Christmas Special with Stealing Sheep and Kiran Leonard announces ( 21/11/14 )

We are incredibly excited that Stealing Sheep are headlining this years End Of The Road Christmas Special and bringing their Mythopoeia procession: elements of the The Harlequin Dynamite Marching Band plus fantastical puppets and projections. This is going to be a real spectacle, not just a gig: just what we need before Christmas.

Support will be provided by the absurdly talented Kiran Leonard, whose two EOTR performances stunned all that saw them.

End Of The Road DJ’s will continue the craziness until 2am.

Oslo, Hackney is right beside Hackney Central Overground station.



Cheatahs, AK/DK and Speak Galactic to play opening Night ( 28/08/14 )


Only a few hours to go before the site welcomes everyone to this year’s End of The Road Festival. Though the main events take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; we thought it would be a shame to leave those of you rocking up today without just a little entertainment so we’re proud to say that Cheatahs, AK/DK and Speak Galactic will be opening up the Festival with shows at the Tipi Stage tonight.

18:15- 19:00: Speak Galactic
19:30 – 20:15: AK DK
20:45 – 21:30: Cheatahs

Daniel Rossen confirmed for End of the Road 2014 ( 14/08/14 )


We are delighted to announce that Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear and Department of Eagles will perform a very rare solo show at End Of The Road.

Rossen will perform two UK solo shows this summer, his first ever. One is his sold out show at Union Chapel on Aug 26th, and the second is End Of The Road.

This show is a rare opportunity to experience an intimate solo performance by Rossen featuring material that has never been played live. The set will include unreleased material, as well as songs from his debut solo EP Silent Hour/ Golden Mile released last year on Warp Records, and selections from the 2008 Department of Eagles release In Ear Park (4AD), which earned Best New Music on Pitchfork, calling it “ambitious and complex.”

Over the last year Rossen toured extensively with his main act Grizzly Bear in support of their critically acclaimed 2012 album Shields, which included sold out shows at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall, The Greek in LA, Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, London Brixton Academy and Paris Olympia.


Line up update ( 13/08/14 )


Sadly Mark Kozelek isn’t now playing EOTR this year. We hope very much to welcome him again soon. Juana Molina has also had to cancel. We should have a much happier announcement tomorrow. The line-up image on this website, the one with the bear, is correct and shows all bands playing.

Introducing: a quiet position | road ( 05/08/14 )

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We are delighted to introduce one of the fascinating art installations at this years End Of The Road:

‘a quiet position | road’ is curated by Jez riley French assisted by Pheobe riley Law. Find the ‘a quiet position’ car installation in the woods – climb in, open your ears and travel in the company of sounds from Jez riley French, Chris Watson, Julia Holter, Jana Winderen, Signe Liden, Dawn Scarfe, Kiyoshi Mizutani, Sawako, Amy Newton, Sally Ann McIntyre & more…

Field recording has experienced incredible creative growth in the last few decades, and yet its power to engage us in the act and art of listening remains inextricably linked to its subtle simplicity. It has an ability to make us listen ever more closely to the world in which we move by making us stop for a time…

Drawing on the extensive field recording archives of acclaimed sound artist Jez riley French alongside pieces by other leading artists, you are invited to experience the sound of fence wires singing, the wind across Icelandic glaciers, telefericas in Italy, hydrophone recordings of aquatic environments around the world, ants eating apricots, Japanese hillsides, rocks dissolving, the sound of the world turning, lightning strikes in the stratosphere, and other hidden sonic pleasures.

Running Order for 2014 Announced ( 21/07/14 )


With End of The Road 2014 fast approaching we can now reveal the full running order for all three days.

Not got tickets yet? Only a limited number of the final tier remain, get yours now.

We are also pleased to announce that Ghost Of a Saber Tooth Tiger will be playing on Saturday. Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl’s band released their third album ‘Midnight Sun’ earlier this year. It includes “Animals”, a track described by the NME in its 8/10 review as: “an epic psychedelic wig out with kaleidoscopic chord progressions.” It is going to be tremendous fun live. Check out the video for “Animals” here. (Somebody has been watching Wicker Man…)

The Freewheeling Yo La Tengo ( 24/06/14 )

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We are very excited to be able to tell you that we have persuaded EOTR favourites Yo La Tengo to give us not one but two performances.

The second one will be their much loved Freewheeling show and will be at the Comedy Stage. Part request show, part story telling session, complete fun: we really can’t wait.

There are only a few Tier 5 tickets left, so we expect to be jumping to the final and most expensive Tier 6 in the next couple of days.

Act quickly to secure yours now.


Comedy Line-up Announced!


Situated in a secret, albeit well-signposted glade in the Larmer Tree Gardens woodland, the End of the Road Festival comedy stage is unlike any other.

There is music, storytelling, adventure and of course laughter and it all often continues late into the night, with all kinds of unexpected impromptu conversations and happenings thrown in, as and when organiser Sarah Bennetto feels they will amuse.

The acts announced today join a fantastic music lineup headlined by Flaming LipsWild Beasts and the Gene Clark No Other Band, an all-star ensemble featuring members of Beach HouseFleet FoxesGrizzly Bear and Fairport Convention.

The Gene Clark No Other Band to headline – a UK premier ( 26/03/14 )

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We are thrilled to reveal that our Third headliner will be the Gene Clark No Other Band. It will be a UK premier and an exclusive unique collaboration, the likes of which is rarely seen in a live setting, joining a bill also topped by the Flaming Lips and Wild Beasts.

The Gene Clark No Other Band sees Beach House’s Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally, Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold, Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen and ex-Fairport Convention member Iain Matthews come together with members of Wye Oak and Celebration to reconstruct the Byrds’ Gene Clark’s 1974 masterpiece No Other.

For a full list of the line-up joining Gene Clark No Other Band, see below!


Flaming Lips and Wild Beasts to Headline ( 19/02/14 )

Two headliners, Flaming Lips and Wild Beasts, are confirmed in the End of the Road Festival’s first lineup announcement for 2014, which also features John Grant, The Horrors and Yo La Tengo.

Says festival founder Simon Taffe: “I am very excited to have finally got the Flaming Lips, one of the best live bands in the world today, playing End of the Road on Saturday night. It’s also a great honour to have the Wild Beasts back to play a headline spot, plus some of the most interesting live bands around at the moment – White Denim, John Grant, Yo La Tengo and many more.”

The full list of artists confirmed today is:


Big Green Coach now on sale! ( 07/02/14 )



Would you like to attend End of the Road this year with the comfort of knowing that you can relax on your way home, letting someone else to do the driving?

Big Green Coach have now opened their booking services for 2014, offering a variety of options to help you make your travel to and from the festival site easy, relaxed and of course greener!

For more details, please visit our bus information page here.

Festival Woods – Giving Something Back To The Environment ( 31/01/14 )

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At End of the Road we take great care in working to minimise the negative impact that the festival makes on the environment by ensuring every aspect is as environmentally friendly as possible.

Taking this commitment one step further for 2014, beyond our lift-share scheme, organised coach travel and shuttle bus services. We have introduced another way for you, our valued ticket holders, to give something back to the environment for the carbon cost of your travel.

Set up by A Greener Festival and Charity Trees, the ‘Festival Wood Campaign’ is an initiative aiming to replant 10,000 acres of ancient UK woodland near Loch Ness, creating a new home for wildlife as well as “perform the ecological functions for the wellbeing of land itself”.

So… if you’re travelling by car to the festival and would like to give something back to the environment, we would love you to join us in supporting this initiative by purchasing a tree or two with your ticket purchase.

