Stormzy will headline All Points East next summer, hosting a full day of the London festival under the banner “This Is What We Mean Day”.
The rapper’s upcoming third album ‘This Is What I Mean’ is due out on November 25 and was recently accompanied by the lead single ‘Hide & Seek’. Follow ‘Is Trom An Cyann’ from 2019.
Stormzy is the first headliner for the 2023 edition of All Points East, and will take to Victoria Park on August 18 for ‘This Is What We Mean Day’, a full day of festivities curated by the rapper.
He said in an announcement video (see below): “I was thinking about what’s next, because we’ve done three O2s, that’s stopped. I told the team we had to do something bigger, something more better, something different. We had back. -go-back meetings, exchanging ideas Then it dawned on me, I started jotting down ideas thinking: a live band, we need a live band.
“August 2023, summer thing, outdoors, for the people, always for my people. So August 2023, Victoria Park, more information to come … This is what we mean Hard Day.”
The full list of “This Is What We Mean Day” artists will be announced soon.
Pre-sale tickets will be available from 10am GMT on Tuesday 15 November for those who pre-order ‘This Is What I Mean’ here. General sale tickets will be on sale here from 10am GMT on Thursday 17 November.
Since announcing the new album, the rapper has spoken of the “beautiful” and “spiritual” experience of recording the album on a remote island and revealed that he has written a song he believes is worth having number one for this Christmas. year.
However, in a new interview Stormzy said he has “made peace with the idea that nobody likes him”. Speaking about the new album in an interview with Rick Rubin for iD, Stormzy explained how he finds it “impossible to figure out what people want from me.”
“This idea of being in the studio, thinking you have to make a certain kind of song … it’s the least creative place you can be,” he said. “And really, the public doesn’t even know what they like, and I know because the same thing happens to me when I listen to music.”
“I think this album unleashes all the freedom I’ve been looking for, as a man and as a creative. It allows me to spread my wings,” Stormzy said. “I’ve made peace with the idea that no one would like it.”