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Comedy & Literature line-up Announced

(4 years ago)

PHILL JUPITUS, ANDY ZALTZMAN AND SARA PASCOE CONFIRMED

RICHARD KING, GABRIELLE DRAKE & more for LIBRARY STAGE

We are  delighted to announce the literary and comedy line-ups for this year’s festival.

On the Comedy stage, panel show extraordinaire Phill Jupitus of Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Porky The Poet fame will be joined by fellow serial panelist Sara Pascoe, alongside John Oliver’ political comedy partner Andy Saltzman. Robin Ince, presenter of BBC Radio show The Infinite Monkey Cage will also be joining them, bringing his informative hilarity to the festival.

The Library Stage will play host to Richard King, the author of the acclaimed history of independent labels How Soon Is Now? and music biographers Zoë Howe (The Jesus and Mary Chain Story and Stevie Nicks) and Rob Chapman (Syd Barrett) will explore a plethora of topics and their own work.

In recognition of folk legend Nick Drake, End of the Road is pleased to host a special celebration of his life. Nick’s sister Gabrielle Drake and Cally Callomon will be coming along to discus their recent book Remembered For A While, the authorised companion to the music of Nick Drake. Published by John Murray, the book shares anecdotes from Nick’s friends, critics, adherents, family and from Nick Drake himself. The talk may well be interspersed by some special guest performances.

The Comedy and Literature line-up adds to the already phenomenal 2015 bill, which includes Sufjan Stevens performing his only European festival this year on Saturday night, following Australia’s psych superstars Tame Impala on Friday. Sunday night will see the critics’ album of 2014 holders The War On Drugs play their only English summer festival this year, as well as anticipated performances from the likes of My Morning Jacket, Future Islands, Laura Marling, Django Django, Mac DeMarco and St Etienne performing their classic album Fox Base Alpha in full.

With only a few tickets left, make sure you don’t miss out on the anniversary of the year. Final tier tickets are on sale at £195: http://www.endoftheroadfestival.com/tickets

Comedy
Phill Jupitus
Andy Zaltzman
Robin Ince
Sara Pascoe
Felicity Ward
Max & Ivan
The Beau Zeaux
Sameena Zehra
Deborah Frances White
Voices In Your Head
Damian Clark
Steve Hall
Jim Smallman
Rachel Parris
Sarah Bennetto
Storytellers’ Club

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Literature
Nick Drake: A Celebration with Gabrielle Drake & Cally Callomon
Richard King
Mick Houghton
Zoë Howe
Rob Chapman
Adharanand Finn
Claire Fuller
Susanna Hislop
Katharine Hibbert

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Our Monthly Club night takes place at The Shacklewell Arms on Friday 12 June with The Drink and Tigercats. Tickets are available here: http://bit.ly/1FHUBlF

Check out our full music line-up here.