For further information on the Festival Wood Campaign in addition to our other environmental support and initiatives at End of the Road please click here or to purchase tickets (and hopefully a tree or two) here.

Band Applications Now Open! ( 03/01/14 )

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A new year welcomes new opportunities and at End of the Road Festival we’ve decided to mark January by opening the 2014 band application process.

For more details on playing at End of the Road and to submit your application, click here.

Tier 2 tickets running low! ( 13/12/13 )


We always like to give our customers advance warning before ticket prices jump to the next tier.

Well we are now running very low on Tier 2 tickets and anticipate that they will only last another 2 – 3 days. So if you wish to purchase tickets at this discounted rate, don’t delay, buy tickets here.

Xmas Shop Special Offer! ( 03/12/13 )


December is here and we thought we’d help you get into the Christmas spirit by offering  a special seasonal offer on End of the Road merchandise.

So whether you are shopping for Christmas presents or quite simply just want to treat yourself, visit the buy stuff page on our website for more information!

EOTR Wins Green Award ( 18/11/13 )


At End of the Road Festival we’re pleased to announce we’ve been awarded the Commended Greener Festival Award for 2013.

The star award is given to festivals who signify a well-managed environmentally aware festival -  something we’ve been developing at End of the Road continuously. To find out more information on our environmental support and initiatives and to see regular updates on what we’re up to click here.

We also wanted to take this opportunity to highlight that this year we have supported A Greener Festival’s ‘The Festival Wood’ campaign for the second year running through financial donation. The reforestation project with Trees for Life is working to restore the natural habitat for ecological balance and sustainability by planting a festival funded forest in the Scottish Highlands. More information on this nationally supported project can be found here

EOTR Nominated for 5 UK Festival Awards! ( 18/10/13 )



The UK Festival season may be over but we’re looking back on the EOTR 2013, proud to be nominated for five categories of the UK Festival Awards.

Nominations are as follows:

1. Best Medium Festival

2. Best Family Festival

3. Best Toilets

4. Best Grass Roots Festival

5. Best Headline Performance (Sigur Ros)


If you would like to support us in voting for EOTR in some (or all!) of the above categories, then please click here and be in the chance to win free festival tickets for 2014.

Trading (Non Food & Drink) Applications Now Open! ( 17/10/13 )

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We’re pleased to announce that the 2014 End of the Road Festival trading (non food & drink) applications are now open.

For information on our trading terms and conditions and to complete an application form, please click here.




2014 Stewarding Applications Now Open! ( 27/09/13 )


Hoping to attend End of the Road Festival in 2014 but not sure if your wallet will stretch? We have the perfect solution!

Volunteer as a steward and you’ll be able to enjoy the festival whilst meeting like-minded people at the same time!

Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis. More information can be found here.

WIN 2 Weekend Tickets! ( 23/09/13 )

This year’s EOTR Festival may have only just finished but we’re already planning for 2014, making sure we continue to deliver the best festival we can!

So, can you help us? All you need to do is fill out this short survey on your EOTR experience and we’ll put you in a draw to WIN two adult weekend tickets!

Get involved here.

Ben Wheatley announced as cinema curator… ( 24/08/13 )

We are excited to announce acclaimed British director Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Sightseers) will be curating Saturday in the EOTR cinema tent.

As well as his handpicked line up of films (Who’ll Stop The Rain, Onibaba, Holy Mountain, Brazil), he will present his latest work; English Civil War drama/horror/psych-fest A Field In England and be sticking around for a post screening q&a.

Line up by day announced… ( 11/07/13 )

Final additions to the line-up ( 28/05/13 )

We are delighted to announce a final three additional bands to add to our stellar line-up for 2013.

Charlie Parr
Night beds
Golden Suits

Check out their profiles in the artist pages.

The Walkmen lead latest lineup additions ( 14/05/13 )

The Walkmen top our final band announcement for the End of the Road Festival, joining a bill topped by Belle and Sebastian, Sigur Rós and David Byrne & St Vincent.

In A – Z order, the following artists are confirmed today: Anna van Hausswolff, Andy Shauf, Black Yaya, Braids, Broken Twin, Crocodiles, Daniel Norgren, Duologue, El Perro Del Mar, Evans the Death, Filthy Boy, Frontier Ruckus, The Graphite Set, Jessica Pratt, Landshapes, Tiger Cats, Trembling Bells and Mike Heron, The Walkmen, Wall and William Tyler.

Jessica Pratt, Live at St Pancras Old Church ( 22/04/13 )



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End of the Road Festival are thrilled to announce a very special show with Jessica Pratt at the beautiful St Pancras Old Church on Wednesday 11th September.

To say that Jessica Pratt is an old soul would be a vast understatement, says Jenn Pelly of Pitchfork. “The young San Francisco singer/songwriter’s deeply intimate folk sounds so sincerely cast in from the 1960s that it’s hard to believe she didn’t release a proper LP during that period of time.” Pratt’s spooky and seductive self-titled debut is the inaugural release on Tim (White Fence) Presley’s new imprint, Birth Records. “I never wanted to start a label,” Presley says, “but there is something about her voice I couldn’t let go of.”

Pratt’s debut release includes recordings from over the last five years, and steady advance in sophistication of recording and melody are evident throughout. To the artist, the record is a time-lapse document of discovery, both musical and personal. But in strangers’ hands, Pratt’s debut is another kind of discovery altogether. A fully-formed emerald artifact dug up cobwebby and cold but no less green for its time spent buried. Sun-bleached and sounding a thousand years old, Pratt’s debut is arrestingly brand dazzling new, and watch how the lights in your living room go soft and yellow when you put it on.


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Eels join lineup as twenty more acts announced ( 10/04/13 )

Eels lead today’s twenty-band announcement joining a bill already topped by Belle and Sebastian, Sigur Rós and David Byrne & St Vincent.

In A – Z order, the following artists are confirmed today: Bob Lind, Charlie Boyer and the Voyeurs,Deptford Goth, Doug Paisley, Dutch Uncles, Ed Harcourt, Eels, Eyes and No Eyes, Fossil Collective, Futur Primitif, Houndmouth, Ichi, Julianna Barwick, Parquet Courts, Rachael Dadd, Ralfe Band, Rm Hubbert, Seventeen Evergreen, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and Valerie June.

Easter Shop Sale ( 22/03/13 )

Here at End of the Road HQ we have decided to reward all our lovely customers with two special Easter promotions.

T-shirts: Buy two get one free…
Buy two t-shirts in any size or style from the shop. After you’ve put your order through drop us an email on and let us know what gender and size you would like your free t-shirt in and we will pop an extra one in the post to you.

Buy any poster and get the first ever End of the Road poster for free…
We have a limited number of original – first year End of the Road Festival posters to give away. Anyone purchasing a poster from the online shop in the next two weeks will be sent a limited edition first year poster free of charge.

Check out our shop here

These offers are for two weeks only – ending on Friday 5th April.

Warpaint, Dinosaur Jr, Dawes and more… ( 28/02/13 )

Warpaint, Dinosaur Jr and nine others have joined the lineup for this year. They join our current bill headlined by Belle and Sebastian, Sigur Rós and David Byrne & St Vincent.

The full A – Z list of artists confirmed today is as follows: Allo Darlin’, Birthday Girl, Cayucas, Dawes, Dinosaur Jr, East India Youth, Ethan Johns, The Leisure Society, Cass McCombs, The Staves and Warpaint.

David Byrne & St. Vincent confirmed ( 13/02/13 )

David Byrne & St. Vincent are today added to our stellar 2013 EOTR line up along with previously announced headliners Belle and Sebastian and Sigur Rós.

