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End Of The Road Festival

When: 03 September - 06 September

Where: Larmer Tree Gardens, near Blandford, in Dorset

In the late summer of 2005 Simon Taffe decided that he wanted to start a festival. A music obsessive and festival-goer, Simon dreamed about booking the bands he loved and presenting them at the sort of festival that he’d like to attend. He tried to persuade friends to join him in the new venture, but most thought him mad until he approached old friend and fellow music lover Sofia Hagberg. She was enthusiastic and immediately accepted Simon’s offer, quit her job and joined End Of The Road as its only employee and co-founder. Philip Wicks joined to look after the finances and provide organisational backbone.

The first year, 2006, was a creative triumph, but a financial disaster. The team held their nerve and soldiered on with generous help from several supportive lenders. The critical reception continued to be hugely positive with more and more people coming along each time. The third year broke even, ensuring the future of the festival.

Today, End of The Road remains true to its initial dream: to book the bands that we love and present them in a way that respects the music and the audience. End Of The Road is not about any particular style of music. Rather it evolves depending on what excites us each year, but great songwriting has always been valued. 

  • 2020 line up announced so far...

    PIXIES / KING KRULE / ANGEL OLSEN / BIG THIEF / BRIGHT EYES / RICHARD HAWLEY / LITTLE SIMZ / ALDOUS HARDING / WHITNEY / THE COMET IS COMING / FIELD MUSIC / GIRL BAND / PINEGROVE / ROMARE / RICHARD DAWSON / WARMDUSCHER / ANDY SHAUF / SQUID / CREEP SHOW / GIRL RAY / BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD / NADIA REID / VANISHING TWIN / ARLO PARKS / DRY CLEANING / BIG JOANIE / JERKCURB / DARREN HAYMAN / SHYGIRL / PENELOPE ISLES / BUCK MEEK / JUST MUSTARD / FENNE LILY / W. H. LUNG / 75 DOLLAR BILL / MONOPHONICS / ITASCA / DANA GAVANSKI / ALL WE ARE / STUDIO ELECTROPHONIQUE / TENESHA THE WORDSMITH / TRASH KIT / SARATHY KORWAR / AOIFE NESSA FRANCES / KATY J PEARSON / JAKE XERXES FUSSELL / SLEEP EATERS / THE CLAQUE / THE GOA EXPRESS / JUNIOR BROTHER / ELIJAH WOLF / LAZARUS KANE / THE GOLDEN DREGS / LEE PATTERSON

  • Our boutique camping options for 2020 are now open for bookings.

    The boutique camping area is approximately a 15 minute walk from the festival village and has its own toilets and shower block. There is also a communal pamper tent with hairdryers, straighteners and phone charging capabilities (please make sure that you bring your own charger).

    Boutique camping accommodation is not included as part of the festival ticket price and must be purchased separately through the various suppliers.

    Vintents

    Vintents collect and upcycle beautiful & colourful canvas tents and pitch them at festivals & events around the UK. Each tent is a genuine vintage article with its own vibrant colour scheme and retro patterns. They’re all full standing height throughout, with separate cotton canopied sleeping compartments, making them both practical and cosy.

    Visit Vintents for more information and pricing.

    Green Yurts

    Green Yurts return to End of the Road this year, with luxury yurts ranging from 10ft – 16ft, with all the trimmings you need including a lockable door, ground-sheet, carpeted floor, rugs, bedding, cushions, tables, throws, a mirror, shelving, lighting… and the kitchen sink.

    Visit Green Yurts for more information and pricing.

    Honeybells

    Honeybells offer luxury bell tents for 2, 4 or 6 people and emperor tents for 6 or 8 people that can be kitted out with a range of furnishing options. In addition to this, campers staying in the boutique camping area will also have access to the pamper tent, which includes a chill out area, phone charging facilities, mirrors, hairdryers and lamps.

    Visit Honeybells for more information and pricing.

    Tangerine Fields

    Tangerine Fields are back, offering pre-pitched 2, 4, 6 and 8 man tents as well as unique boutique accommodation such as – Geo Domes, Bedouin Tents, Bell Tents and Chill Out Hammock Tents. New for this year they have a tent with blackout bedroom technology that allows for a longer, more restful sleep.

    Visit Tangerine Fields for more information and pricing.

  • Camping is a big part of being at End of the Road. As with most festivals parking is separate to the campsites, so be prepared for a short walk from the car parks to the camping areas. We have 6 camping areas: General, Boutique, Family, Quiet, Accessible and Campervan / Caravan / Live In Vehicle.

    General Camping is included in your weekend ticket price and there is more information below about what that means. If you’d like to camp in style, check out our boutique camping options a bit further down, with a range of different options now available.

    GENERAL CAMPING

    Toilet Blocks
    Each block is cleaned several times a day, and either has a hand wash station or is close to a standpipe. All toilets are equipped with anti-bacterial hand-soap.

    Showers
    There are lots of showers all located in one main block close to the general and family camping areas. Showers are open from 6am each morning until Midnight.

    Water Points
    These are located every 100m along the campsite road.

    Litter
    There are waste and recycling bin bags available from wristband exchange. Please help us to Leave No Trace.

    Lockup
    Located in General Camping near the entrance to the village.

    FAMILY CAMPING

    Family Camping is located closest to the car parks and wristband exchange. This area is ideal for families with young children, expect quieter evenings but earlier mornings! There are some notable differences in facilities available here:

    Toilet Blocks
    There are baby changing facilities located at each toilet block.

    Water Points
    There is drinking water located at the north toilet block, on your way to the showers.

    Lighting
    There are several lighting points, these are to aid security and stay on all night. If you prefer it a bit darker, camp away from lighting poles. Please note these do make a bit of noise.

    QUIET CAMPING

    Quiet Camping is a little further to walk from your car and a little further away from the village but it means you won’t get noise from the stages at night. This area is suitable for anyone who prefers it a little quieter or is a light sleeper. To get there you head past Family Camping and continue down the main general camping pathway. When you reach the next major crossroads you head right away from the Village towards the back of the field. You will be able to follow signs onsite.

    Water Points
    These are located at each toilet block.

  • TIER 4

    • ADULT WEEKEND FULL PRICE199
    • ADULT WEEKEND DEPOSIT45
    • YOUTH 13-17 YEARS WEEKEND FULL PRICE155
    • YOUTH 13-17 YEARS WEEKEND DEPOSIT45
    • CHILD 6-12 YEARS70
    • CHILD 3-5 YEARS45
    • INFANT 0-2 YEARS FREE0
    • REGULAR CAMPERVAN PITCH †85
    • LARGE CAMPERVAN PITCH †115

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