Uber One’s renowned music festival, All Points East in London, joyfully reveals its inaugural headliner for 2024. The highly acclaimed artist and unmatched live entertainer, Loyle Carner, will grace Victoria Park on Saturday, August 17. An incredible lineup awaits, featuring esteemed guests Nas, Ezra Collective, Sainté, Joe James, ENNY, and Navy Blue, with the complete roster yet to be unveiled.
In 2023, Carner performed at notable festivals and venues in the UK and beyond. The Wembley OVO Arena in London was a standout moment for his career. He also had packed festival appearances at Glastonbury’s West Holts stage, Primavera Sound, and recently at the Royal Albert Hall. Carner, accompanied by special guests and an energetic live band, joined the esteemed performers who have graced the iconic venue throughout history. Following sold-out shows in the capital, All Points East will carry on and further develop Carner’s renowned live performance legacy.
Carner’s impressive ascent to the top is evident through numerous nominations in prestigious awards like Mercury and Brits, accolades from NME, and his involvement in renowned global brand campaigns such as New Balance, Nike, and YSL. The culmination of his success came with the release of his highly acclaimed album “hugo” in 2022, which reached number 3 on the UK album chart.
“Hugo” is a 10-track compilation that combines urgent delivery and expansive production. Carner fearlessly tackles personal and political issues. With its cinematic grandeur, “Hugo” serves as a powerful anthem for a resilient generation, while also delving into the internal struggles that shape the rest of the album—a multifaceted exploration of Carner’s identity as a mixed-race Black man, artist, father, and son.
Carner is renowned for his captivating live shows and collaborations with notable artists, playing a significant role in the growth and evolution of the UK rap scene. His impact on music, commitment to important causes, and ongoing contributions to the industry have established him as a respected and influential figure in British music. With over 790 million global streams (338 million from the UK), 657,000 album sales, 40 million YouTube views, and 800,000 social media followers, Carner is undeniably one of the most accomplished British rappers in history. The All Points East performance in 2024 will be his largest show and the only London date of the year.
Nas, widely regarded as the greatest rapper ever, will be performing at Victoria Park. Nasir Jones, known as Nas, gained global recognition with his song “Halftime,” selected by producer MC Serch for the opening track of the 1992 film soundtrack “Zebrahead.” His debut album, “Illmatic,” released in 1994 and certified platinum by the RIAA, received critical acclaim. He continued to dominate the charts with hits like “It Was Written” and “God’s Son.” Throughout his career, Nas has earned multiple platinum records, GRAMMY nominations, and notable collaborations, establishing himself as a hip-hop icon.
In 2020, he released “King’s Disease,” his first album in two years and won his first GRAMMY for “Best Rap Album.” The success led to the release of “King’s Disease II” in 2021, featuring collaborations with Eminem, EPMD, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Ms Lauryn Hill, and more, earning another GRAMMY nomination. Nas recently surprised fans with his latest release, “Magic,” featuring A$AP Rocky and DJ Premier. Nas’ enduring influence and artistic innovation solidify his iconic status in rap, making it an honor to have him perform at Uber One presents All Points East next summer.
Ezra Collective are dominating 2023, having recently captivated a sold-out audience at the Royal Albert Hall and clinched a Mercury Prize for their latest album “Where I’m Meant to Be.” This triumph marked a historic win for jazz, described by the band as a “vibrant celebration of life and a testament to their evolving hybrid sound.” Their earlier successes include the critically acclaimed debut album “You Can’t Steal My Joy” in 2019 and a groundbreaking Glastonbury performance. The anticipation is high as Ezra Collective returns to the Uber One presents All Points East stage, promising to once again be the soundtrack of our summer.
ENNY, the talented singer and rapper from South London, is set to make a triumphant comeback at Uber One presents All Points East. Her rise to prominence began in 2020 with the highly praised track “Peng Black Girls.” Since then, ENNY has continued to soar, earning recognition on BBC Sound of 2022 and headlining her own show at OMEARA in April. Notably, she released a compelling six-track EP titled “We Go Again,” featuring a guest appearance from Loyle Carner on the captivating song “Take It Slow.”
Leicester’s Sainté brings a unique West Coast flavour to his music. Recognised for the smooth flow of his lyrics, showcased in his debut EP Local MVP, Sainté effortlessly navigates diverse styles like hip-hop, jazz, and R&B, drawing inspiration from Pharrell, Drake, and Freddie Gibbs.
Joe James, a native of Essex, captivates listeners with his distinctive style characterized by raw rhymes and seamless delivery. His music evokes profound emotions, forging a strong bond with audiences throughout his discography. According to GRM Daily, Joe James, with his prolific artistry and exceptional lyrical skills, is an artist deserving of your attention.
Navy Blue, an L.A. rapper and producer, has gained recognition in the underground rap scene since 2015. Originally a skateboarder, he made a shift to music and worked alongside esteemed artists such as Earl Sweatshirt and MIKE. In 2020, Navy Blue established his independent record label, Freedom Sounds, and unveiled his first studio album, “Àdá Irin.” This was followed by the releases of “Song of Sage: Post Panic!” (2020) and “Navy’s Reprise” (2021).
The initial lineup for Saturday’s Uber One at All Points East is exceptional, with more acts yet to be announced for both weekends and the midweek In the NBHD program. Join us in August!
About Uber One presents All Points East
Since its establishment six years ago, All Points East has evolved into a quintessential London event. The lineup boasts a myriad of exceptional artists, ranging from well-established names to rising talents poised for stardom. In 2023, the festival showcased captivating headline performances by internationally acclaimed acts like Stormzy, The Strokes, Jungle, Dermot Kennedy, and HAIM. Alongside these electrifying weekends, a range of engaging midweek activities, including the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final, added to the overall experience.
In 2019, All Points East received several prestigious awards. Q Magazine named it the ‘Festival Of The Year’, while the Music Week Awards recognized it as the ‘Best Festival’. The previous year, in 2018, All Points East made a remarkable debut and established itself as one of the top festivals in the UK. It won the ‘Festival Of The Year’ award at the Music Week Awards and the ‘Line-Up of the Year’ award at the UK Festival Awards. The 2018 edition featured headline performances by LCD Soundsystem, The xx, Björk, Catfish & The Bottlemen, The National, and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets, East London, is renowned for its scenic beauty and serves as the backdrop for a highly acclaimed annual community event. In collaboration with Tower Hamlets Council, In The Neighbourhood organizes a lively array of activities and entertainment that caters to all. This vibrant program, developed in consultation with local residents, businesses, organizations, and suppliers, encompasses a wide range of offerings, such as eco-friendly workshops, complimentary yoga sessions, delectable street food, outdoor movie screenings, captivating drag performances, and engaging film discussions facilitated by Richmix. Admission is free, and the exciting lineup for 2024 will be unveiled in the upcoming year.
All Points East takes pride in receiving the Gold award on Attitude is Everything’s Charter of Best Practice for our dedication to Deaf and disabled music fans. Our strong commitment to sustainability and accessibility aligns seamlessly with our community values.
Every year, All Points East collaborates with the Tower Project, a local charity, to offer volunteer opportunities to young individuals with learning disabilities and autism at the festival. Additionally, they provide educational and performance chances to students from the nearby ELAM arts and music school. The festival is committed to 100% renewable energy and aims to eliminate single-use plastic from all serving items. They also organize upcycling workshops for children as part of their dedication to the local community and the park.
Local businesses are afforded chances to offer food, beverages, merchandise, and other offerings, maximizing the benefits for the local community.