The musician, artist, author, former Talking Head and all round renaissance man David Byrne will travel to the End of the Road Festival at the tail end of summer with recent collaborator, the multi-instrumentalist and award winning St. Vincent, where they will together take the final headline slot.

Other new artists confirmed in this lineup announcement are: Bo Ningen, Efterklang, Golden Fable, Diana Jones, Evening Hymns, Laish, Jens Lekman, Marika Hackman, Heartless Bastards, Merchandise, Money, PINS, Polica, Matthew E White, Mark Mulcahy, Caitlin Rose, Savages, Teleman, Wolf Alice and Widowspeak.

“One of the most unique and special propositions in the British festival calendar.” – The Line of Best Fit

“Uncut’s favourite festival.” – Uncut

End of the Road Festival nominated in NME Awards ( 23/01/13 )

We have been nominated as best small festival in the NME Awards.

We are really chuffed! and as a thank you we are giving you the chance to win one of 10 EOTR Festival T-Shirts and original 2006 Festival posters.

All you have to do is vote for us on the NME site, and then post a comment on our facebook to say that you voted for us! You will then be entered into the draw to win EOTR goodies!

Here’s the link to NME
and the link to our facebook where you need to comment once you’ve voted

Stewarding at End of the Road ( 17/01/13 )

Want to be involved in making End of the Road a great festival for everyone? Can’t stand missing End of the Road but can’t afford a festival ticket this year? or simply fancy attending more than one festival, but wallet won’t stretch to it?

Whatever your reasons, stewarding is a great way to earn a free ticket to the festival and make a valuable contribution to one of the best weekends of the year…

This year we will be looking for 400 volunteer stewards.
You don’t need to have prior experience, although it’s great if you do. We just ask that you are committed to improving the experience of the people that you meet.
Stewards are the face of the festival for many people so we need smiley, energetic people who can provide polite and friendly assistance to festival goers for the whole weekend.
All stewards are required to work three x 6 hour shifts over the festival weekend, however if you are available in the run up and close down you may be able to earn yourself a day off during the festival.

A £50 deposit is payable on application. The deposit will be refunded to you in person, on completion of your last agreed shift.
Unfortunately this deposit is necessary to protect ourselves. Stewarding at festivals has become very popular. There is now a trend to apply for several events, then choose which ones to attend later in the year once line ups have been announced, or if friends are attending. Effectively this leaves a high drop out rate causing extra administration, making it very difficult for us to fill empty spaces last minute and restricts places for those who would really love to come and get involved.
(In 2010 over 100 people dropped out or failed to show up for shifts)

APPLICATIONS:- Open Tuesday 5th November 2013
CLOSING DATE:- Once all places are full

Please note: deposit payment is required to complete the application form, you will require a debit, credit card or paypal account, applications without completed deposit payments are not recorded.

Sigur Rós & Belle and Sebastian will headline ( 14/12/12 )

Sigur Rós & Belle and Sebastian have been confirmed as headliners for next year’s End of the Road Festival.
Said festival founder Simon Taffe: “These are two of the most exciting and magical live bands around and we are totally thrilled to have booked them.”

Also confirmed in this early lineup announcement are:

Angel Olsen
The Barr Brothers
Damien Jurado
Horse Thief
John Murry
King Khan & The Shrines
Palma Violets
Pokey Lafarge
Serafina Steer
Strand of Oaks
Woodpecker Wooliams

Tier 3 tickets are currently on sale – but are not expected to last long.

Adult weekend (incl. camping): £150
Youth 13-17 years (must be accompanied by an adult): £120
Child 6-12 years (must be accompanied by an adult): £50
Child 0 – 5 years (must be purchased in advance & accompanied by an adult): Free
Campervan / Caravan pass £50

Boutique Camping Now Available ( 11/12/12 )

At End of the Road we have been really busy working on all kinds of things for next years festival. But before we go any further, we want to tell you about our exciting options for Boutique camping.

We know you all love festivals… but what if we could make the experience even more fun for you…

What if you could arrive on site with just your bags and have the rest taken care of? Our three boutique camping partners can do just that, leaving you free to enjoy the festival from the minute you arrive.
We have a dedicated area just for boutique campers in a great location and with its own toilets. With three providers this year, there is something for every budget and taste. Have a look at our Boutique Camping page to see the lovely options we have for you this year.

Please note: with all boutique camping options you must book you ticket on our website in advance.

End of the Road nominated for UK Festival Awards ( 19/10/12 )

We have been nominated in the following categories at this years UK Festival Awards:

Best Small Festival
Best Family Festival
Grass Roots Festival Awards
Best Toilets

You can vote for us until 31st October

Early Bird Tickets for 2013 now on sale ( 01/09/12 )

All Tickets Now Sold Out! ( 29/08/12 )

Full Comedy line up announced ( 06/08/12 )

New additions added to the comedy line up include:

Simon Munnery
Christian Reilly
Ben & Tom Pappy’s (not Matthew, though, as he’s away)
James Hancox
Joanna Neary
Howard Read
Patrick Monahan
Tom Allen
Max & Ivan

The full Comedy schedule can be seen here

Mark Lanegan & Van Dyke Parks join 14 other new additions ( 27/03/12 )

Today we are proud to announce further additions to the Bella Union 15th anniversary day, as well as some more artists for Saturday and Sunday at End of the Road Festival.

Bella Union have confirmed the following:

The Acorn
Concrete Knives
Lawrence Arabia
Leif Vollebekk
Marques Toliver
My Sad Captains
Peggy Sue
Still Corners
Van Dyke Parks
Zun Zun Egui

And for Saturday and/or Sunday, we have confirmed:

Deer Tick
Mark Lanegan Band
The Pictish Trail
The Shivers
Yeti Lane

Grandaddy to Headline Sunday, plus Alabama Shakes and more ( 02/03/12 )

We are very pleased to share with you that GRANDADDY are re-forming for a limited run of shows this year, including a UK festival exclusive headlining Sunday night at our End of the Road Festival.

We are also super excited to have confirmed ALABAMA SHAKES, who we’ve been trying to book since October last year, and who we finally got to see live for the first time last week! It was an amazing show, and we can’t wait to see them at End of the Road.

THE DEEP DARK WOODS are a wonderful Canadian band from Saskatoon, who have recently been nominated for two big awards; in the JUNO Awards for ‘Roots and Traditional Group Album of the Year’ and in the Sirius XM Indie Award in Toronto for ‘Folk Roots Artist/Group of the Year’. Congratulations and good luck!

Alex Zhang Hungtai, known by his stage name DIRTY BEACHES, is a Taiwan-born Canadian lo-fi musician based in Vancouver, who’s EPs and most recent album ‘Badlands’ have been making many a fan across the world. His music includes influences from the world of cinematic sounds, particularly the eerie, stylized noir of David Lynch, Jim Jarmusch, Quentin Tarantino and Wong Kar Wai.

EAGLE & THE WORM are an 8-piece from Melbourne, Australia, with vibes along the lines of Rolling Stones, T. Rex and Pavement. Songs have been desribed to feel like a friendly jam turned into anthems with a real feel-good factor and infectious glow.

Mauro Remiddi, who goes under the name PORCELAIN RAFT, has been fully dedicated to a life of making music… from playing gypsy klezmer music with the travelling Berlin Youth Circus to playing the piano in bars in New York to being in an indie pop band in London… he even played End of the Road Festival once with his former London based band (Sunny Day Sets Fire). Porcelain Raft is pretty different to most things he’s done before, and borrows liberally from both the shoegaze and dream-pop playbooks, with layers of sonic gauze shot through with a delicately strummed acoustic guitar pattern and Remiddi’s distinctive voice.

