Stormzy has been announced as the first headliner of All Points East 2023 and will take over an entire day at Victoria Park. The London rapper will curate his own bill of artists under the banner ‘This Is What We Mean Day’.
The music festival is scheduled to return next year, with the 2022 iteration only concluding recently on August 28. It was headlined by the likes of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds.
Ready for next year’s festival, Stormzy will have his very own full day for All Points East 2023 that will take place on August 18 next year. ‘This Is What We Mean Day’ will also feature a catalogue of performances from artists of the rapper’s choosing.
He has also confirmed the release of an upcoming third studio album titled ‘This Is What I Mean’. It will be released on November 25 and features lead single ‘Hide & Seek’.
Stormzy said in an announcement video: “I was thinking what’s next, cos we’ve done three 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.” Further information about the full lineup of headliners for All Points East 2023, as well as the artists performing alongside Stormzy during ‘This Is What We Mean Day’, will be announced in due course.
How to get All Points East 2023 tickets
Tickets will first be available through a presale window which will open at 10am on November 15 for those who have pre-ordered Stormzy’s album ‘This Is What I Mean’. Tickets will then go on general sale via the All Points East website from 10am on November 17.
A second wave of pre-sale tickets for Stormzy’s performance will be available from 5pm this evening (November 16) through the All Points East website.