Tame Impala have been confirmed as the first headliner for All Points East festival 2020, topping a line-up that also includes the likes of Glass Animals, Caribou and Whitney.
The Australian psych-rock icons will play the third edition of the East London festival on Saturday May 23, in what is set to be their first UK show after the release of their fourth album, The Slow Rush, on February 14 2020.
Tickets for the massive Victoria Park show start from £65 and they go on sale at 10am on Friday, 22 November. Visit the event’s official website for further information.
The news comes after All Points East returned to 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.
2020 also sees the return of All Points East’s hugely popular ‘In The Neighbourhood’ event too. 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.
Last month, Tame Impala shared their latest single ‘It Might Be Time’, which follows on from ‘Borderline’ and ‘Patience’.
Announcing the record, Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker said: “There are all sorts of excuses I could serve you but it basically all comes down to me hating the idea of giving you anything that isn’t the best my entire heart and soul and brain can give.
“But I’m so f_king relieved the day has finally come that I can give you a date, I guess you are too…”
The Slow Rush was recorded between Los Angeles and Parker’s studio in his hometown of Fremantle, Australia, and was produced and mixed by Parker himself.