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We’re delighted to reveal our stage splits of acts with you for End Of The Road Festival 2019!

Our headliners for this year’s festival will be long-time End of the Road favourites Beirut, the ever-dazzling Metronomy, the wonderful Michael Kiwanuka, and cosmic rock legends, Spiritualized. Elsewhere, we’re bringing you some of the most exciting artists working today, including cult heroes Low, Australian raconteur Courtney Barnett, national treasure Jarvis, the magnificent Mitski, and many, many more.

With yet more to come, we think 2019 is going to be a special year for us here at Larmer Tree Gardens.

The audacious and uncompromising Spiritualized will kick things off into the stratosphere on Thursday, whilst End of The Road first-timer Michael Kiwanuka takes the reins for his first ever UK festival headline show on Friday. He tops a faultless supporting cast including Baxter Dury, The Beths, Parquet Courts and Mitski as well as daring techno producer Joy Orbison, electronic music powerhouse Kelly Lee Owens and avant-garde producer and performer Yves Tumour.

Friday also sees the return of BBC Radio 3’s flagship experimental music programme Late Junction for a third time. This year the Tipi Stage welcomes Anatolian psych-pop sensation Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek, innovative harpist Mary Lattimore, Afro-Latin-electronic alchemists Penya, and UK producer Natalie Sharp debuting her new project BodyVice, featuring wearable, playable body-sculptures and interactive video combined with performance art.

Saturday is topped by globetrotting songwriter Beirut, playing just after the witty and insightful Courtney Barnett. Electronic adventurer Daniel Avery is our late night DJ at the Big Top, following a headline set from venerable punks Sleaford Mods, as well as jazz drummer Moses Boyd and pioneering experimental producer Gazelle Twin.

Metronomy will bring the Woods Stage to a close on Sunday, with strong support from Deerhunter and Cate Le Bon, and the Garden Stage is closed by longtime friend of End Of The Road and national treasure Jarvis Cocker, who will be appearing as his latest, mysterious musical creation JARV IS…. In the Big Top, guitar fans won’t be disappointed with a punk hat trick including Fontaines DCPigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs and Viagra Boys.

The Comedy Stage has evolved into the Talking Heads Stage – a multi-arts space, with a re-invented programme where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your usual stellar comedy line-up, as well as exceptional music including Angelo de Augustine, Charlie Parr and Rozi Plain, plus talks, surprise shows and much more.

In addition to all of this, throughout the four days, there will be the usual array of surprise performances, one-off collaborations and artist Q&As – presented in collaboration with The Line of Best Fit. There will be a variety of after-hours fun and dancing to be had plus Loud & Quiet’s Silent Disco opening party on Thursday night at the Tipi Stage.

End of the Road

We’re back for our 13th year at Larmer Tree Gardens, with EOTR 2018 taking place between August 30th-September 2nd 2018.
Headlining this year will be the incredible Vampire Weekend – announcing their first show in four years – and Feist, who will both make their long-awaited Larmer Tree debuts for their only UK festival appearances of the summer. Joining them will be the dazzling St. Vincent and our Thursday night headliners, Yo La Tengo, who will open #EOTR18.

Elsewhere we have the ever thrilling Ezra Furman, the mesmerising Julia Holter, and the legendary John Cale and Jeff Tweedy, of Wilco fame .

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End of the Road

It seems like only yesterday that we were high-fiving each other after last year’s magical festival. The Independent declared that it came “close to stealing Glastonbury’s crown” and it was voted ‘Best Festival’ by BBC 6 Music Drivetime listeners for the third year running, plus we won ‘Best Line-Up’ at the UK Festival Awards . Now we’re back in business and pleased to announce two of 2017’s headliners, along with many more phenomenal bands and performers.


