We love End of The Road. It’s one of our favourite festivals, and somehow – as this summer continues to disappear before our eyes – it’s this weekend.
Obviously your highlight is going to be the London in Stereo silent disco on the Saturday night (it’s possible that we will play only Charli and Cardi) but aside from that EOTR are revelling in one of their most exciting line ups to date with headline performances from Vampire Weekend, Feist and St. Vincent. Further highlights over the weekend include Julia Holter, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Tirzah.
Last week we ran through what’s going down when Late Junction, BBC Radio 3’s adventurous late night show, curate Friday night’s Tipi programme, check it out HERE.
This week, we’re looking away from the music programming and focusing on everything else there is to do at EOTR…
EAT & DRINK
There’s something for everyone at End of The Road, and that philosophy extends far beyond the music. Taste buds of every inclination will be tickled by the wide range of eateries available. Fancy a pizza? Made of Dough are here to satisfy your doughy desires. Feeling vegan? Grab some vegan sushi from Happy Maki. Bangwok make some of the best Thai around and The Breakfast Club will be in attendance in the form of their The Little Green Trailer pop up, for all your late morning hangover needs.
If you’re a fan of ales and craft beers then get ready to overindulge, as Bear Tavern and Beaver Bar are back – with Beavertown Brewery returning for their third year at the festival. Then there’s the special End of The Road ale; brewed by Milk Street Brewery it’ll be available at The Black Crow and the Peacock Bar. The raucous Cider Bus returns, and The Badger Inn will be home to late night cocktails and hair of the dog Bloody Marys.
The coveted Cinema programme returns for 2018, something to suit whether you want to watch an indie classic or curl up to a feel-good film to combat your hangover. The Prince Charles Cinema curate Saturday and Sunday’s programme, including a Q&A Jim Parkyn – model maker for Wallace and Gromit! EOTR have chosen Friday’s showings, and Thursday’s picks are courtesy of Gruff Rhys ahead of his Saturday night performance.
For 2018 the End of The Road Comedy Stage welcomes a myriad of performances. From political satire to stand up and sketches, The Bugle join the line up for the first time and they’ll be performing live.
Over on The Library Stage in The Outlands, the festival have curated another excellent literature line up. Across the weekend writers will read and discuss their work, and host a number of workshops.
Check out the full comedy and literature line up below:
At End of The Road, the Wonderlands Lawn is home to fun for all the family. From storytelling to jewellery making, to singing workshops courtesy of A Trio of Men and sun printing using light sensitive paper, the creative juices will be flowing through the littlest humans at the festival. We particularly like the sound of School Of Noise – exploring the science of sound with a range of noise making machines.
End of The Road Festival takes place this weekend, 30th August to 2nd September, at Larmer Tree Gardens in Dorset.