Folkies Bon Iver to headline All Points East in Victoria Park

Bon Iver at the Fillmore in 2009 Pic: Moses

Indie folkies Bon Iver have been announced as the closing headline act for All Points East, the music festival due to take place in Victoria Park next Spring.

The festival which will take place over two weekends – the weekend in May and the first weekend of June –  is organised  by the same promoters that manage the renowned Coachella festival in California and will be Bon Iver’s biggest headline show to date. The band will be the festival’s closing performance on June 2.

Fronted by Justin Vernon, Bon Iver established themselves as one of the most ambitious, creative and genre-defying bands around. Their latest album 22, A Million was critically acclaimed by critics.

They will join a line up that already includes the Chemical Brothers,  who will kick of the first weekend on May 24.

Bon Iver playing at Hammersmith Apollo in February 2018 Pic: Sam Hancock

Other acts billed include the  Canadian Mac DeMarco, Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit, The Tallest Man On Earth, Julien Baker, Snail Mail and KOKOKO!.

The festival is returning for its second year, following a sold-out 2018 debut that included artists such as Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The National and LCD Soundsystem.

Last year also provided a popular four-day community event called In The Neighbourhood which is also set to return in 2019. The event offers free access to the All Points East site and a host of activities and entertainment such as street food, pop up bars, theatre and children’s activities from the local community and businesses.

Tower Hamlets council are working with All Points East to ensure that the festival will provide a variety of community benefits that support culture, business and employment in the area.

Tickets will go on general sale this Friday at 9am but a pre-sale for locals of Tower Hamlets has been announced which will start on November 15 at 9am.

More acts will be announced soon.


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