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.
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.
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
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.
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