All Points East brings 10 days of music and culture to Hackney
If you’re looking to soak up the festival spirit this summer – without the unpleasantness of camping or the need to travel too far from home – All Points East in Victoria Park, Hackney might be just the thing.
This cool newcomer to the festival scene thrilled audiences last year with two weekends of eclectic music. Now back for its second year, the festival features 10-days of gigs and culture, with headliners including the Chemical Brothers, Mumford and Sons, the Strokes and Christine and the Queens. You can catch it from 24 May to 2 June.
Things get underway on Friday 24 May when legendary dance act, the Chemical Brothers bring their Block Rockin’ Beats to Victoria Park. Support acts include Hot Chip, Primal Scream and poet, Kate Tempest.
Saturday takes a darker, indie rock turn with the Strokes, the Raconteurs, Interpol and Smiths guitarist, Johnny Marr. Sunday’s headliner is the thrilling new voice of pop, Christine and the Queens.
The second weekend sees Sheffield’s Bring me the Horizon top Friday’s bill. Saturday’s line-up, curated by headliners, Mumford and Sons, includes Dizzy Rascal and the Vaccines, alongside fast-rising stars Jade Bird and Sam Fender. Rounding off the festival, on Sunday, there’s an indie-folk extravaganza headlined by Bon Iver.
Between the two weekends, you can enjoy the festival atmosphere without even buying a ticket, thanks to In the Neighbourhood, a free initiative developed with Tower Hamlets Council. Activities will include a craft beer fair, open-air screenings of films (including Bohemian Rhapsody), yoga sessions, creative workshops, children’s theatre, circus shows and panel discussions, as well as street food, bars and more music.
Read all about the festival and buy tickets for the weekend events on the All Points East website.