As we nurse our feet and hangovers from what feels like an eternity on a festival site, we muster up the last of our strength for the final day of APE.
RYX takes our fancy as his dulcet tones and gorgeous aura set us up for a chilled Sunday. The Australian singer-songwriter praises the crowds for coming down to see him and seems overjoyed to be back in London. He dazzles us all as he plays his massive hits ‘Berlin’ and ‘Howling’.
We head over to the Firestone stage for Babeheaven who bring in a very impressive crowd. Nancy Anderson’s gorgeous vocals are all we need to keep us powering through.
Ezra Furman plays the North stage looking fabulous as ever. His make up is more put together than my own as he rips through songs like ‘Love You So Bad’ and ‘Suck The Blood From My Wound' bringing some energy to a very mellow afternoon.
As the clouds get greyer and the rain starts to trickle, we have a well deserved break in the Jägerhaus which has been packed throughout the two APE weekends. Bill Ryder-Jones is a highlight on the Sunday as he plays songs from his latest album Yawn.
As the heavens begin to open, Mac DeMarco plays on the North stage. A set full of banter, beer and lots of laughs. Mac and his band are the happiest people on stage which translates so perfectly to the crowd who despite the showers, give it everything they’ve got.
Not the best decision to put Mac on at this time though as there is only five minutes to spare before Bon Iver headline the East stage leaving the crowds divided on whether to stick it out til the end or shoot off to the main stage to grab a spot for the headliner.
Justin Vernon brings the second edition of All Points East to a close as he tugs on Victoria Park’s heartstrings. Starting his set with ‘Perth’, the opening track to his sophomore, self-titled album, the sound is incredible and the performance only gets better from there on out. Focusing mainly on tracks from the latest album 22 Over Soon, released in 2016, but also not forgetting the most well known tracks like ‘Skinny Love’ and ‘Holocene’ it’s the perfect end to an amazing two weekends at All Points East.
If you left slightly early to beat the crowds, Bon Iver played two brand new songs over the PA after exiting the stage. New tracks ‘Hey, Ma’ and ‘U (Man Like)’ (now officially released into the world). New music is coming and thank god, it’s about time.