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End of The Road 2024 Day Splits Are Here!

(2 weeks ago)

With just over 100 days to go until the summer’s last great party, we are very excited to reveal the 2024 Day Splits!

Time to fire up your spreadsheets and start building your playlists.

Cult favourite Bonnie “Prince” Billy and avant-folk legend Richard Dawson will kick things off on Thursday, whilst Bristol’s revered post-hardcore heroes IDLES return to Larmer Tree Gardens this time taking the billing reins on Friday. They top a faultless supporting cast including Sleater-Kinney, CMAT, Baxter Dury and Sprints as well as Garden Stage headliners Lankum, Tuareg virtuoso Mdou Moctar and Scotish-Danish composer Clarissa Connelly.

Saturday is topped by shoegaze icons Slowdive who will follow the shapeshifting electronica of Jockstrap. Richard Hawley, Phosphorescent and Camera Obscura grace the Garden Stage, whilst Brit Award winner CASISDEAD brings his gritty storytelling to the Big Top. Down at The Folly, Big Special, Flamingods and Mozart Estate will warm up the stage for your usual high-energy late-night Surprise Shows.

Fever Ray will bring the Woods Stage to a close on Sunday, with strong support from Altin Gün and Nation of Language, and the Big Top is closed Shibuya-kei pioneer Cornelius. In the Garden, we welcome the return of Yo La Tengo and Ty Segall.

The Boat is back for its third year with live music including Still House Plants, MC Yallah & Debmaster and ML Buch, as well as your usual DJ sets.

The Talking Heads is your usual place to be for comedy, literary talks and more stripped-back spellbinding live music.

Roll on September!


Comedy & Literature 2024: Janine Harouni, Fern Brady, Stewart Lee, Richard King and many more… 

(3 weeks ago)

HELLO FRIENDS!

We’re delighted to reveal our Comedy + Literature lineup for End of The Road 2024! Head down to the Talking Heads stage to enjoy performances and talks from some of the most exciting comedians, authors and artists.

First up and headlining 2024’s comedy programme will be Lebanese-American comedian Janine Harouni, whose Netflix special was selected as one of The Guardian’s ‘Ten Comedians to Watch in 2021’. The BBC New Comedy award winner is known for expertly delivering polished punchlines and poignant moments about life and death.

Scottish comedian and Taskmaster favourite Fern Brady will showcase her straight-talking and uncompromising routine. Celebrated for shining a light on women with autism in her brilliant book ‘Strong Female Character’, Fern is a fan favourite for her frank, no-nonsense and hilarious discourse.

Also joining us this year is Stewart Lee, the definitive deadpan stand-up known for careening through topical, observational, self-deprecating and absurdist routines. A master of both irony and provocation, Lee is often hailed as the comedian’s comedian.

Elsewhere on the comedy bill, Josie Long will bring her infectious charm to End Of The Road, whilst Knightmare Live, the cult kids TV show will come to life at Larmer Tree Gardens this year. Those who desperately yearned to play the game as a child can don the helmet and relive the peril, live on stage, under the guidance of the brilliant Paul Flannery. Plus Northern powerhouse Paddy Young who describes himself as “hungry, horny and scared”, might be in the gutter, but he’s looking down on you.

American comedian Sara Barron will regale the audience with her incredible, uncensored storytelling, exploring the ins and outs of relationships and the often hilarious escapades of living in the UK as an American, whilst Phil Ellis will effortlessly entertain audiences of all ages with his amalgamation of off-beat observational material and physical comedy. Pappy’s, formed of Ben Clark and Tom Parry return to the bill, the much-loved sketch group harnessing classic comedy chops with a modern sensibility.

Up early? Grab a coffee and immerse yourself in wide-ranging and exploratory chats with leading authors and memoirists in the dappled light of the Talking Heads stage.

Acclaimed cultural historian Richard King, whose work focuses on the intersections of identity, subculture and place, discusses his latest book ‘Travels Over Feeling’ revealing a true picture of Arthur Russell, one of the most enigmatic and distinctive artists of the last 50 years.

Marchelle Farrell speaks passionately about the relationships between our external landscapes and internal ones, the patterns that are reenacted in the human relationship with the land, and how they might be changed. ​Her debut memoir, ‘Uprooting’, won the 2021 Nan Shepherd Prize for nature writing.

American record producer and writer Joe Boyd will be discussing his upcoming debut book ‘And the Roots of Rhythm Remain: A Journey through Global Music’; a non-academic page-turner, full of anecdotes and personalities and backstories.

