End Of The Road Festival returns for its 13th year at the idyllic surrounds of Larmer Tree Gardens from 30 August - 2 September. A defiantly independent affair, End Of The Road Festival offers an extraordinary setting far from the corporate norm in which you can watch incredible bands, dance till you drop in magical fairy-lit woods and laugh ‘til you cry at some of the world’s foremost comedians, all while sampling delicious award-winning food and hand-selected craft beers and ales.
Known for putting on bands you won’t see anywhere else in the country, which this year includes Vampire Weekend, Feist and Julia Holter, End of The Road has earned a reputation for having the best line-up. This year also sees the return of favourites St Vincent, Yo La Tengo and Ezra Furman as well as being littered with legends such as Jeff Tweedy, John Cale and Gruff Rhys and breaking new names such as Big Thief, Japanese Breakfast and Nilüfur Yanya.
Having picked up ‘Best Medium Sized Festival’ at the UK Festival Awards, ‘Best Small Festival’ at the NME Awards for two years running and shortlisted again this year, it is testament to the festival’s reputation, one loved as much by the artists as the it is by the loyal audience who return every year. Come make new friends under the stars and around the campfire.
You can buy tickets from the End of the Road Festival website - http://endoftheroadfestival.com/tickets/
The festival is sited within Larmer Tree Gardens, approximately 45 minutes from Salisbury railway station. There is a shuttle bus service between the station and the festival, provided by Big Green Coach and tickets are available in advance through their website - http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/end-of-the-road-coach-travel-shuttle-bus
‘* * * * *’ The Guardian
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‘Consistently pulls together line ups rich in quality and variety for the open-minded… A festival that delivers so much’ 4/5 The Independent
‘A festival at which good music is the first concern’ 4/5 The Times
‘Small but immaculately curated, End Of The Road is the festival that can refresh the most jaded of palates. Unforgettable’ The Financial Times