Getting cultured at All Points East
Victoria Park has shed Field Day to Brockwell Park, replacing it with a new 10-day cultural behemoth, All Points East.
From some of the organisers behind Coachella, APE is an ambitious slab of cultural scheduling with an inclusivity policy to encourage those who wouldn’t usually buy a ticket to come along and experience much of the fun anyway.
Book-ended by two huge weekends of music in May and June, the weeknights and bank holiday Monday May 28th feature free-to-attend events.
The most prolific of these is the All Points Equal initiative, A day-long series of events celebrating the female vote.
Equality films Suffragette and Made in Dagenham will be screened for free outside in the park, and there’s an interactive suffragette rally run by the Museum of London, in the exact spot Sylvia Pankhurst finished her voting processions in 1913 and 1914.
A free-to-attend ‘100 Years On’ live panel will discuss feminism today and will feature Dr Helen Pankhurst, granddaughter of Sylvia and great-granddaughter of Emmeline.
The ‘All Points East In The Neighbourhood’ initiative runs May 28 – 31st and boasts hundreds of free events, questioning and celebrating science, wellbeing, sport, culture, cinema, entertainment and street food.
This is not just a cheaper alternative to the live weekend events, it’s a whole festival in itself. Dig in.
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Getting trashed at All Points East
The All Points East headliners are that rare breed who will excite even music fans who gave up on festivals years ago.
Bjork, The xx and LCD Soundsystem on one stage over one weekend is ridiculous, certainly, but also, actually happening.
Supported by a troupe of equally prominent success stories incuding Phoenix, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lorde, Beck and Justice, whoever said festivals were more about the experience than the headliners?
The line-up continues to celebrate the award-winning and the accolade-heavy, with Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers and a thunderous live set from electronic maestro George Fitzgerald.
Hookworms, Chromeo and Chet Faker are also billed to play on the eclectic line-up.
A separate series of APE Presents gigs the following weekend, June 1st – 3rd will feel more intimate. Headliners are Nick Cave, Catfish and the Bottlemen and The National.
Tickets for the Presents nights can be purchased separately here.
All Points East is the new brainchild of promoters AEG and Goldenvoice who run the British Summertime concert series and the scheduling at The 02.
The festival is proudly integrating local community businesses and projects and is most exciting slab of new festival scheduling all summer. Dance on.
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