End of The Road Festival is located at Larmer Tree Gardens, near Blandford, in Dorset. End of The Road 2016 takes place from 1-4 September. Please check term dates.
104 miles West of London. (2 1/2 hour drive)
52 miles South of Bristol (90 minute drive)
23 miles North of Bournemouth (35 minute drive)
Driving times from Google Maps just to give you an idea of where we are. It’ll take a bit longer at festival time.Please help us keep the festival green and use public transport wherever possible. National Express Coaches are on sale now.
Wristband Exchange and Box Office Hours
Thursday 2pm to 11pm
Friday 8am to 11pm
Saturday 8am to 11pm
Sunday 8am to 11pm
Early arrivals on Thursday will be allowed into the car park from 12pm.
The village will first open at 5pm on Thursday, with only The Woods, Cinema and Tipi Tent open. The music starts about midday on all other days.
Please note: Outside the Box Office and Wristband Exchange hours you will be allowed into the car park but not into the festival.
All patrons must leave the site by midday on Monday.
CAR PARKS AND CAMPERVANS/CARAVANS
- All Public cars enter via Green Gate. Campervans / caravans enter via Orange Gate
- You benefit from a discount if you book your car park pass in advance. Before arriving on site please make sure you print your e-parking pass and have it displayed on your dashboard ready for scanning.
- There is a fee of £10 for car parking payable on entry if you don’t have an e-parking pass. Please have cash ready and only pay our official stewards. It’s a once-only charge – you can come and go freely thereafter.
- The car park is about 600 metres from the first campsite. Vehicles cannot be driven into the campsite. If anyone in your party has difficulty walking this distance, please speak to a steward on arrival.
- Campervans / Caravans / Live-in Vehicles need a ‘Campervan Field ticket’, which needs to be purchased online in advance at an additional cost. This area is located separately from the main campsite. Groups may erect a modest-sized tent next to their campervan/caravan. Otherwise, tents are not allowed in this field.
- Those who have booked to go into Disabled Camping (including carers, friends and relatives) will need to pick up their festival wristband and their disabled camping wristband from the Box Office. You will also need to pick up you Disabled Car Park pass at the same time. If you have any queries, please email email@example.com
Once parked, ticket holders can go straight to wristband exchange. Children will be given their own wristbands with space to write their parents’ mobile numbers in case they get lost.
You may be asked for ID upon arrival, so to be on the safe side, please bring either your passport, driving licence or credit/debit card. If ID is for proof of age it needs to be a PASS card, driving licence or passport.
The Box Office is not able to hold tickets for you or your friends. Please ensure everyone has his/her own ticket before arriving on site.
We have 6 camping areas: General, Family, Boutique, Disabled, Campervan / Caravans and Quiet. More information on the facilities available in each area can be found here.
Please Note: disabled camping and disabled parking need to be booked in advance. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to do so. The disabled campsite and car park are both located at the bottom of the drive, just past the Box Office. There is more information on Disabled campsite facilities here.
TROLLEY HIRE SERVICE
Mr Trolley will be returning to the festival to help you ferry your gear from carpark to campsite. You will find the Hire Point in our main carpark near Wristband Exchange (see site map above).
Hire Opening Times:
Thursday: 2pm – 9pm
Friday: 8am – 9pm
Saturday: 10am – 2pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm
Monday: 7.30am – 9am
For quick hires, to get your gear in and out of the festival, the service costs £5 per half an hour though a £50 upfront refundable deposit is required (they’ve gone missing in the past!). We’d advise that you collect your wristband first then use the re-entry lane for luggage to avoid extra costs where queues may be longer.
To hire a trolley or a wagon overnight to wheel your children around in, from Friday 6pm, the prices can be found below.
Wagon conversion: 1 night £25, 2 nights £45, 3 nights £65 (deposit £100)
Trolley: 1 night £15, 2 nights £25, 3 nights £35 (deposit £50)
You can pre-book this service by heading to www.bookings.mrtrolley.co.uk, a £2 booking fee applies.
Please note, no trolleys or wagons will be allowed in the Gardens Stage, or forward of the sound desk at the Woods Stage, beyond 5pm.
SECURITY & SAFETY
• The main First Aid Tent is located next the Cinema. In the campsites, go to either of the two large watch towers and the stewards will contact the medics.
• The Information point is located at Gate C on the main campsite road close to the Woods Stage.
• Lost property will held at the Information point for the duration of the festival. Should you be searching for items after the festival has ended, please email email@example.com with a description of your item(s) and a member of staff will assist you where possible.
• All our water points are suitable for drinking. The water in the toilets is not drinking water.
• Cash machinesare beside the Information Point at Gate C on the campsite road.
• A free deposit box scheme is run by Friends of the Earth from Thursday at 3pm. It faces the main campsite near the Woods Stage entrance to the village at Gate C.
• Don’t leave valuables unattended in your tent. During the night, keep them in an inaccessible place such as your sleeping bag.
• Put your phone number on your child’s wristband.
• Exposure to loud noise can damage your hearing. Do come prepared with well-fitting ear protection for you and your children.
THINGS YOU CAN’T DO
• Smoke inside any of the festival tents. This is the law.
• Drugs – Big NO! We have a zero tolerance policy and your stay with us will be short.
• Bring glass on site. Security will search for and dispose of any glass at the entrance.
• Bring pets other than guide dogs.
• Make a lot of noise in the campsite… we’re sure you can see the sense in this one.
• Make open fires or barbecues (camping stoves used away from tents are fine).
• Take camping chairs or trolleys to the garden stage or forward of the sound desk in the Woods arena after 5pm (this restricts capacity).
• Bring flags into the festival village. These are permitted in the campsite only.
• Bands begin around midday Friday – Sunday. For the first time this year (2016) we are also opening The Woods Stage on Thursday night for The Shins to headline. There is some entertainment in the Tipi and Cinema tents too.
• It get’s cold at night so remember to bring warm sleeping bags, extra blankets and (if you like) air beds.
• There is a festival shop in the general campsite just before you enter the village for all those vital bits and pieces you forgot.