The Shins will play their first UK show in over four years and their only UK festival in 2016 at this year’s End Of The Road which happens at Larmer Tree Gardens,Tollard Royal, Salisbury, in Wiltshire from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September 2016.
This will also be their first ever appearance at the festival. With a new album potentially in the pipeline, we are delighted to welcome James Mercer and his band of merry melancholy men to Larmer Tree Gardens for the first time. They will open the festival with a special Thursday night Woods Stage headline performance.
Also confirmed are Cat's Eyes, BC Camplight, The Blind Shake, Lucy Dacus, Futur Primitif, Feels, Julia Jacklin, LionLimb, Pinegrove, Fews, and Play End Of The Road competition winners Baywaves, and The Leaf Library.
Also recently announced was 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.
They join 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), 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.
Final tier tickets are now on sale at £195 including camping. Youth (ages 13-17 years who must be accompanied by an adult) tickets are priced at £150, tickets for children aged 6-12 years (must be accompanied by an adult) are priced at £75, and a ticket for children aged 3-5 years in 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 are priced at £80, and car parking is priced at £6.
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.
latest on this festival
plus Courtney Barnett, Jarvis Cocker, Sleaford Mods, Low, Deerhunter, & more
line-ups & rumours
video of the day
End of the Road 2018 review