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

(4 days 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.


2015 Headliners Revealed for the End of the Road’s 10th Anniversary!

(1 month ago)

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 is excited to announce its tenth anniversary headliners.

Playing his first ever UK festival, Sufjan Stevens will perform on the Woods Stage 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.

After a blowout performance on Letterman, Future Islands will be bringing their dance moves and infectious grooves to the intimate settings of Larmer Tree Gardens, whilst Mercury nominated Scottish four piece Django Django will be ready to play tracks from their hugely anticipated second album (due this Spring).

Making their way from Perth, Pond will be bringing the psychedelic freak-outs, Toronto five-piece Alvvays bring the fuzz pop, while Ty Segall brings his band Fuzz. Spacebomb Records newcomer, and everyone’s favourite one to watch for this year, Natalie Prass has got the triumphant soul thing covered whilst controversial post-punk crusaders Sleaford Mods and South London’s Fat White Family bring the anarchy.

Following the announcement of Carrie & Lowell, his first album in four years, Sufjan Stevens will headline the three-day festival making End of the Road his first ever UK festival performance. Furthermore, this will be Stevens’ only UK festival date this year and his second ever festival appearance anywhere in the world.

End of The Road 2015 takes place from 4-6 September 2015 at Larmer Tree Gardens in Dorset.


Call for Art Installations

(1 month ago)

Stumbling through the woods at End of The Road means encountering a string of wonderful contraptions and installations. Many of these are built by our in house decor team, though some are provided by artists that have been through our application process.

It will be the same again in 2015, we’re on the hunt for any beautiful, thrilling, fun, intriguing or exciting outdoor art installations which will be spread around the festival site.

Applications are now open! Head here to find out more.


Unsigned Band Applications for 2015 are now open!

(1 month ago)

Our unsigned band applications are now open!

We’ve always supported new, unsigned acts and our 10th year will be no different. Although, this year one of the selected artists will open one of the Major Stages (Woods, Garden, Big Top) and one will feature on Rough Trade’s End Of The Road 2015 CD. If you are chosen as the act to open one of the Major Stages you will still be eligible for the Rough Trade compilation feature, (and vice versa) – the two opportunities aren’t mutually exclusive but they won’t necessarily go to the same act.

The deadline for applying is 13 February.

Find out more and apply here


Christmas Special with Stealing Sheep and Kiran Leonard announced

(2 months ago)

We are incredibly excited that Stealing Sheep are headlining this years End Of The Road Christmas Special and bringing their Mythopoeia procession: elements of the The Harlequin Dynamite Marching Band plus fantastical puppets and projections. This is going to be a real spectacle, not just a gig: just what we need before Christmas.

Support will be provided by the absurdly talented Kiran Leonard, whose two EOTR performances stunned all that saw them.

End Of The Road DJ’s will continue the craziness until 2am.

Oslo, Hackney is right beside Hackney Central Overground station.

Event: http://facebook.com/events/5851605615…

Tickets: https://tickets.songkick.com/events/21875758