It's going to be one hell of a weekend
This weekend sees the inaugural All Points East festival in London, and it looks like the weather is going to be pretty good.
Heading to Victoria Park for 10 days of culture, the launch weekend will see headline performances from LCD Soundsystem, The xx and Bjork, as well as the likes of Lorde, Soulwax, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sampha, Soulwax, Beck and Father John Misty.
According to BBC Weather, it’s going to be a fairly mild and pleasant weekend to boot:
FRIDAY MAY 25: Chances of light rain throughout the day, but otherwise cloudy with sunny intervals and temperatures peaking at 22°.
SATURDAY MAY 26: Sunny intervals throughout the day, remaining mild with a highest temperature of 23°.
SUNDAY MAY 27: More mild sunshine with temperatures at a high of 24°.
As well as a week of free movies, comedy, food events and more at the Victoria Park site, the following weekend will see All Points Easts Presents invite Catfish + The Bottlemen, The National and Nick Cave to headline, while joined by the likes The War On Drugs, Blossoms, Patti Smith, St Vincent and many more. Visit here for tickets and more details.
“This is a big summer,” The National frontman Matt Berninger told NME about their upcoming London date. “You put out a record, and then you hit the road, you go go go go. Now we’re slowing it down instead of worrying about what opportunities we’ll be missing. We passed on a lot of things just because we know it’ll go crazy and it will hurt the band if you try to do everything that’s offered. Just looking at all the bands and people that we know that are going to be at Victoria Park is crazy, especially with our name among them.
“Then the next day, man. There’s no secret that Nick Cave is one of those people that I just have obsessed over and study and steal from.”