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Jochan Embley

All Points East and Field Day 2022: Tickets, line-up and all you need to know

Charli XCX and Tame Impala are among the artists heading to Victoria Park for All Points East

(Picture: Louise Morris/Getty Images)

The only thing better than a music festival is two music festivals rolled into one, and that’s basically what is coming up in east London this August.

As was the case in 2021, All Points East has amalgamated with Field Day, combining forces to offer six days of music across two weekends (this weekend and next).

It includes the likes of Gorillaz, The Chemical Brothers, Tame Impala, The National, Disclosure and Nick Cave. And good news if you haven’t got your ticket yet, as tickets are still available for some of the days.

It’s always one of the biggest events in London’s summer calendar, and this year looks to be no different. Here’s what you need to know...

When and where are All Points East and Field Day?

Victoria Park in east London is the home of both festivals, with six days booked out, starting on August 19 and closing next weekend on August 28.

Field Day is sandwiched in between the All Points East action, taking place this Saturday.

Who’s on the line-ups?

Friday August 19

Gorillaz (Handout)

Damon Albarn’s Gorillaz will headline the opening day, with Bristol punks Idles and US hardcore-favourites Turnstile among the other top-billed acts. Elsewhere things are pretty eclectic (as is the case on other days), with rap titan Pusha T, pop experimentalist Yves Tumour and the Mercury Prize-nominated Self Esteem standing out.

  • Gorillaz
  • Idles
  • Turnstile
  • Pusha T
  • Yves Tumor
  • Self Esteem
  • Knucks
  • Kenny Beats
  • Femi Kuti
  • Ibeyi
  • Obongjayar
  • Ibibio Sound Machine
  • Newdad
  • Paris Texas
  • Remi Wolf
  • Nia Archives
  • Willow Kayne
  • Kills Birds

Saturday August 20

Kraftwerk (Handout)

This first Saturday welcomes Field Day, which is very much the dance music-focused part. Two legends of electronic music — The Chemical Brothers and Kraftwerk — are co-headliners, but there are some top-tier names throughout: Peggy Gou, Moodymann, Floating Points, Squarepusher and more.

  • The Chemical Brothers
  • Kraftwerk
  • Peggy Gou
  • Artwork B2B CC:Disco!
  • Bklava
  • Carl Craig
  • Moodymann
  • Cici
  • Emerald B2B Jossy Mitsu
  • Erol Alkan
  • Floating Points
  • Folamour
  • HAAi
  • Helena Star
  • Jennifer Cardini B2B Tijana T
  • Jessy Lanza
  • Juliana Huxtable
  • Kareem Ali
  • Logic1000
  • Luxe
  • Mary Anne
  • Hobbs
  • Otik
  • Planningtorock
  • Salute
  • Squarepusher
  • Tourist
  • Tygapaw

Thursday August 25

Tame Impala (Handout)

Aussie psych-rocker Tame Impala is top of the bill on Thursday, with one of the festival’s tighter line-ups in support: be sure to catch US indie-pop artist Caroline Polachek, Yorkshire synth-wielders Working Men’s Club and LA musician Sudan Archives.

  • Tame Impala
  • FKJ
  • Caroline Polachek
  • Caribou
  • Omar Apollo
  • The Blaze
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Working Men’s Club
  • Goat
  • Sudan Archives
  • Q

Friday August 26

The National (Graham MacIndoe)

Rock music is the presiding force here, with The National headlining. Fleet Foxes and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are the two other biggest names, but we’ll certainly be making our way to see the ever-innovative Low and art-pop artist Perfume Genius beforehand.

  • The National
  • Fleet Foxes
  • King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
  • Kurt Vile
  • Parcels
  • Perfume Genius
  • Low
  • Lucy Dacus
  • Villagers
  • Tune-Yards
  • Rae Morris
  • Valerie June
  • Balthazar
  • Cassandra Jenkins
  • Dehd
  • Bess Atwell

Saturday August 27

Disclosure (Handout)

Aside from Field Day, this is probably the danciest lineup of the lot, with Disclosure as headliners, and the likes of Fred again.., Joy Orbison and Sherelle dropping in for some floor-filling sets. James Blake and Charli XCX are the other two biggest names of the day.

  • Disclosure
  • James Blake
  • Charli XCX
  • H.E.R.
  • Mura Masa
  • Fred again..
  • Koffee
  • Freddie Gibbs
  • Channel Tres
  • Overmono
  • Shy FX
  • Enny
  • Joy Orbison
  • Franky Wah
  • Lil Silva
  • Sherelle
  • Wesley Joseph
  • Lola Young
  • Joy Anonymous
  • Tora-i
  • Elkka
  • Yung Singh

Sunday August 28

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (AFP via Getty Images)

Closing the festival are the always magnetic Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, who are making their only UK festival appearance of the year. Michael Kiwanuka will bring his soulful sounds to the main stage, and there will also be the chance to see The Smile — aka Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and Tom Skinner — in one of their first festival outings as a trio.

  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
  • Michael Kiwanuka
  • The Smile
  • Sleaford Mods
  • Aldous Harding
  • Anna Calvi
  • Spiritualized
  • Kae Tempest
  • Robert Glasper
  • Tinariwen
  • Jehnny Beth
  • Joan as Police Woman
  • Hurray for the Riff Raff
  • Party Dozen
  • Starcrawler
  • Chilli Jesson

How to get tickets for All Points East

Tickets are sold separately for each day, and there is space remaining for each one. Currently, prices start at £68, with the exception of Field Day, which begins at £79.50.

Head here to buy yours.

How to travel to Victoria Park

As always with a London festival, public transport is the way to go – organisers have confirmed there will be no parking on-site or in the immediate vicinity of Victoria Park.

Mile End on the District, Circle and Hammersmith & City lines, and Bethnal Green on the Central line are the two best options for travelling via the Tube – both are 10 to 15 minutes away on foot. On the Overground, Cambridge Heath is your best bet.

For the bus, 8, 277, 309, 339, 388, D3, D6 are the nearby routes, but there may be route diversions on the day. Check the TfL website for more information closer to the time.

There will also be a designated taxi pick-up spot, with signs at the event directing attendees to that area. And if you want to cycle, there is dedicated bike parking at Victoria Park, although you’ll need to bring your own lock.

Keep in mind that there will be travel disuptions across the Bank Holiday Weekend, due to train, Tube and bus strikes. Allow extra time for your journey.

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