THOM YORKE JOINS THE BILL FOR MASSIVE ATTACK
All Points East is excited to reveal that Thom Yorke will join the Massive Attack line-up as a special guest on Sunday May 24th, in what will be a special solo performance from one of music’s most eminent individuals.
Musician, artist, composer, activist. Thom Yorke sits as one of the most respected names in UK culture, whose work both as the virtuoso lead singer/songwriter of Radiohead and via his solo offerings has seen him win countless accolades from GRAMMYs to Ivor Novello Awards to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame status – as well as garner a fanbase that extends across the globe.
Although electronic music has always been an integral part of Radiohead’s tapestry, showcased on Kid A’s glitchy ‘Idioteque’ or the experimental ‘Fitter Happier’ – Thom’s three solo studio projects The Eraser (2006), Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes (2014) and ANIMA (2019) has seen him delve deeper into his passion for left-of-centre dance music. His most recent LP ANIMA was described by Pitchfork as the “darkest and tenderest music he has released outside of Radiohead”, and was also accompanied by a short film (also titled ANIMA) directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.
Unlike his current Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes tour, where the Radiohead frontman is accompanied by Nigel Godrich and visual artist Tarik Barr, his set at Victoria Park will see him take the stage solo – performing tracks from his own back-catalogue as well as Radiohead’s in a never-seen-before way.
Thom was invited personally by good friends and fellow trailblazers Massive Attack to accompany them on May 24, and joins an already incredible billing of Nils Frahm, Young Fathers, Neneh Cherry, Sevdaliza, Fatoumata Diawara, TNGHT, GAIKA, Skinny Pelembe, Hotel Lux and Mad Professor. This is one not to be missed.
East London’s Alfa Mist started his musical journey as a grime and hip hop producer. Soon the self-taught pianist and sometimes rapper soon found himself drawn to the jazz, world music and film soundtracks he discovered through sampling, with the likes of Hans Zimmer and Miles Davis being key influences. His 2019 album Structuralism was a tight blend of the aforementioned styles and featured the likes of Jordan Rakei and Kaya Thomas-Dyke.
Jacques Greene began creating electronic music when a high school teacher introduced him to Aphex Twin, and he’s since established himself as one of the most exciting, original and enigmatic producers in the game. Known for his stellar house tracks, which often incorporate R&B and UK garage influences (see 2011 dance anthem ‘Another Girl’), he has also remixed the likes of Flume, Schlomo and Thom Yorke’s Radiohead.
Headlining the day will be Massive Attack. “An extraordinary collaboration connecting the dark, intense music and visual work of Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack with the thought-provoking vision of documentary filmmaker Adam Curtis.” – Massive Attack.
Other All Points East shows already announced are Bombay Bicycle Club (Friday May 22), Tame Impala (Saturday May 23), Kraftwerk (Friday May 29) and The Kooks & The Wombats (Saturday May 30).
Tickets are available now via https://www.allpointseastfestival.com/tickets.
Last year, All Points East built on the success of year one, bringing huge headliners together with brand new artists, the hottest buzz acts on the planet, multi genre innovators and the Victoria Park community, for 10 days of discovery.
The event gave first festival headlining opportunities to Christine And The Queens and Bring Me The Horizon, brought The Strokes to the UK for the first time in 4 years, celebrated Chemical Brothers’ new album and saw Mumford & Sons triumph before Bon Iver closed the festival, exclusively debuting two new tracks from his now released new album i,i.
Incredible headliners were just part of the story with the quality of artists running very deep indeed – Primal Scream, The Raconteurs, Hot Chip, Rina Sawayama, James Blake, Kate Tempest, Metronomy, Snail Mail, Mac DeMarco, Maribou State, Jarvis Cocker, Toro Y Moi, Dizzee Rascal, Jade Bird, Ezra Furman and Run The Jewels were just some of the many guests performing across the stages at All Points East.
Q Magazine awarded All Points East 2019 ‘Festival Of The Year’.
2018’s debut established this essential new event as one of the best festivals in the UK. Winning Festival Of The Year at the Music Week Awards, All Points East 2018 boasted headline sets from LCD Soundsystem, The xx, Björk, Catfish & The Bottlemen, The National and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
East London’s beautiful Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets also hosts a hugely popular 4-day community focused midweek event each year. Kicking off on the second Bank Holiday Monday, In The Neighbourhood, in collaboration with Tower Hamlets Council, hosts a vibrant four day programme of activities and entertainment, in collaboration with the local community, businesses, organisations and suppliers. Last year had something for everyone – 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. Everything is free and 2020’s programme will be announced soon…..
A commitment to sustainability and accessibility goes hand in hand with the community elements and All Points East is proud to have been awarded Silver on Attitude is Everything’s Charter of Best Practice for our commitment to Deaf and disabled music fans.
All Points East continue to work each year with local charity the Tower Project to give volunteer opportunities to young people with learning disabilities and autism on site at the festival, as well as providing education and performance opportunities to the students of nearby ELAM arts and music school. Committing to 100% renewable energy, working towards eliminating single-use plastic from all serve ware and programming up cycling workshops for children during In The Neighbourhood are further examples of the commitment to the local community and the park.
Local businesses are given opportunities to provide, food, drink, merchandise and more so that the local community benefits as much as possible…. Click for more information
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