All Points East can excitingly reveal the next day of the festival featuring Foals, Bombay Bicycle Club, Caribou, Gang of Youths, Roisin Murphy, Whitney, Jade Bird, Tune-Yards, Nadine Shah, Ghostpoet and many more of the UK’s best artists will join the essential music festival, on Monday 30 August. This follows the latest APE line up announcements Jamie xx and Kano (Saturday August 28) and APE Presents Field Day with Bicep + more (Sunday August 29).
Moving three months later into the year to the August Bank Holiday, All Points East will take place in Victoria Park on 27th - 30th August 2021. Tickets are on sale from Saturday 27 March and previous All Points East customers can buy from today in the pre-sale. General Admission tickets for APE Presents Field Day and Jamie xx and Kano are now sold out with only VIP packages remaining - the first batch for the latter sold out in minutes.
Spanning a career of over a decade, Foals are one of the UK’s most celebrated live acts, ever the best festival performers or arena-filling mainstays of the international touring circuit. Now, six albums in, the 2020 BRIT Award winners are bringing their energy and incredible catalogue to All Points East on August 30.
The Oxford rock band Foals have released an impressive six top 10 albums and it all began with Antidotes in 2008, an incredible and era defining record that set the stage for their later works: 2010’s Total Life Forever, featuring the brilliant ‘Spanish Sahara’; 2013’s Holy Fire, which included ‘Inhaler’ and ‘My Number’; and 2015’s What Went Down, which features the hit ‘Mountain At My Gates’.
Their two-piece project Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost arrived in 2019, with Part 1 nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize. Alongside UK No.1 album Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2, Foals announced their tour documentary, Rip Up the Road. Despite having to reschedule their 2020 European tour, Foals kept busy and released Collected Reworks, a career-spanning remix album logging alternative versions of their incredible catalogue by other artists like Hot Chip, Rufus Du Sol and Kieran Hebden (Four Tet).
Foals say, “We’re super happy to be playing at APE this summer. Victoria Park is one of our spiritual homes, so it’s going to be really special. We’re currently working hard in the studio and you never know, we might just throw in a new riff or two!
Bombay Bicycle Club will join them on Bank Holiday Monday. Last year, the Mercury Prize nominees and Ivor Novello winners (for Best Album for So Long, See You Tomorrow) returned for the first time in four years after announcing their hiatus in 2016, to much anticipation from both fans and the industry. Their comeback track ‘Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)’ was certainly worth waiting for, and offered an exciting glimpse into the sonic palette on their fourth Top 10 album, Everything Else Has Gone Wrong – described by The Independent as “an album that upholds Bombay Bicycle Club’s position as one of indie music’s most inventive bands.”
2019 saw Bombay Bicycle Club’s seminal album I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose turn 10 years old; they took to the road and played the record in full on a UK tour to celebrate, with all shows selling out in seconds. Expect to hear anthems such as ‘Always Like This’ and newer tracks such as ‘Is It Real’ and aforementioned single ‘Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)’ during their All Points East show.
Bombay Bicycle Club say, “We’re ecstatic to be playing All Points East this summer. We were gutted when it was cancelled last year but this more than makes up for it. Some amazing artists on this lineup. Can’t wait to see some of you there.”
Canadian artist Caribou, real name Dan Snaith, is an award-winning composer and musician, having picked up the coveted Polaris Music Prize for his 2007 album Andorra. With nine other albums at his disposal, Caribou tours globally for fans all over the world. His most recent offering, 2020’s Suddenly, is an album about, “remaining optimistic in the face of sudden, life altering changes - moments when your world changes in an instant.” Expect tracks from his latest pertinent record plus so much more during his Victoria Park performance.
Joining the All Points East 2021 bill are Australian indie-rockers and ARIA Award winners, Gang of Youths. Entering the industry back in 2013, the band’s first single ‘Evangelists’ was met with instant praise. This led to their 2015 debut album, The Positions, which peaked at no.5 in the ARIA album charts and was praised worldwide for its sincerity; lead singer Dave Le’aupepe wrote the record after suffering some personal trauma, which is hugely reflected in the lyrics. Their second album, Go Farther In Lightness, arrived in 2017 and included ‘Let Me Down Easy’ which became their first top 50 single in Australia. Anticipate big things from Sydney’s hottest indie band when they play London this August Bank Holiday.
During her time as the frontwoman of Moloko and throughout her solo career, Róisín Murphy made a name for herself as a purveyor of adventurous pop. Born in Dublin, Murphy moved from Ireland to Manchester when she was 12, and at 16, Murphy met producer Mark Brydon, with whom she formed the eclectic electronic pop duo Moloko. The pair’s stylish yet quirky sound scored them several hits, including ‘Sing It Back,’ ‘The Time Is Now,’ and ‘Fun for Me.’ Her latest solo album Róisín Machine came out in 2020 - a seamlessly edited, 10 years in the making collection of tracks produced in collaboration with her Sheffield pal DJ Parrot. With her flamboyant dance moves and unabashedly dance-floor ready hits, we can’t wait to have her on the All Points East stage!
