All Points East

The East London newbie is back at Victoria Park with a cracking line up and a date change. Sophia Savage reports.

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As plans for our incredible post lockdown summer gather pace, East London favourite All Points East have announced the first headliners for their 2021 return. Cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, the festival is clearly keen to make up for lost time with an absolutely storming line up for 2021.

Kano headlines All Points East 2021

Jamie xx and Kano are the first two headliners to be confirmed for the festival, with the dance music legend and the seminal grime artist both scheduled to headline the Saturday night of the festival.


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A new date for your diaries

This year’s event has been shifted from its usual May date to the August Bank Holiday weekend which should guarantee t-shirt and shorts weather as well as a sizeable turnout.

The event will be held over just one weekend this year, in contrast to 2019 when the event was spread out over two weekends with a community focused event sandwiched between the two.

Little Simz at All Points East

Jim King

The man behind the festival, CEO of European Festivals at AEG Presents, Jim King had this to say about the festival: “it feels so great to finally be announcing our first day of All Points East 2021.

There are some exciting changes this year, including our move to the August Bank Holiday weekend. We welcome two sensational co-headliners for the Saturday, Jamie xx and Kano, as well as a host of amazing artists. We can’t wait to welcome back live music in the UK and be back dancing with you all later this summer.”


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King, who also runs the Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park event is a veteran of the festival circuit, who began by organising the legendary Creamfields festival in the 1990s. Forty seven year-old King moved on to organise the more established Bestival shortly afterwards and the self proclaimed music obsessive hasn’t looked back ever since.

The AEG executive has said that he began All Points East in order to tap into the energy, creativity, and positivity of East London.

The full line up

The line up for Saturday night has been confirmed with rapper Little Simz, Generation Z star Arlo Parks, singer-songwriter Tom Misch and BBC Sound of 2021 winner Pa Salieu joining Kano and Jamie on the bill. Here’s the full line up:


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The line up for the other two days is expected to be announced shortly.


Tickets for the event will go on general sale at 10am on Wednesday March 10, however, a presale for previous All Points East ticket buyers will open on Tuesday the 9th of March. You can purchase tickets for the event here.

All Point East 2021 will take place from the 27th to the 30th of August 2021. For information on the 2019 festival please click here: All Points East 2019

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-London's Best Events-
What: music festival
When: 27-30 Aug 2021
Where: Victoria Park
Website: All Points East