As ever, a lot of the real gems are to be found in the Teepee tent at 2pm
We’ve spent the last couple of years talking about how great End of the Road is. Year on year they put together an impressive line-up. 2019 is no exception, and here it is.
To get to the point, if the big names are your bag, the 2019 headliners are Beirut, Michael Kiwanuka, Metronomy and Spiritualized. Other sizeable acts include Jarvis Cocker (performing as Jarv Is), Sleaford Mods, Courtney Barnett, Parquet Courts, Deerhunter, Beak>, Cate le Bon and Baxter Dury.
However, look beyond those who’ll round each night off on the Woods Stage and you’ll find a programme rammed with intrigue.
Names that have caught our eye in particular. Mitski – of course – bringing ‘Be The Cowboy’, an LP that topped so many end of year lists. Same goes for Low, and ‘Double Negative’, arguably a career highlight. Then there are artists like Lonnie Holley making a rare UK appearance, Yves Tumor‘s much talked about live show and Virginia Wing whose LP ‘Ecstatic Arrow’ was Loud And Quiet album of 2018.
Then there’s Black Midi, Steam Down, Oliver Coates, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, serpentwithfeet, Jessica Pratt and Kero Kero Bonito – all performances we wouldn’t want to miss.
It’s the newer stuff where the line-up really excels though: Squid, Fontaines D.C., Viagra Boys, Nubya Garcia, Crack Cloud, Sons of Raphael, Stella Donnelly, Jockstrap, The Murder Capital and Black Country New Road will all appear.
It all takes place in the lush surroundings of Larmer Tree Gardens in Dorset between 29 August – September 1.
We’re proud to be working with End of the Road for the fourth year in a row, and we’ll be announcing our plans for this year’s festival in the coming months. Tickets are on sale now, you can get them from the EOTR website.
Last year’s edition of End of the Road featured performances from the likes of St. Vincent, Vampire Weekend and Feist. You can revisit all of our coverage from 2018.
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