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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Future Islands, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Wilco Headline End of the Road 2023!

(5 days ago)

It seems like it was only yesterday that we were celebrating in a field together at End of the Road 2022. It was quite a year with an excess of magical memories made and all-around 5-star reviews. Now, the wait is over. Say hello to our first wave of acts playing End of The Road 2023.

LAST REMAINING TICKETS HERE

Neo-psychedelia legends King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, will bring their whirling, experimental sounds to the Woods Stage, alongside fellow kings of the genre Unknown Mortal Orchestra – whose fuzzy psychedelic pop will have you dancing all weekend long. Also joining us are Baltimore-based pervasive synth-pop disruptors Future Islands and masterful country-adjacent indie rock icons and Grammy Award winners Wilco – who will kick things off on Thursday night.

Indie favourite Angel Olsen will (finally) return to End Of The Road, whilst trailblazing Pakistani composer Arooj Aftab will introduce us to her Grammy-winning ambient jazz.

And we’re just getting started …

Also on this year’s stellar lineup is Ezra Furman whose album All Of Us Flames was one of last year’s highlights whilst Greentea Peng’s debut MAN MADE set the Londoner out as one of the UK’s most exciting new artists whilst fellow South Londoner and much-hyped MC Flohio, will be making her festival debut this year following a non-stop 2022. 

There’s plenty of electronic music on offer in 2023; you’ll want to discover Singaporean newcomer yeule and, having recently announced their highly anticipated debut album, Overmono will supply you with that much needed late night energy  

For you, adventurous listener, we will host experimental music in all incarnations: radical electronic music collective KOKOKO! from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South London’s blistering electronic trio PVA, as well as Baltimore’s hip-hop experimentalists Infinity Knives & Brian Ennals. Other jazz-adjacent performers include multi-instrumentalist Donna Thompson and avant-garde cellist from Guatemala Mabe Fratti.

There’s a strong presence of progressive, folk-leaning songwriters on this year’s bill including the return of poetic country-pop icon Cass McCombs and genre-defying balladry from the up-and-coming alt-folk collective caroline.

Fans of post-punk that leans into the avant-garde will have plenty to feed on, Horse Lords will be bringing their hypnotic, pulsating grooves to Larmer Tree Gardens and, hotly tipped for success this year, London trio bar italia will return to End of the Road having been a word-of-mouth sensation at last year’s festival.

Now, only 212 days to go.

In the meantime, you can listen to the entire lineup HERE

FULL LINEUP:
KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD / FUTURE ISLANDS / WILCO / UNKNOWN MORTAL  / ORCHESTRA / ANGEL OLSEN / EZRA FURMAN / AROOJ AFTAB / GREENTEA PENG / OVERMONO / KOKOROKO / CASS MCCOMBS / BIIG PIIG / LEE FIELDS / YEULE / DUNGEN / JOAN SHELLEY / CAITLIN ROSE / THE MARY WALLOPERS / FLOHIO / THE MURLOCS / CAROLINE / BAR ITALIA / KOKOKO! / DANIEL NORGREN / PVA / OKAY KAYA / YUNÉ PINKU / CHARLEY CROCKETT / GEESE / MOIN / NINA NASTASIA / SWEET BABOO / JOHN FRANCIS FLYNN / THE ANCHORESS / HIGH VIS / ULRIKA SPACEK / RUNNNER / MACIE STEWART / SAY SHE SHE / LIME GARDEN / YOT CLUB / ALOGTE OHO & HIS SOUNDS OF JOY / BIG|BRAVE / OREN AMBARCHI / PERSONAL TRAINER / PANIC SHACK / MC YALLAH & DEBMASTER / LOUIS CULTURE / SAM BURTON / MASTER PEACE / GENA ROSE BRUCE / KATY KIRBY / THEY HATE CHANGE / MARINA ALLEN / INDIGO SPARKE / HORSE LORDS / INFINITY KNIVES & BRIAN ENNALS / WHITNEY K / DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE / MABE FRATTI / SAINT JUDE / ADWAITH / FRIENDSHIP / FLOODLIGHTS / FAT DOG / GRETEL HÄNLYN / LAURA JEAN /  AVALANCHE KAITO / WUNDERHORSE / MADMADMAD / THE COURETTES / LAUNDROMAT / SIMON JOYNER / CHARLOTTE CORNFIELD / DIVORCE / BLUE BENDY / HEARTWORMS / 7EBRA / JON MCKIEL / JULIA REIDY / CINDER WELL / MARY ELIZABETH REMINGTON / CVC / TEKE::TEKE / MF TOMLINSON / DONNA THOMPSON / ANGELINE MORRISON / DELILUH / SYSTEM EXCLUSIVE / SCOTT LAVENE / TAPIR! / URSA MAJOR MOVING GROUP / THE PRIZE / THREE SPOONS / JOYFULTALK / OCTOBER BABY
 


