Started in 2006, the organisers' aim 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 main 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, and more.
They also pride themselves with providing quality food and drinks, including a good selection of local ales as part of a beer festival. The dates for 2017 are confirmed as Thursday 31st August to Sunday 3rd September.
Confirmed acts include Father John Misty; Mac Demarco; Bill Callahan; Band Of Horses; Lucinda Williams; The Jesus & Mary Chain; Amadou & Mariam; Ty Segall; Real Estate; Slowdrive; Parquet Courts; Perfume Genius; Alvvays; Foxygen; Car Seat Headrest; Jens Lekman; The Lemon Twigs; Deerhoof; Gold Panda; Nadine Shah; Bill Ryder-Jones and many more.
For the details so far including day splits, comedy & more, please see the line-up page.
Tickets are currently priced at £189 including camping. Youth (ages 13-17 years who must be accompanied by an adult) tickets are priced at £145, tickets for children aged 6-12 years (must be accompanied by an adult) are priced at £70, and a ticket for children aged 3-5 years is priced at £40, 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 £85, and car parking is priced at £10 (on arrival, no advance sales).
Early entry Thursday
End Of The Road will be allowing early entry to the festival on Thursday 31st 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 enjoy some limited musical progamming, 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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