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2016 Headliners Revealed!

(8 years ago)
We are thrilled to announce our 2016 headliners.

Playing her only UK festival since the release of Divers, one of the albums of 2015, the dazzlingly talented Joanna Newsom will headline End of The Road with her harp-led sonic odyssey. In 2011 she entranced us with a truly magical headline performance, and we’re delighted to have her back to do it all over again. Joining Joanna in a 2016 UK festival exclusive, will be the mercurial and mesmerising singer-songwriter Cat Power. Playing with a full band, Chan Marshall’s famously raw live show is sure to captivate Larmer Tree Gardens.

Making their first ever appearance at End of The Road will be the technicolor, genre-hopping, experimental vocal harmonising one offs Animal Collective, who release their eagerly awaited tenth studio album Painting With featuring the likes of John Cale and Colin Stetson, later this month. Also playing End of The Road for the first time, we are very happy to welcome Bat for Lashes who has long been on the festival wish list with her unique brand of otherworldly pop. Fresh from her forays into 70s world psychedelia with Toy and Dan Carey last year, with the electrifying side project SEXWITCH, Natasha Khan is due to return as the much loved Bat with a new album in 2016 and we can’t wait to see what she has in store for us.

John Dwyer’s peerless Thee Oh Sees need no introduction. After their acclaimed 2015 album Mutilator Defeated At Last, the San Francisco legends bring their thrilling garage rock to this year’s festival. This year will also feature a rare appearance by masked psychedelic Swedish collective GOAT, set to deliver their signature joyous and intoxicating live show. End of The Road are also excited to welcome the alt-rock shaman Devendra Banhart who will also be playing at End of The Road for the first time.

End Of The Road Festival 2016 Line Up:

Joanna Newsom
Animal Collective
Bat For Lashes
Cat Power
Devendra Banhart
Thee Oh Sees
M. Ward
Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts
Steve Mason
Field Music
Bill Ryder-Jones
Eleanor Friedberger
Dr. Dog
U.S Girls
Dilly Dally
Sunflower Bean
The Big Moon
Meilyr Jones
Amber Arcades
Kath Bloom
Basia Bulat
Dawn Landes
James Canty
Holly Macve
Bas Jan
Hard Skin
Martha Ffion
Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker
Lail Arad

More acts to be announced soon

Final tier tickets are now on sale at £195. There are no booking or transaction fees. A deposit scheme allows people to pay £45 now and the balance by 15 Junehttp://www.endoftheroadfestival.com/tickets

Praise for End Of The Road 2015:

“The bands love it as much as the crowd. This 10th anniversary party is a triumph
5/5 The Guardian

“End of the Road can feel their birthday wishes all came true here” 9/10 NME

“One of the UK’s best festivals” Q Magazine

“Unforgettable” Financial Times

“End Of The Road is nearing festival perfection” CLASH

“End of the Road captures a covetable mix of aesthetic, atmosphere and artful curation” Crack

National Express Coach Tickets Now On Sale!

(8 years ago)

Coach tickets are on sale now!

National Express are offering an affordable, fuss free way to make it to End of The Road 2016 from various locations across the UK. Head to their website to find out more and to book your ticket now.

National Express offer a 25% group discount for groups of 4 or more travelling together under a coach only package.

To redeem, simply book four or more tickets from the Journey Planner on this page at least three days before you travel – the discount will be automatically applied to your booking.

See routes and prices*  below.

Brighton £34
Chichester £30
Portsmouth £26
Southampton £22

London £38

Bristol £30
Bath £25

Bournemouth £24

*a £1 booking fee will be added their end

Journey’s to the festival can be booked for either Thursday 1 or Friday 2 September, with returns departing our site on Monday 5.

Christmas Shindig Line-Up Announced, Tickets on Sale now!

(9 years ago)

We are thrilled to announce the line up for our annual Christmas Shindig – taking place at Oslo in Hackney, London on Thursday 10 December.

We can’t wait to welcome Joanna Gruesome as our festive headliners, especially after the band had to cancel their festival performance earlier this year. Completing the bill are DIY punk heroes Martha (fresh from their US tour with Radiator Hospital) and festival highlight, Yorkshire born anarchic singer-songwriter Mark Wynn.

