Goldenvoice Celebrates Successful All Points East Premiere In London

All Points East Festival
Jordan Curtis Hughes
– All Points East Festival
Kelela live on stage

Part one of Goldenvoice’s festival extravaganza All Points East (APE) concluded with a show by Björk, who created a forest on the main stage, May 27.  Sunday’s lineup also included Beck, Father John Misty, Friendly Fires, Tom Misch, Flying Lotus 3D, and Kelela. 

LCD Soundsystem and The xx headlined the festival’s Friday and Saturday, respectively, leading a line-up that included Lorde, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Justice, Glass Animals, Chromeo and many more. 
There’s a second and third act to APE, which takes over London’s Victoria Park for 10 days straight, May 25-June 3. This week will see a host of free entertainment, including comedy, food, outdoor cinema and other programs, before the second ticketed weekend kicks off June 1: three days full of concerts, headlined by Catfish And The Bottlemen, The National and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. 90,000 guests attended over the first festival weekend, according to Jim King, executive vice president live music at AEG Presents, which trades as Goldenvoice in the UK. 
He told Pollstar, “We are delighted with the reviews and response from fans after the inaugural All points East Festival weekend. “Our midweek community program ‘In The Neighbourhood’ launched successfully yesterday with thousands of local residents enjoying the free content and our ‘All Points Equal’ program of events. ITN continues for the rest of the week.”
All Points Equal was a day of free activities to celebrate the 100 years of votes for (some) women, and 90 years of equal voting rights for women and men. 
It kicked off APE’s In The Neighbourhood weekday programme between All Points East’s two weekends of music. “We now look forward to weekend 2 with headline shows from CATB, The National and NCATBS, with a total attendance well in excess of 200k people expected,” said King. 
Björk’s closing show on Sunday was her first festival performance of Utopia, the artist’s latest album, released last year. Besides the main stage, electronic music lovers got their money’s worth at the X Stage, where per-forming artists included Mr G, ItaloJohnson and Yaeji. 
Other APE stages dotted around Victoria Park include the West Arena (Sylvan Esso, Flying Lotus), Jä-gerHaus (Friendly Fires), East Stage, Firestone Stage, North Stage (Django Django, Beck) and the trav-eling Despacio discoteque, a collaboration between James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem, DFA Records) and David and Stephen Dewaele (Soulwax, 2manydjs).