The people behind the legendary music festival on the West Coast are launching a brand new one this side of the Atlantic, here in London's Victoria Park.
All Points East will be a 10-day extravaganza running from the 25 May to 3 June, kicking off with three big days of music. The festival will include recently reunited dance-punkers LCD Soundsystem, moody rockers The xx and the inimitable Björk as headliners.
Supporting them will be the next generation of big talent, including chart-topper Lorde and Sampha whose debut album just won this year's Mercury Prize.
The festival will close with three more standalone concerts. So far, The National are down to play on 2 June and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds on 3 June. They'll be joined by a host of glorious acts, including The War on Drugs, Future Islands, Warpaint and St. Vincent.
In the four day 'working week' stretch between the music making, there'll be street food, outdoor film screenings, family events, comedy shows, literary talks and general springtime merriment.
Apparently, the Coachella organisers had to fend off fierce competition for the Victoria Park spot. Indeed, the people behind Field Day are taking their business elsewhere in the city, along with the much-adored Lovebox, which has migrated to Brockwell Park after being kicked off its home turf.
Despite that behind-the-scenes battle, it doesn't seem like music lovers will be losing out next year.
Booking for the closing weekend and first three concerts is now available.
|What||All Points East: a new London music festival from the Coachella organisers|
|Where||Victoria Park, Grove Road, London, E3 5TB | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Mile End (underground)|
25 May 18 – 03 Jun 18, TIMES VARY
|Website||Click here for booking|