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Father John Misty will make his first ever UK festival headline appearance at End Of The Road. Since 2012, Joshua Tillman has emerged as a singular and idiosyncratic voice. With his polarising witty lyrics, his ‘intimately berserk’ live performances, and with a new album Pure Comedy due in April, we can’t wait to see what he has in store for the Woods Stage. Next up, Mac DeMarco returns with his delicately demented pop to play his only UK festival this year. Last seen presenting us with our tenth birthday cake on the Garden Stage before staging a full on cake fight, to say that we’re excited to have him all to ourselves is a massive understatement.

We’re honoured that multi-Grammy award winning Americana legend Lucinda Williams will be bringing her pioneering songwriting to Larmer Tree Gardens for the very first time. Following the universally acclaimed 2016 album The Ghosts Of Highway 20, End of The Road is the only festival where you will hear her spellbinding songs brought to life. Following Lucinda Williams’ lead will be rising country star Courtney Marie-Andrews and Julie Byrne’s startlingly beautiful voice will surely bring the festival to a standstill. Acclaimed newcomer Japanese Breakfast brings her blend of dark lyrics and blissed out pop melodies while Let’s Eat Grandma will keep things weird!

Ty Segall returns this year! Not one for half measures, his live show is an over-the-top howling assault on the senses that is as gloriously bewildering as it is exciting. Fellow punks Parquet Courts, who kindly provided the soundtrack to our excellent launch video, also make their second appearance at End Of The Road following their breathlessly exciting show in 2013.

We are proud to say the 2017 line up is also filled with thrilling new artists, including Car Seat Headrest whose recent album Teens of Denial is a heady mix of introversion and aggression, vulnerability and playfulness. Live he covers everyone from The Cars to Frank Ocean, as well as ripping through his own original material. California indie duo Foxygen will play for us at last. Their long awaited new album Hang features contributions from the Flaming Lips’ Steven Drozd, Matthew E. White, The Lemon Twigs and more.

Speaking of The Lemon Twigs … the ultimate critics pets have gone from playing New York bars to receiving praise from as far and wide as the Zombies to Questlove. They’ve already played with Foxygen and Car Seat Headrest, so we’re happy to keep the gang together at End of The Road 2017.

We are extremely excited to reveal more of this year’s line up, including our third headliner… Mr Bill Callahan. We have long wanted the ex-Smog man to play among the magical surroundings of Larmer Tree Gardens, so we are utterly thrilled that the seminal and singular songwriter will be joining the already exceptional line up, including Father John Misty, Mac DeMarco and Lucinda Williams, for his only UK festival appearance this year.

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We are also thrilled to announce shoegaze legends Slowdive – whose first album in 22 years is due out in May – will be joining us to headline the Big Top on Thursday night. They will be joined on Thursday by The Moonlandingz, fronted by two of Fat White Family – with Lias Saoud, proving a fantastically acerbic front man, perpetually on the verge of either collapse or combustion. They have to be seen live to be believed.

We like to keep things in the family at End of The Road, so this year we not only have the critically lauded Waxahatchee – AKA Katie Crutchfield, unofficial leader of the DIY indie punk scene – we also welcome her supremely talented sister Allison Crutchfield. Both are renowned for their captivating live shows so we’re very excited to have them both play at this year’s festival for the first time.

Also joining us for the first time we have the sublime Moses Sumney. We’ve been a long time fan since his star turn on Beck’s Song Reader – his version of “Title Of This Song” was a standout among many established artists who contributed, his voice being one of those remarkable instruments; rich gorgeous and effortless.

Psychedelic explorers Pond will be making a very welcome return to Larmer Tree Gardens, following their standout set in 2015. With their highly anticipated new album The Weather due in May, we can’t wait to see what they have in store this time around. Hopping across the ocean to neighbouring New Zealand, we have the bewitching talent of 4AD signed Aldous Harding, her bleak and beautiful eponymous debut album balancing fragility with raw charm.

Adding to the already packed list of exciting newcomers, we are thrilled to have the excellently named PWR BTTM dropping in on an unsuspecting Larmer Tree audience – turning gender politics into loud, infectiously positive, glorious rock music centred around what it means to be young and queer and confused. Melbourne’s Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are poised to take over the airwaves with their charging drums, addictive bass lines and ridiculously catchy melodies. The fact their debut EP came out on Sub Pop says it all! We’re definitely set for a thrilling show. And a thrilling weekend all round!


