Insider Guide to All Points East - Set Times, Hot Picks & Tips

Insider Guide to All Points East – Set Times, Hot Picks & Tips

Here’s our super quick mini guide to the new festival All Points East in Victoria Park from 25-27 June 2018.

Must See Acts at the main All Points East festival

Young Fathers (Friday – 16:55-17:40 – East Stage)

After their big gigs at South Bank Centre – the genre-bending 3some are a must-see

Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Friday – 19:20 – East Stage)

Karen O and her band brings her swagger back to London.

Lorde (Saturday – 20:15 – North Stage)

A rare chance to see New Zealand’s young alt superstar.

The Black Madonna (Sunday – 19:30 – X Stage)

A taste of TBM (pictured above)’s unique intelligent dance music in this unusually open X stage.

Björk (Sunday – 21:05 – East Stage)

The weirdo Queen of pop is back and more wondrous than ever.

Download the APE app for full set times

Unmissable Free Things To Do at APE: In the Neighbourhood

Free Movies at the North Stage

From Baz Luhrmann’s camptastic Moulin Rouge (Thu 31 – 19:00), to fresh Bollywood Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (Weds 30 – 12:30) and Disney classics (The Lion King – Thu 31 -16:15, The Little Mermaid Tue 29 – 12:30, and Moana – Mon 28 – 12:30) the free movies programme is worth taking an afternoon off work for.

All Points Equal (Mon 28 – 10:00-21:30)

A celebration for #Vote100 with a live panel featuring Helen Pankhurst, live music from Hackney Colliery Band, workshops in protest banner making and free female-focussed films including Suffragette.

Free Live Music (Various dates and times)

New acts based in Tower Hamlets and the surrounding East London areas are being championed on APE’s outdoor stage.

We like the look of the feminist choir Deep Throat (Mon 28 – 13:15),  the ‘Urban Equatorial Funk’ of Kasai Masai (Weds 30 – 18:40) and the ‘Multi National turkish and Eastern turbo Folk’ of The Odd Beats (Tues 29 – 20:00)

See the full free programme

Download the map of free activities


  1. Bring an umbrella – there’s more than a fair chance of torrential rain from our experience of previous festivals in Vicky park at this time of year.
  2. Try the chip shop of distinction Britannia Fish Bar if you want a cheap stomach liner before the street food.
  3. Walk to a slightly off piste bus stop to avoid the crowds: Everyone heads for Mile End and Bethnal Green. Why not use Citymapper or the like to hop on a bus somewhere else.
  4. Check out emerging artists at Jägerhaus: All over the weekend there will be top DJs and live artists at this pop up within the festival.
  5. Bring an empty bottle for free water hydration: seems obvious but bet you won’t remember and will have to buy it for £2.50!!


All Points East Map

All Points East Map

Rupert Dannreuther


I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-ups, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips, social enterprise & much more.