Play EOTR 2023 is back!

(2 months ago)

We are now accepting applications for our annual Play EOTR competition, in which we handpick and invite our favourite new artists to play at End Of The Road.

The competition is open for everybody, and entries will be eligible for seven weeks from 7th December to 25th January. There are four slots available for successful applicants to perform at the stunning Larmer Tree Gardens festival site and winners will be notified in mid-March. This year, one of the selected artists will open one of the Major Stages (Woods, Garden, Big Top) and the others will be offered a spot on any stage. Plus, there’s a The Line Of Best Fit recorded secret session up for grabs.

Head here for more info and to apply.


END OF THE ROAD 2023 ON SALE NOW!

(5 months ago)

The dates for next year’s End Of The Road festival have been announced for 31 August – 3 September 2023.

Early Birds are sold out, but Tier Two tickets are on sale now. Get yours HERE

The Deposit Scheme also makes a return – you can pay £55 and then the rest of the balance by 3 May 2023.

AUDIENCE SURVEY

We would really love to hear more about what you think of End Of The Road. Help us make next year’s festival even better by filling out our audience survey.

Simply click HERE to start the survey and be in with a chance of winning a pair of weekend tickets for End Of The Road 2023.

See you down the front!


Stage Timings 2022

(5 months ago)

Highlighters at the ready… our 2022 Stage Timings are here!

As usual, you’ll be able to find the official clashfinder in our festival programme, available on-site from friendly roaming stewards, one of our programme kiosks or at the Merch Tent. This year, as usual, it will be a handy fold-out insert so you can keep your programme in a pristine state and cherish it for years to come. It will also be accompanied by more detailed information on comedy, literature, workshops and extra activities timings too.

The eagle-eyed amongst you will also notice we’ve wrapped up the 2022 music line up with composer Pantha Du Prince, improvisers Robocobra Quartet and Hull shoegazers bdrmm. Unfortunately, Ahmed Fakroun, Moor Mother and Joanna Sternberg won’t be able to join us this year.

DOWNLOADABLE PDF HERE


End of The Road 2022 Comedy Lineup Revealed

(6 months ago)

HELLO FRIENDS!

With just over three weeks to go before End of The Road opens its gates, we’re thrilled to announce 2022’s comedy lineup, including Alistair Green, Mike Wozniak and Jessica Fostekew as well as Kiri Pritchard-Mclean, Rob Auton, Fern Brady and many more.

EXPLORE THE FULL LINEUP HERE

First up, the master of deadpan and former Taskmaster contestant Mike Wozniak brings his stand-up to End of The Road on Friday night, whilst, after keeping us entertained online throughout the pandemic, Alistair Green will be with us in real life on Saturday.

Ahir Shah will take us on an eloquent exploration of identity, faith, family and the desire for certainty in uncertain times; Wales native Kiri Pritchard-McLean brings her acerbic wit and Scotland’s Fern Brady effortlessly takes on big topics like ageing, death and neurodiversity.

An intellectual, engaging, yet entirely unpretentious set is to be expected from Katie Mulgrew whilst Josh Pugh, loved for his gloriously compelling short character videos on Twitter, will be delivering punchlines which seemingly come from nowhere. On Sunday Joey Page will take us for a dip into the surreal with his cult observational comedy.

Australia-born Bec Hill will display her unforgettable and self-taught performance style, whilst the deadpan, musical stylings of Huge Davis see himself strapped to a giant keyboard.

