All Points East 2019 grows and shows the strength of independent music and new festivals

All Points East, a music festival taking place over two weekends in East London's Victoria Park, had a stellar second year after its 2018 debut with performances, artist curated shows and community mid-week entertainment from 24 May to 2 March.

All Points East 2019 closed its final day with a headline performance from Bon Iver on Sunday, with more music by John Grant, Mac Demarco, Ezra Furman and Snail Mail.

Across 10 days the diversity of genres showcase the best of British and international acts from the crushingly heavy Bring Me the Horizon, IDLES and Architects to the whipcrack hip hop pace of Run the Jewels, as well as grime pioneer Dizzee Rascal, spoken word sculptor Kate Tempest, Australian slacker pop from Courtney Barnett, dirge punks Fat White Family, sleek-shiny pop from Christine & the Queens, folk-twang by Mumford & Sons, electronic bliss from James Blake, Metronomy and Hot Chip, and sets from borderline heritage acts like Primal Scream, The Chemical Brothers and Róisín Murphy.

As part of the programme, 'In The Neighbourhood' provided free access to the All Points East site for a vibrant lineup of activities and entertainment during half-term, in collaboration with the local community, businesses, organisations and suppliers including free outdoor cinema, live music street food, pop-up bars, theatre, arts, sports & wellbeing, and events especially for children.

All Points East festival / Image: Rory James

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