Let’s be honest, England’s weather is temperamental at the best of times. And good God, the skies have proved it this summer. But for Stormzy’s headlining performance at All Points East, when the heavens opened, the crowds erupted.
A topless Big Mike, built like Adonis himself and dripping in rain, flexed more than his voice on stage. Belting out all the bangers from his latest album, This Is What I Mean, his high octane set left an already wet audience with even soggier eyes.
Earlier in the day, Ms Banks, Knucks, Lucky Daye, Kehlani, Sampha and more riled up the festival goers for a day of bopping, grinding and grooving. To make the experience even more unforgettable, drinks were flowing at a discount of 5% off for American Express Cardmembers.
Once you got a beer (or seven) down you, guests headed to the Y2K inspired Photo Lab, retro games arcade and Club Soda bar at The Amex Experience. Cotton candy floss became the exclusive area’s most sought-after accessory, meanwhile four bespoke glitter styles saw fans’ hair transform into disco ‘dos. Stormzy, see you next year.