The National On Sale Now!

The National On Sale Now!

The National play their largest headline show to date as the first of the three APE Presents… stand alone shows. Alongside The National on Saturday 2nd June will be very special guests The War on Drugs who bring their critically acclaimed recent album ‘A Deeper Understanding’ to Victoria park and ‘Seasons (Waiting On You)’ hitmakers and mesmerising live act Future Islands plus Warpaint, The Districts and more to be announced.

Critical darlings, global megastars and now UK Album Chart toppers, The National have spent the past two decades creating some of the most memorable indie rock albums in history. From the underground breakthrough of ‘Alligator’ through to their triumphant recent full length ‘Sleep Well Beast’ the Ohio band, comprised of the brothers Dessner and Devendorf alongside livewire frontman Matt Berninger, have achieved a rare emotional connection with their music.

The National comment:

“After a thrilling 4 sold out shows at the Eventim Apollo in September, we are excited to take over Victoria Park next summer.  We are already thinking about ways to make this more than just a show."

The first special guest announced for this huge show are The War on Drugs. Since the release of their breakthrough album ‘Lost in the Dream’, the band’s dreamy, Springsteen-esque rock and expansive live show has seen them become headliners in their own right. Lead by perfectionist songwriter Adam Granduciel, the band returned this year with their critically acclaimed new album ‘A Deeper Understanding’.

No strangers to a big stage since being catapulted into the limelight by one of the most unforgettable tv performances of all time, Future Islands will be on hand for one of their signature high energy shows. Five albums in, with this year’s ‘The Far Field’ another triumph, the band are at the peak of their synth pop powers.

Also joining the lineup are Pennsylvania rockers The Districts and ultra cool LA quartet Warpaint with even more names to come.