BRING ME THE HORIZON OPEN THE SECOND WEEKEND OF
ALL POINTS EAST 2019 WITH A SCINTILLATING SHOW
Following an unforgettable opening weekend of music, crowned by headliners The Chemical Brothers, The Strokes and Christine and The Queens, All Points East 2019 kicked off its second weekend with a career-spanning performance from rocky royalty Bring Me The Horizon.
Bring Me The Horizon (BMTH) have had quite the 2019. The band’s sixth studio release Amo smashed the charts to give them their first ever #1 UK album, with Kerrang! praising their “innate ability to stay one step ahead” and branding BMTH the UK’s biggest heavy band. Now, the Sheffield five-piece have just smashed their first ever festival headline show – an extensive, career-spanning two-hour offering in what will be an iconic moment for All Points East.
BMTH took to Twitter to decide their setlist, and several fan favourites appeared throughout the set. From Amo’s ‘Mantra’ to 2015’s ‘Happy Song’ to 2008’s ‘Diamonds Aren’t Forever’, it was a set that truly encapsulated every moment and sonic style from their career. Armed with pyro, smoke machines, costume changes, backing dancers, an even a guest performance from Cradle of Filth frontman Dani Filth, it was a show to truly savour – and showcased why the band are now headline material.
“It’s been a funny journey”, said Oli Sykes. “For a while we had absolutely no ambition, we just wanted to make music for our mates to mosh too and have a good time.But now we have people coming up to us telling us how our music has helped them, and that’s the most incredible feeling I tell you. I want to people to listen to our music and relate, we’re always gonna’ tell you the truth, and we’re always going to do our thing no matter how humiliating.”
Before BMTH on the East Stage were the dynamic duo Run The Jewels. The affable El-P and Killer Mike strutted out to Queen’s ‘We Are The Champions’ before leaping into their 2016 track ‘Talk To Me’. Much have has been made of the duo’s natural on-stage chemistry and charisma, and it’s easy to see why – the Americans’ slick interchanging bars were delivered in a faultless manner, especially on the self-titled track ‘Run The Jewels’. “It’s a beautiful day and there are a lot of amazing musicians here today”, declared El-P, “we are here to do everything within our talents to make this event a blockbuster!”
Other highlights from the East Stage included a potent performance from band of the moment, IDLES. It was a politically and socially charged showing – from their defying statement “we are feminists” before leading into ‘Samaritans’ to their passionate speech on immigration, declaring it as being “one of the best things about our country”.
Former Crystal Castles musician Alice Glass offered an electronic-tinted set, blending her distinctive shrill vocals with a plethora of glitchy lo-fi synths, with UK rapper Scarlxrd setting the stage alight with an intense trap-metal performance – capped off by hit ‘Heart Attack’.
On the North Stage, Architects’ headline set was a blistering showing of metalcore – matched by an excitable crowd hanging on to every note. ‘Holy Hell’, off their same-titled 2018 LP was the one of the show’s highlights. While She Sleeps capped off their set with a special guest appearance from BMTH’s frontman Oli Sykes.
Sleeping With Sirens got the mosh pits forming over at the North Stage, armed with several tracks off their anticipated forthcoming LP, whilst British breakthrough rock band Yonaka similarly whipped up a storm just as the sunshine emerged. The band’s album Don’t You Wait Tomorrow has been one of the year’s standout releases, and they maintained their swagger and aura on stage.
Today sees Mumford & Sons headline, with the second edition of All Points East closing out in style with through Bon Iver, with a supporting cast that includes Mac DeMarco, John Grant, Snail Mail and more.
Note To Editors:All Points East returns for a stellar second year to Tower Hamlets’ Victoria Park, following a sold-out 2018 debut that established a new and essential music event in central London. Today, All Points East continues to expand with three stages, featuring an array of cutting-edge acts at the forefront of their scenes.
East London’s beautiful Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets also hosted a hugely popular 4-day community focused midweek event last year. Kicking off on the second Bank Holiday Monday, In The Neighbourhood is set to return across the half term week for 2019. Featuring free access to the All Points East site, In The Neighbourhood will host a vibrant programme of activities and entertainment, in collaboration with the local community, businesses, organisations and suppliers. From free Outdoor Cinema, Live Music and Entertainment, Street Food to Pop Up Bars, Theatre, Arts, Sports & Wellbeing, Children’s Activities and much more.
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