Simon Raymonde is a producer, musician and founder of the beloved independent label Bella Union. Before this he was the bass player in the legendary Scottish indie band Cocteau Twins. At End Of The Road he’ll relive these exciting times, speaking about his memoir ‘In One Ear’.

Plus, a Special Guest will be announced later in the Summer.

FULL COMEDY LINEUP:

JANINE HAROUNI

FERN BRADY

STEWART LEE

KNIGHTMARE LIVE

JOSIE LONG

PADDY YOUNG

PHIL ELLIS

PAPPY’S (TOM PARRY & BEN CLARK)

SARA BARRON

PATRICK HEALY

TAMSYN KELLY

THANYIA MOORE

RIA LINA

THEY LIKE TO WATCH: WITH GEOFF LLOYD & SARA BARRON

FULL LITERATURE LINEUP:
RICHARD KING

MARCHELLE FARRELL 

JOE BOYD

LUCY JONES

JON MOSES

NOREEN MASUD

SIMON RAYMONDE

HARRIET BAKER

PLUS SPECIAL GUEST TO BE ANNOUNCED


Richard Hawley, Altin Gün, billy woods, Lætitia Sadier and more join End of The Road 2024

(4 weeks ago)

HELLO FRIENDS!

We’re delighted to reveal even more bands have been added to this year’s lineup.

Joining IDLES, Slowdive, Fever Ray, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Yo La Tengo, Sleater-Kinney and Lankum in the gardens will be legendary Sheffield singer-songwriter Richard Hawley, psych-folk-rock supergroup Altin Gün, eclectic rapper and half of Armand Hammer billy woods, Stereolab’s effortlessly cool frontwoman Lætitia Sadier, Brighton based anarchic punk trio Lambrini Girls, and many more.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE!

As ever, there is always so much to explore across the lineup. 

For those craving raw power and social critique, Lambrini Girls will deliver with their anarchic punk anthems and biting tongue-in-cheek words. Heralded by Iggy Pop as his “favourite new band,” Lambrini Girls are quickly rising to iconic status with their explosive live sets and thunderous punk sound.

Gustaf will take you on a wild ride with their infectious grooves and cut-and-paste lyrics; LA-based Sextile will ignite the dance floor with their pulsating crash of post-punk and industrial electronic music whilst Senyawa, the Indonesian experimental duo, offer a mesmerizing blend of folkloric moods and industrial sounds 

From MC Yallah & Debmaster‘s fiercely futuristic hip-hop to Yu Su‘s transformative DJ sets; Senyawa‘s bone-shakingly powerful experimental rock to Chanel Beads‘ esoteric musical journey, you’re in for a treat.

Mark your calendars, grab your pals and get ready for a vintage year. 

NEW ADDITIONS FOR END OF THE ROAD 2024:

RICHARD HAWLEY

ALTIN GÜN

BILLY WOODS

LÆTITIA SADIER

LAMBRINI GIRLS

STILL HOUSE PLANTS

MC YALLAH & DEBMASTER

SEXTILE

GUSTAF

SENYAWA

YU SU (DJ)

CHANEL BEADS

MS PAINT

H31R

SAHRA HALGAN

ANASTASIA COOPE

THE NONE

PLANTOID

NiCKY

OTG

SOMOH

ME LOST ME


IDLES, Slowdive, Fever Ray and Bonnie “Prince” Billy Headline End of the Road 2024!

(3 months ago)

Seems like only yesterday we were celebrating in a field together at End of the Road 2023. With our heads still spinning after another year of 5-star reviews and hazy recollections of festival antics, the time has arrived once again, to divulge our secrets. Say hello to End of The Road 2024’s lineup.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE

After many letters exchanged between festival co-founder Simon Taffe and Bonnie “Prince” Billy, the cult favourite will be kicking things off as our Thursday night Woods Stage headliner for his first-ever Larmer Tree appearance and UK festival exclusive. Grammy award-winning composer and producer Fever Ray will bring their transcending Kaleidoscopic Electronic exclusively to End of The Road; post-punk royalty, IDLES will bring their raw punchy sound to the Woods, whilst Slowdive’s alluring shoegaze is sure to make this year’s festival a one of a kind weekend. Baxter Dury will also be making a much-anticipated return to Larmer Tree after 5 years!

The groundbreaking and Mercury Prize-nominated Jockstrap will, no doubt, leave us in awe once again, whilst riot grrl legends Sleater-Kinney will ignite the weekend with their signature powerful lyrics and jagged melodies. Also on this year’s lineup is Ty Segall who will be performing a solo acoustic set just off the back of his new album Three Bells.

End of the Road veterans Yo La Tengo first played here in 2007 and have since released a staggering ten albums, their most recent being described by Pitchfork as “a mighty shoegaze wonder.” 

