All Points East: The Strokes, Interpol, The Raconteurs, Johnny Marr and Courtney Barnett announced for 2019 festival

Festival takes place in London's Victoria Park

Roisin O'Connor
Music Correspondent
Tuesday 29 January 2019 09:45 GMT

The Strokes have been announced to headline the 2019 edition of All Points East on 25 May.

The New York rock band are making their international comeback this year, with a new album also rumoured to be in the works. The All Points East gig marks their first UK show in four years. Their latest record, the EP Future Present Past, was released in 2016.

Other additions to the lineup include Jack White's band The Raconteurs, Johnny Marr, Parquet Courts, Jarvis Cocker, Courtney Barnett, Anna Calvi, Bakar and Viagra Boys. The Raconteurs are releasing a new album this year, and recently shared two new singles – "Sunday Driver" and "Now That You're Gone". White released his latest solo album, Boarding House Reach, last year.

The new lineup additions join the likes of Chemical Brothers, Hot Chip, Little Simz, Bon Iver, Christine and the Queens and Bring Me the Horizon, who are all performing across the weekend at Victoria Park in Hackney, London.

Tickets for The Strokes go on sale at 9am on 1 February – buy here

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