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Play End Of The Road 2019 Applications Now Open!

(1 week ago)

 

APPLICATIONS OPEN HERE NOW 

This year one of the selected artists will open one of the Major Stages (Woods, Garden, Big Top) and one will film a session with The Line of Best Fit. Other winners will receive a standard festival slot. If you are chosen as the act to open one of the Major Stages you will still be eligible for The Line of Best Fit feature, (and vice versa) – the two opportunities aren’t mutually exclusive but they won’t necessarily go to the same act.

Application Rules / Terms & Conditions:

Entry:

  • Only applications submitted through the online form will be accepted. We will not accept applications by email or social media.
  • Applications are open from 5 December – Midnight 10 February
  • Only applications received by the closing date will be considered.
  • You can see from our past line-ups what sort of music we are interested in.
  • You must be available on the following dates: Thursday 29th August – Sunday 1st September 2019 inclusive

Announcement:

  • The winners will be notified by mid March, and announced on our website/Facebook shortly thereafter. Please do not email us to ask for updates.

If you are successful:

  • We will pay a fee of £150 for each of these slots, to help with travel costs etc.
  • It is your responsibility to make your way to and from the festival, and you agree to be on time for your load in / stage time.
  • You agree to provide the information required in our ‘Artist Brief’ in good time.

 


CHRISTMAS PARTY ON 5 DECEMBER AT CORSICA STUDIOS, TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

(2 months ago)

With the dust truly settled on this year’s exceptional End Of The Road, it’s time to reveal details of our annual Christmas Party which this year, takes place at Corsica Studios in London on Wednesday 5th December, presented with our friends at Loud And Quiet.

We’re beyond excited to reveal Black Midi, described by Shame as ‘the best band in London’, as our Christmas Party headliners. They join one of this year’s festival highlights Bas Jan, who will be performing their signature art pop, alongside much hyped newcomers Squid, whose “rich blend of psychedelia, Europop and punk noise” (The Line of Best Fit) should get the party started nicely.

Plus Loud And Quiet will be on DJ duties all evening and until late, reliving their career defining set from the festival’s opening party.

Tickets are £13 each and available through Music Glue and DICE.


End of the Road 2019 on sale now!

(3 months ago)

The dates for next year’s End of the Road festival have been announced for 29 August – 1 September 2019. Early Bird tickets went on sale this morning and sold out in 20 minutes, Tier Two tickets are on sale now for £170 with no booking or transaction fees.

The Deposit Scheme also makes a return – you can pay £45 now and top up the balance in however many instalments you wish, as long as the balance is fully paid by 2nd July.

See you down the front!


End Of The Road 2018 Sold Out!

(4 months ago)

End Of The Road Festival 2018 is now SOLD OUT! We’d like to extend the hugest thank you to everybody who’s bought a ticket, and we can’t wait to see you in a couple of weeks for another weekend of bands, pints and good times.

If you missed out on tickets, or are looking to shift any spares, head to our official Twickets page at endoftheroad.twickets.co.uk, to buy and sell at face value.


BBC RADIO 3’s ADVENTUROUS LATE JUNCTION RETURNS TO END OF THE ROAD 2018

(4 months ago)

BBC Radio 3’s flagship experimental music programme, Late Junction, returns to End Of The Road festival this year, following the partnership’s successful debut in 2017, curating a range of ground breaking and exciting artists from around the globe. Once again, four carefully selected artists will perform on the Tipi Stage as part of the festival’s Friday night line up, hosted by Verity Sharp. 

Moor Mother is the experimental music project of musician, poet and visual artist, Camae Ayewa. With ecstatic acclaim for her debut album Fetish Bones — named one of the albums of the year by the likes of Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and The Wire — Moor Mother uses hip-hop, samples, spoken word and free jazz to create space-time bending sound, resulting in a DIY twist on the Afrofuturism of fellow Philadelphia artist-philosopher Sun Ra.

Ten piece psychedelic Sudanese Afrobeat ensemble The Scorpios first arrived in the UK in the 1980s as refugees and now consist of members from all over the world supported by an international backing band of musicians from Ghana, Jamaica, Poland and Japan. Influenced by traditional Sudanese songs and 1960s pop, their unique blend of Eastern funk, Arabic rhythms and reggae makes for an exhilarating live show.

Multi-instrumentalist, composer and academic Annie Lewandowski is the beating heart of international ‘eclectic folk’ outfit Powerdove. Bolstered by band members Thomas Bonvalet and Chad Popple, Powerdove reference everything from the classical avant garde, 1970s prog folk and 1980s post-punk. Combining improvisation with unconventional instrumentation, the adventurous trio produce a wildly unpredictable and captivating live show.  

