The Strokes have finally announced a UK show as headliners of All Points East Festival 2019 with some very special guests. More acts have also been added throughout both weekends of the festival. Tickets are on sale now.
The NYC icons will be joining previously announced headliners of the opening weekend The Chemical Brothers and Christine & The Queens, when they top the bill at London’s Victoria Park on Saturday May 25. This marks The Strokes’ first UK show in four years.
Not only that, but they’ll be joined by returning heroes The Raconteurs, who’ll be playing their first UK show since 2008 after recently dropping with two new songs ‘Sunday Driver’ and Now That You’re Gone‘. Also playing that day will be Interpol, Johnny Marr, Parquet Courts, Jarvis Cocker, Courtney Barnett, Connan Mockasin, Anna Calvi, Bakar, The Nude Party, and Viagra Boys – with many more to be announced.
More additions to the rest of the programme’s line-up also come today, with The Chemical Brothers now joined by Jon Hopkins (Live), Peggy Gou (Presents Gou Talk), Róisín Murphy, David August, Optimo, Petite Noir, Josey Rebelle, Ge-ology, DMX Krew – while James Blake, Kamasi Washington, Princess Nokia, Bob Moses, Lane 8, Andrew Weatherall, Yves Tumor (Full band), Joy Orbison, Moxie (Presents On Loop), Octo Octa, Galcher Lustwerk, Paquita Gordon will now be playing the same day as Christine & The Queens.
Meanwhile, Bring Me The Horizon will make their first festival headline appearance when they top the bill the following weekend on Friday May 31, before Bon Iver closes proceedings on Sunday June 2.
Tickets to The Strokes headline show with The Raconteurs, Interpol and more on Saturday May 25 are on sale now.
For tickets and more information, visit here. Check out the full line-up across the whole APE season below.
The Strokes have been announcing a string of European and US Festival dates recently as part of their ‘global comeback‘. Fans are eagerly awaiting news on new material, with the band having not released an album since 2013’s ‘Comedown Machine‘.
In January 2018, as he began his new album campaign with The Voidz, Julian Casablancas told Beats 1’s Matt Wilkinson of new work with the band: “We’re always talking but I think yeah, if anything it would be 2019 – that zone, but nothing now.”
Strokes fans were fooled into thinking that they had confirmed a secret London show earlier this year. In July, a tweet from music venue Dingwalls announced a performance of a “very special one off show” from ‘Venison’ in the traditional logo style of The Strokes.
Despite fans queuing to get their hands on tickets, it later emerged that the hoax show had been organised by a disgruntled employee in a leaving shot at the venue.
“It wasn’t like I set it up. It was just funny and I see that a lot – there’s a lot of technology but no one wants to use it to find out where we are.”