WILLIS EARL BEAL played his first London show only a few nights ago, and it was amazing! The Chicago singer performed his set a capella and backed only by a primitive backing track. His debut album ‘Acousmatic Sorcery’ will be out on XL imprint, Hot Charity, on April 2nd and we can’t wait!!!

16 more bands added to the line up ( 21/02/12 )

We are really please to be adding a further sixteen acts for the 2012 lineup including Anna Calvi, Dark Dark Dark, Perfume Genius and The Villagers.
The full list of additions, in A – Z order, is as follows:

Abigail Washburn with Kai Welch
Anna Calvi
Cold Specks
Dark Dark Dark
Francois & The Atlas Mountains
The Lost Brothers
Luke Roberts
Perfume Genius
Seth Faergolzia (Dufus)
Sweet Lights
Trailer Trash Tracys

Bella Union 15th Anniversary Celebrations ( 07/02/12 )

Set up in 1997 by Simon Raymonde, Bella Union has behind it some of the most important independent releases of the last two decades; this celebration of 15 amazing years, will see this years festival lineup joined by many of their current signings, namely:

Alessi’s Ark
Beach House
Cashier No. 9
Dirty Three
Hannah Cohen
I Break Horses
John Grant
Jonathan Wilson
Lanterns On The Lake
The Low Anthem
Mountain Man
Our Broken Garden
Poor Moon
Roy Harper
Veronica Falls

Trading Applications are now open ( 03/01/12 )

We are now taking applications for non food trading.
Applications received by 1st March 2012, will be notified by 1st April 2012.
Applications received after 1st March, will only be confirmed subject to space availability.

Full details and the application form can be found here:

Grizzly Bear to headline 2012 & first artists announced ( 08/12/11 )

We are extremely happy to share with you that – in a UK festival exclusive – Grizzly Bear are going to headline End of the Road Festival 2012. And Tindersticks are confirmed as a co-headliner!

Beach House will play a UK festival exclusive as part of our special celebration of Bella Union’s 15th Anniversary (more news about this special event to follow further down the line).

So that’s three of twenty one (21!) acts announced today, all of whom we are very excited to have at the festival.

The full A-Z list:

The Antlers –
Beach House –
Delicate Steve –
Doug Paisley –
Driver Drive Faster –
First Aid Kit –
Frank Fairfield –
Grizzly Bear –
I Break Horses –
Jeffrey Lewis & the Junkyard –
Justin Townes Earle –
Moulettes –
Mountain Man –
Outfit –
Richard Buckner –
Robert Ellis –
Sleep Party People –
Stranded Horse –
The Strange Boys –
Tindersticks –

Tickets are already on sale, and the prices for End of the Road Festival 2012 are:

Adult weekend (incl. camping): £150
Youth 13-17 years (must be accompanied by an adult): £120
Child 6-12 years (must be accompanied by an adult): £50
Child 0 – 5 years (must be purchased in advance & accompanied by an adult): Free
Campervan / Caravan pass £50

Joint Festival Ticket offer to end this Sunday ( 29/11/11 )

The exclusive joint festival ticket offer that allows access to both End of the Road Festival and No Direction Home Festival will end this Sunday.
So if you want to join us at both ends of the Festival season for two amazing events, then you have until 5pm this Sunday 4th December to get your joint festival ticket.
After this time just full price tickets for End of the Road will be available, and the last few early bird tickets for No Direction Home at £89.
To purchase tickets click here

End of the Road Wins Best Small Festival at the Festival Awards ( 17/11/11 )

We are really pleased to announce that End of the Road Festival won ‘BEST SMALL FESTIVAL’ at the Festival Awards.

A BIG THANKS to the festival awards and to everyone and anyone who has supported us over the years by volunteering, stewarding, crewing, booking their bands with us, putting out records by artists we love, writing about us and so on… to anyone who has been involved with our festival in any way, shape or form!

And an especially MASSIVE THANKS to all of our amazing festival goers who make it possible for us to do what we do, and who make our festival such a great event!

Early Bird Tickets now on sale ( 06/09/11 )

A limited number of Early Bird Tickets for both EOTR and No Direction Home Festivals are now on sale.
Click Here for the ticket page

EOTR launch new festival for 2012 – No Direction Home ( 03/09/11 )

We are hand-crafting a new festival – No Direction Home, to be held on 8th – 10th June 2012 at Welbeck on the edge of Sherwood Forest. It’s a unique setting that is second to none.

There will be music, there will be merriment, there will be all sorts of things that you could expect from the team behind End of the Road:
Attention to detail, award winning ales, Somerset Cider Bus, great food, cutting edge film, comedy, children’s entertainments, a chance to make, do and discover.

Camping will be beside a lake with views of the historic Welbeck Abbey.

A joint early bird ticket offer with tickets for EOTR will be available from Tuesday 6th Sept.

2 cancellations – 2 replacements ( 11/08/11 )

We are really sorry to share with you the news that The Love Language and Lia Ices have both had to cancel their trips across the pond for this year’s festival. We will miss them both, and hopefully they will be able to make the journey next year instead.

To replace these two artists, we have booked Spectrals and The Lazy Susans. We are so happy that they were both able to say Yes on such short notice, and we very much look forward to having them at the festival.

Unwanted tickets & The Ticket Trust ( 03/08/11 )

It is a condition of sale that all unwanted tickets be sold on via The Ticket Trust
This is a safe site set up by the association of independent festivals.
If you can no longer come, or need to sell your ticket, please do so via this site.
Beware there are scammers out there, and we urge you not to buy from facebook, scarlet mist, or ebay.

If you are looking for a ticket, keep an eye out on the Ticket Trust website and check back regularly as they go fast… so far (11th August) 23 tickets have found new owners via this new ethical ticket exchange site.

All tickets for 2011 now Sold Out ( 28/06/11 )

All tickets for this year’s festival are now SOLD OUT.

There are a few camper van & caravan tickets remaining and these are still available to purchase, but you must already have a festival ticket.

For those of you with tickets, who for one reason or another, are no longer able to go and would like to sell your tickets… and for those who are looking for tickets to buy… we will be using a new ethical ticket exchange site where unwanted tickets can be sold at cost price to other fans who are looking to come to the festival. This will be launched soon, please keep checking back here over the next 2-3 weeks.

Cass McCombs & Perfume Genius replaced by Special Guest ( 22/06/11 )

We are sorry to say that Perfume Genius can longer play and Cass McCombs has been offered the support for the Explosions in the Sky Tour in September
We have replaced them with a Special Guest solo performance from Phosporesent who will play the Garden Stage on Saturday afternoon.

M Ward joins the line up ( 09/06/11 )

After adding Okkervil River last week, this week we are please to announce that M Ward, Nathaniel Rateliff, Beth Jeans-Houghton, The Growlers and Steve Smyth have joined the line up.

Okkervil River added to the line up ( 02/06/11 )

Today in a surprise announcement Okkervil river has been added to the line up.

The Texan band join the 6th edition of the festival, which will be headlined by Joanna Newsom, Mogwai and Beirut also feature a UK festival exclusive from Midlake – plus appearances from Lykke Li, Laura Marling, The Fall, Wild Beasts, The Walkmen, Tinariwen, Gruff Rhys, Joan as Police Woman and former Czars singer John Grant as well as comedy, literature, art, peacocks, astoundingly good food and an enchanted wood full of mindbending surprises and the occasional disco.