Chicago band Whitney, fronted by duo Max Kakacek and Julien Ehrlich, followed up their acclaimed sophomore album, Forever Turned Around, with a covers collection entitled Candid in 2020. With covers being an integral part of the band’s ethos, renditions of classics by the likes of Allen Toussaint, Dolly Parton and Neil Young are known to be highlights of their setlists.
Hitting the ground running back in 2017 with her first EP Something American, Jade Bird caught the attention of industry and fans alike. It’s been non-stop for her ever since, touring across the UK and US, and writing and recording her debut self-titled album. Released in 2019, including stand-out singles ‘Lottery’, ‘Uh Huh’ and ‘I Get No Joy’, Jade Bird secured the No.10 spot in the UK album Chart and hit No.1 in the UK Americana Chart. After a year on the road, Bird shared fresh new tracks ‘Headstart’, ‘Houdini’ and ‘Open up the heavens’, paving the way for her exciting next steps, and making this cherished songwriter one to watch at All Points East.
Tune-Yards fuses indie-pop and global elements into uniquely vibrant music. The musical project of Merrill Garbus since 2006 with five albums in her back catalogue, Tune-Yards is gearing up for the release of her sixth record, Sketchy, out 26 March. Hear the new album, including singles ‘hold yourself.’ and ‘Cannonball’ when Tune-Yards takes to the stage.
Nadine Shah captured the hearts of the nation via her Mercury Prize nominated 2017 album Holiday Destination, also winning several accolades including the AIM Awards ‘Independent Album of the Year’. She returned in 2020 with her highly anticipated album Kitchen Sink, met with critical acclaim across the board.
Two time Mercury Prize nominee, Ghostpoet is a genre-bending artist with five albums to his name. Preceding his most recent record, Ghostpoet’s fourth album Dark Days & Canapes cemented him as a perceptive and original songwriter, with glowing reviews across the board. Hear tracks from this acclaimed project and his latest 2020 album I Grow Tired But Daren’t Not Fall Asleep in Victoria Park this August.
Also joining the line-up for Monday 30 August are Maisie Peters, The Magic Gang, Holly Humberstone, Octo Octa, Flyte, Liz Lawrence, Olivia Dean and Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard. For their Bank Holiday Monday show, All Points East are excited to be partnered with independent concert promoter and record label, Communion, who will be curating the North Stage. Expect to see some of the talent they are most excited about from their roster and beyond.
Jim King, CEO of European Festivals at AEG Presents, says, “We are delighted to announce our line-up for Bank Holiday Monday at All Points East with Foals, Bombay Bicycle Club, Caribou, Gang of Youths, Roisin Murphy and many more. There are fantastic artists lined up on Monday and we’re incredibly excited for what will be a truly special day for our 2021 festival weekend at Victoria Park. We look forward to seeing you all there.”
The 2019 event gave first festival headlining opportunities to Christine And The Queens and Bring Me The Horizon, brought The Strokes to the UK for the first time in 4 years, celebrated Chemical Brothers’ new album and saw Mumford & Sons triumph before Bon Iver closed the festival, exclusively debuting two new tracks from his now released new album i,i.
Incredible headliners were just part of the story with the quality of artists running very deep indeed – Primal Scream, The Raconteurs, Hot Chip, Rina Sawayama, James Blake, Kate Tempest, Metronomy, Snail Mail, Mac DeMarco, Maribou State, Jarvis Cocker, Toro Y Moi, Dizzee Rascal, Jade Bird, Ezra Furman and Run The Jewels were just some of the many guests performing across the stages at All Points East.
Q Magazine awarded All Points East 2019 ‘Festival Of The Year’. In May 2019, All Points East won the award for ‘Best Festival’ at the Music Week Awards. The year before, 2018’s debut established this essential new event as one of the best festivals in the UK. Winning ‘Festival Of The Year’ at the Music Week Awards and ‘Line-Up of the Year’ at the UK Festival Awards, All Points East 2018 boasted headline sets from LCD Soundsystem, The xx, Björk, Catfish & The Bottlemen, The National and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
East London’s beautiful Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets also hosts a hugely popular community focused event each year. In The Neighbourhood, in collaboration with Tower Hamlets Council, hosts a vibrant programme of activities and entertainment, working with the local community, businesses, organisations and suppliers. Previous activities have seen something for everyone - eco-friendly creative workshops, free yoga sessions, street food, open air movie nights, themed drag shows and film panels with Richmix. Everything is free and 2021’s programme will be announced soon…
A commitment to sustainability and accessibility goes hand in hand with the community elements and All Points East is proud to have been awarded Silver on Attitude is Everything’s Charter of Best Practice for our commitment to Deaf and disabled music fans.
All Points East continues to work each year with local charity the Tower Project to give volunteer opportunities to young people with learning disabilities and autism on site at the festival, as well as providing education and performance opportunities to the students of nearby ELAM arts and music school. Committing to 100% renewable energy, working towards eliminating single-use plastic from all serve ware and programming upcycling workshops for children during In The Neighbourhood are further examples of the commitment to the local community and the park.
Local businesses are given opportunities to provide, food, drink, merchandise and more so that the local community benefits as much as possible…. Click for more information