volunteer opportunities to young people with learning disabilities and autism on site at the festival, as well as providing education and performance opportunities to the students of nearby ELAM arts and music school. Committing to 100% renewable energy, working towards eliminating single-use plastic from all serve-ware and programming upcycling workshops for children during In The Neighbourhood are further examples of the commitment to the local community and the park.
Local businesses are given opportunities to provide food, drink, merchandise and more so that the local community benefits as much as possible.
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