Child tickets (5 – 12 year olds) now SOLD OUT ( 30/05/11 )

Ticket Update….
Tickets for Adults – still available
Tickets for 13 – 17 years olds SOLD OUT.
Tickets for 0 – 5 year olds SOLD OUT.
Tickets for 6 – 12 year olds SOLD OUT
A complete sell out is predicted to happen a lot earlier this year.

If you still need a campervan ticket these are available to purchase without Adult tickets.

Steward places now full ( 27/05/11 )

All steward places are now full.
If you have already filled in the form and successfully paid the deposit then you are guaranteed a place, your shifts will be emailed to you in the coming weeks.
We do get some who cannot attend so if you missed out, you can add your email address to the reserve list here.

Youth Tickets (13 – 17 Years olds) – Now SOLD OUT ( 21/05/11 )

Ticket Update….
Tickets for 13 – 17 years olds are now sold out.
Tickets for 0 – 5 year olds sold out back in April.
Tickets for 6 – 12 year olds are running very low.
A complete sell out is predicted to happen a lot earlier this year.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and The Unthanks added to line up ( 16/05/11 )

Although the headliners for this year’s festival are now confirmed as Joanna Newsom, Beirut and Mogwai that’s not to say we’re all out of exciting bursts of news. Far from it – today we can make public some further additions to the lineup:

Allo Darlin’
Big Deal
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (UK festival exclusive!)
Daniel Lefkowitz
Other Lives
The Love Language
This Frontier Needs Heroes
The Unthanks
Zola Jesus

Successful Application Bands Announced ( 13/05/11 )

A massive thank you to every band that applied to play the festival this year, over 1400 applications were received and we listened to songs from every band.

The successful bands are:

Among Brothers(click to listen)
Colours(click to listen)
The Cornshed Sisters(click to listen)
Kathryn Calder(click to listen)
Lily and the Hackabouts(click to listen)
The Mountaineering Club(click to listen)
Slow down, Molasses(click to listen)
This Is The Kit(click to listen)

There is some great new talent for you to discover and we look forward to their live sets at the festival.

Tickets for 6-12 yr olds and 13-17 yr olds now running very low. ( 03/05/11 )

There are now less than 100 tickets left for 6 – 12 year old children, and less than 75 tickets left for 13 – 17 year olds.
Tickets for 0 – 5 year olds have already sold out.

If you wish to come with your family, to avoid disappointment, please don’t delay in purchasing your tickets.

Festival Survey ( 26/04/11 )

End of the Road is a member of the AIF (Association of Independent Festivals).
We and the AIF would really appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to complete this festival survey. And as an incentive, there are two festival tickets up for grabs to one lucky participant!

Click here for the Survey


Boutique Babysitting – new childcare service for this year. ( 21/04/11 )

End of the Road are very happy to announce the arrival of Boutique Babysitting. Following on from the success of last summer the childcare pioneers are coming to The End of the Road with their unique Kids Club Under Canvas service.

So, if you would like four hours off to bounce around to the headline acts, explore and discover something new or just kick back and relax then book a session now to secure your place.

The service will provide fully qualified, CRB checked childcare professionals to look after your little ones for four hour sessions, giving you time off whilst they enjoy a mini-festival of their own

All children aged two to eight are welcome and last year they loved it so much many booked for more sessions afterwards and they even camped outside the front gate waiting to get in! The parents loved their time off too!

As parents you can rest assured that your children will be safe and secure within a fenced off perimeter. The thorough security system includes photo ID, wristbands, detailed check in and out and a pager to give you peace of mind that you can be contacted at any time.

Evening sessions will run from 1930-2330 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and cost £60 and Afternoon sessions will be 1300-1700 on Saturday and Sunday for £40.

Visit to book and have a look at the photos of the kids having fun last year in the gallery section.

First comedians added for new comedy venue ( 04/04/11 )

The first confirmed comedians are:
Simon Munnery, Robin Ince, Phil Kay, Tony Law, The Balconettes, Mark Allen’s Humble Quest For Universal Genius, Terry Saunders, Jim Bob (from Carter USM), Abandoman, Tom Bell, Sarah Bennetto, Dave Hill’s Explosion (from NYC), James Sherwood, Adrian Poynton, James Dowdeswell, Liam Mullone, Jo Neary, Helen Arney, Pappy’s, Matthew Crosby, Tom Parry, Luke Roberts, Nadia Kamil, Steve Hall, Yianni Agisilaou, Gavin Osborn, Thom Tuck, The Storytellers’ Club, & Robin Ince’s Book Club.

0 – 5 year old tickets – Sold Out – other child tickets running low ( 31/03/11 )

Tickets for 0 – 5 years olds are now all sold out.
6 – 12 year old tickets & 13 – 17 yea old tickets are also now running low.

More information
Due to our restricted capacity, our licence specifies a maximum number of bodies on site, and no matter how young or old – everybody counts!

We split the maximum number of people allowed on site between ‘Adult’, ‘Youth 13-17 years’, ‘Child 6-12 years’ and ‘Child 5 years and under’ tickets, with as many free/ £55 child tickets as we can, (roughly 400 under 5′s). Once these have sold out the only option is to buy the next category up.

Joanna Newsom to Headline alongside Beirut & Mogwai ( 18/03/11 )

End of the Road 2011: Joanna Newsom to headline in exclusive UK festival appearance
(+ 12 other acts confirmed as well!)

With Joanna Newsom confirmed for her only festival appearance in the UK this year, all three headliners for the End of the Road Festival 2011 are now in place: she joins Beirut and Mogwai in a lineup whose quality, as always, runs right through from the headliners to the smaller stages.

Also announced today are Lykki Li, Best Coast, Emmy the Great and Drum Eyes plus a burst of bands secured by the always-astute team from The Local, namely:

Cambodian Space Project
Emanuel & The Fear
Rue Royal
Sam Amidon
Sarabeth Tucek
She Keeps Bees
Skinny Lister

The 6th edition of the festival will also feature a UK festival exclusive from Midlake – plus appearances from Laura Marling, The Fall, Wild Beasts, The Walkmen, Tinariwen, Gruff Rhys and former Czars singer John Grant as well as comedy, literature, art, peacocks, astoundingly good food and an enchanted wood full of mindbending surprises and the occasional disco.

3rd Headliner Confirmed, and will be announced Friday 18th March ( 11/03/11 )

We have now confirmed our 3rd Headliner, and will be making our final major announcement next Friday (18th March)

It is also a UK Festival Exclusive Appearance for 2011.

We will also be announcing a few other great bands to join our amazing 2011 line up.

Mogwai as second headliner, plus 9 new bands confirmed ( 08/03/11 )

We are delighted to share with you that Mogwai are the second confirmed headliner for this year’s festival
We’re also very happy to be adding the following artists to the line up:

Caitlin Rose
Dan Mangan
The Fresh & Onlys
The Secret Sisters
The Staves
White Denim
Wild Nothing

More bands announced including Laura Marling ( 03/02/11 )

We’re very excited to announce the return of Laura Marling to End Of The Road as well as seven other acts we’re adding to the bill today. The full list is as follows:

The Black Angels
Daniel Martin Moore
Darren Hanlon
Kurt Vile & the Violators
Laura Marling
The Leisure Society
Lia Ices

Beirut to headline, Gruff Rhys, Joan As Policewoman and more announced ( 13/01/11 )

Beirut, whose new album will be released this year, will appear as a headliner at the End of the Road Festival. They’re one of nine acts announced today. The full list is as follows:

Cass McCombs
Gruff Rhys
James Yorkston
Joan As Policewoman
Perfume Genius
Timber Timbre
Wooden Shjips

Bring on September!