Zimpel / Ziolek is the coming together of two leading multi-instrumentalists from Poland’s fertile experimental underground. Fusing the modern jazz minimalism of Waclaw Zimpel with Kuba Ziolek’s traditional folk leanings, the duo’s extraordinary record What Goes Around is a masterclass in musicianship, filled with astounding clarinet solos and hypnotic guitar work. End Of The Road is thrilled to host Zimpel / Ziolek’s UK festival debut.

Recordings of all performances will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction on the 11th, 12th and 13th September from 11pm.


Stage Times revealed for 2018!

(4 months ago)

Sharpies at the ready… our 2018 Stage Times are here! This year the official clashfinder will be available as a handy pull out in our actual festival programme, available on-site. So no more printing and laminating your own, only to lose it on the first night.


Final wave of artists for End of the Road 2018

(5 months ago)

With just six weeks to go until End of the Road 2018 opens its gates, we are thrilled to announce the final additions to this year’s already exceptional music line up.

Political post-punk outfit Shopping released their Edwyn Collins produced third album The Official Body earlier this year, showing off a band not only at their creative peak but also at their most vital and exhilarating. Since leaving Yuck, Daniel Blumberg has shown himself to be a restless talent. Some might have spotted him playing and recording at London’s Cafe Oto recently, where he met and collaborated with a range of musicians that led to his brilliant debut record Minus.

Swedish indie pop quartet Hater take their musical cues from the likes of Alvvays, The Pretenders and The Radio Dept. Their full length debut You Triedis an intoxicating mix of indie-pop, post-punk, and classic rock all led by frontwoman Caroline Landahl’s gorgeous vocals. Finally, the outrageous noise merchants born out of Australia’s East Coast punk new wave Amyl and The Sniffers, have quickly delivered a stockpile of grimy riffs and blistering live shows, while having as much fun as possible. And with the electric lead singer Amy Taylor at the helm, they’ll make sure you do too.


The Cinema Programme for End of The Road 2018

(5 months ago)

We’re delighted to reveal details of our Cinema programme for 2018, tailor made for cinephiles, film fanatics and those who believe the only true hangover cure is watching Tom Hanks in Big.

We’re very excited to welcome The Prince Charles Cinema and their wide selection of cult classics to Larmer Tree for the first time. They curate Saturday and Sunday’s billing, with Heathers, The Princess Bride (Quote Along) and a Wallace and Gromit double bill, followed by a Q&A with Senior Aardman Model Maker Jim Parkyn, just a few of many highlights.

Meanwhile, all four of Thursday night’s films have been hand-picked by mercurial pop genius Gruff Rhys, ahead of his Saturday night performance on the Woods Stage, including Jean Luc-Godard’s La Chinoise, whilst we’ve taken the reins on Friday’s offerings.

Thursday

La Chinoise [18]
Suspiria [18]
Belladonna Of Sadness [18]
This Unfortunate Thing Between Us

Friday

American Psycho [18]
You Were Never Really Here [15]
Lost In Translation [15]
Fish Tank [15]
Wasp [15]
Please Give [15]
Tomboy [U]
Persepolis [12]
The Danish Poet
Big [12]

Saturday

*Mystery Film* [18]
Dig! [15]
Lady Bird [15]
The Florida Project [15]
The Princess Bride (Quote Along) [PG]
Cinema Paradiso [PG]
Isle Of Dogs [PG]
A Close Shave (U) w/ Senior Model Maker Q&A
The Wrong Trousers (U)

Sunday

*Mystery Film* [18]
Hellraiser [18]
The Music Videos Of Spike Jonze
Heathers [15]
No Fun City [15]
20th Century Women [15]
Boy [15]
Mary And The Witch’s Flower [U]
Steamboat Bill Jr. [U]


Food and Drink at End Of The Road 2018

(5 months ago)

We’re delighted to welcome some exciting new food faces this year, including the award winning Lebanese food and Antipodean coffee connoisseurs Wholefood Cafe, Thai street food specialists Bangwok and from the people behind The Breakfast Club comes The Little Green Trailer, offering hangover busting breakfasts to make you feel like a champion after a night lost in the Woods. There will also be lots of familiar faces too, with the enduringly popular Rac Shac bringing their signature giant wheels of Raclette cheese, the tantalising breakfast kedgeree from The Goan Seafood Company and deliciously addictive and healthy Happy Maki who make innovative vegan sushi rolls to order.

