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

(1 month 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!

(3 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

(4 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

INDIA 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!

(6 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!

(7 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.


Pixies announced for End Of The Road Festival 2022!

(8 months ago)

We’re absolutely delighted to welcome the legendary Pixies as our first End Of The Road Festival 2022 headliner. The pioneers of loud-quiet-loud, and one of the most influential guitar bands of the past forty years, they’ll bring their visceral, thrilling live show to Larmer Tree Gardens for the first time next September. With 2022 early-birds selling out in under a minute, tickets are still flying out the door at record speed, so secure yours before it’s too late.


2021 Day Splits announced

(9 months ago)

It’s what you’ve all been waiting for. We’re delighted to share our EOTR 2021 Day Splits with you all today. Time to dig out the sharpie and spend the next fortnight fretting over clashes… we hope they’re not too evil.

In addition to the above, we’re thrilled to announce that ever-growing folk collective Broadside Hacks will perform a very special Sunday afternoon set on our Piano Stage.

We’re sorry to say that Altin Gun, The Goon Sax and Tenesha the Wordsmith will no longer be joining us; though we’re delighted to welcome Soccer96, Pozi, Charlie Cunningham, Teleman, NiNE8 and Blood Wizard to the bill.


Comedy & Literature lineups announced for End Of The Road Festival 2021

(9 months ago)

With just over two weeks to go before the 15th edition of End Of The Road, described as “inarguably, the best-curated festival of the summer” (★★★★★ NME in 2019), the music offering is already looking like the best and most cutting edge of the summer so far, featuring artists like King Krule, Stereolab and Special Guest Damon Albarn. In addition to this, the
festival has now released an incredibly strong lineup for their Comedy & Literature offering. Simon Amstell makes a welcome return to stand-up and will be headlining the festival’s comedy programme with a set that promises to tackle big themes such as shame and ego. A familiar presence on TV and Radio over the last decade Shaparak Khorsand also joins the bill,
bringing laughs about “ladette” culture in the 90s. Spain’s best export… to Wales, Ignacio Lopez, will give us a taste of being an outsider, as Tom Ward will keep the energy high and Irish comedian Mary Bourke refuses to hold her punches whether exploring gender equality on national identity.

Elsewhere, Jon Levene, usually of Jon & Nath, will be flying solo, whilst BBC Radio 4 regular and highly acclaimed comedian Josie Long will perform and extended solo set. David Hoare will bring his musical comedy to the festival, Dutch comedian Micky Overman will provide her usual sharp writing with a frank and confident delivery and absurd trio Crybabies will entertain with their narrative-driven sketch comedy.

On the literature side, End Of The Road Festival will help you get back to nature with talks from celebrated Author and former Music Critic Lucy Jones, and fellow novelist and naturalist Melissa Harrison. Journalist and Author Sophie Heawood is sure to bring some laughs as she talks about the celebrities she writes about and her own, endearingly chaotic, personal life.
Human Rights Activist and Author Rebecca Schiller will educate, as Historian and Biographer Philip Hoare will be sure to take his audience on a journey through time.

Full Comedy Lineup:

Full Literature Lineup:


Damon Albarn, Crack Cloud & more added to End Of The Road Festival 2021 lineup

(10 months ago)

With less than a month to go until EOTR 2021, we have made some late additions to our lineup to ensure this year goes down as our best ever. Leading this news announcement as Special Guest is Damon Albarn who, with a new solo album on the horizon, will be accompanied by his band with a string quartet and you can expect a mix of new material and songs from across his songbook. Also joining us will be Canadian post-punk provocateurs Crack Cloud, Birmingham based R&B star Sipho, sixteen-piece West-African outfit Balimaya Project, boundary pushing electronic musician Loraine James, confessional singer songwriter Anna B Savage and plenty more.

Also joining us will be: Kiran Leonard / Wesley Gonzalez / BABii / Gwenifer Raymond / Broadside Hacks / The Umlauts / Sam Akpro / Tiberius B / John Francis Flynn / Michael Clark / Joe Goddard (DJ)

Please note that unfortunately the following artists will no longer be able to join us: Whitney, Tune-Yards, Tinariwen, Songhoy Blues, Les Amazones d’Afrique, Blanck Mass, Les Filles de Illighadad, Current Joys, Marie Davidson &L’œil Nu, Shygirl, The Anchoress, Mike Polizze, Margaret Glaspy, Itasca, Skullcrusher, Jeffrey Martin, Jake Xerxes Fussell, Disq, Sofia Wolfson, David Thomas Broughton and Marlaena Moore.


Limited release of last-minute tickets for End of the Road 2021

(12 months ago)

We come bearing good news! A limited number of End of The Road 2021 tickets go on sale tomorrow (20th May) at 10am!

Click here and grab your tickets for this year’s festival before they’re all gone. Be quick to avoid disappointment.

And in case you need a reminder of what’s in store for our 15th anniversary, read on…

Joining musical polymath King Krule as headliners are electro-pop heavyweights Hot Chip, anarchic punks Sleaford Mods and sonic explorers Stereolab. Plus, Radiohead guitarist and Oscar-nominated composer Jonny Greenwood, confessional synth-pop star John Grant, and Malian musical nomads Tinariwen join the previously announced UK rap pioneer Little Simz, endlessly inventive tUnE-yArDs and the band at the forefront of the UK Jazz explosion, The Comet Is Coming.

Elsewhere, there’s an incredible array of artists to enjoy, such as Scottish indie kings Arab Strap, legendary folk singer Shirley Collins & The Lodestar Band, synth-pop siren Jane Weaver, psychedelic rock group Kikagaku Moyo, thrilling techno-punks Scalping and many more.