Midlake, The Fall, Wild Beasts Among First Confirmations for End of the Road 2011 ( 09/12/10 )

The 6th edition of the festival will include a UK festival exclusive from Midlake – plus appearances from The Fall, Wild Beasts, The Walkmen, Willy Mason and former Czars singer John Grant.

Here’s an A-Z list of everyone confirmed so far:

Bo Ningen
Bob Log III
Doug Paisley
Dry The River
Gordon Gano & the Ryans
John Grant
Jolie Holland
Josh T Pearson
La Sera
Lanterns on the Lake
Lightning Dust
Micah P Hinson
Mountain Man
The Deadly Syndrome
The Fall
The Walkmen
Treefight for Sunlight
Twin Shadow
Wild Beasts
Willy Mason
Young Man

Yes, that’s right – Gordon Gano & the Ryans, Josh T Pearson, Micah P Hinson and Jolie Holland are all also announced today.

VAT quirk: buying tickets this year will save visitors a fiver as the VAT rise means the price of a full-price ticket will rise from £140 to £145 on 1 January 2011.

Ticket prices for the festival are as follows:

Adult weekend (incl. camping): £140 (increasing to £145 on 1.1.11 when VAT increases)
Youth 13-17 years (inc camping, must be accompanied by an adult): £120
Child 6-12 years (inc camping must be accompanied by an adult): £55
Child 0 – 5 years (inc camping): free (limited to 2 per order, must be bought in advance)
Campervan / Caravan pass £50


Tickets are still on sale for the End of the Road Christmas Shindig at XOYO on 16th December, there will be live music from the amazing Archie Bronson Outfit, Cate Le Bon and Singing Adams, with End of the Road DJs until late!

2011 Tickets now on sale ( 30/10/10 )

Tickets for the 2011 Festival, which takes place from the 2nd- 4th September (with early camping opening on Thursday 1st Sept) are now back on sale.
If you know that you’re coming along already, then why not buy your tickets before Christmas, as on the 1st January the increased VAT rate means ticket prices will go up by £5.

Reviews – reviews – reviews!! ( 17/09/10 )

Firstly a massive thanks to everyone who joined us in our 5th year, it certainly was a special one…
Here are some of the many reviews of the Festival.
If you have links to photos that you dont mind sharing with us, please email



Efestivals Photo Gallery

The Guardian


2011 Early bird tickets sold out in record 9 hours ( 14/09/10 )

All Early Bird priced tickets for 2011 have sold out in a record 9 hours.
Because of the unprecedented demand we have added a further batch of tickets at 2010 prices.

Secret artist revealed! ( 06/09/10 )

It is with great excitement that we can announce today one of the secret artists performing at this year’s festival: Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan.

Thursday was never meant to be a day with lots of things going on… it’s just there to give people a chance to pitch their tents, chill out and make some new friends before it all kicks off on Friday.

However, as we love surprises, we thought why not add a little something… and hence Isobel & Mark will be playing in the Tipi Tent early Thursday evening.

On another note – we regret to share with you the news that Ra Ra Riot and The Hello Morning are no longer able to make it over to the festival (they both had their funding pulled last minute) and instead we have booked Yuck and Olivia Chaney to replace. We hope you like.

Change in the line up! ( 23/08/10 )

On very short notice, we have managed to confirm Steve Mason (formerly of the Beta Band, King Biscuit Time & more) to replace Dengue Fever, who were forced to cancel their whole UK tour due to being signed to a new label and having to go into the studio immediately to meet album deadlines. Dengue Fever send their sincere apologies and hope to make it to End of the Road next year instead, we were devastated when we got the news.

And as there’s been a petition amongst our festival goers to get Allo Darlin’ to play a second set, we were chuffed when they said yes right away to fill a Friday slot when we were faced with Alice Gold having to cancel due to cirumstances beyond her control. So, Allo Darlin’ will rock both Thursday and Friday! Bring it on!

Tickets for 2010 have now all SOLD OUT ( 20/08/10 )

Thanks to everyone who has supported us this year, and see you all in September!
(there are a limited few campervan passes still available)

New additions to the Festival Shop ( 20/08/10 )

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It’s T-shirt time…

In addition to our super special edition ’5 Years of End of the Road Festival’ Poster, which we launched a couple of weeks ago and of which there will only ever be 100 made, our Peacock t-shirts are now being sold exclusively online at the very reasonable price of £15.

Get yours now – they’re American Apparel and fit like a highly comfortable glove:

Today in the shop we also release the self-titled debut EP from the wonderful Daniel Lefkowitz.

“Rooted in the American folk tradition, Lefkowitz brings to his songwriting a form stirpped bare and beautiful. His melodies flood the musical body with bold blood, delivering potent words with the sound of an uncensored heart. His is a spirited offering that undulates with the intangible struggles of our current experience, as well as a subtle romanticism for tides and seasons bygone. Surrendering himself with a fierce abandon, at times with tenderness, at times with desperation, Daniel have a voice of gold and dust, like a good blade a bit rusted. With the sensibility of a poem or short story, Daniel’s lyrical content is ripe with abstract sketches of the intrigues of death and dreams unborn, the confusion of identity and intent, and the overwhelming ebb and flow of love.”

He plays the Garden Stage at End of the Road on Sunday at 3.30pm. You can also catch him live in London:

Wed 8th September: Slaughtered Lamb w/ Annie & The Beekeepers
Thurs 9th September: The Luminaire w/ Treetop Flyers
Mon 13th September: The Windmill in Brixton w/ Citay

New artists announced! ( 10/08/10 )

We are chuffed to have confirmed the following artists to complete our line up once again:

CW Stoneking
Drum Eyes
Dylan LeBlanc
Voice of the Seven Thunders

And why not go grab yourself a free mp3 of one of Dylan LeBlanc’s songs from his website:

Who is playing what day on what stage? ( 22/07/10 )

The full line up of who is playing on what day and on what stage has now been released. (click here!)
Timings will be added at a later date, once a few last minute tweeks are finalised.

We regret that the following bands won’t be able to play the festival in 2010 due to unforeseen circumstances:
AA Bondy
Emily Loizeau
The Fresh & Onlys

New literary element added to the woodland library ( 09/07/10 )

Many of you will be familiar with the library which is built in the woods every year at the festival. It will once again be stocked with plenty of wonderful titles for you to browse and this year we even have a librarian on hand to help you with your choices and to officially check out your books for return at next year’s festival, as well as checking in any books that you may want to bring to add to the shelves. The library will this year play host to a series of talks from writers, these will take place each day at 11.30am and will provide a unique opportunity for you to hear their thoughts and ask them questions in a magical environment.

The full list of talks and woodland art installations are located here

Band Application Winners Announced ( 07/06/10 )

The Pattern Theory

We’re very excited to announce the 8 bands chosen to play this years festival from our open application process. We really love selecting new and unsigned bands to play every year and support all the great new music out there.

This year we received a staggering 1,273 applications! A massive thank you to everyone that applied, we really appreciate it.

The selected bands are:
Lanterns on the Lake
The Mountains and the Trees
The Pattern Theory
Fuzzy Lights
The Minnikins
Cyrus Gabrysch & The Zizaniques

Final Lineup Additions ( 28/05/10 )

As the summer makes its first true appearance we are incredibly excited to share with you our final additions to our amazing 5th year anniversary line up.

