So you spent last night dancing the night away with LCD Soundsystem, and now, with a foggy head and several berocca in hand, it’s time to head back to the mighty Victoria Park for day two of All Points East. With another killer line-up, it could be hard to pick exactly who you wanna see; but no worries, we’ve got you: here’s NME’s dream itinerary for your day.
2:25pm, Her (2:25pm-2:55pm), West Arena
Start your day over in the West Arena with a set from slinky soulsters (and NME favs) Her. Expect a set of soaring, sultry pop that’ll ease your aching head.
3:00pm, Kojey Radical (3:00pm-3:30pm), North Stage
Once Her have slowly eased you into your Saturday of music, head up to the North stage to catch a slick set of blistering hip-hop from rising star Kojey Radical.
3:30pm, grab some lunch and enjoy the JägerHaus, JägerHaus
Take a bit of a breather after Kojey Radical to grab some food, and if you haven’t done already, to check out the JägerHaus. There you’ll be able to chill and shoot some hoops in their backyard, as you prepare for more music later in the day.
4:00pm, Rex Orange County (4:00pm-4:45pm), North Stage
Head back up to the North stage for Rex Orange County, and what’s sure to be a suave 45 minutes of sunshine ready schmaltzcore. With his gorgeous melodies and sing-a-long choruses, this is best enjoyed with an aperol spritz in hand.
4:50pm, BADBADNOTGOOD (4:30pm-5:30pm), West Arena
Once Rex has finished charming the pants off you (and thousands of other All Points East revellers), make your way over to the West Arena to catch the second half of BADBADNOTGOOD. Their breathtaking live shows will be well worth the walk!
5:30pm, Stefflon Don (5:15pm – 6:00pm), East Stage
Leg it back to the East Stage for a sweltering show from Stefflon Don. With blistering bars and some absolute bops, the wickedly talented rapper will get your Saturday evening started in style.
6:00pm, grab a pint and/or dinner
This is where your musical choices start to get more difficult – with a crazily good line-up across all of the stages, you’re going to have to make some hard decisions. After Stefflon Don take a breather to grab some food, and make that all important choice: who to see next.
6:35pm, Soulwax (6:35pm-7:35pm), North Stage
With Popcaan playing over on the East Stage, and Lykke Li about to start in the West Arena, you’ll have to make a choice of who to see: but Soulwax always boast a stellar stage setup and a huge set of total bangers, so if that’s your choice, rest assured you’re going to have an excellent time there.
7:40pm, Sampha (7:40pm-20:30pm), East Stage
You’ve now got five minutes to make your way from the North Stage back over to the East Stage for what’s sure to be a totally gorgeous performance from Sampha. His stunning (and Mercury Prize winning) debut sounds even better live – and is sure to be a total delight as the sun sets over Victoria Park.
20:15pm, Lorde (20:15pm-21:15pm), North Stage
Leave Sampha a little early and head over to the North Stage, for the princess of pop herself: Lorde. Her shows at Ally Pally last year were some of the best of 2018, and her second album ‘Melodrama’ was packed to the brim of gargantuan anthems. Safe to say, this is going to be one of the “I was there” moments of this festival season.
21:25pm, The xx (21:25pm-22:55pm), East Stage
You’ve now got ten minutes (aka the perfect amount of time for a pint pit stop) to head over to the East Stage for the main event: The xx. With their jubilant sets at festivals last year being a total treat, they’re sure to pull out all the stops for their headline slot at All Points East.