Massive Attack have been confirmed as the next All Points East Festival headliner for 2020. The east London festival will return to Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets between May 22-31, with Tame Impala and Kraftwerk among the key acts to have been announced so far.
Massive Attack have today been confirmed as APE’s latest headliner. The Bristol collective will perform on Sunday, 24 May, which is the closing night of the festival’s first weekend. Nils Frahm, Young Fathers, Neneh Cherry, Sevdaliza, GAIKA, Skinny Pelembe, Hotel Lux and Mad Professor have also been added to the bill for 24 May.
Tickets for this latest date of All Points East 2020 go on general sale this Friday, 31 January at 10AM. Visit the event’s official website for tickets and further information on this year’s festival.
All Points East returned to Tower Hamlets’ Victoria Park for its second year in 2019, boasting headline sets from The Strokes, The Chemical Brothers, Christine & The Queens, Bring Me The Horizon and Mumford & Sons.
All Points East 2020 will also welcome the return of All Points East’s hugely popular In The Neighbourhood event. Kicking off on the second Bank Holiday Monday, In The Neighbourhood hosts a vibrant four-day programme of activities and entertainment in collaboration with the local community, businesses, organisations and suppliers.
Last year saw a selection eco-friendly creative workshops, free yoga sessions, street food, open air movie nights, themed drag shows, film panels, an exploration of the history of grime music and East London with Rich Mix’s Generation Grime:Back2Bow.
During the autumn of 2019, Massive Attack joined Robyn and Mystery Jets in signing up to the Music Declares Emergency campaign aimed at revitalising how the music industry tackles the climate disaster.
Over 2,250 artists and figures within the music industry have now signed up to the campaign, which began in July. Other new names on the campaign include The Wombats, Prophets Of Rage’s Tom Morello and Pixx, as well as festivals The Green Man and Great Escape. Other artists who have already signed up to Music Declares Emergency include Radiohead, The 1975, The xx, Idles and Nadine Shah.