Gallic pop sensations Christine And The Queens have been confirmed as the next headliners for the All Points East festival in Hackney on Sunday 26 May. They’ll be joined on an impressive bill by the likes of Metronomy, Kurt Vile and many others.
All Points East’s inaugural year saw headline shows from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The National, LCD Soundsystem, Björk, The xx and Catfish and the Bottlemen with a supporting line up across two weekends.
Next year’s massive 10-day event takes place in London’s Victoria Park and will run 24 May – 02 June.
Joining Christine and The Queens will be Metronomy. With new music slated for 2019, there is every chance you can expect a career-spanning set. Elsewhere, Maribou State will be bringing their distinct blend of ambient electro-funk, R&B and folk.
Joining the line-up is dream-pop duo Beach House. They’ve been making waves this year with the release of their seventh studio album, 7, and have also survived a cynical name-check from The Chainsmokers. Bringing up the rear are up and coming east London duo Honne.
But the support to really get excited about it is Kurt Vile And The Violators. The former lead guitarist of The War on Drugs released his eighth studio album Bottle It In last month and you can expect to get down to some creamily expansive guitar playing punctuating his increasingly wonderful material.
Also confirmed is the return of the In The Neighbourhood community-based programme. Running for four days between the two weekends of gigs, events will include outdoor cinema, live music, theatre and other activities and will be completely free of charge.
Tickets for the Christine And The Queens bill are available at 9am, Friday, 07 December. Check here for ticket information.