We are very pleased to welcome back White Denim, who were last seen ripping up the Garden Stage in 2014. The Texan foursome have gained a reputation for being one of the best live bands around and, through their ten years, have explored everything from soul, jazz, and country to psychedelia, punk, and prog without compromising on astonishing musical dexterity.
Danish band Iceage arrived in 2008 armed with the the most brutal punk rock we’d heard in a long time. They were just teenages then, and their sound has evolved over the years. Their upcoming album Beyondless is arguably their most accomplished, crafted, and moving record yet – the culmination of their three albums so far. We can’t wait to welcome them to Larmer Tree Gardens for the first time.
Also added to this year’s bill are cult grunge foursome The Posies whose extensive back catalogue stretches across four decades, the lovable purveyors of indie pop Sunflower Bean and London-based experimental post-punk trio built around the remarkable and distinctive voice and songs of Serafina Steer, Bas Jan.
We are delighted to reveal the winners of this year’s Play End Of The Road Competition, who this year were chosen from a list of well over 2000 hopefuls. It was highest number – and highest quality – of applications the festivals has ever had. The three successful artists have won the chance to play at End Of The Road 2018, with one bagging a filmed session on site with The Line Of Best Fit.
First up is Californian-born, Glasgow-based musician A. Wesley Chung, previously of Long Beach indie collective Boris Smile, makes blissful Americana befitting of his West Coast heritage. Lo-fi folk and fine artist StevieRay Latham charmed us with his melody-filled, poetic songs and last but not least London quartet Suggested Friends, who make effervescent and melancholic pop rock songs with catchy hooks and frenetic choruses.
New Line Up Additions:
Marc Riley DJ
A. Wesley Chung
Tickets are available here: http://endoftheroadfestival.com/tickets/