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Kate Tempest Joins End Of The Road 2019 Plus Comedy & Cinema Line Ups Revealed

(3 weeks ago)
With less than a month to go until End of the Road 2019, we’re thrilled to welcome Kate Tempest to this year’s line up. The magnificent spoken word artist is ready to set the Woods Stage alight on Saturday night, whilst Australian raconteur Courtney Barnett will now top the bill and finish the night off with a bang. San Francisco’s Once & Future Band also join this year’s line up and will kick things off in the Big Top on Friday.

In case you didn’t hear the news a few weeks back, Beirut have had to cancel all their shows up to the end of August due to illness, which sadly includes their performance at End of the Road 2019, however, we know that Saturday is now in very good hands and will be one to remember.

End of the Road 2019 is now Sold Out. If you missed out – or have some spares you’re looking to shift – hit up our official Twickets resales page until 7pm on Tuesday 27th August.Bringing your home on wheels?

Campervan tickets still available HERE 

COMEDY

We are also delighted to reveal this year’s Comedy line up, with some of the most exciting and diverse performers from around the world.

Boasting its trademark blend of stand up, sketch, character, podcasts and political satire, you’ll find all the laughs you need at the reimagined, Talking Heads stage down in the woods. Topping the bill this year and making his first-ever appearance at End of The Road is the multi-award-winning Irish comedian and retro keyboard warrior David O’Doherty, bringing his unique mix of comedic songwriting and stand-up to Friday night.

Saturday’s late-night slot will be a festival exclusive with Will Adamsdaleperforming as the lovable-but-disastrous life coach character Chris John Jackson in Jackson’s Way. He will be performing the 2004 Perrier Award-winning show for the first time since 2011, so make sure you don’t miss it.

Sunday’s headliner is Chortle Student Comedian of the Year Award winner Jamali Maddix who is ready to expertly hold the mirror up to us all through anecdotes and unflinching analysis of personal identity, whilst fellow Vice TV alumni Fern Brady, who’s quickly become one of the sharpest and visceral voices on the UK comedy scene, tackles sexuality, feminism, power, Brexit, Britishness, Scottishness and nationality.

Meanwhile, repping the comedy podcasts this year is Pappy’s Flatshare Slamdown. The longstanding kings of sketch comedy reinvented themselves in recent years as prolific princes of the podcast scene with the wildly popular Flatshare Slamdown live show, now in its ninth series.

SEE THE FULL COMEDY LINE UP HERE 

THE CINEMA

Whether you want to get inside the mind of the Queen of Soul, keep your early morning cartoon tradition or escape into unbelievable sci-fi worlds, this year’s Cinema programme has got you covered. With each day meticulously curated by Simon Taffe (Thursday and Friday), Rook Films (Saturday) and Jarvis Cocker (Sunday), you’re in for a cinema treat.

Start your Friday with an Aardman Animations double bill – Grand Day Out and The Farmer’s Llamas – followed by a Q&A with Gromit’s maker himself Jim Parkyn. Find out more about Aretha Franklin’s life and career in Amazing Grace and face your fears in David Cronenberg psychological horror The Brood well into the early hours.

We’re thrilled to welcome Rook Films, makers and distributors of Down Terrace, Kill List and Free Fire as one of our guest curators this year. Founders Andy Starke and Ben Wheatley take the billing reigns on Saturday, bringing a wide selection of Rook Films’ wonders and more including Christine Franz’s Sleaford Mods doc Bunch of Kunst and 2018’s brilliant comedy/horror In Fabric.

Sunday’s programme has been hand-picked by national treasure Jarvis Cockerwho’s bringing a line-up as enigmatic as himself, starting with family favourites Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Batman Returns, moving into more obscure sci-fi classics as Zardoz through Australian survival journey Walkabout and 1973’s comedy/horror Tales That Witness Madness.

EXPLORE THE FULL CINEMA LINE UP HERE