As always, we have a strong selection of progressive, folk-leaning songwriters on this year’s bill with the likes of story-teller Lisa O’Neill and folk-pop artist Tori Zietsch under the moniker Maple Glider, whose music perfectly balances hard-hitting subjects and whimsical hooks.

You may have already seen Samantha Morton on the big screen, but she’s recently collaborated with pioneering producer Richard Russell in an intriguing new project under the name Sam Morton. Mixing spoken word and part-autobiographical lyricism with intimate vocals, lo-fi beats and a sparse Eno-esque ambience, their highly-anticipated debut album is to be released later this year. 

There’s plenty of electronic music on offer too; from John Talabot’s euphoric house music directly from Catalunya to Casisdead’s Gritty storytelling; Debby Friday is an award-winning act that must be witnessed and rising Artist Lip Critic’s infectious hip-hop art-punk will be the surge of energy you never knew you needed.

We didn’t forget about you experimental explorers: Presenting a contemporary take on Saharan music MDOU MOCTAR’s concoction of Tuareg blues will be gracing our fields alongside, Shibuya-kei pioneer and multi-instrumentalist Cornelius, as well as Nustantara’s Beat innovative take on Indonesian Folk. 

Post-punk fans won’t be left wanting either: Snõõper will be bringing their avant synchromatic buzz to Larmer Tree Gardens and, after recently supporting our headliners Slowdive, resh Irish band Gurriers are sure to be a highlight.

There’s a heavy country and alt-country presence with Irish country-pop auteur CMAT, folk Americana from the Alabama-born Phosphorescent, Julianna Riolino’s captivating melodies and heartfelt lyrics, Kassi Valazza, Jess Williamson and more. Plus Curtis Hardin, Jalen Ngonda and MRCY will bring just that extra little bit of soul to the gardens.

Now, only 204 days to go. In the meantime, you can listen to the entire lineup HERE.


Play EOTR 2024 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.

The competition is open for everybody, and entries will be eligible for seven weeks from 6th December to 28th January. The successful applicants will be offered the chance to perform at the stunning Larmer Tree Gardens festival site. Winners will be notified in mid-March.

This year, the selected artists will open one of the Major Stages plus 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.


2024 EARLY BIRDS ARE ON SALE NOW!

(9 months ago)
HELLO FRIENDS!

We’re still dizzy from End of The Road 2023 – that was so, so special, and we can’t thank you all enough for sharing it with us. Now though, it’s time to get excited for next year – End of The Road 2024 will be from 29 August – 1 September 2024 and Early Bird tickets are on sale now.

They tend to go pretty quickly so grab yours before they’re gone.

BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE!
PRAISE FOR END OF THE ROAD 2023:

The Guardian 
★★★★★
The Times ★★★★★
NME ★★★★★
The Independent ★★★★★
Evening Standard ★★★★★

“All killer no filler in a truly magical setting” The Guardian

“A glorious buffet of a festival” The Independent

“A spectacle of communal wonderment” NME

“The festival is unsurpassed, however, at finding interesting, diverse and creative smaller acts old and new” The Times 

“What might be the perfect festival” Evening Standard

“Isn’t this the best fucking festival in the world?” The Last Dinner Party

“This is why we started a band – to be able to play this festival”  Rhian Teasdale / Wet Leg

Stage Timings 2023

(9 months ago)

Grab your highlighters, pals… our 2023 Stage Timings are here 👉 https://ow.ly/VXPQ50PETZU

We’ve got four brand new additions to our Comedy lineup in the form of Bridget Christie, Jake Lambert, Felicity Ward and Tom Bell. The eagle-eyed amongst you will notice that Lunge and Jessica Winter have joined our bill, too. Unfortunately, Wunderhorse and MC Yallah & Debmaster won’t be joining us this year.

Plus, BODEGA will now be playing the Woods Stage. As usual, you’ll be able to find the official clash-finder in our festival programme, available on-site from friendly roaming stewards, at 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.

See you very soon!


End of The Road 2023 Day Splits Are Here, Plus Bodega, Crack Cloud and more.

(9 months ago)

With just over 3 months to go until the summer’s last great party, we are very excited to reveal the 2023 Day Splits along with extra additions to this year’s lineup including Bodega, Crack Cloud, Oracle Sisters and more. Plus, the Tipi stage has a brand-new name – say hi to The Folly

Alt-rock indie kings Wilco and dystopian art punks HMLTD will kick things off on Thursday, whilst psych wizards Unknown Mortal Orchestra take the billing reins on Friday. They top a faultless supporting cast including Greentea Peng, Cass McCombs, Panda Bear & Sonic Boom and KOKOKO! as well as Garden headliner Angel Olsen, The Guardian’s One to Watch yeule and new addition Bodega.

