There is a first time for everything and this year has been a series of firsts, big time. We were hoping we wouldn’t have to add to the list but sadly this will be the first time in 15 years that there will be no End of The Road: due to the current pandemic, we are postponing the 2020 festival until 2021.
We’ll desperately miss dancing, singing and partying with all of you. We know you’ll all be missing it too, there is nothing quite like the buzz of live music, but we know this is the right decision for everyone; for our audience, performers, staff and crew, vendors, real ale purveyors, the gardeners who cut the grass and feed the peacocks, the local community, the hard-working NHS staff and key workers, and for all those affected beyond our hedges.
We’ll be back and ready for one hell of a party from 2nd – 5th September 2021. So will Pixies, King Krule, Big Thief, Bright Eyes, Aldous Harding and Little Simz – who have all already confirmed that they’ll be joining us. We are hugely grateful to these artists and their teams for being so supportive.
We were so proud too of our sadly-not-to-be 2020 line-up, so we’ll be working hard over the summer to stay as true to that as possible come 2021 – with a few exciting new names too.
We owe a huge debt of thanks to our audience for sticking with us during this impossibly difficult time. We also need your help, more than ever, to keep the independent spirit of End of The Road alive so we’re asking you to roll your tickets forward to 2021 if you can. If you need it, and times are hard we know, you are of course entitled to a face-value refund.
We will be contacting all ticket buyers with further details later today. Please refer to our FAQs for more information before you email us.
Over the next few months we will cheer you with news and updates on band bookings and how we are faring in our quest to bring you the most magical and creative End of The Road yet!
Love to you all,
Simon and the team at End of The Road