Following this year’s headline announcement, we are delighted to add Scottish genre-defining alternative legends Teenage Fanclub to the 2016 line up. This will be their only UK festival appearance this year. Along with Savages, Broken Social Scene and Thurston Moore, we are also thrilled to welcome the inimitable Stewart Lee to the festival for the first time, who will headline the comedy stage.
Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake said of the news; ”We’re very excited to be playing at End Of The Road Festival this year. We’ve been busy in the studio and End of The Road presents us with a fantastic opportunity to share some of the songs from our next album. The festival has been consistently great from the beginning and this year looks like it will be no exception. The line up is phenomenal.”
We’re also very pleased to welcome back rising star and ex-Woods man Kevin Morby, one of last year’s highlights and sure to release one of the albums of 2016 with Singing Saw. Chicagoans and the band on everyone’s lips Whitney will also be joining this year’s line up with their hazy country folk melodies, along with a very special performance from Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop’s collaboration Love Letter For Fire.
Other additions include sonic adventurer Anna Meredith whose excellent debut album Varmints is fast becoming one of the critics’ favourites and Jenny Hval who will bring her captivating brand of experimental performance art pop from one of last year’s most acclaimed albums Apocalypse, Girl.
More news to come soon!
Line UpAdditions toEnd Of The Road Festival 2016:
Broken Social Scene
Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
Marc Riley DJ
Arrows of Love
Jonathan Toubin DJ
Slow Down, Molasses
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:
Bat For Lashes
Thee Oh Sees
Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts
The Big Moon
Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker
September 2016 will see End of the Road Festival return to Larmer Tree Gardens for its 11th year, and once again we will be running our Play End of the Road Competition – giving new and unsigned bands the change to perform.
We’ve always supported and championed new, unsigned acts and our 11th year will be no different.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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!