Saturday is topped by synth-pop powerhouse Future IslandsArooj Aftab, Crack Cloud and Samia grace the Garden Stage, whilst electronic legends Overmono bring their classic club-ready sound to the Big Top. Down at The Folly, runnner, High Vis and Lime Garden will warm up the stage for your usual high energy late night Surprise Shows.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard will bring the Woods Stage to a close on Sunday, with strong support from Fatoumata Diawara and Lee Fields, and the Big Top is closed by Dublin post-punks The Murder Capital. In the Garden, we welcome the return of Ezra Furman and Caitlin Rose, plus End of Road’s debut for laid-back Cali band Allah-Las

The Boat is back for its second year with live music including Dungen, MC Yallah & Debmaster and Macie Stewart, as well as your usual DJ sets.

The Talking Heads is the place to be for comedy, literary talks and more stripped-back spellbinding live music.

Roll on September!


Twickets Resales Are Now Open!

(10 months ago)

End of the Road 2023 has now officially SOLD OUT! If you were lucky to bag a ticket, you’re in for an unforgettable weekend. If you missed out on tickets or are looking to shift any spares, fret not … we have once again partnered with face value or less ticket resale platform Twickets which is now open.

Twickets are our ONLY official reseller, so please do not use other platforms like Viagogo, Eventbrite or Stubhub as your tickets will not be valid. We try to delete and report every scammer operating on our Facebook and Instagram pages but some might escape through the cracks, so please be aware – do not buy directly through social media platforms. Better to be safe than sorry, pals.

IF YOU’RE SELLING:

We simplified the process this year, and you’ll be able to start the resale process via your TicketSellers account, using the same login you used to purchase your tickets. Click here for a step-by-step guide on how to safely resell your ticket.

IF YOU’RE BUYING:

If you’re looking for a ticket, head here!


End of The Road 2023 Cinema Lineup is Here

(11 months ago)

Another meticulously curated cinematic experience awaits. We are thrilled to share with you our Cinema lineup for End of The Road 2023.

On Friday, we have the pleasure to have cinema streaming specialist MUBI, bringing The Mubi Screen to Larmer Tree Gardens for the first time.

Saturday’s selection of films comes from award-winning playwright and filmmaker Martin McDonagh. Martin has produced plays on both Broadway and The West End, including The Beauty Queen of Leeane, The Pillowman and Hangmen. He’s also revered as a filmmaker, well known for his dark comedy favourites In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths and The Banshees of Insherin as well as Golden Globe winning and Academy Award-nominated Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing Missouri.  

Director, editor, screenwriter and producer Mark Jenkin has curated Sunday’s listings. In 2020, Jenkin was recognised as a Cornish Bard for his work in promoting Cornwall’s heritage, he wrote, directed and edited the Cornwall-set film Bait, as well as the 2022 experimental folk horror film Enys Men, which you’ll be able to watch in the Big Top alongside a live score played by Jenkin himself and The Cornish Sound Unit.

Meanwhile, Thursday night is in the capable hands of festival curator Simon Taffe.

Full lineup:

THURSDAY

(curated by Simon Taffe)

01:00 Alien (1979) (15)

23:00 The King Of Comedy (PG)

21:00 The Outfit (1973) (15)

18:45 All The Beauty & The Bloodshed (18)

16:00 The Eight Mountains

FRIDAY

(The Mubi Screen)

00:45 The African Desperate(15)

22:30 Return To Seoul (15)

20:00 Annette (15)

18:30 Shiva Baby (15)

16:15 The Worst Person In The World (15)

14:30 Aftersun (12A)

12:30Ema (15)

11:15 Petite Maman (U)

10:00 My Life As A Courgette (PG)

SATURDAY

(curated by Martin McDonagh)

01:30 Badlands (15)

23:00 The Wild Bunch (18)

21:15 Performance (18)

19:30 Five Easy Pieces (15)

17:45 The Parallax View (15)

15:45 Days Of Heaven (PG)

13:45 Double Indemnity (PG)

11:45 A Matter Of Life And Death (U)

10:00 Whistle Down The Wind (PG)

SUNDAY

(curated by Mark Jenkin)

00:30 Lost Highway (18)

22:45 Jubilee (18)

21:15 The Shout (15)

19:30 Long Weekend (15)

17:30 Big Wednesday (12)

15:45 Radio On (18)

14:15 Stand By Me (15)

12:30 Gallivant (15)

11:30 Haunters Of The Deep (U)

10:00 Flight Of The Navigator (U)