Californian acclaimed rock trio HAIM will make their Luno presents All Points East debut on Bank Holiday Monday 28 August for a European exclusive show.
Signing their very first record deal in the UK back in 2012, the BRIT Award winning sister trio are returning to their second home to headline Victoria Park this summer for a huge bank holiday party.
Connecting the dots between 70s rock, 80s synth pop, and 90s R&B, HAIM’s distinct sound and knack for songwriting has led to GRAMMY nominations, sold-out tours and three critically acclaimed albums. Their debut record, 2013’s Days Are Gone, topped the charts in the UK, and spawned the hit singles ‘The Wire’ and ‘Forever’, with their sophomore album, 2017’s Something to Tell You, following suit with great success in the UK, peaking at No.2.
Their latest release, Women in Music Pt. III, was one of the most anticipated albums of 2020. Although delayed due to the effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the record received widespread critical acclaim and became their second No.1 album in the UK. The music confronted real issues the sisters were dealing with, including depression, mourning and illness. NME gave it 5 stars, calling it “their best yet… more than worth the wait: it’s somehow punky, vulnerable and soothing – and a thing of great beauty”.
The sisters have played in bands since they were children, officially forming HAIM in 2007, with Danielle on guitar and lead vocals, Este on guitar and bass, and Alana on guitar and keyboard. Known for their incredible live performances and selling out shows all over the world, the trio have also collaborated with some big stars, including their friend and touring-mate Taylor Swift, plus contributing their talents to songs with Stevie Nicks, Charli XCX, Bastille, Vampire Weekend, Calvin Harris, Kid Cudi, Major Lazer to name just a few.
Indie pop artist from Norway, GIRL IN RED, comes to All Points East for the first time. After winning three Norwegian GRAMMYs for her 2021 debut solo album If I Could Make It Go Quiet, she released single ‘October Passed Me By’ last year, produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner. Her singles ‘I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend’ and ‘We Fell in Love in October’ are both certified Gold in the US, with The New York Times calling her “one of the most astute and exciting singer-songwriters working in the world of guitar music”. Girl In Red will support Taylor Swift on tour in the US before performing in Victoria Park this August.
Unarguably one of the hottest acts right now, CONFIDENCE MAN deliver custom performances designed to make you dance and lose your cool. With two albums to their name, and second album, Tilt, hitting No.1 in the UK Dance charts, they have also already played at some of the biggest festivals in the world – now adding All Points East to that list. Parading within a brand of dance pop that sounds like Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder gleefully discovering house music via Dee-lite, there’s no question that Confidence Man will make you feel good.
Distinctive singer/songwriter LIZZY MCALPINE hones a sound that combines elements of folk-pop, jazz and R&B. She found success in 2020 with her debut record Give Me a Minute, following with sophomore album, Five Seconds Flat, in 2022. Her latest release includes collaborations with FINNEAS and Jacob Collier, and reached No.5 on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers. Her single ‘Ceilings’ became incredibly popular online, going viral on TikTok and amassing over 80 million streams.
Performing on Victoria Park’s West Stage is Sweden-born and Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and artist TOVE LO. She hit the ground running with her platinum-certified 2014 full-length debut, Queen of the Clouds, uplifted by the quintuple-platinum ‘Habits (Stay High)’ and double-platinum ‘Talking Body’. Her collaborations are numerous, with the GRAMMY-award nominee joining forces with Nick Jonas, Flume, Alesso, Coldplay, Martin Garrix, Charli XCX, Sean Paul and many more. In the midst of sold out shows on multiple continents, she served up albums Lady Wood in 2016 and Blue Lips (Lady Wood Phase II) in 2017 before reaching another stratosphere on 2019’s Sunshine Kitty. Her latest record, the critically acclaimed Dirt Femme, arrived in 2022.
Scottish soul-pop artist JOESEF provides a contemporary sensibility, coming through in both his sleek, gilded productions and his searching lyrics. Crystallising these elements first on his 2019 debut EP, Play Me Something Nice, he followed with two more EPs before releasing his first full-length record Permanent Damage earlier this year.
SNAIL MAIL returns to All Points East this summer. Hailing from Baltimore, Snail Mail is the solo project of guitarist and singer-songwriter Lindsey Jordan. The indie rock artist entered the scene with two EPs, Sticki and Habit, before releasing her debut album Lush in 2018. Featuring singles ‘Pristine’ and ‘Heat Wave’, the album was impressive and an unequivocal career-making moment. Hot on the heels of life-altering success, Jordan followed up with sophomore record Valentine in 2021, which received widespread critical acclaim.
Belgian-Egyptian singer TAMINO also graces the billing. 2018’s enormous and immersive Amir galvanised his emerging star, with his spellbinding second album Sahar released in 2022. He binds together European and Arabic folk traditions, creating wholly modern beauties – including latest single ‘Sunflower’, taken from his sophomore record. Having previously supported Lana Del Rey and collaborated with a member of Radiohead, Tamino’s recognisable talent cannot be ignored.
ROMY is best known as one third of The xx, who in recent years has been expertly carving out her solo career. At the end of 2020, she released euphoric pop banger ‘Lifetime’, teasing more music in 2022 with ‘Strong’, made with her good friend Fred again.. Her debut album is yet to be announced, but Romy recently revealed to NME that the record is “very close” to being finished.
The project of Avalon Emerson, one of dance music’s most celebrated contemporary figures, AVALON EMERSON & THE CHARM has her leaving the DJ booth altogether. Venturing into an intimate strain of synth-pop, alongside showcasing her singing voice to the world, Avalon Emerson & The Charm make their UK festival debut at All Points East this summer.
Joining the line-up is compelling vocalist MAE STEPHENS, the 19-year old artist behind viral hit song ‘If We Ever Broke Up’. Plus Irish singer song-writer NELL MESCAL, also 19, who’s already making waves with singles ‘Homesick’ and ‘Missing You’. And GIGI, born in New Jersey and raised in Florida, who had her breakout moment after sharing her song ‘Sometimes (Backwood)’ on TikTok, racking up over 78 million combined global streams. Plus West-Midlands indie pop artist NIEVE ELLA joins the bill. After garnering a mammoth cult TikTok following, Ella dropped her debut single ‘Girlfriend’ in mid-2022.
Each year, All Points East delivers an epic line up of world class headliners, exceptionally curated supporting line ups and big exclusives. This year is set to be no exception… In a UK exclusive show, STORMZY has teamed up with All Points East to headline and curate his own line-up for ‘This Is What We Mean Day’ on Friday 18th August. One of this century’s defining rock bands, THE STROKES, will return to Victoria Park on Friday 25th August.