London's newest festival has just got even bigger
Julian Marszalek
12:20 13th March 2018

The line-up to London’s newest festival All Points East as has expanded with all the gusto of a waistline at Christmas with the addition of more names and the announcement of further stages.

The all-new event already boasts an impressive line-up with headliners including the reformed LCD Soundsystem, The xx, Björk, Catfish and the Bottlemen, The National, and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Also already confirmed the festival are Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Phoenix, Glass Animals, Lorde, Justice, Sampha, Beck, Father John Misty, Friendly Fires, The War on Drugs, Future Islands, Warpaint and Patti Smith and her band.

Just announced as added to the internationally flavoured bill are Belgians Soulwax, American singer-songwriter Kelela, Brooklyn-based electronic artist Yaeji, R&B singer Abra, domestic electronic duo Maribou State, Australian electropoppers Parcels, and London rapper Jesse James Solomon.

Octavian, Her, Bones Garage and Debonair have also been confirmed to play.

The festival has also revealed some of its staging plans, including The X Stage – a new in-the-round festival experience for “the finest electronic talent” and The East Stage, which features massive full-height screens and “the most advanced speaker system in the UK”. The West Stage will contain “an arena level audio system” and “state-of-the-art lighting”, while The North Stage is all concentric arches and is said to be “inspired by many of the world’s most beautiful theatres.”

James King, Festival Director says: “Every stage at All Points East is designed to offer fans a different experience wherever they are on the site and at whatever time of the day it may be. Lighting and video are essential to delivering an ever changing and evolving production and live experience. We want the stages to feel unique for every performance so the artists can deliver their own personal vision to their fans, making each set stand out from the last.”

All Points East runs 25 May – 3 June in Victoria Park, London.