Bill Callahan, Slowdive, Japandroids, Pond, Baxter Dury, Waxahatchee, The Moonlandingz, Moses Sumney, Timber Timbre, Alex Cameron, Daniel Romano, Blanck Mass, Allison Crutchfield and The Fizz, Aldous Harding, Mdou Moctar, PWR BTTM, The Surfing Magazines, Jonathan Toubin (DJ), The Surfing Magazines, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Lowly, H. Hawkline, Lowtide, Tides Of Man


Father John Misty
Mac DeMarco
Band Of Horses
Lucinda Williams
The Jesus and Mary Chain
Amadou & Mariam
Ty Segall
Real Estate
Parquet Courts
Perfume Genius
Car Seat Headrest
Jens Lekman
The Lemon Twigs
Gold Panda
Nadine Shah
Bill Ryder-Jones
Ryley Walker
Girl Band
Marika Hackman
Courtney Marie Andrews
All We Are
Julia Jacklin
Vaudou Game
Let’s Eat Grandma
Margaret Glaspy
Kelly Lee Owens
Michael Chapman
Brix & The Extricated
John Smith
Japanese Breakfast
Julie Byrne
Nap Eyes
Aaron Lee Tasjan
Amanda Bergman
Nadia Reid
Girl Ray
Ultimate Painting
Shovels & Rope
John Moreland
Gabriella Cohen
Lisa O’Neill
Xylouris White
Goat Girl
Scott Hirsch
W. H. Lung
The Honey Hahs
J. Bernardt
Legends Of Country
Mega Bog
The Spook School

More acts to be announced so keep your eyes on our website

Always one of the highlights of the festival scene, this weekend will see the 11th edition of End Of The Road. The festival, set in the beautiful Larmer Tree Gardens, continues to showcase the best in Americana, folk and basically anything they like the sound of, and this year’s line up might just be one of the best yet.

Joanna Newsom, Bat For Lashes and Animal Collective are set to headline this year’s End Of The Road festival.

The festival, which takes place at Larmer Tree Gardens in Wiltshire, is consistently one step to the left of its peers when it comes to line-up and headliners – and this year is no different.

Alongside those three brilliant headliners (and this’ll be Joanna Newsom’s only UK festival date), Cat Power, Goat, Phosphorescent, Shura, Dilly Dally, The Big Moon, Field Music and many more are set to perform.

