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, disco ship, 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 2016 are confirmed as Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September.
Joanna Newsom (only UK festival date), Animal Collective, and Bat For Lashes will headline. Also confirmed are Cat Power, Devendra Banhart, Goat, Thee Oh Sees, Phosphorescent, M. Ward, Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts, Steve Mason, Field Music, Bill Ryder Jones, Eleanor Friedberger, Teenage Fanclub (only UK festival date), The Shins (only UK festival in 2016), Ezra Furman, BEAK>, Teleman, John Johanna, Cat's Eyes, BC Camplight, The Blind Shake, Lucy Dacus, Futur Primitif, Feels, Julia Jacklin, LionLimb, Pinegrove, Fews, Baywaves, The Leaf Library, Local Natives, Savages, Broken Social Scene, Thurston Moore Band, Scritti Politti, Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop, JD McPherson, Omar Souleyman, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Kelley Stoltz, Kevin Morby, Anna Meredith, Jenny Hval, Imarhan, Frankie Cosmos, Whitney, Anderson East, Karl Blau, Margo Price, Seratones, Marc Riley, Pacosan, Arrows Of Love, Jonathan Toubin, Laura Gibson, Methyl Ethel, Slow Down, Molasses, Younghusband, Oscar, The Garden, Flamingods, Rhain, Throws, Tigercats, Chris Cohen, BE, Blue House, Dr. Dog, U.S. Girls, Money, Shura, Dilly Dally, Sunflower Bean, The Big Moon, Meilyr Jones, Mothers, Amber Arcades, Kath Bloom, Basia Bulat, Dawn Landes, Shopping, Weaves, James Canty, Martha, Holly Macve, Bas Jan Ader, EERA, Hard Skin, Martha Ffion, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, and Lail Arad.
For the line-up details and stage splits as available see the End Of The Road line-up page.
Also announced is the comedy line-up featuring headliners Bridget Christie, and Josie Long, Stewart Lee, Arthur Smith, Bec Hill, Andy Zaltzman, John Finnemore, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Knightmare Live: The Festival Expansion Pack, Lolly Adefope, Adam Bloom, Pappy's, Bucket, Tom Bell, Stephen Carlin, Katie Mulgrew, Garrett Millerick, Joanna Neary, Lazy Susan, Sarah Bennetto, Hell To Play, Paul Flannery's MMORPG Show, The Storytellers Club, Political Animal, Tom Parry, Matthew Crosby, Paul Savage, Alexander Bennett, and Joe Hart. They join the previously announced headline comedian Stewart Lee.
Tickets have sold out they were priced at £195 including camping. Youth (ages 13-17 years who must be accompanied by an adult) tickets were priced at £150, tickets for children aged 6-12 years (must be accompanied by an adult) were priced at £75, and a ticket for children aged 3-5 years was priced at £45, 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 was priced at £80, and car parking is priced at £6.
Early entry Thursday
End Of The Road will be allowing early entry to the festival on Thursday 1st September 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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