Stormzy Takes Over All Points East 2023

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Stormzy performs on stage at The O2, London, for a third sold-out night in a row on his “Heavy Is The Head” tour, March 29, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Gus Stewart/Redferns)

Stormzy will curate an entire day at All Points East festival in London next year, Aug. 18.

Dubbed “This Is What We Mean Day,” referring to Stormzy’s upcoming third album, not much else is known apart from the fact that Stormzy will be headlining a bill featuring his favorite artists, from up-and-comers to superstars, and perform with a full live band.

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“I was thinking what’s next, cos we’ve done 3 O2s, shut that down. I said to the team, we gotta do something bigger, something better, something different. We were having back to back meetings, bouncing ideas. Then it hit me, I started jotting down ideas thinking – live band, need a live band. August 2023, a summer time thing, outside, for the people, always for my people. So August 2023, Victoria Park, more info coming soon….This Is What We Mean Day. Hard,” Stormzy wrote in a statement.

He was referring to the three sold out nights at The O2, London, which according to Pollstar’s boxoffice sold 49,320 tickets, March 27-29, for a total gross of $2,958,644.

The APE performance is supposed to “surpass all his live experiences so far,” according to a press release from promoter AEG Presents.

The news comes after Stormzy announced his highly anticipated third album, “This Is What I Mean,” set for global release on November 25th via 0207 Def Jam, featuring the UK Top 10 single ‘Hide & Seek’. Produced by PRGRSHN and P2J, ‘Hide & Seek’ features additional vocals from British singer Äyanna and Nigerian singers Oxlade and Teni, providing an emotive, soulful and ethereal offering.

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