Joanna Newsom
It’s going to be a magical weekend, and not just because of the exceptiona Headliners including The Shins‘ first show in four years, plus the only chance to see the dazzlingly talented Joanna Newsom in the UK this year, the Technicolor genre-hopping Animal Collective and the otherworldly Bat for Lashes – as everyone who has been to End of The Road knows, it’s all about the new discoveries and secret performances. Who will be popping up at the Piano Stage or singing on the Disco Ship? Anything could happen… Including one more headliner still to be announced for the Big Top on Saturday night, who will be revealed on site!
Bands to see
Mothers: Kristine Leschper, the creative force behind Athens-based indie band Mothers, is the most impossibly mesmeric frontperson. She orchestrates, acting as the fine balance between the twee-weaving and explosive chaos that dominate her band’s sonic blueprint in equal parts. “I don’t like myself when I’m awake” she croons on ‘It Hurts Until It Doesn’t’, the band’s cue to ramp up the reverb-heavy motifs and blast into a head-spinning outro of flailing guitars and raw emotion. Mothers headline the Tipi Tent on the Friday night.
Younghusband: I’m delighted that EOTR thought to book London psych collective-turned-power-pop gang Younghusband, they’re a band too often overlooked by festival organisers. Their 2015 effort, Dissolver, saw the band team up with Bad Seed Warren Ellis to craft an effortlessly ornate collection of Big Star-indebted cuts essential to any festival. They may have shedded the psych freak-outs that brought them all initial attention, but Younghusband have morphed into an unstoppable force of power-pop freedom and organ-led melodic bliss.
U.S. Girls: Meghan Remy’s warped pop project U.S. Girls play evocative earworms, projected onto funhouse mirrors and wrapped in an unsettled haze – and the results are breathtaking. Utilising feelings of discomfort and unease – in both sound and lyrical narrative – where other artists might aim for familiarity and warmth, U.S. Girls is a thrillingly unique (and often incredibly catchy) proposition and I can’t wait to hear tracks from this year’s wonderful/brutal Half Free launched into life.
Savages:  I’d say I’m most excited about Savages. There’s an almost demented sensibility that you can hear in each song as they repeat powerful chords and start and stop in moments of stillness and eruption leaving you feeling like you’ve been sucked inside out.”
Sunflower Bean: There’s a propensity for heaviness reminiscent of Led Zeppelin accompanied by tender vocals about life and love similar to Shangri Las or something that make their set enigmatic as they take you down a psychedelic rabbit hole.
Thee Oh Sees: With their unique brand of psychedelic garage rock .In turns face-meltingly fast and hauntingly subdued, the relentless rhythm section tightly interlocking with frontman John Dwyer’s macabre croon, with an enjoyable recorded output. This August’s A Weird Exits is their 11th album in 8 years. It’s a predictably strong record, and there’s no doubting that Dwyer and co will be rattling just as hard as ever when End of the Road comes around.
Teenage Fanclub: It’s hard to think of a better way to say goodbye to EOTR 2016 than with a hits-packed set from Scottish indie rockers Teenage Fanclub. In an ideal world, the Bandwagonesque masterminds would be the most popular band in the world. They’re likely to grace the Big Top stage at around 11:15, and their myriad of indie pop anthems are sure to see out the festival on a massive high. Whether you choose Thee Oh Sees or Joanna Newsom before hand (and I’m not looking forward to making that decision), end your weekend dancing to some generation-transcending pop songs.
This year for the first time, we welcome cult national treasure Adam Buxton to the festival, who will be recording his much loved ‘ramble chats’ podcast with very special guests to be announced on Saturday. Other one off events include the first in a series of very special pre-release album listening parties for Wilco’s tenth studio album Schmilco, on Saturday morning at the Tipi Stage. The new record will be played on vinyl in full from 11am, before anyone else gets to hear it. 
As if that wasn’t enough, there are many delights to be seen and heard on this years Comedy Stage line up, lead by Bridget Christie following her well received show at Edinburgh Fringe, the inimitable Stewart Lee, alternative comedy hero Josie Long, acclaimed newcomer Lolly Adefope and Radio 4 regular Andy Zaltzman performing his Political Animal show. Other highlights include the legendary comedian and Comedy Club host Arthur Smith, along with comedy writer turned celebrity Masterchef Hardeep Singh Kohli, hugely respected and wildly popular Adam Bloom and Benedict Cumberbatch’s pal John Finnemore making his debut at the festival. 
There’s something to please all tastes in the Cinema schedule this year, whether your after an acclaimed documentary such as the visually stunning Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures or one of the year’s best independent films Everybody Wants Some!!!, Richard Linklater’s semi-sequel to his 1970s high-school comedy Dazed and Confused. Alternatively if you want to catch up some of 2016’s box office hits, there’s The Jungle Book and Nice Guys, as well as some old hit classics such as E.T., Kes and Being John Malkovich among many others. We also have a very special screenings of the music documentaries The Sad And Beautiful World of Sparklehorse and Invisible Britain: Sleaford Mods, both preceded by Q&As with their directors Bobby Dass and Paul Sng respectively.
Along with our usual stellar selection of workshops and activities taking place in the Wonder Lands and the ever impressive line up of Food and Drink on offer, including Beavertown taking over the Courtyard Bar this year, End of The Road is set to be one of the best weekends of 2016. and even the weather is expected to be fair all weekend.  


