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Will Hodgkinson curated Cinema tent announced

(5 days ago)
We’re delighted to announce that Will Hodgkinson will be taking over the film tent at this year’s End of The Road Festival.

 

As well as presenting a “Country Life” themed Friday, a “Rock ‘n’ Roll” Saturday and a Sunday of “Glamour”, he’ll be bringing actor Steve Oram along to discuss and screen his directorial debut Aaaaaaaah! with actors Alice Lowe and Julian Barratt. Sightseer director and End of The Road regular Ben Wheatley will also be returning to discuss his latest projects.

 

We’ve also got the BFI coming along to show a specially curated hour of On Yer Bike. A mix of short dramas, animations, advertisements and newsreel films which result in a fascinating portrait of the British cycling experience. Ranging from the cut-throat 1928 Olympic Trials at Herne Hill Velodrome to public information films, the collection offers a century of cycling in Britain whilst celebrating classic brands such as Raleigh, Hercules and Witcomb. The event will be introduced by Steven Foxon, Curator at the BFI.

 

Full listings below
Thursday

 

Friday “Country Life”

 

Sunday “Glamour”
Duke of Burgundy
Barbarella
Daisies
Blades of Glory
The Philadelphia Story
Zoolander
Bugsy Malone
Honey! I Shrunk The Kids

 


Day Splits Revealed, Brakes and more added to 2015 Line-Up

(3 weeks ago)

It’s day splits time!

The Woods Stage will be headlined by Australia’s psych superstars Tame Impala on Friday, Sufjan Stevens playing his only European festival show on Saturday, and critics’ album of 2014 holders the War on Drugs on Sunday. Friday’s line up includes Django Django, LOW, and experimental electronic adventurer East India Youth.

On Saturday My Morning Jacket will play the Woods stage while the legendary Mark Lanegan Band headlines the now iconic Garden Stage as part of Heavenly Records 25th Birthday celebrations, which also features St Etienne performing their classic album Foxbase Alpha, while Sleaford Mods take the headline slot in the Big Top.

We are thrilled to welcome back festival veterans Brakes, who return to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their seminal 2005 debut Give Blood as we celebrates our 10 years. The Brighton four-piece first bought their riotous sounds to the festival in 2006 (and have played many times since), and we just know taking a trip back in time with ‘All Night Disco Party’ is going to be one of the weekend’s highlights. Completing Sunday’s bill, Future Islands will make the last night go off with a dancing bang while Laura Marling will bring the house back down to its roots as she headlines the Garden Stage.

MAMMÚT and Peter Matthew Bauer also join the bill.

Set times are revealed much closer to the festival, and are staggered in order to do all we can to help you avoid having to make those heartbreaking decisions. If it looks like a clash, it doesn’t necessarily mean it is. So don’t panic!

 


Comedy & Literature line-up Announced

(4 weeks 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

FIND OUT MORE HERE

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

FIND OUT MORE HERE

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.

 

 


The Drink announced for second Shacklewell Arms Club Night

(1 month ago)

Following on from our Club Night debut last month, we’re returning to The Shacklewell Arms on Friday 12 June and this time we’re bringing beguiling, dark pop outfit The Drink with us ahead of their performance at the festival itself later this year. More acts TBC. As those of you who danced the night away with us on May 8 will know, End of The Road will be spinning tunes after the bands are done until 3am. Tickets are £6 + fees, and are available now: http://bit.ly/1FHUBlF

In a bid to bring some of that Larmer Tree magic to London town, our monthly club night will be chance to have a proper dance to some old school 45’s – playing classics from soul, psych, garage and rock n roll, as well as discovering new talent that may end up headlining the festival one day. Along with the live bands, the night will offer up special guests, surprise DJ’s, dance competitions and everything you would expect from our team to keep you entertained until September.


East India Youth, Drinks and Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear added to 2015 Line UP

(2 months ago)

We’re delighted to announce that East India Youth, Drinks (the new project from Cate Le Bon and White Fence) and Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear have been added to the bill.

We’re celebrating its tenth year in style with these final additions rounding off a phenomenal bill for 2015, 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.

