Catfish named as final headliners for ‘All Points East’

APE Presents headlining acts

APE Presents three night line-up. Pic: APE Presents

Victoria Park’s new festival ‘All Points East’ has just announced the last of its headlining acts.

Indie rock band Catfish and the Bottlemen were just added to the lineup, playing the first of three stand-alone headline shows on the second weekend of the ten-day festival event.

Lead singer of the band Van McCann told APE Presents: “This is gonna be a massive night! Doesn’t get much better than 40,000 people outdoors screaming every word you’ve written back at you! That’ll do us nicely!”

APE Headliner Catfish and The Bottlemen

Headlining Act: Catfish & The Bottlemen. Pic: Jill Furmanovsky

The festival is being hosted at Victoria Park, E3.

Other headlining acts of the second weekend of the festival include The National on Saturday June 2, and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds on Sunday June 3.

New festival

All Points East is a festival new to 2018 and has replaced festivals Lovebox and Field Day Festivals, both of which previously took place at Victoria Park.

The festival will spread over two weekends beginning on May 25 (bank holiday weekend) and finishing on June 3.

It is being run by promoters AEG and Goldenvoice, both of which have organised other popular music events.

The second weekend of stand-alone gigs is being referred to as APE presents, whereas the first weekend is the main festival with headliners such as The XX, Bjork and LCD Soundsystem.

Catfish and the Bottlemen announced the gig via their own Twitter and the All Points East Facebook page on January 23, with tickets going on sale last Friday (January 26) at 9am.

Tickets are still available for purchase here.

Sold out

On January 25, seven other bands were added to The National’s Saturday night bill, including bands The War on Drugs and Future Islands.

Tickets to the Nick Cave show on the final night of the festival sold out in minutes, back in December 2017.

Tower Hamlets Council have scheduled two community information meetings on Wednesday February 7 and Wednesday April 11, both 7-9pm at the V&A building at Victoria Park.

The meetings will concern making sure event management plans minimise disruption to park users and the local community, as this is both a new and longer festival for residents.

A link to a map showing the festival’s location can be found here:

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