Photography by Bimal Tailor

Welcoming in the the first weekend of the All Points East Festival at Victoria Park. The second day saw The Strokes headlining with other brilliant performances by The Raconteurs, Johnny Marr, Courtney Barnett, Jarvis Cocker, Interpol, Anna Calvi and many others. There was a terrific vibe among the crowd with this being the start of the heatwave in London (according to the weather people but you never know with British weather). Gig Junkies’ photographer Bimal was there to capture the magic.

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Anna Calvi

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Anna Calvi has previously said that she has been influenced by music gods… Bowie, Hendrix, The Smiths, The Rolling Stones and many others… we could certainly see that from her performance. It was intense, dark and passionate. Miss Calvi dived into tracks from her most recent, well received album ‘Hunter’ with the feeling to get every ounce of magic out of her guitar and her voice. It was an impressive set and you can clearly see the crowd lapping it up like the beautiful weather.

Hunter / Rider to the Sea / No More Words / Indies or Paradise / As a Man / Wish / Suzanne & I / I’ll Be Your Man / Don’t Beat the Girl Out of My Boy / Alpha / Ghost Rider (Suicide cover)

Jarvis Cocker presents Jarv is…

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JARV is a work in progress, JARV is an experiment, JARV is a live experience with no barriers. From the performance by Jarvis Cocker’s ensemble, you can certainly see that. It was lively, loud and lit deeply.


Intro (Heart of Glass – Blondie + Phillip Glass Remix) / Sometimes I Am Pharoah / “Further Complications.” / Must I Evolve / House Music / His ‘n’ Hers (Pulp song) / Mary (Relaxed Muscle song) / Homewrecker! / Am I Missing Something / Cunts Are Still Running the World

Courtney Barnett

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Avant Gardener / City Looks Pretty / Small Talk / Need a Little Time / Nameless, Faceless / I’m Not Your Mother, I’m Not Your Bitch / Crippling Self Doubt and a General Lack of Self / Confidence / Everybody Here Hates You / Small Poppies / Depreston / Elevator Operator / Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party / Pedestrian at Best

Johnny Marr

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The Tracers / Bigmouth Strikes Again (The Smiths song) / Armatopia / Get the Message (Electronic song) / How Soon Is Now? (The Smiths song) / Getting Away With It (Electronic song) / Walk Into the Sea / This Charming Man (The Smiths song) / Easy Money / There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (The Smiths song)

The Raconteurs

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The anticipation for The Raconteurs to appear was relentless with many of the crowd cheering and screaming whenever a person appeared on stage, a change in the lighting or change in the music. It was the classic ‘Steady, as She Goes’ that really got the audience going, with a mass sing along ending a scintillating high spirited performance.


Consoler of the Lonely / Bored and Razed / Level / Old Enough / You Don’t Understand Me / Don’t Bother Me / Hands / Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness) (Donovan cover) / Broken Boy Soldier (with Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out” snippet) / Help Me Stranger / Now That You’re Gone / Sunday Driver / Salute Your Solution / Steady, as She Goes

The Strokes

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Heart in a Cage / You Only Live Once / Ize of the World / The Modern Age / Hard to Explain / Under Control (first time since 2015) / Meet Me in the Bathroom / I Can’t Win / On the Other Side / Reptilia / New York City Cops / What Ever Happened? / 12:51 / Razorblade / Soma / Someday Encore: Is This It (Julian’s mic did not work for most of the song) / Juicebox / Last Nite

See the complete photoset from All Points East on 25th May here.

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