We’re thrilled to welcome Rob Auton back to deliver his unique intertwining of comedy, theatre, poetry and spoken word, whilst Will Duggan brings his stories from everyday life peppered with a high hit rate of jokes and his brand of cheerful cynicism.

Jessica Fostekew, regular co-host of the behemoth The Guilty Feminist, wears her smarts on her sleeve; expert storyteller Sarah Bennetto brings her engaging stand-up performance full of joy and big laughs; and Tom Parry & Ben Clark – two-thirds of sketch group and podcast team Pappy’s welcome plenty of silliness, games and lots of wayward chat.

And the world’s greatest music-intro-based-comedy-game-not-quiz returns to End of The Road once more with Ringo: Music Bingo Show.

COMEDY LINE UP

Alistair Green

Mike Wozniak 

Jessica Fostekew 

Kiri Pritchard-Mclean 

Rob Auton

Huge Davies

Fern Brady

Josh Pugh

Bec Hill

Ahir Shah

Tom Parry & Ben Clark – Pappy’s

Katie Mulgrew

Will Duggan 

Sarah Bennetto

Joey Page

Ringo: Music Bingo Show


End Of The Road 2022 Day Splits Revealed! 

(7 months ago)

PDF version of the poster / Text version of the poster

With just over a month to go until the summer’s last great party, we are very excited to reveal the 2022 Day Splits along with extra additions to this year’s lineup. Plus, we’re bringing live music to the Effing Forest for the first time as your beloved Disco Ship transforms into a fully-fledged live stage, The Boat. Bringing your dancing gear? You’ll still be able to boogie until the early hours alongside our usual selection of DJs.

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, Gabriels, Geese, Nala Sinephro and Spirit of the Beehive won’t be able to join us in September.

CLICK HERE TO EXPLORE THE FULL LINEUP

Texan psych-rock wizards Khruangbin and transcendental guitar gods Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs will kick things off on Thursday, whilst Robin Pecknold’s Fleet Foxes take the billing reins on Friday. They top a faultless supporting cast including Tinariwen, Durand Jones & The Indications, black midi and Porridge Radio as well as legendary Battles, bedroom pop heroine Soccer Mommy and post-punks Snapped Ankles.

Saturday is topped by loud-quiet-loud rock icons Pixies, playing just after chamber-pop hero Perfume GeniusThe Magnetic Fields, Kevin Morby and The Weather Station grace the Garden Stage, whilst trailblazer and earworm spawner I. JORDAN is our late-night DJ at the Big Top, following a live headline set by revered record producer Ross From Friends.

Bright Eyes will bring the Woods Stage to a close on Sunday, with strong support from Kurt Vile & The Violators and Hurray For The Riff Raff, and the Big Top is closed by Leeds post-punks (and friends of Sir Elton John!) Yard Act. In the Garden, we welcome the return of indie-folk powerhouse Lucy Dacus and mercurial pop queen Aldous Harding.

The Disco Ship has evolved into The Boat – a revamped and renamed space now welcoming exceptional live music including Snapped Ankles, Jockstrap and Taraka, as well as your usual DJ sets.

The Talking Heads is back to host not only the comedy lineup but also our literary talks and more live music.

We have much more to announce in the following weeks, including comedy, food & drink and more, so keep your eyes peeled.

NEW ADDITIONS TO END OF THE ROAD 2022:

End of the Road

End of The Road reveals Literature Lineup

(9 months ago)
HELLO FRIENDS!

We are delighted to reveal this year’s Literature lineup, with some of the country’s finest minds, writers and performers who will be joining us over the weekend including founding member of cult band Saint Etienne, Bob Stanley, First Lady Of Soul P.P. Arnold, and chief rock & pop critic Will Hodgkinson. Also joining them will be Sunday Times bestselling author Tom Cox, Radio 3 presenter Kate Molleson and more.

SEE THE FULL LITERATURE LINEUP HERE

First up, founding member of cult band Saint Etienne, Bob Stanley will be reading from his new book “Let’s Do It: The Birth of Pop” where he paints an aural portrait of pop music’s formative years with stunning clarity, uncovering the silver threads and golden needles that bind the form together.