We are also approaching the deadline for the deposit scheme for tickets, the last chance to take up the scheme is Monday 25th May (with the full balance to be paid by 15 June). There are no booking or transaction fees and no postage & packaging, making End Of The Road one of the only major UK festivals with totally clean pricing. Final tier tickets are on sale at £195: http://www.endoftheroadfestival.com/tickets

2015 Line Up Additions:

East India Youth
Drinks (Cate Le Bon & White Fence)
Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear
Aero Flynn
Bernard and Edith
Jonathan Toubin DJ
Dawes
Hooton Tennis Club
Menace Beach
Sonny and The Sunsets
Stephen Steinbrink


Menace Beach, The Black Tambourines and Holy Crutches for Monthly Club Night At The Shacklewell Arms

(3 months ago)

We’re kicking off our birthday celebrations in style with a new monthly club night at The Shacklewell Arms. Starting on Friday 8 May with Menace Beach, The Black Tambourines and Holy Crutches, the night will go until late with End Of The Road DJ’s providing the tunes once the bands are done. Tickets are £7 + fees, and are available now here: http://bit.ly/1GezSWE

In a bid to bring some of that Larmer Tree magic to London town, the monthly club night will be chance to have a proper dance to some old school 45’s – playing classics from soul, psych, garage and rock n roll, as well as discovering new talent that may end up headlining the festival one day. Along with the live bands, the night will offer up special guests, surprise DJ’s, dance competitions and everything you would expect from our team to keep you entertained until September.


AIF launch Festival Fever Initiative

(3 months ago)

Today is a day for celebrating Festival Independence. As proud members of the AIF (The Association for Independent Festivals, part of AIM at large) we’re taking part in their Festival Fever initiative.

AIF are hosting a competition for the best fan footage shot at an AIF member festival in 2014. The winner will receive an ‘Ultimate Festival Ticket’ giving them access to as many AIF member events as they can attend in 2015.

For more information on how to enter, head over here: http://aiforg.com/festivalfever/index.html


Laura Marling, Mac DeMarco, Low and more added to 2015 line-up

(4 months ago)

We are thrilled to add Laura Marling to this year’s already outstanding line up. Having just released her fifth album Short Movie to universal acclaim, Laura returns to the festival for the third time.

Salad Days man Mac DeMarco also joins the bill, bringing his “Jizz-Jazz” groove to Larmer Tree Gardens whilst Minnesota indie legends Low will be bringing 10 studio album’s worth of ‘slowcore’ anthems to hypnotise your mind.

Toronto’s hardcore trio Metz are set to cut through the weekend’s tranquillity with their sludge punk, Sheffield duo Slow Club are poised to inject some pop into proceedings, whilst Illinois native Ryley Walker will have you mesmerised with his guitar picking skills.

Each year, EOTR gives new and/or unsigned artists the chance to perform at the festival. This year they received over 2000 applications and have chosen three new acts from an incredibly talented pool of submissions:

Opening the Woods stage will be the exuberant, Paul Russell led, orchestral ensemble Human Pyramids. Glaswegian lo-fi electro-pop duo Miracle Strip will feature on the forthcoming End of The Road x Rough Trade Shops compilation. London garage-pop purveyors LOVE L.U.V have been invited to join the 10 year celebrations too, bringing with them a combination of 60s era Beatles pop and raw, raucous energy.

2015 Line Up Additions:

Laura Marling
Mac DeMarco
Low
Slow Club
Metz
Nadine Shah
Delines
Ryley Walker
Euros Childs
Gulp
Kiran Leonard
Julie Byrne
This is The Kit
Dolores Haze
Oscar
Human Pyramids
Crushed Beaks
Meilyr Jones
The Vryll Society
Love L.U.V
Miracle Strip
Holy Crutches

Following glowing reviews for 2014’s exceptional festival (including 5/5 from both The Guardian and The Independent and a whopping 10/10 from the NME), End of the Road Festival revealed its 10th anniversary headliners for 2015 earlier this year. Sufjan Stevens will perform his only European festival this year on Saturday night, following Australia’s psychedelic victors Tame Impala on Friday. Sunday night will see the critics’ album of 2014 holders The War On Drugs play their only summer festival in the UK this year.

