London’s celebrated music festival Uber One presents All Points East is excited to announce its first headliner for 2024, the revered artist and inimitable live performer Loyle Carner is coming to Victoria Park on Saturday 17 August.
Carner has graced massive festival shows and venues across the UK and beyond in 2023, with the Wembley OVO Arena in London a career standout. This was followed by a string of packed out festival appearances over the summer, including a headline slot at Glastonbury’s West Holts stage, Primavera Sound and most recently, the legendary Royal Albert Hall. Carner, with some very special guests and an electrifying live-band, joined the ranks of star-studded performers that have appeared at the iconic venue over the past century. All Points East follows a string of rapidly sold-out shows across the capital, and will be a continuation and evolution of his esteemed live performance legacy.
With multiple Mercury and Brits nominations, NME Awards and appearances in global brand campaigns (such as New Balance, Nike, YSL), Carner has had an undoubtedly meteoric rise to the top, culminating with his critically lauded 2022 album “hugo” charting at number 3 in the UK album chart.
“hugo” is a 10-track compendium of urgent delivery and gloriously widescreen production, Carner confronts both the deeply personal and the highly political. Cinematic in scale and scope, “hugo” is both a rallying war cry for a generation forged in fire and a study of the personal internal conflict that drives the rest of the album - as a mixed-race Black man, as an artist, as a father and as a son.
Known for immensely engaging live performances and collaborations with other notable acts, Carner has played a significant role in the UK rap scene's growth and evolution. His impact on music, his dedication to important causes and his continued contributions to the industry have solidified his reputation as a respected and influential figure in British music. With over 790 million global streams - 338 million from the UK - over 657,000 album sales, more than 40 million YouTube views and over 800,000 social media followers, Loyle Carner continues to stake his claim as one of the most accomplished British rappers in history. The All Points East performance is his only London live date for 2024 and is going to be his biggest yet.