Playing her only UK festival since the release of Divers, one of the albums of 2015, the dazzlingly talented Joanna Newsom will headline End of The Road with her harp-led sonic odyssey. In 2011 she entranced us with a truly magical headline performance, and we’re delighted to have her back to do it all over again. Joining Joanna in a 2016 UK festival exclusive, will be the mercurial and mesmerising singer-songwriter Cat Power. Playing with a full band, Chan Marshall’s famously raw live show is sure to captivate Larmer Tree Gardens.
Making their first ever appearance at End of The Road will be the technicolor, genre-hopping, experimental vocal harmonising one offs Animal Collective, who release their eagerly awaited tenth studio album Painting With featuring the likes of John Cale and Colin Stetson, later this month. Also playing End of The Road for the first time, we are very happy to welcome Bat for Lashes who has long been on the festival wish list with her unique brand of otherworldly pop. Fresh from her forays into 70s world psychedelia with Toy and Dan Carey last year, with the electrifying side project SEXWITCH, Natasha Khan is due to return as the much loved Bat with a new album in 2016 and we can’t wait to see what she has in store for us.
John Dwyer’s peerless Thee Oh Sees need no introduction. After their acclaimed 2015 album Mutilator Defeated At Last, the San Francisco legends bring their thrilling garage rock to this year’s festival. This year will also feature a rare appearance by masked psychedelic Swedish collective GOAT, set to deliver their signature joyous and intoxicating live show. End of The Road are also excited to welcome the alt-rock shaman Devendra Banhart who will also be playing at End of The Road for the first time.
End Of The Road Festival 2016 Line Up:
Bat For Lashes
Thee Oh Sees
Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts
The Big Moon
Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker
More acts to be announced soon
Final tier tickets are now on sale at £195. There are no booking or transaction fees. A deposit scheme allows people to pay £45 now and the balance by 15 June: http://www.
“The bands love it as much as the crowd. This 10th anniversary party is a triumph”
5/5 The Guardian
“End of the Road can feel their birthday wishes all came true here” 9/10 NME
“One of the UK’s best festivals” Q Magazine
“Unforgettable” Financial Times
“End Of The Road is nearing festival perfection” CLASH
“End of the Road captures a covetable mix of aesthetic, atmosphere and artful curation” Crack