Adam Green
Allo Darlin’
Alice Gold
Ben Ottewell
Daniel Lefkowitz
Edwyn Collins
The Hello Morning
Ra Ra Riot

These are the final additions to the line up, apart from the chosen few who will be picked from over 1,000 bands that applied to play this year. These bands will be revealed next week.

We would also like to introduce three additional comedians to the comedy line up:

Gordon Southern
Nat Luurtsema
Helen Arney

Full Local Stage lineup announced ( 21/05/10 )

We’re very pleased to announce the full lineup for this years Local Stage, the full list of 18 bands are:

Caitlin Rose
Emily Jane White
Left With Pictures
Leif Vollebekk
Les Shelleys: Tom Brosseau & Angela Correa
The London Snorkelling Team
Oh Ruin
Olof Arnalds
Plants & Animals
Pulled Apart By Horses
Three Trapped Tigers
Trembling Bells
Singing Adams
Walsh & Pound
Wolf People

Modest Mouse announced as Friday headliner + 5 more bands ( 06/05/10 )

We’re very happy to announce Modest Mouse’s very first appearance at the End of the Road, which completes our 2010 trio of headliners:

Modest Mouse on Friday, Yo La Tengo on Saturday and Wilco on Sunday

And it’s not just a mouse but whales, magic, fairies, bloom and – erm – philips, as we’re also announcing the following lineup additions:

Freelance Whales
Here We Go Magic
Kath Bloom
Philip Selway
Smoke Fairies

We couldn’t be happier with the way things are shaping up and despite the lineup already being a smorgasbord of delight, there is more to come! Keep your eyes peeled in the next few weeks for ‘The Local’ announcement, and in June we will reveal the lucky bands who got picked from all the applications we have received.

Yo La Tengo, Wolf Parade, Caribou + 12 others announced ( 15/04/10 )

Yo La Tengo by Michael Lavine

To mark a magical 5th Anniversary of End of the Road, Yo La Tengo will join Wilco as one of our headliners on the Garden Stage. This will be Yo La Tengo’s only UK festival appearance this year.

A further 14 bands are also confirmed today – Wolf Parade, Caribou and Monotonix among their number – plus a handful of fixtures for the comedy stage.


Iron & Wine, The New Pornographers, Phosphorescent and more – latest announcement! ( 26/02/10 )

Please welcome the next fab bunch of bands to join us in September, wohooo:

Iron & Wine –
The New Pornographers –
Phosphorescent –
Cymbals Eat Guitars –
The Fresh & Onlys –
Citay –

And, if you can’t wait for some of the great live music until September, why not join us in London at Union Chapel on 1st June, when End of the Road presents: The Unthanks + special guests.

The Unthanks released their latest album ‘Here’s The Tender Coming’ in September 2009 to great excitement and great reviews. The album uses a kaleidoscope of unlikely instruments, it features in almost every UK poll for Albums of the Year and was recently described by the Guardian as “haunting, original and magnificent”. The live show promises to be something really, really special.

Join the event on Facebook:

Tickets are £15 advance, available from:

TicketWeb: / 0844 477 1000

Camping now open on Thursday ( 08/02/10 )

Yes that’s right folks!, you can now come on Thursday 9th September

What this means:
We have been given permission to open camping and some parts of the site on Thursday afternoon, meaning that you can arrive, set up camp, spend the evening finding your way around and be ready to hit the festival when the entertainment starts on Friday.
We will also have a few small bands on the tipi stage, the cinema will be running and bars and catering will be open.
Changes to published timings:
The festival website is now up to date, but other sites, blogs and forums may take a while. So for all up to date information please check

Thursday 9th September
Car Parks & Box Office opens at 2pm
Camping opens at 3pm
Latest arrival on Thursday is 10pm (gates close for the night at this time)
Tipi, Cinema, Bars and Food open from 5pm

Friday 10th September
Car Parks, Box Office & Camping open at 8.30 am

WANT TO PLAY END OF THE ROAD 2010? ( 01/02/10 )

If you would like to play at the festival this year, the application procedure is now open (as always between 1st February and 1st May each year) and we look forward to hearing your music and hopefully seeing you at the festival. For all the details, please go to the Play 2010 INFORMATION section.

Black Mountain, The Unthanks, The Felice Brothers and Dengue Fever in bumper lineup announcement ( 19/01/10 )

To help with those mid-January winter blues, we’ve got a bumper announcement of 24 bands for End of the Road 2010.

We’re very excited that we’ve finally got magnificent Canadian rockers, Black Mountain. We’re also really happy to add Felice Brothers, Mercury nominees The Unthanks, awesome Cambodia-via-California pyschedelia from Dengue Fever and young-yet-oldtime bluegrass prodigy Frank Fairfield. The full list of confirmations is below. Roll on September!

Tickets are on sale now for End of The Road 2010. Buy your tickets here.

The Antlers
Black Mountain
Cate Le Bon
Daredevil Christopher Wright
Deer Tick
Dengue Fever
Django Django
Elliott Brood
Felice Brothers
Forest Fire
Frank Fairfield
Jessica Lea Mayfield
Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell
Joe Pug
Mountain Man
The Ruby Suns
Timber Timbre
The Unthanks

End of the Road Documentary – part 2 ( 06/01/10 )

During the 2009 festival the Rockfeedback team brought their cameras and created a two part feature on the festival – here is part 2

The episodes were commissioned by Bablegum TV and part 2 is now showing HERE

End of the Road 2009 Documentary – part 1 ( 16/12/09 )

During the 2009 festival the Rockfeedback team brought their cameras and created a two part feature on the festival. (more…)

Band announcement & tickets now on sale ( 16/11/09 )


We are very excited to have confirmed Wilco as our first headliner!

The Mountain Goats will also be playing along with End of the Road faves The Low Anthem, AA Bondy, Diane Cluck with Anders Griffen and a fantastic band from Canada called The Wilderness of Manitoba.

Tickets are now on sale through our website. Click HERE to buy tickets.

End of the Road 2009 digital programme ( 30/09/09 )

We have posted a digital version of the 2009 festival programme in the Information section for your perusal. If you missed out at the festival, you can now buy hard copies of the programme from our online shop at: (more…)

Early Bird Ticket = SOLD OUT ( 21/09/09 )

Thank you so much to all ‘Early Bird buyers’ – we even made a few extra available and they’ve flown out the door like hot cakes!

Early bird tickets now on sale ( 15/09/09 )

Thanks to everyone who came to this year’s festival! We had an absolute blast and we hope you all enjoyed the festival.

If you’d like to come again next year, we’ve put discounted early bird tickets on sale so you can guarantee your place at next years festival and save some cash at the same time.

Buy early bird tickets for EOTR 2010 »

Comedy times posted + running order changes ( 09/09/09 )

We’ve just posted the full Comedy Stage times. The stage is being hosted by the wonderful Sarah Bennetto from the Storyteller’s Club and features some top comedians including Rob Ince, Josie Long and Yianni Agisilaou.

Please note that Phil Kay and Yianni Agisilaou have swopped places in the running order for Saturday.

Mummers cancel – replaced by Euros Childs ( 09/09/09 )

We are very sad to say that due to unforeseen circumstances The Mummers have had to cancel, and they have our full understanding and we wish them all the bestest. Taking their place is Euros Childs – thank you for confirming on such short notice! A very worthy replacement!

Howlin Rain and Chief cancel ( 18/08/09 )

We are very sorry to inform you that Chief and Howlin Rain have both had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances, however we are happy to have been able to find great replacements in Josh T Pearson, Beth Jeans Houghton and a last minute bonus booking of T-Model Ford!!

