Brooklyn dance-rock heroes LCD Soundsystem headline the Friday night and Icelandic superstar Björk has been announced to top the bill on the Sunday, joining Saturday headliners The xx for All Points East Festival - the first weekend of the brand new ten day event in Tower Hamlets’ beautiful Victoria Park, East London, presented by renowned promoter Goldenvoice.
When James Murphy called time on the first chapter of LCD Soundsystem at the height of their powers, their farewell concert film ‘Shut Up And Play The Hits’ became an iconic document of one of the best live band’s in recent memory. Thankfully this wasn’t the band’s swansong and since reforming for select shows and their enormous, critically acclaimed comeback album ‘American Dream’, they have once again rightfully established themselves as a force to be reckoned with.
Joining LCD Soundsystem on Friday the 25th of May are fellow New Yorkers and indie-rock icons Yeah Yeah Yeahs returning to the UK for a captivating trip through their acclaimed back catalogue, Parisian kings of sultry pop Phoenix, Pineapple-sized genre mixers Glass Animals, electronic pioneer Richie Hawtin bringing his latest live spectacle CLOSE to Victoria Park alongside Berlin club titans Dixon and George Fitzgerald (Live) for a day packed from start to finish with fizzing originality and live moments.
Joining the festival lineup are Scottish Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers, alongside Knox Fortune, Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker), Chromeo, Hookworms, Oscar and the Wolf, Lo Moon, Confidence Man & Superorganism,
All Points East will host huge sets from Hercules & Love Affair, DJ Tennis, Roman Flugel, Gerd Janson & Eclair Fifi.
Plus just announced - Despacio - A collaboration between James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem, DFA Records) and David and Stephen Dewaele (Soulwax, 2manydjs), Despacio’s bespoke soundsystem envelopes the crowd in amazing sound for a vinyl only experience like no other. The trio will be behind the decks for all three days of the festival for a UK festival exclusive.