End of the Road Festival 2012

Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September 2012
Larmer Tree Gardens,Tollard Royal, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 5PT, England MAP
£150, youth (13-17) £120, child (6-12) £50
daily capacity: 12000
last updated: Fri 10th Aug 2012

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Started in 2006, the organisers' aim is to "organise an intimate festival with our favourite artists, and with a friendly and relaxed feel", and they only book artists that they personally like, which makes the line-up on offer far more interesting than many other festivals. The festival often has quiet/atmospheric acts and the audience respectfully listen in silence.

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The End of the Road Festival has 4 music stages, a cinema tent, comedy, workshops (for both adults & children), a healing field, art installations, literature talks, a hidden library and piano in the woods, a games area with table tennis, skittles, table football and more.

They also pride themselves with providing quality food and drinks, including a good selection of local ales. The dates for 2012 are confirmed as Friday 31st to Sunday 2nd September.


Headliners Grandaddy, and Grizzly Bear are making their only UK festival appearance, and Tindersticks are co-headliners. Also confirmed are Patti Smith, Midlake, The Low Anthem, Alessi's Ark, Cashier no 9, Dirty Three, John Grant, Alabama Shakes, Willis Earl Beal, Dirty Beaches, Jonathan Wilson, Alt-J, Creature with the Atom Brain, Graham Coxon, Gravenhurst, Horse Thief, Hurray for the Riff Raff, King Charles, Patrick Watson, Lanterns on the Lake, Roy Harper, Veronica Falls, Beach House, The Antlers, I Break Horses, Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard, Justin Townes Earle, Moulettes, Robyn Hitchcock, Anna Calvi, Villagers, Abigail Washburn with Kai Welch, Cold Specks, Dark Dark Dark, Francois & The Atlas Mountains, Islet, Toy, Leif Vollebekk, Marques Toliver, Peggy Sue, Zun Zun Egui, 2:54, Deer Tick, The Mark Lanegan Band, Pictish Trail, The Shivers, and more. For the full line-up details as available please click here.


Tickets sold out last year. Early birds sold out in five hours. An adult ticket is priced at £150. A youth (ages 13-17 years who must be accompanied by an adult) ticket is priced at £120, a ticket for children aged 6-12 years (must be accompanied by an adult) is priced at £50, with free entry for a child aged 0 - 5 years, they still need tickets can be purchased in advance. Tickets for a campervan/caravan pass are priced at £50, a car parking is priced at £TBC (payable in cash on arrival).

To buy tickets, click here.

Joint festival tickets

There were joint early bird tickets for End of the Road Festival and the new sister event No Direction Home Festival priced at £210. There are no longer available.

Early entry Thursday

End Of The Road will be allowing early entry to the festival on Thursday 30th August when camping and some parts of the festival site will be on Thursday afternoon. Festival goers can arrive, set up camp, spend the evening finding their way around and be ready to hit the festival when the entertainment starts on Friday.

Admittance times

Thursday 1st September:
Car Parks & Box Office open at 2pm
Camping opens at 3pm
Bars and Food open from 5pm
Latest arrival on Thursday is 10pm (gates close for the night at this time)
Friday 2nd September: Car Parks, Box Office & Camping open at 8.30am

get there by coach

Big Green Coach is running coaches to End Of The Road from London Victoria.
To book, click here.


The festival is family friendly and will also have a programme of workshops for both children and adults, with sessions that carry on longer into the evening. The Workshops area expands to 6 venues with nearly 100 activities to choose from for both adults and children.


The Larmer Tree Gardens is about 3 hours drive from London, and falls on the border between North Dorset and Wiltshire, fairly close to Stonehenge. It's a beautiful venue with gorgeous views and with peacocks and huge parrots roaming / flying around freely both inside the gardens and in the field.

More information will be here when available.

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Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September 2012
Larmer Tree Gardens,Tollard Royal, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 5PT, England MAP
£150, youth (13-17) £120, child (6-12) £50
daily capacity: 12000
last updated: Fri 10th Aug 2012

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