Uber One presents All Points East is excited to announce the incredible full line up accompanying The Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie at Victoria Park this summer. Enchanting folk storytellers The Decemberists, indie-pop heavyweights Phoenix, and the fierce energy of Gossip and Sleater-Kinney join the innovative and eclectic billing, plus Yo La Tengo, Teenage Fanclub, Wednesday and Soft Launch.
To celebrate two decades of Give Up and Transatlanticism, The Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie have joined forces for an unprecedented 20th-anniversary co-headline tour. Now heading back to London, this show will continue the huge anniversary celebrations. Each night, Benjamin Gibbard, the co-founder of both bands, will pull double duty performing with The Postal Service – comprised of Gibbard, Jimmy Tamborello, and Jenny Lewis – as well as with Death Cab for Cutie (alongside Nick Harmer, Dave Depper, Zac Rae, and Jason McGerr). The extraordinary show will see both iconic groups performing their seminal 2003 albums in full.
This will be The Postal Service’s first appearance in London for over 10 years, so this performance will be an incredibly special celebration of two groups who defined an era and are held in the hearts of music fans across the world.
Led by the literary-inspired lyrics of frontman Colin Meloy, The Decemberists have paved the way for a narrative-driven, conceptual sound that has earned them revered status in the indie-folk scene. Diving into wholly unique musical escapades such as 2006’s The Crane Wife, inspired by a Japanese folk tale, or their 2009 rock opera The Hazards of Love, Meloy’s unconventional approach is an assured testament to the boundless nature of music.
Grammy-winning French group Phoenix are known for their infectious, hooky synth-pop. They achieved international acclaim with their breakout album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (2009), while their hit single ‘1901’ soared on charts worldwide.
American trio Gossip will be bringing fierce energy to Victoria Park this summer. Led by the charismatic Beth Ditto, Gossip achieved chart success with hits like ‘Standing in the Way of Control’ and ‘Heavy Cross’, the former becoming an anthem for LGBTQ rights.
Likewise, Sleater-Kinney represents a true feminist punk ethos. Originating as part of the riot grrrl movement in Washington DC, their landmark 1997 album, Dig Me Out earned a spot on Rolling Stone’s ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time’ in 2020. Their latest album Little Rope was released this year, already earning critical acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork, NME and The New York Times.
Indie veterans Yo La Tengo will also be gracing the All Points East stage. The eclectic outfit have released seventeen studio albums since their formation in 1984, consistently appealing to the understated, sweet charm of alternative music. The 2023 album This Stupid World was their first in five years, described by Pitchfork as “Their liveliest album in at least a decade.” Glaswegian icons Teenage Fanclub share a similar sentiment. Described by CLASH as “One of life’s ever-presents – always there, always dependable, and always releasing new music,” their brand of sparkly, guitar-based power pop stays strong and will be sure to bring energy this summer.
Rising sensation Wednesday’s unique marriage of shoegaze and country rock shows no sign of slowing down, already having released three albums since their debut in 2020. North Carolina natives, dusty tales of the American South will be heard reverberating across Victoria Park this summer.
London locals Soft Launch are the youngest on this lineup of legends. They offer a glimpse into their repertoire with a singular release titled ‘Bonsai’ – a synth-laden, atmospheric and driving hit, with touches of 90s nostalgia intertwined with a headstrong modern energy.
Touching all corners of the alternative sphere, this momentous lineup is a celebration of music history. Uber One presents All Points East will bring these enduring names to Victoria Park as a salute to this legacy.
About Uber One presents All Points East:
Uber One presents All Points East has become the essential London event since its inception six years ago. The quality of artists runs very deep across the days with established names and those on the cusp of stardom entertaining crowds. 2023 welcomed stunning headline sets from a series of world class artists across two weekends of shows, including Stormzy, The Strokes, Jungle, Dermot Kennedy and HAIM plus a host of midweek activities including the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final.
2019 saw a flurry of awards for the new festival; Q Magazine awarded All Points East ‘Festival Of The Year’, and that same year All Points East won the award for ‘Best Festival’ at the Music Week Awards. The year before, 2018’s debut established this essential new event as one of the best festivals in the UK. Winning ‘Festival Of The Year’ at the Music Week Awards and ‘Line-Up of the Year’ at the UK Festival Awards, All Points East 2018 boasted headline sets from LCD Soundsystem, The xx, Björk, Catfish & The Bottlemen, The National and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
East London’s beautiful Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets 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 2024’s programme will be announced in the new year.
A commitment to sustainability and accessibility goes hand in hand with the community elements and All Points East is proud to have been awarded Gold on Attitude is Everything’s Charter of Best Practice for our commitment to Deaf and disabled music fans.
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. Committing to 100% renewable energy, working towards eliminating single-use plastic from all serve-ware and programming upcycling workshops for children during In The Neighbourhood are further examples of the commitment to the local community and the park.
Local businesses are given opportunities to provide food, drink, merchandise and more so that the local community benefits as much as possible.
Reviews for ALL POINTS EAST 2023
“Grandest in the city’s festival calendar” Daily Telegraph
“…it all sounds great floating into the late summer night. (4 stars)” The Guardian “…a thundering show” CRACK
“Loud, bold and brilliant” DIY “The ultimate dance party at All Points East” MusicTech “All Points East 2023 provided moments of musical enchantment” 1883
“Undoubtedly one of the city’s best day festivals… This is the place to spend your bank holiday.” GQ
“All Points East offers unique, informed live music curation featuring some of the most influential bands and artists of the past and the present.” CLASH
“Victoria Park’s huge summer takeover” Evening Standard
“With such a genre-spanning line-up… All Points East entices a hotbed of audiences” NME
“The only way to end your summer in London, it has to be on everyone’s list” MyLondon
“A whole lot of fun” Dork
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