THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS START WITH AN ELECTRONIC MULTI-SENSORY MASTERCLASS
Career exhilarating performances from The Chemical Brothers, Primal Scream, Hot Chip, Kate Tempest, Róisín Murphy, Danny Brown, Little Simz and more provide a sensational start to All Points East 2019.
The Chemical Brothers headlined the East Stage to an ecstatic, packed-out crowd who were treated to a plethora of new music to begin. Of course the real party started when their extensive back-catalogue proceeded - ‘Hey Boy Hey Girl’ and ‘Galvanize’ the highlights.
Topping the bill on the North Stage was Primal Scream, whose legendary frontman Bobby Gillespie strolled out donning a striking pink suit before belting out a hits-filled set.
The West Arena was closed by electronic alchemist Jon Hopkins, whose hypnotic visuals captivated a full house. His live electronica tracks felt just as readymade for festivals as they do the dark confides of Fabric.
Little Simz declared it felt good to be back on home turf in London during her performance, before launching into a mesmerising version of ‘Therapy’, from her acclaimed new album Grey Area.
On the North Stage, Kate Tempest opened her captivating set poignantly with 2015’s prescient ‘Europe Is Lost’, before performing favourites from her revered last record Let Them Eat Chaos.
Other key performances from day one included the beloved electro pop five piece Hot Chip who tore up the main stage with back to back hits, the transcendent live show from UK’s finest Spiritualized, while dance music’s Peggy Gou hosted the impressive RayBan Studios X Stage, closed in style by cherished club collective Optimo.
Can you spot yourself in the crowd?