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END OF THE ROAD 2023 ON SALE NOW!

(3 weeks 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

(4 weeks 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

(2 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! 

(2 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

(4 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

(6 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!

(8 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

(8 months 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


Play EOTR 2022 Applications Now Open!

(10 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. We are only picking 2 acts this year as we are honouring previous winners bookings from 2020.

This year one of the selected artists will open one of the Major Stages (Woods, Garden, Big Top) and one will film a session with The Line of Best Fit. If you are chosen as the act to open one of the Major Stages you will still be eligible for The Line of Best Fit feature, (and vice versa) – the two opportunities aren’t mutually exclusive but they won’t necessarily go to the same act.

Head here for more info and to apply.


End Of The Road Christmas Party returns!

(11 months ago)

We’re delighted to announce the return of our famous Christmas Party, taking place at Studio 9294 in London on Thursday December 9th! Joining us for festive fun will be the sublime Wu-Lu, who blew so many of you away at End Of The Road 2021, and a world exclusive performance from Christmas Creedence Revival; a tribute to everyone’s favourite Americana jam band, formed of local indie darlings.

As if that weren’t enough, we’ll also have stand-up comedy from the magnificent Rob Auton, Loud and Quiet Magazine DJs and one more live act to be announced very soon.

Grab your tickets now via Dice at bit.ly/EOTRXMASDice or Music Glue at bit.ly/EOTRXMASMG.