Watch the video for this year’s act announcement: http://youtu.be/iYllchLbU7Y

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.endoftheroadfestival.com/tickets

End Of The Road Festival 2015 Line Up

Sufjan Stevens | Tame Impala | The War On Drugs | Future Islands | My Morning Jacket | Laura Marling | Django Django | Mac DeMarco | Mark Lanegan Band | Low | Saint Etienne performing Fox Base Alpha | Pond | The Unthanks | Alvvays | Fat White Family | Sleaford Mods | Slow Club | Fuzz | GIANT³ SAND | Metz | Ought | The King Khan & BBQ Show | Ex Hex | Natalie Prass | Joanna Gruesome | Nadine Shah | Frazey Ford | Torres | Delines | Fumaça Preta | Jessica Pratt | Marika Hackman | Ryley Walker | Curtis Harding | Euros Childs | Kevin Morby | Duke Spirit | Stealing Sheep | Du Blonde | Sam Amidon | Houndstooth | Wand | Jane Weaver | Juan Wauters | Hinds | Gulp | Girlpool | Happyness | Kiran Leonard |  Diagrams | H Hawkline | Ultimate Painting | BC Camplight | Eaves | Jacco Gardner | Julie Bryne | Charlie | Cunningham | Andy Shauf | Andrew Combs | Black Tambourines | This Is The Kit | Dolores Haze | Flo Morrissey | Lisa O’Neill Oscar | Human Pyramids |R. Seiliog | Crushed Beaks | The Drink | Mark Wynn | Meilyr Jones | The Vryll Society | Love L.U.V | Miracle Strip | Holy Crutches

 


My Morning Jacket, Mark Lanegan Band, Saint Etienne and more added to 2015 line up

(4 months ago)

HEAVENLY RECORDINGS CELEBRATE THEIR 25TH BIRTHDAY AT END OF THE ROAD

End Of The Road is delighted to welcome My Morning Jacket to this year’s festival. The Kentucky five-piece, famed for their transcendent live performances, haven’t played in the UK since 2011 and are due to release their seventh album in 2015.

End of The Road is also throwing its arms wide open to Heavenly Recordings. The label will be curating the treasured Garden Stage on Saturday in honour of their 25th Birthday, bringing with them the legendary Mark Lanegan Band to headline the Garden Stage, Saint Etienne who will be performing their classic 1991 album (and Heavenly’s first ever album) Fox Base Alpha in full, festival favourites Stealing Sheep, newcomer Eaves and strange pop champion H. Hawkline.

A whole host of new artists are set to join the legends on this year’s bill too. Jacco Gardner will be providing the finest in Dutch baroque pop, Welsh punks Joanna Gruesome will be bringing their frenzied noise, R. Seiliog will be there with his late night experimental house outings, whilst the ever-burgeoning Marika Hackman is set to deliver the beautiful, bruised sounds of her critically acclaimed debut album We Slept At Last.

End Of The Road will also introduce Beth Jeans Houghton’s new avant-garde project Du Blonde, as well as welcoming Mary Timony’s ragged riot grrrl project Ex-Hex and Howe Gelb’s Giant Sand collective.

2015 Line Up Additions:

My Morning Jacket
Mark Lanegan Band
Saint Etienne
GIANT³ SAND
Ex Hex
Joanna Gruesome
Frazey Ford
Marika Hackman
Curtis Harding
Kevin Morby
The Duke Spirit
Stealing Sheep
Du Blonde
Houndstooth
Wand
Girlpool
Diagrams
H Hawkline
Eaves
Jacco Gardner
Andy Shauf
Andrew Combs
Flo Morrissey
R. Seiliog
Mark Wynn

Following glowing reviews for 2014’s exceptional festival (including 5/5 from both The Guardian and The Independent and a whopping 10/10 from the NME), End of the Road Festival revealed its 10th anniversary headliners for 2015 earlier this year. Sufjan Stevens will perform his only European festival this year on Saturday night, following Australia’s psychedelic victors Tame Impala on Friday. Sunday night will see the critics’ album of 2014 holders The War On Drugs play their only summer festival in the UK this year.

Watch the video for this year’s act announcement: http://youtu.be/iYllchLbU7Y

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. Buy here.