No camping here – All Points East is strictly a day festival, which means you can be selective and buy a standalone ticket to the day with the line-up that appeals to you most. And don’t worry, once inside the park you’ll find all the vibes of a weekend festival (pints of cider and plenty of glitter), but with less greasy hair.
Tame Impala's Kevin Parker
Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker has teased one of the most anticipated
returns in music for 2020, releasing three songs of the band’s new album
Slow Rush ahead of its full release on Valentine’s Day. Tame Impala has
secured the Saturday headlining slot on the first weekend of the
festival, marking the band’s only UK show in 2020 and the first chance
fans will have to hear the new album, which channels 70s Supertramp
synth melodies via Tame Impala’s familiar psych pop, live.
Tame Impala on Saturday 23 are Grammy-nominated
electronic artist Caribou and four-piece psychedelic band Glass Animals.
Revellers can also listen out for folk-rock ballads from American band
Whitney, indie-rock from Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, floating vocals and techno-electronica from Kelly Lee Owens, and electronica stalwarts Holy F playing tracks from their new album Deleter.
Kicking off the second weekend of the festival on 29 May is multimedia project Kraftwerk. The group, which was brought to life in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider in Düsseldorf, Germany, are celebrating 50 years since their debut album, entitled Kraftwerk. Combining futuristic music with technical innovations (including establishing the famed electronic Kling Klang Studio), Kraftwerk has had a huge influence over the music of the digital age, pioneering the use of pristine melodies, synthetic voices, computer sounds and robotic rhythms. Expect a combination of digital surround sound and breathtaking 3-D animations and robotics.
Supporting Kraftwerk on the Friday are garage-rock star Iggy Pop; the hugely influential Johnny Marr (formerly of The Smiths); and Mercury Prize-nominated singer Anna Calvi. Also playing on the night are electronic group The Orb, whose sonic sounds were influenced by the music of Kraftwerk; American electronic group Chromatics; alternative rocker Kim Gordon and synth-pop, post-punk innovator John Maus.
In between the two jam-packed weekends of music, Victoria Park plays host to four days of community-minded activities and entertainment. If last year was anything to go by, expect eco-friendly creative workshops, free yoga sessions, an abundance of yummy street food, open-air movie nights and drag shows.
|What||All Points East 2020, Victoria Park|
|Where||Victoria Park, Grove Road, London, E3 5TB | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Bethnal Green (overground)|
22 May 20 – 31 May 20, Times vary
|Website||Click here for booking|