Sunday at All Points East festival was another glorious day (complete with thunder). Taking place in Victoria Park, the festival spared no expense to ensure the best experience for festival goers. With a new set of stages all equipped with great soundsystems and impressive visuals it seems like All Points East is a real contender on the festival circuit.
Sunday was headlined by Icelandic legend, Björk, who dazzled audiences with her mesmerising set that mainly featured tracks from her new album Utopia. Eventhough the artist’s newest albums have been mellow this wasn’t an issue on stage and the new repertoire went down a treat with a crisp sound and heavy bass. Old classics also sounded great notably Isobel, which captivated me and also Human Behaviour, which sounded just as good as I remembered it. The set was complete with incredibly lightening but the rain never showed. Björk was incredible and an artist to be reckoned with.
Beck headlined the North stage where he played some of his biggest hits such as Devils Haircut and Dreams. I was excited to see the singer perform life for the first time and I was not disappointed as Beck is a true showman, the old-fashioned way. The American introduced his band addressed the crowd as if it was the most natural thing to do and dazzled with his sassy dance moves. The crowed loved his cover of Prince’s Raspberry Beret but the loudest cheer was for single Loser, which everyone sang along to.
Other notable acts on Sunday included Flying Lotus’ 3D eye-popping show. The heavy set, which was taking centerstage on the West stage was made complete by rediculously entertaining imagery that the crowd loved. I also caught Friendly Fires’ set, which was full of energy and eccentric dance moves. I loved hearing tracks such as Paris, Skeleton Boy and Jump in the Pool live.
Other acts, which caused a stir included r’n’b singer, Tom Misch and the electro pop band Sylvan Esso who got the West tent roaring with energy and excitement.
The festival has now drawn to a close and APE presents starts next Friday with performances from Catfish and The Bottlemen, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and The National.
1. Arisen 2. The Gate 3. Utopia 4. Blissing Me 5. Isobel 6. Courtship 7. Tabula Rasa 8. Saint 9. Human Behaviour 10. The Pleasure is all Mine 11. Losss 12. Sue Me 13. Notget
1. Devils Haircut 2. One Foot in the Grave 3. Up All Night 4. Mixed Bizness 5. Colors 6. Play Video 7. Wow 8. Debra 9. Raspberry Beret (cover) 10. Dreams 11. Girl 12. Loser 13. E-Pro 14. Where It’s At
Tom Misch setlist:
1. Intro 2. The Journey 3. Colours of Freedom 4. I Wish 5. It Runs Through Me 6. Everybody Get Down 7. Isn’t She Lovely 8. Disco Yes 9. Movie 10. South of the River 11. Waterbaby / Crazy Dream 12. Beat Medley
Sylvan Esso setlist:
1. Could I Be 2. Kick Jump Twist 3. Dress 4. Die Young 5. Coffee 6. Parade 7. Hey Mami 8. HSKT 9. Radio
All Points East – Sunday 27th May full line-up is below:
Björk / Beck / Father John Misty / Friendly Fires / Tom Misch / Flying Lotus 3D / The Black Madonna / Django Django / Kelela / Mashrou’ Leila / Sylvan Esso / Khruangbin / Maribou State DJ set / Parcels / Alexis Taylor / Yellow Days / Yaeji / Octavian / Mr G Live / Agoria Live / Allie X / ItaloJohnson / Byron The Aquarius / Bones Garage /DEBONAIR / Despacio
Plus special guests
Reeps One / Aadae / Benin City / Joel Culpepper / Mina Rose / Naked Elephant / Kelsey Lu / Mattiel / Sarah Meth