Not many people’s route to international critical acclaim takes in several years working on a factory production line making essential oils, but Australian songwriter, Julia Jacklin, isn’t most people. One of the joys of those years spent in tedious employment, was that it allowed Julia to hone her musical craft, to think of little but music, and how it was her ticket out of there.

Born in the Blue Mountains, Julia’s music is surprisingly un-Australian, it nods in the direction of alt-country, a world of twanging electric guitars, smooth ticking drum beats, and her trump card, her spectacular vocal. More than just a wonderful voice though, Julia is also a superbly cutting lyricist, as she sings on recent single Leadlight, “I love you my darling, but I can’t promise I’ll be here to see this whole love through.” With a debut album out next month and seemingly every radio station and music rag queuing up to rave about it, don’t expect Julia Jacklin to be playing the smallest tent again anytime soon.


Marika Hackman and Laura Marling played a short set at the piano bar at End Of the Road Festival Sunday afternoon.

The pair sang ‘Tired Of You’ at End Of The Road, and Marika Hackman delivered a surprise Foo Fighters cover at a secret acoustic set over the weekend. The festival took place at Larmer Tree Gardens in Wiltshire, with the pair teaming up for a version of the US band’s song ‘Tired Of You’. The track was originally featured on the Foo Fighters’ 2002 album ‘One By One’.

The Spacebomb superstar Natalie Prass is having a rather good year; her debut album was released to critical acclaim, she also made her UK TV debut with an appearance on Later with Jools Holland, and then Ryan Adams liked her so much he dressed up as her and played a set of her songs when she was delayed by airline troubles.

She released the superb video for one of her self-titled albums stand out moments, the beautiful “Bird Of Prey”, and it’s unsurprisingly, a  technicolor triumph, continuing the theme of this super talented lady who can do no wrong, keep up the good work please Natalie!

Natalie Prass self-titled debut album is out now via Spacebomb records. Natalie tours the UK this month with a few festival dates completed, including Green Man and  End Of The Road, and then she’s back again in November, she sure does love us!



We’re glad to share another track from our new album “Ones and Sixes”, which will be available worldwide on September 11th. You can hear “What Part of Me”  here. Whilst awaiting their upcoming album, the group’s affecting new single and second track release from Ones and Sixes. It’s just over three minutes of the band’s fuzzy, melodic charm, laying Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker’s harmonized vocals over a slightly spectral setting

Ones and Sixes is currently available for pre-order and also on Bandcamp. The limited “Loser Edition” LP on yellow vinyl will be available while supplies last. For those who like to wear their music, two new T-shirt designs will also be available, either as individual items or as part of CD/LP bundles.

Beloved slowcore pioneers LOW shared another new piece of their recently announced new record Ones And Sixes. The track is called What Part Of Me and marks the second impression after No Comprende.

Ones And Sixes will be the follow-up to 2013’s The Invisible Way and arrives on Sub Pop Records on September 11th. The LP was recorded at Justin Vernon’s April Base Studios in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Check out the tour dates .


Tickets are on sale now for our North American and European Tours. We will be joined by Andy Shauf, Two Gallants, Mike Noga (The Drones), and Chelsea Wolfe. More information is available on our website, and we look forward to seeing you on the road.


Low’s Ones and Sixes releases on CD / LP / DL worldwide Friday, September 11th.

Their previously announced North American + European tour in support of Ones and Sixes, begins September 18th in Madison, WI and ends November 21st in Seattle, WA. They’ll play their largest headlining date in London’s iconic Roundhouse on October 10th. And now, there are a few additional shows preceding and following the band’s fall trek:  Perfect Sound Forever Fest in Bergen, Norway (September 3rd); UK appearances at both the End of the Road and Electric Picnic Festivals  (September 4th-6th / select dates

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The type of voice you don’t hear very often and the exciting band that is St Paul and the Broken Bones, Paul Janeway and the band Broken Bones is a band you must see their talent and energy this band produce is enthralling.

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