All Points East returns to Victoria Park
The popular All Points East festival will be back at Hackney’s Victoria Park during the August bank holiday weekend. There will be four days of top music line-ups followed by a free neighbourhood event.
The award-winning festival launched in 2018, with an emphasis on sustainability and community, and has developed a loyal following ever since.
After cancellation in 2020, and uncertainty this year, the organisers announced extended capacity following 19 July’s Freedom Day, meaning more tickets went up for grabs. However, festival-goers will have to provide a negative lateral flow result or proof of double vaccination or natural immunity to gain entry to the site.
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The music gets started on Friday 27 August when Nottingham indie trio London Grammar headline. You can also catch acclaimed singer songwriter Jorja Smith.
Saturday features DJ Jamie XX (of the band the XX), singer Arlo Parks and rappers Kano and Slowthai.
Sunday is Field Day, with a programme of DJ sets. And rounding off the festival, on Bank Holiday Monday, you can see rock favourites Foals and the Bombay Bicycle Club.
Events continue in the park for the rest of the week with the In the Neighbourhood festival, which brings together live music, theatre, children’s entertainment, film screenings and much more, developed in collaboration with Tower Hamlets Council and the community.
There’s everything from yoga and aerial circus skills to puppet shows from a double decker bus – and it’s all free. Outdoor cinema screenings include Mamma Mia and Greta Gerwig’s Little Women. You can try out crafts, ranging from flower corsages to woodwork. There will also be more music from up-and-coming acts, including students from East London Arts and Music college.
Find out more about All Points East and In the Neighbourhood, and buy tickets on the festival website.