He’ll be joined by London’s First Lady Of Soul, P.P. Arnold whose highly anticipated “Soul Survivor: The Autobiography” will be published this Summer recounting her five-decade career working with everyone from Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart, the Small Faces, Eric Clapton and Nick Drake to Barry Gibb, Peter Gabriel, Roger Waters, the KLF, Paul Weller and Primal Scream.

Tom Cox will discuss his recently published debut novel “Villager”, whilst music critic and author Will Hodgkinson will be joining us to discuss his latest book “In Perfect Harmony: Singalong Pop In 70s Britain”, focusing on the decade when Britain was awash with mass appeal pop from the brickie glam of Slade, Mud and Sweet to the kid-friendly high jinx of the Wombles, Tiswas and Supersonic.

Elsewhere, we welcome London’s first (and only) literary tarot cabaret, Litwitchure, author Lily Dunn, nature advocate and author Jay Griffiths, Radio 3 presenter Kate Molleson and historian Matthew Green to Larmer Tree Gardens.

LITERATURE LINEUP 2022:

Bob Stanley
P.P. Arnold
Tom Cox
Litwitchure
Lily Dunn
Will Hodgkinson
Jay Griffiths
Kate Molleson
Matthew Green


Battles, Soccer Mommy, BCUC, and more join End of the Road 2022

(10 months ago)

HELLO FRIENDS!

With less than five months to go until End of the Road 2022, we’re delighted to reveal another haul of bands to be added to the already sparkling lineup.

Joining headliners Pixies, Fleet Foxes, Bright Eyes and Khruangbin on the bill will be musical polymaths Battles, electronic shapeshifter Ross From Friends, indie-rock singer-songwriter Soccer Mommy, Soweto superstars BCUC, and much more.

Unfortunately, Greentea Peng and The Anchoress won’t be able to join us in Dorset this year.

In slightly different news, we managed to find a handful of End of the Road 2022 extra tickets whilst doing some Spring cleaning. If you missed out before, they’re available on our website now. Be quick, we don’t think they’ll last long.

BOOK TICKETS HERE

As ever, there is always so much to explore across the lineup… Cue West Yorkshire buzz band English Teacher, art-punks The Umlauts, whilst a more meditative and meandering listen can be sought by the deceptively named Skullcrusher and Karima Walker.

Exciting new voices in indie include Nigerian-American artist Uwade, 80s revivalists Highschool, bedroom pop project Vogues and brooding, and atmospheric band Lichen.

DJ Sets will be provided by 6 Music presenter Tom Ravenscroft and Afrofuturist Kareem Ali, whilst ‘Play End Of The Road’ competition winners, Tiny Leaves and Stephen Durkan & The Acid Commune complete the latest additions.

Roll on September!


End of the Road 2022 is now SOLD OUT!

(12 months ago)

End of The Road 2022 is now SOLD OUT!

We’d like to extend the biggest THANK YOU to everybody who’s bought a ticket. We can’t wait to see you in September for yet another weekend of incredible live music, pints with pals and a whole lot of dancing!

If you missed out on tickets, official resales will once again be available a little later in the year. Keep an eye out for more details and onsale dates.

Don’t forget – if you have bought a Deposit ticket you have until 28th March to pay the remaining balance.


Fleet Foxes, Bright Eyes, Khruangbin, and more join Pixies at End of the Road 2022

(1 year ago)

HELLO FRIENDS!

After a “majestic return” to the Gardens in 2021 – which saw five-star reviews across the board – we are delighted to share with you the lineup for End Of The Road 2022. We’re talking Pixies, Fleet Foxes, Bright Eyes, Khruangbin, The Magnetic Fields, Aldous Harding, Perfume Genius, Tinariwen, The Weather Station, Greentea Peng, and so many more. 

Last remaining tickets are ON SALE NOW: Grab yours here!

LISTEN TO THE LINE UP IN FULL ON SPOTIFY

Joining Pixies at the top of the bill, will be festival favourites and songwriters extraordinaire Fleet Foxes, noughties’ defining indie acts Bright Eyes, and far-out funk and soul psych-rock wizards Khruangbin, who will kick off Thursday’s festivities.

