There can be few festivals able to pull in such an impressive line-up with a capacity of just 5,000. The bill for End Of The Road Festival reads like a who's who of alternative music bringing together dozens of bands who would be headline draws at any other small festival, including Mercury Rev, Calexico, Tindersticks, British Sea Power and Richard Hawley.
Then there's the lead men of Lambchop, Bright Eyes and the Red House Painters arriving with new projects to the Larmer Tree Gardens, North Dorset. Conor Oberst comes the Mystic Valley Band, Mark Kozelek with Sun Kil Moon and Kurt Wagner goes it solo. If that's not enough, for the greedy there will be wonderful, oddball performances from the Brakes, Jeffrey Lewis and Kimya Dawson along with the best of new music at home – Laura Marling and Noah and the Whale – and abroad – Akron/Family and Baby Dee. Oh, the list just goes on and on.
End Of The Road – 12th – 14th September – houses the most original, creative and entertaining musicians and songwriters as well as comedy and cinema tents, a mysterious library, a piano in the woods and a Healing Retreat among the curiosities out there for the finding. If you want quality music in beautiful, intimate and friendly surroundings you better be quick. The last remaining tickets can be purchased from the official webiste here: link
The award-winning End Of The Road Festival and ground-breaking movie magazine Little White Lies are joining forces to bring an eclectic mix of films and content to the cinema tent experience. In partnership with Warp Films and Shortwave Films there will be a diverse range of films to suit all tastes young and old. Warp Films will be screening Dead Man’s Shoes, amongst a selection of shorts, music videos plus added extra feature films from their catalogue past and present.
EOTR and LWL have devised the End Of The Reel Competition where the challenge is to create a short ident, up to 15 seconds long, that will be screened at the back of the main stage, intermittently on the cinema tent screen and online. In the spirit of the festival and the magazine entries need to be fresh, innovative and thought provoking. Full details can be found on Youtube via this link: link