The festival will take place at the idyllic Larmer Tree Gardens on 11-13 September – and as the festival sold out last year and hasn’t increased its 5,000 capacity, I’d encourage you to get your ticket now.
The line-up so far confirmed is: The Acorn, Alela Diane, Archie Bronson Outfit, Bob Log III, The Boy Least Likely To, The Broken Family Band, Charlie Parr, Dan Sartain, Dent May, The Dodos, Efterklang, Explosions In The Sky, Fleet Foxes, Howlin Rain, J Tillman, Joe Gideon and the Shark, Lay Low, The Lost Brothers, The Low Anthem, Magnolia Electric Co., Motel Motel, Mumford and Sons, The Mummers, Ohbijou, Okkervil River, Papercuts, Peter Broderick, Sam Baker, Sparrow and The Workshop, Steve Earle, The Tallest Man On Earth, This Frontier Needs Heroes, William Elliot Whitmore, Whispertown 2000
So, the question is…
What can I expect from the programme?
And the answer is…
Lots of Bearded-esque goodness
Essentially the programme will be different to Bearded but will follow a few of the fundamental principles – recycled, high quality paper stock (exactly the same as Bearded), intelligent design, great writing, non-pretentious articles and quality artists. Of course the quality artists is out of our hands, but judging by the line-up, and what the End of the Road and The Local teams put on year after year, you can be guaranteed to be reading about excellent artists. It also comes in 7″ record sleeve size (albeit an 84 page 7″ record sleeve!).
On a personal note, I’m incredibly excited about this. End of the Road is one of the best festivals around, it’s certainly been my favourite festival over the past few years and after all the support festival organisers Sofia and Simon have shown to Bearded over the years, it fills me with joy to repay the favour. The fact that they share exactly the same ethos as me when it comes to independent music makes it a mouth-watering prospect to be able to finally work with them.
So get your credit card out and buy your tickets, priced just £115, from their website (there’s NO booking fee either).