End of the Road Festival

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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Comedy, Music
Location of Festival Dorset, England UK
Festival Contact Information

End of the Road
Phone: +44 01342 892 664
Simon, Co-organizer
Email: simon@endoftheroadfestival.com
Sofia, Co-organizer
Email: sofia@endoftheroadfestival.com

Festival Description

From the outset the organizers of the End of the Road Festival’s aim was to create an intimate festival with artists as the primary focus—rather than the sponsors that typically dominate a festival landscape. An important feature would be that bands have the opportunity to play longer sets—in comparison to other festivals. End of the Road reflects a friendly and relaxed atmosphere where the staff and security are kind, helpful and respectful of the festival-goers. The venue of Larmer Tree Gardens is located at the border between North Dorset and Wiltshire offering an atmosphere of relaxation and beauty—where great music plays in the open air among parrots and peacocks…

The festival offers an array of wonderful food—including organic and local fare, and a selection of beers. There will also be a Scandinavian flavor to the event since one of the organizers of the festival is Swedish! A Scandinavian line-up of rising Nordic talent will be showcased. This flavor is rounded out with a selection of Swedish and Scandinavian foods and games. The festival is family-friendly and offers a family camping area and children’s activities.

End of the Road festival features a small healing field — Secret Garden — providing festival-goers a chilled-out space to rejuvenate, expand your mind, exercise your body or just relax and take time to enhance your festival experience—Book a treatment or get involved in a workshop. In 2008, the Secret Garden had the theme of ‘Peace’, and as part of this, two Deeksha givers conducted Oneness Blessings at the festival, as well as facilitated the ‘Peace intention’ — as organized worldwide by Lynne McTaggart. The Secret Garden is located close to the Garden Stage and has something for everyone. In addition, the festival is environmentally aware, and they do much as they can to have as little negative impact on the environment as possible… They also ask that all caterers and traders are as much fair trade, ethical, organic, local and environmentally friendly as possible.

Festival Dates August 29 - 31, 2014
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Festival Events:

Lineup 2014:
  • The Flaming Lips
  • Yo La Tengo
  • White Denim
  • Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit
  • Woods
  • Pink Mountaintops
  • Bird Courage
  • Nick Waterhouse
  • Rosie Lowe
  • Ezra Furman
  • Deer Tick
  • John Smith
  • Three Trapped Tigers
  • Lilly & Madeline
  • Richard Thompson
  • The Wave Picures
  • John Grant
  • Tinawiren
  • All We Are
  • Cold Specks
  • Sweet Baboo
  • Stealing Sheep
  • Houndstooth
  • Oliver Wilde
  • 9Bach
  • Wild Beasts
  • Gruff Rhys
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  • Perfume Genius
  • Andrew Combs
  • Peggy Sue
  • Eagulls
  • Horse Thief
  • Marissa Nadler
  • Wytches
  • John Grant
  • Connan Mockasin
  • The Temples
  • Mark Kozelek
  • Juana Molina
  • Alexis Taylor
  • The Barr Brothers
  • Hookworks
  • The Melodic
  • Tiny Ruins
  • Cate Le Bon
  • and more…


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  • UK Festival Awards 2013


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