There will also be DJs and a whole lot of dancing until 2AM.

Tickets cost £12 + booking fee, and are on sale now. Buy yours here.
RSVP via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/497269200451282/

Oslo is right beside Hackney Central Overground station.
Full address: 1a, Amhurt Road Hackney, London, E8 1LL

We hope to see you there!

Stage Times Revealed

(9 years ago)

Sufjan Stevens, Tame Impala, The War on Drugs, Future Islands, Laura Marling and more are all lined up and ready to go for the 10th Edition of End of The Road Festival.

We’ve got some incredible bands set to play across our 4 stages next weekend but with every blessing comes a curse, and there are inevitably going to be some timing clashes. Alas, not to worry, our online media partners The Line of Best Fit are on hand to walk you through the toughest of the weekend’s decisions. Below sits a download link to their handy clashfinder listing the full line-up within a quick glance table – full timings and stages included.

Download: Best Fit’s End of The Road 2015 Official Clashfinder (1-Page Version)
Download: Best Fit’s End of The Road 2015 Clashfinder (3-Page Version)

Unfortunately, Curtis Harding has just had to cancel his appearance at the festival, so some of the below times may be rejigged depending on his replacement. More when we have it.

Choir Competition

(9 years ago)

Human Pyramids are recruiting a choir for their End of The Road performance. Fancy joining them on The Woods Stage?

Send an email to humanpyramidseotr@gmail.com to be in with the chance of kick starting Saturday’s festivities. We’ll be drawing 10 lucky names out of the “hat” in advance.

Deadline for entry, 28th August.

End of The Road 2015 is now SOLD OUT!

(9 years ago)

End of The Road 2015 is now SOLD OUT! A massive thank you to everyone who bought tickets.

Kicking yourself for not grabbing one in time? Keep an eye on our official re-sellers Ticket Trust for the opportunity to buy a ticket in need of a good home: http://www.thetickettrust.com/Store/DII-1794.html

And of course, you can still get your Campervan/Caravan passes, Car Park passes and contribute to our Festival Wood here.

Hoping to camp in style? Check out our Boutique Camping options here.

Beginning to plan your travel? The different transport options available can be found here.

We can’t wait to see you in September!

It’s going to be a magical weekend, and not just because of the headliners. As everyone who has been to End of The Road knows, it’s all about the new discoveries and secret performances. Who will be popping up at the Piano Stage or singing on the Disco Ship? We don’t know. But when artist and audience arrive, and our unique atmosphere springs to life, anything could happen …

Need a little refresher on our 2015 line up, check out our day splits here:http://endoftheroadfestival.com/2015/06/day-splits-revealed-brakes-added-2015-line/

On top of our musical, comedy and literary bills we’ve also been busy pulling together our cinema schedule and our food stalls.


Will Hodgkinson curated Cinema tent announced

(9 years ago)
We’re delighted to announce that Will Hodgkinson will be taking over the film tent at this year’s End of The Road Festival.


As well as presenting a “Country Life” themed Friday, a “Rock ‘n’ Roll” Saturday and a Sunday of “Glamour”, he’ll be bringing actor Steve Oram along to discuss and screen his directorial debut Aaaaaaaah! with actors Alice Lowe and Julian Barratt. Sightseer director and End of The Road regular Ben Wheatley will also be returning to discuss his latest projects.


We’ve also got the BFI coming along to show a specially curated hour of On Yer Bike. A mix of short dramas, animations, advertisements and newsreel films which result in a fascinating portrait of the British cycling experience. Ranging from the cut-throat 1928 Olympic Trials at Herne Hill Velodrome to public information films, the collection offers a century of cycling in Britain whilst celebrating classic brands such as Raleigh, Hercules and Witcomb. The event will be introduced by Steven Foxon, Curator at the BFI.


Full listings below


Friday “Country Life”


Sunday “Glamour”
Duke of Burgundy
Blades of Glory
The Philadelphia Story
Bugsy Malone
Honey! I Shrunk The Kids


Day Splits Revealed, Brakes and more added to 2015 Line-Up

(9 years ago)

It’s day splits time!

