It’s THE show of the summer and it’s about to get even bigger at Luno presents All Points East. The incredible STORMZY will headline his own specially curated day at All Points East on Friday 18th August for his unforgettable ‘This Is What We Mean Day’. Artists handpicked by STORMZY have been announced today: KEHLANI, SAMPHA, KNUCKS, LUCKY DAYE, WSTRN, MS BANKS and THE NO SIGNAL STAGE, with many more acts still to be announced.
I was thinking what’s next cos we’ve done 3 O2s shut that down. I said to the team we gotta do something bigger something better something different. We were having back to back meetings bouncing ideas. Then it hit me I started jotting down ideas thinking – live band need a live band. August 2023 a summer time thing outside for the people always for my people. So August 2023 Victoria Park more info coming soon….This Is What We Mean Day. Hard.Stormzy
Two-time GRAMMY Award-nominated artist KEHLANI comes to All Points East for the first time. The multi-platinum singer hit the ground running in 2015 with her second mixtape, You Should Be Here, debuting at No.5 in the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Album Charts. She’s been continuing on that momentum ever since, releasing her third studio album, Blue Water Road, just last year. Having worked with Cardi B, Justin Bieber and Chance the Rapper to name a few, teaming up with Stormzy and Lily Allen for ‘Cigarettes and Cush’ on his 2017 Gang Signs & Prayer album, and with streams in the billions, Kehlani’s performance in Victoria Park is an event in itself.
One of the UK’s most enigmatic young artists, SAMPHA’S 2017 acclaimed debut album Process won the coveted Mercury Music Prize. Over the years Sampha has generously divided his time between solo and collaborative work, lending his talents to a whole range of standout releases – from homegrown UK contemporaries such as SBTRKT, FKA twigs, Lil Silva and Jessie Ware to world-renowned superstars like Drake, Beyonce, Solange and Frank Ocean. Also on track ‘Sampha’s Plea’ from Stormzy’s latest record, as well as featuring on Kendrick Lamar’s 2023 GRAMMY-nominated album.
Following his Nas-inspired debut mixtape Illmatic (2014), rapper-producer KNUCKS has since garnered widespread acclaim with his innovative sound. With over a quarter of a billion streams and a string of legendary collaborations, from Stormzy to Kenny Beats, the North London rapper is rapidly becoming a household name. His debut album ALPHA PLACE (2022), raised the bar, with Clash magazine calling him “one of the most charismatic figures in UK Rap”.
Hailing from New Orleans, LUCKY DAYE projects a widescreen vision of R&B. His full-spectrum view encompasses everything from the explosive funky bombast to the soulful croon of seventies favourites and the turn-of-the-century swagger inherent in mid-to-late nineties classics. As a result, the American singer songwriter comes with a signature sound of his own. Lucky has an unbelievable story from growing up in a cult, surviving Hurricane Katrina, making music in Atlanta, road-tripping across the country to Los Angeles, and finally linking up with producer and partner D’Mile to make GRAMMY-nominated album Painted (2019), as well as GRAMMY-winning Table For Two (2021) and GRAMMY-nominated Candydrip, which was released earlier this year.
West London afro swing collective WSTRN join This Is What We Mean Day. Their debut single, “In2”, went viral on its release in 2015, peaking at No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart. The next year, the trio released their debut mixtape #WSTRNSEASON, followed by DOU3LE 3AK in 2018. Proving it was no fluke, WSTRN dropped their third mixtape in Summer 2019 with WSTRN Season, Vol. 2, improving yet again on the qualities displayed and made a soundtrack to London living that combines their experiences recording between London and Jamaica. Fast forward to present day and over 400 million worldwide streams later, the trio are back better than ever.
MS BANKS is an acclaimed British rapper and songwriter from Southeast London. She began writing music at age 11 and swiftly went on to have a string of successful mixtapes as Ms Banks. Her first EP titled New Chapter EP followed in 2016. The Coldest Winter Ever and The Coldest Winter Ever Part II came in 2018 and 2019, respectively. In July last year, Ms Banks delighted fans with her latest mixtape Bank Statement. She features on the title track This Is What I Mean with Stormzy alongside Amaarae and Black Sherif, and helped bring the track to life on the music video released late last year.
Plus NO SIGNAL will be curating their very own billing throughout the day at The No Signal Stage. Founded in 2019, the pioneering online station No Signal created a space for DJs to express themselves outside of the club and have since gone on to be a viral sensation. Broadcasting daily from their studio in London with over 60 shows, their aim is to connect the various Black diasporas across the world via audio content and to serve as a window into Black music culture.
These incredible additions to the bill marks the start of this unmissable line up, with many more names to be announced for Stormzy’s ‘This Is What We Mean Day’ at All Points East on Friday 18th August.
Having sold out multiple shows at The O2 and a whole UK tour, STORMZY was looking for something extra special for 2023, to surpass all his live experiences so far. Featuring his favourite artists, from up-and-comers to superstars, Stormzy will be announcing a huge line-up for his very own day, in celebration of his latest album.