One of End Of the Road’s corner stones Pizza Tabun are sadly not coming to the festival this year. But fear not as we have invited another award winning pizzeria to join us, Made Of Dough, who serve the most delicious Neapolitan-style sourdough base concoctions we’ve ever tried.

We’re also proud to host Beavertown Brewery for the third year running at End Of The Road this year, with all their sublime beer and ill behaviour. The Beaver Bar will return with the craft beers you know and love, with Gamma Ray, 8 Ball, Smog Rocket and festival favourite Lupuloid all making appearances, as well as Neck Oil available on draft at The Black Crow bar for the first time. And we’ve heard there will be some surprises in store as well… so keep your eyes peeled. If you can keep them open.

In addition to the Beaver Bar, we’ve got lots of real ales returning the Bear Tavern as usual. We’re very lucky to have some of the country’s best real ale breweries located close to the festival and for the fourth year, we’ll be sourcing our real ale from local breweries. Real ales from Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire and the New Forest covering a wide selection of styles, colours and flavours will be available to tickle your tastebuds throughout the weekend. The Black Crow and Peacock Bars will be serving the annual End Of The Road Ale, made differently each year by Milk Street Brewery, while The Badger Innis the place for early morning Bloody Marys, late night cocktails and a single malt and gin menu. Last but definitely not least, the infamous Cider Bus will be back with a bang, keeping the party going into the small hours.


2018 Day Splits revealed! Plus BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction return and Tirzah added

(6 months ago)

We are very excited to reveal the 2018 Day Splits and the addition of Tirzah to our line up. We’re also thrilled that BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction will be returning to the Tipi Stage on Friday night, curating another evening of experimental and eclectic music from around the globe. We are also partnering with Prince Charles Cinema for the first time, who will programme Saturday and Sunday at The Cinema this year. More details on both these special collaborations coming very soon.

Headlining the festival on Thursday night are the indefinable and enduringly popular Yo La Tengo. Thursday’s opening act is still to be announced, while Loud & Quiet are set to host our first ever opening party with a late night Silent Disco, following the usual array of Thursday night surprise sets on The Tipi Stage.

We’re spoiled for choice on The Woods Stage with St. Vincent topping the bill on Friday, with strong support from the venerable Josh T. Pearson and rising star Lucy DacusSaturday night plays host to Vampire Weekend’s only UK festival this year, preceded by festival favourite and delicately demented storyteller, Gruff RhysFeist will close The Woods Stage on Sunday night, following the always welcome return of End Of The Road sweetheart, Ezra Furman.

Meanwhile, the iconic Garden Stage is an embarrassment of riches with Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy on Friday and Velvet Underground John Cale on Sunday, assuming the mighty Oh Sees didn’t destroy it on Saturday!

The astonishingly musically dexterous White Denim provide our happy ending on Sunday night, following avante-pop composer Julia Holter’s End Of The Road debut. We’re also thrilled to welcome Mulatu Astatke to the festival on Saturday, The Garden Stage providing the perfect setting for his unique Latin rhythm influenced Ethiopian Jazz.

Friday’s Big Top line up is presented by Loud & Quiet with a staggering line up including the criminally talented Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Micachu collaborator and muse Tirzah, topped off by Detroit post-punk rockers Protomartyr. Uncut present Saturday’s bill, led by experimental electronic wizard James Holden And The Animal Spirits, with both Hookworms and Flat Worms closely behind. Sunday, hosted by our friends at The Line Of Best Fit, sees outlandish pop pioneer Ariel Pink bring the house down, with strong support from the wildly popular IDLES and Japanese Breakfast’s blissed-out guitar pop.

For the sonically adventurous, as well as the return of BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction on Friday night, The Tipi Stage welcomes a wealth of exciting new talent. Raucous indie supergroup Warmduscher (fronted by Clams Baker of Paranoid London and backed by members of Fat White Family and Insecure Men who are also appearing at this year’s festival) will perform a late night set on Friday. Plus we welcome rising stars Snail Mail, described by Pitchfork as ‘the wisest teenage indie rockers we know’ and Nashville native Soccer Mommy, whose debut album proper Clean is one of the finest we’ve heard this year.

In addition to all of this, throughout the four days, there will be the usual array of surprise performances, one-off collaborations and artist Q&As – presented in collaboration with The Line of Best Fit – that have become End of The Road’s trademark. There will be a variety of after-hours fun and dancing to be had at the Silent Disco, The Disco Ship and The Outlands, plus Loud & Quiet’s podcast series Midnight Chats recorded live on the Piano Stage.