The Woods Stage will be headlined by Australia’s psych superstars Tame Impala on Friday, Sufjan Stevens playing his only European festival show on Saturday, and critics’ album of 2014 holders the War on Drugs on Sunday. Friday’s line up includes Django Django, LOW, and experimental electronic adventurer East India Youth.

On Saturday My Morning Jacket will play the Woods stage while the legendary Mark Lanegan Band headlines the now iconic Garden Stage as part of Heavenly Records 25th Birthday celebrations, which also features St Etienne performing their classic album Foxbase Alpha, while Sleaford Mods take the headline slot in the Big Top.

We are thrilled to welcome back festival veterans Brakes, who return to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their seminal 2005 debut Give Blood as we celebrates our 10 years. The Brighton four-piece first bought their riotous sounds to the festival in 2006 (and have played many times since), and we just know taking a trip back in time with ‘All Night Disco Party’ is going to be one of the weekend’s highlights. Completing Sunday’s bill, Future Islands will make the last night go off with a dancing bang while Laura Marling will bring the house back down to its roots as she headlines the Garden Stage.

MAMMÚT and Peter Matthew Bauer also join the bill.

Set times are revealed much closer to the festival, and are staggered in order to do all we can to help you avoid having to make those heartbreaking decisions. If it looks like a clash, it doesn’t necessarily mean it is. So don’t panic!


Comedy & Literature line-up Announced

(9 years ago)



We are  delighted to announce the literary and comedy line-ups for this year’s festival.

On the Comedy stage, panel show extraordinaire Phill Jupitus of Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Porky The Poet fame will be joined by fellow serial panelist Sara Pascoe, alongside John Oliver’ political comedy partner Andy Saltzman. Robin Ince, presenter of BBC Radio show The Infinite Monkey Cage will also be joining them, bringing his informative hilarity to the festival.

The Library Stage will play host to Richard King, the author of the acclaimed history of independent labels How Soon Is Now? and music biographers Zoë Howe (The Jesus and Mary Chain Story and Stevie Nicks) and Rob Chapman (Syd Barrett) will explore a plethora of topics and their own work.

In recognition of folk legend Nick Drake, End of the Road is pleased to host a special celebration of his life. Nick’s sister Gabrielle Drake and Cally Callomon will be coming along to discus their recent book Remembered For A While, the authorised companion to the music of Nick Drake. Published by John Murray, the book shares anecdotes from Nick’s friends, critics, adherents, family and from Nick Drake himself. The talk may well be interspersed by some special guest performances.

The Comedy and Literature line-up adds to the already phenomenal 2015 bill, which includes Sufjan Stevens performing his only European festival this year on Saturday night, following Australia’s psych superstars Tame Impala on Friday. Sunday night will see the critics’ album of 2014 holders The War On Drugs play their only English summer festival this year, as well as anticipated performances from the likes of My Morning Jacket, Future Islands, Laura Marling, Django Django, Mac DeMarco and St Etienne performing their classic album Fox Base Alpha in full.

With only a few tickets left, make sure you don’t miss out on the anniversary of the year. Final tier tickets are on sale at £195: http://www.endoftheroadfestival.com/tickets

Phill Jupitus
Andy Zaltzman
Robin Ince
Sara Pascoe
Felicity Ward
Max & Ivan
The Beau Zeaux
Sameena Zehra
Deborah Frances White
Voices In Your Head
Damian Clark
Steve Hall
Jim Smallman
Rachel Parris
Sarah Bennetto
Storytellers’ Club


Nick Drake: A Celebration with Gabrielle Drake & Cally Callomon
Richard King
Mick Houghton
Zoë Howe
Rob Chapman
Adharanand Finn
Claire Fuller
Susanna Hislop
Katharine Hibbert


Our Monthly Club night takes place at The Shacklewell Arms on Friday 12 June with The Drink and Tigercats. Tickets are available here: http://bit.ly/1FHUBlF

Check out our full music line-up here.