Hackney is the place to be this August Bank Holiday as Mercury nominated British electronic project, Jungle, headline the Luno presents All Points East festival on Saturday, August 26, with what will be an UK exclusive performance.

The duo are ditching their laptops for the All Points East gig in favour of a full-on seven-piece band, to allow Josh and Tom the space to translated their songs into a full and organic live experience.

Jungle, founded by childhood friends Josh Lloyd and Tom McFarland, - they grew up as neighbours in Shepherds Bush - in 2013 frequently working as a collective collaborating with different artists across diverse disciplines. Their self-titled debut record was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize, with all three of their albums reaching the Top Ten in the UK Official Albums Chart and over a billion streams to date. 

After making a major impact on a world tour last year, and with a huge back catalogue of tracks including Busy Earnin, Heavy, California, Casio and the infectious Keep Moving, their set in Victoria Park will be a big burst of non-stop feel-good energy.

Jungle is not the only London outfit laying down a party vibe at this year’s All Points East. As reported earlier in your Gazette, Stormzy is curating his very own This Is What We Mean Day with the best of the best representing.

But the pulling power of performing at All Points East means the week-long festival attracts the best from around the globe, and organisers are delighted to welcome American musician, producer and actress Erykah Badu to East London. Her highly acclaimed triple-platinum debut album, Baduizm has been declared a classic, inventing what became known as  the neo-soul movement.

And Jungle is not the only outfit putting in an exclusive performance, acclaimed rock trio HAIM will make their Luno presents All Points East debut on Bank Holiday Monday, August 28, for a European exclusive show.

Despite only releasing his debut album, Yesterday Is Heavy, last year, Lil Silva has spent years in the industry. With seven EPs to his name prior to his first album and flying the flag for UK funky, he’s also established himself as a sought-after songwriter, with credits including Mark Ronson, Adele, Banks and Diplo.

Joining the line-up is London-based artist Ragz Originale. Having established himself as a visionary producer and vocalist with a unique blend of sounds, fusing elements of rap, R&B and alternative electronic music, the Ivor Novello nominee is leading a movement of British music that refuses to be boxed in.

Victoria Park also hosts a hugely popular community focused event each year. In The Neighbourhood, in collaboration with Tower Hamlets Council, hosts a vibrant programme of activities and entertainment, working with the local community, businesses, organisations and suppliers. Previous activities have seen something for everyone - eco-friendly creative workshops, free yoga sessions, street food, open air movie nights, themed drag shows and film panels with Richmix. Everything is free and 2023’s programme will be announced soon. 

All Points East continues 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.

Local businesses are given opportunities to provide food, drink, merchandise and more so that the local community benefits as much as possible.

The only place to be this August bank holiday. For ticket information and the full Luno Presents All Points East Festival line-up, go to:


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