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.
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 2014 are confirmed as Friday 29th to Sunday 31st August.
Headliners The Flaming Lips, Wild Beasts, and The Gene Clark No Other Band featuring members of Beach House, Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, Iain Matthews, Wye Oak, and Celebration. The collaboration sees them join forces to reconstruct the Byrds’ Gene Clark’s 1974 album 'No Other'.
Also confirmed are 9 Bach, Adult Jazz, Alexis Taylor, All We Are, Andrew Combs, The Barr Brothers, Benjamin Clementine, Bird Courage, British Sea Power, Cate Le Bon, Cold Specks, Connan Mockasin, Deer Tick, Drenge, Eagulls, Ezra Furman, Gruff Rhys, Hookworms, Horse Thief, Houndstooth, John Cooper Clarke, John Grant, John Smith, Johnny Flynn, Juana Molina, Mark Kozelek, Marissa Nadler, The Melodic, Nick Waterhouse, Oliver Wilde, Perfume Genius, Peggy Sue, Pink Mountaintops, The Radiophonic Workshop, Richard Thompson, Rosie Lowe, St Paul and The Broken Bones, Stealing Sheep, Sweet Baboo, Temples, The Horrors, Three Trapped Tigers, Tinariwen, Tiny Ruins, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, The Wave Pictures, White Denim, Woods, The Wytches, Yo La Tengo, Black Lips, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, The Felice Brothers, tUne-yArDs, Jenny Lewis, Alice Boman, Archie Bronson Outfit, Arc Iris, Arrows Of Love, Benjamin Booker, Celebration, Chad Vangaalen, David Thomas Broughton, Kiran Leonard, Laish, Lapland, Lau, Lonnie Holley , Lucius, Lyla Foy, Mazes, Otti Albietz & The Voices, Phox, The Rails, Robert Ellis, Samantha Crain, St Vincent, The Districts, Theo Verney, Tides of Man, Traams, Wye Oak, and Zachary Cale.
You can see the day and stage splits on the End of the Road Festival line-up page.
Tier 3 tickets are priced at £160 including camping. Youth (ages 13-17 years who must be accompanied by an adult) tickets are priced at £120, tickets for children aged 6-12 years (must be accompanied by an adult) are priced at £65, and a ticket for chilfren aged 3-15 years in priced at £30, with free entry for a child aged 2 years, and under, they still need tickets can be purchased in advance. Tickets for a campervan/caravan pass are priced at £50, and car parking is priced at £5.
The comedy line-up includes Knightmare Live: The Festival Expansion Pack who will be bringing bringing the best characters, monsters and puzzles from their sell-out national tour into the dark Larmer Tree Gardens woods. Also confirmed as another UK music festival exclusive is New York City singer, songwriter, and comedian Jessica Delfino. Other names bringing the laughs from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st August 2014 are Mark Watson, Simon Munnery, Daniel Simonsen, Marcel Lucont, David Morgan, Ryan Coffey, Edward Aczel, Celia Pacquola, Tom Adams, Sarah Bennetto, Stuart Goldsmith, Wendy Wason, Katie Mulgrew, Jessica Fostekew, and The Storytellers Club.
Early entry Thursday
End Of The Road will be allowing early entry to the festival on Thursday 28th 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.
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.
More information will be here when available.
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