All tickets now SOLD OUT! ( 17/08/09 )


With just under a month to go, all of the tickets have been snapped up – the second year in a row that this has happened.

Thanks to everyone who has bought a ticket for this year’s festival, we can’t wait to see you all in September!

Band times announced ( 13/08/09 )

We’ve just posted the complete stage times for the festival.

You can view them by day:
Friday 11th September, Saturday 12th September, Sunday 13th September

Or by stage:
Garden Stage, Big Top, The Local Stage, Tipi Tent

Don’t forget we’ve got lots of surprise slots, DJ sets, a great line-up of comedians, films in the cinema tent (TBA) and much, much more besides!

**Ticket Alert** Only 400 Tickets Left! ( 30/07/09 )

With only six weeks to go until the festival, we thought we’d highlight that there are now ONLY 400 TICKETS LEFT!

If any of your friends and family are intending to buy a ticket, please ask them to get in there quick to avoid missing out.

‘Child 6-12 years’ tickets – SOLD OUT ( 21/07/09 )

Thank you to all families out there who are already coming along to the festival! We hope that anyone who wanted to bring their kids age 12 and under have managed to get their tickets in time.

Due to our restricted capacity, our licence specifies a maximum number of bodies on site, and no matter how young or old – everybody counts!

We split the maximum number of people allowed between ‘Adult’, ‘Youth 13-16 years’, ‘Child 6-12 years’ and ‘Child 5 years and under’ tickets, with as many free/£30 tickets as we can possibly afford.

We had a large demand for ‘Child 5 years and under’ tickets which sold out on 1st July, when we did a mail-out and an announcement to let everybody know, so as to avoid disappointment by getting your ‘Child 6-12 years’ tickets before they sold out.

Now they are sold out too, and the only option to bring your child, if you haven’t already bought a ticket, is to buy the full price ‘Youth 13-16 years’ tickets.

Stewarding places for EOTR full up ( 06/07/09 )

Hot on the heels of our free child tickets selling out, we’ve now completely filled our placements for stewarding at End of the Road 2009.

Thanks to everyone who applied, we really appreciate it!

Tickets for the festival are also selling fast, so if you didn’t get a steward placement and still want to come to the festival, make sure you buy your EOTR tickets soon.

Free children tickets sold out! ( 01/07/09 )

We have had a large demand for ‘Child 5 years and under’ tickets and the quota is already filled, and there are now only 80 ‘Child 6-12 years old’ tickets left, and these are likely to sell out very soon.

Once they are sold out – you will need to buy the full price ‘Youth 13-16 years’ tickets for your children. So if you want the ‘Child 6 – 12 years old’ tickets, please buy your tickets today or tomorrow to avoid disappointment.

The Horrors, Vetiver and more announced + comedy line-up ( 10/06/09 )


The Horrors

We can’t stop listening to The Horrors new album (listen here), and are excited to have confirmed them for the festival. We’re also very chuffed to announce Blitzen Trapper, Brakes, The Duke and the King (with Simon Felice from The Felice Brothers), Loney, Dear, Shearwater, Vetiver and Wye Oak.

And as if that wasn’t enough… Sarah (Storyteller’s Club) has been busy booking some lovely comedians for the Pavilion at the festival, and so far we can announce: Josie Long, Ben Goldacre, Robin Ince (and his cult ‘Book Club’), Tom Bell, James Dowdeswell, Isy Suttie, Neil Edmond, Mr Marcel Lucont and Sarah Bennetto herself!

View the full confirmed line-up for End of the Road 2009 »

The Local line-up announced ( 04/06/09 )


Alasdair Roberts

The Local at this year at End of the Road brings you:

The Week That Was, Get The Blessing, Chief, Quack Quack, Spokes, The Travelling Band, Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo, Zun Zun Egui, The Heavy, Stardeath and White Dwarves, Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards, Magic Arm, She Keeps Bees, Alasdair Roberts (pictured), AU, Twi the Humble Feather, Laura Gibson, The Pack A.D.

Now that’s something to get excited about!

Unsigned acts chosen for End of the Road 2009 ( 01/06/09 )


The Hand

This year’s application process for bands who want to play at End of the Road Festival 2009 attracted over 950 entries – all of which our friend Ro has listened to!

Once the listening phase was over, he shortlisted about 20 bands for us to choose from and we are very happy to announce that the bands playing this year’s festival are: Bear Driver, Esben and the Witch, The Hand (pictured), Holly Throsby, Huw M, Jess Elva, Soy Un Caballo, Stars of Sunday League and The Tenebrous Liar!

BIG Thank You’s to ALL the bands who applied, and to Ro for such an amazing job of going through the applications and creating a fantastic shortlist!

More bands for End of the Road 2009 ( 26/05/09 )


Neko Case

Woo hoo! Here are twelve more bands that will be playing at End of the Road, in alphabetical order: Bob Lind, David Thomas Broughton, Darren Hayman, Dirty Projectors, First Aid Kit, Herman Dune, Iain Archer, The Leisure Society, Neko Case, Richmond Fontaine, Tiny Vipers, Wildbirds and Peacedrums.

Second band announcement ( 10/03/09 )


Explosions in the Sky

Woo hoo! Here is the next bunch of bands for End of the Road, in alphabetical order: The Acorn, The Boy Least Likely To, The Broken Family Band, Dan Sartain, Dent May, The Dodos, Explosions in the Sky, Fleet Foxes, J Tillman, The Lost Brothers, Magnolia Electric Co., Malcolm Middleton, Mumford and Sons, The Mummers, Ohbijou, Okkervil River, Papercuts.

First bands for End of the Road 2009 ( 20/01/09 )


Alela Diane

We are so excited to share with you the first bands to confirm for the festival this year, in alphabetical order:  Alela Diane, Archie Bronson Outfit, Bob Log III, Charlie Parr, Efterklang, Howlin Rain, Joe Gideon and the Shark, Lay Low, The Low Anthem, Motel Motel, Peter Broderick, Sam Baker, Sparrow and the Workshop, Steve Earle, The Tallest Man On Earth, This Frontier Needs Heroes, Whispertown 2000 and William Elliott Whitmore.

EOTR Christmas shindig! ( 19/12/08 )

Thank you to everybody who came to our Christmas Shindig on 18th December at Cargo, and to the artists who performed – it was a truly magical night, and what a great way for us to start the Christmas holidays! Thank you!

Production office managers wanted ( 25/11/08 )

We are looking for 2 vibrant people to join the production team in running the Festivals onsite production office. This is an unpaid role, but offers excellent experience for anyone on an events degree or for anyone wanting to gain more events experience in the festival industry. The role runs from Saturday 5th – Wednesday 16th September.


Volunteer and stewarding at End of the Road 2009 ( 24/11/08 )

We are looking for reliable, friendly, hardworking and down to earth people to join our team at the festival – if you’re interested, please download, print, fill in and send off the application form, which also tells you more about it.


Please write clearly – ideally in capitals.

If you have any questions, you can get in touch with Sue and Nick who are in charge of our volunteers and stewards, tel: 01452 741 461, Email:

Christmas shindig ( 28/10/08 )

Please join us at Cargo on 18th December for some magical times with THE BROKEN FAMILY BAND and THE ACCIDENTAL playing live, as well as End of the Road DJs until 1am, with lots of fun and surprises as always. Tickets are £8 from:

Thank you! ( 24/09/08 )

The End of the Road Festival team would like to thank everyone who came along in 2008 and made our weekend so very special – it means a lot to us. We look forward to seeing you again next year. xx