Björk's big day
It’s day three of All Points East, meaning it’s the last day of singing your heart out to some great tunes and drinking 1, 2 or maybe 3 too many pints (at least, until next weekend). It’s been great so far and you want to end the weekend on a high note, well, we’ve got you covered. Here’s NME’s ultimate itinerary for Sunday:
1pm, Mina Rose (1pm-1:30pm), JagerHaus
Start your day right with some ‘Lemons and Limes’ from Mina Rose. Her badass attitude is sure to get you ready for the day ahead. Sing-a-long to the catchy, dub-laced citrus fruit named banger, all the fruity goodness without the sour taste.
1:45, Allie X (1:45pm-2:10pm), North Stage
X marks the spot. Now head to the North Stage and prepare yourself for Allie X. Sticking with the badass girl power theme, this electro-pop singer is sure to get you moving with her infectious experimental pop songs.
2:10pm, Parcels (2:10pm-2:40pm), East Stage
Leave Allie X a few minutes early and leg it over to the East stage, as you won’t wanna miss Aussie electro-poppers Parcels. Known for their outrageously fun live shows, they’ll blow the cobwebs of last night’s hangover away and get you dancing.
2:45pm, Byron the Aquarius (2pm-3:30), X Stage
Keep the energy up, and head over to the X stage for some music gold from Byron the Aquarius. A change of pace but just what you need to get you in the summer festival mood – he’ll have you mesmerised with his jazzy house remixes.
3:10pm, Khruangbin (3:10pm – 3:55pm), East Stage
After your quick boogie at Byron the Aquarius, head over to the East Stage and checkout Texan trio Khruangbin. Their latest album is a masterclass in summer vibes, filled to the brim with funk and soul, and the perfect soundtrack to your sunday afternoon.
3:55pm, Naked Elephant (3:55pm – 4:25pm), Firestone
Grab a pint and head over to the Firestone, as now it’s time for some psychedelic vocals from prog rock band, Naked Elephant, a ‘Raspberry Kiss’ is waiting for you!
4:35pm, Sylvan Esso (4:35pm – 5:20pm), West Arena
You might have missed the beginning of their set but you’re in for a good time with electro-pop duo Sylvan Esso, from North Carolina. Their effortless melodies and punchy synths will have you dancing around Victoria Park.
5:35pm, Tom Misch (5:35pm – 6:40pm), East Stage
He’s on a Misch-on to get you grooving. Guaranteed funky beats, his music is built for summer! His debut album featured collaborations with Loyle Carner, GoldLink and De La Soul. His music is a wonderful mix of hip hop, jazz, funk and soul. Listen to ‘Water Baby’ whilst sporting a beer during Tom’s set!
6:30pm, Friendly Fires (6:30pm – 7:30pm), North Stage
Say your goodbyes and skip off from Tom early. After a lot of speculation, the Friendly Fires returned with new music this year, it’s like they never left, sticking to their roots with their ethereal indie rock.
7:30pm, Father John Misty (7:30pm – 8:30pm), East Stage
Slide away from Friendly Fires and leg it over back over to the main stage for a set from Mr. Tillman himself. The folk-rock superstar’s excellent fourth album ‘God’s Favorite Customer’ is out next week, and FJM’s sure to play a few stone cold bangers from it (as well as old favourites). Pure brilliance.
8:30pm, Beck (8:15pm – 9:15pm), North Stage
Dash over to the North Stage (but don’t drop ya drinks!) as it’s time for a big ‘ol sing-a-long to Beck’s brilliant back catalogue of hits. Pop your arms around your pals, tell them that you love them and bop along to some feel good tunes (that’s if you’re still standing).
9:05, Bjork (9:05pm – 10:30pm), East Stage
Time for the finale! Sprint over to the East Stage with your two pints in hand and lose yourself in the magical world of Bjork, her haunting vocals are feather-light and will have you in awe of her unbelievable musical talent. You won’t want it to end!
Words: Katura Barrows – Robotham