Elsewhere, there is much to explore for music fans of all persuasions, starting with the avant-pop of Stephin Merritt’s legendary outfit The Magnetic Fields, indie-pop oddball Aldous Harding, the uncompromising and otherworldly Perfume Genius and poet-guitarist soul rebels from Mali Tinariwen.

We’re thrilled that we can, once again, cast our gaze across the Atlantic and welcome back the best, most forward-thinking Americana from the likes of Kurt Vile & The Violators, The Weather Station, Cassandra Jenkins and Kevin Morby. Plus Greentea Peng is bringing her unique psychedelic R&B, whilst hot new band Gabriels bring their modern take on doo-wop and gospel.

For those adventurous ears, experimental frequencies will be provided by Circuit des Yeux, Moor Mother, and more; and there is, as usual, a strong jazz presence with breakout star trumpeter Emma-Jean Thackray, Nala Sinephro and Alabaster DePlume amongst the plentiful offerings.

Following their breakthrough set in 2019, we welcome back math-rock upstarts black midi alongside a whole new crop of leftfield guitar bands like Purling Hiss, Part Chimp, TV Priest and Geese.

Finally, and back by popular demand, Yard Act and Wu-Lu are joined by other exciting new names in alternative music such as Dehd, Bingo Fury, NewDad and Los Bitchos – who are on the tip of the tongue of every tastemaker.

Reflecting on the last few years and looking ahead to September, festival co-founder Simon Taffe said:

“I’m beyond excited about our 2022 lineup, which features artists we’ve been asking to play since 2006 and includes some of the greatest songwriters of all time in my opinion. It really feels like this is the summer all festivals have been waiting for, a summer three years in the making for some. We have all been through a lot together and it feels good to be back, and to finally be able to dance with friends and artists from all over the world again.”

Yep, September couldn’t come soon enough.

END OF THE ROAD FESTIVAL 2022 LINE UP:

PIXIES

FLEET FOXES

BRIGHT EYES

KHRUANGBIN

THE MAGNETIC FIELDS

ALDOUS HARDING

KURT VILE & THE VIOLATORS

PERFUME GENIUS

KEVIN MORBY

TINARIWEN

BLACK MIDI

LUCY DACUS

GREENTEA PENG

THE WEATHER STATION

SUDAN ARCHIVES

NILÜFER YANYA

HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF

NALA SINEPHRO

PORRIDGE RADIO

YARD ACT

MOOR MOTHER

DURAND JONES & THE INDICATIONS

ANAÏS MITCHELL

RYLEY WALKER

GABRIELS

EMMA-JEAN THACKRAY

STEAM DOWN

CASSANDRA JENKINS

DEHD

PURLING HISS

LOS BITCHOS

NEWDAD

LES FILLES DE ILLIGHADAD

WU-LU

SCALPING

I. JORDAN (DJ SET)

PRIYA RAGU

CIRCUIT DES YEUX

URAL THOMAS & THE PAIN

MIKE POLIZZE

YASMIN WILLIAMS

JAKE XERXES FUSSELL

THE LOUNGE SOCIETY

THE ANCHORESS

FRUIT BATS

THE GOLDEN DREGS

CHRISTIAN LEE HUTSON

XENIA RUBINOS

ALABASTER DEPLUME

JANA HORN

AHMED FAKROUN

PART CHIMP

SINEAD O’BRIEN

GRACE CUMMINGS

AUDIOBOOKS

MARGO CILKER

MANDY, INDIANA

MODERN WOMAN

GWENIFER RAYMOND

GEESE

NAIMA BOCK

THE BUG CLUB

COCO

LAEL NEALE

GROVE

COLA

JOANNA STERNBERG

DEATHCRASH

COBALT CHAPEL

IAN NOE

ROSALI

TARAKA

BINGO FURY

KEG

LEE PATTERSON

LYNKS

KEYAH/BLU

BUFFALO NICHOLS

THE CHISEL

TV PRIEST

AUTOMOTION

M(H)AOL

JEALOUS OF THE BIRDS

KATHERINE PRIDDY

SNIFFANY & THE NITS

WARRINGTON-RUNCORN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT PLAN

MARLAENA MOORE

NUKULUK

SOPHIE JAMIESON

APOLLO GHOSTS

JOE & THE SHITBOYS