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All Points East: LCD Soundsystem and Björk join The xx as headliners at new 10-day Victoria Park festival

PUBLISHED: 19:20 30 October 2017 | UPDATED: 10:34 01 November 2017

Clockwise from right: LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, Bjork, and Romy Madley Croft of The xx, all of whom will headline All Points East in Victoria Park in May. Pictures: PA

Clockwise from right: LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, Bjork, and Romy Madley Croft of The xx, all of whom will headline All Points East in Victoria Park in May. Pictures: PA

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LCD Soundsystem and Björk will join The xx as headliners at Victoria Park’s new All Points East festival next year, organisers have announced.

Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs performs on the Obelisk stage during the Latitude Festival at Henham Park near Southwold, Suffolk. Picture: Chris Radburn/PA Archive Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs performs on the Obelisk stage during the Latitude Festival at Henham Park near Southwold, Suffolk. Picture: Chris Radburn/PA Archive

They complete an impressive bill that includes New York rockers the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, cheeky French indie four-piece Phoenix, singer-songwriter Beck and critics’ favourite Father John Misty.

The xx were revealed last week as headliners of the second day (May 26). All Points East kicks off on May 25 and runs for 10 days over half-term.

Jamie XX, Romy Madely Croft and Oliver Sim of The XX attending the 2017 Hyundai Mercury Music Prize ceremony at the Hammersmith Apollo in London. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire Jamie XX, Romy Madely Croft and Oliver Sim of The XX attending the 2017 Hyundai Mercury Music Prize ceremony at the Hammersmith Apollo in London. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

Tickets go on sale on Friday, ranging from £59.95 for a single day to just shy of £260 for the three-day VIP package.

Brooklyn’s LCD Soundsystem headline the Friday night – May 25 – off the back of the American Dream LP, which entered the British top three in September.

The National, whose singer Matt Berninger is pictured at Latitude festival in 2011, are among All Points East's headliners. Picture: Chris Radburn/PA Archive The National, whose singer Matt Berninger is pictured at Latitude festival in 2011, are among All Points East's headliners. Picture: Chris Radburn/PA Archive

Icelandic pop icon Björk’s headline set on the Sunday comes in the wake of her ninth studio album Utopia, which is due for release this month.

A free four-day community festival kicks off the following day to “give the park back to the local area”, still under the All Points East umbrella. It will include kids’ activities, musicians, comedy, outdoor cinema and locally sourced food and drink.

Bjork, pictured in 2007, will headline the Sunday night at All Points East in Victoria Park. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire Bjork, pictured in 2007, will headline the Sunday night at All Points East in Victoria Park. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

And three more headline gigs under the title of APE Presents will take place to round off the 10-day extravaganza. Of those, only The National (June 2) has so far been announced, with support from The War on Drugs, Warpaint and Future Islands.

Other highlights of the mouthwatering line-up include innovative hip-hop producer Flying Lotus, veteran techno pioneer Richie Hawtin, Mercury Prize winner Sampha and Kiwi pop sensation Lorde, whose second album Melodrama was released in June.

James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem performing on the NME Radio 1 Stage at Reading Festival this year. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Archive James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem performing on the NME Radio 1 Stage at Reading Festival this year. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Archive

The full line-up for the first weekend is as follows:

Friday, May 25

LCD Soundsystem

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Phoenix

Glass Animals

Richie Hawtin CLOSE

Dixon

George FitzGerald Live

Saturday, May 26

The xx

Lorde

Sampha

Popcaan

Lykke Li

Rex Orange County

Sunday, May 27

Björk

Beck

Father John Misty

Flying Lotus 3D

Mashrou’ Leila

Sylvan Esso

Alexis Taylor

Agoria Live

All Points East will replace Lovebox and Field Day after its promoter Goldenvoice won an exclusive contract from Tower Hamlets Council to stage large-scale events there for the next five years.

Lovebox had taken place in Victoria Park since 2005, while Field Day moved there from its inaugural home of London Fields in 2008.

New locations have yet to be announced for either festival, but Field Day on Friday ruled out Finsbury Park – despite having applied to Haringey Council for permission to run the three-day event there, as revealed by the Gazette.

Tickets for All Points East’s first weekend will be available from allpointseastfestival.com at 9am on Friday. But readers of the Gazette who live in Hackney or Tower Hamlets can visit axs.com/gazette from 9am on Thursday and enter the code APEGAZETTE when prompted to access an exclusive pre-sale.

This story originally stated that the pre-sale would go live on Wednesday. We apologise for any confusion arising from this error, which stemmed from a misunderstanding with the promoter.

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