End of the Road Festival Preview

Posted on 29 August 2011
By Samantha Maine
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Festival season is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean we can start our post-party blues just yet. This weekend see’s End of the Road take over the Larmer Tree gardens in North Dorset.

Known for its quirky charm, intimate atmosphere and incredible line ups, there’s definitely still time to get your festival fix.

Previous headliners include Antlers, The Low Anthem and Modest Mouse and this years’ line up certainly won’t disappoint.

New Mexican darlings Beirut snap up one of the headlining slots, establishing themselves as one of this year’s most inviting folk treats.

Joanna Newsom brings her latest offering ‘Have One On Me’ to the EOTR main stage – a rare and exciting live experience, this lady knows a thing or two about bringing that extra spark.

Rock royalty Mogwai make up the third and final headlining act of the festival. Having just released their seventh album ‘Hardcore Will Never Die,’ catching a glimpse of these guys will surely stick in your favourite festival moments.

You can also look forward to sets from Wild Beasts, Laura Marling, The Walkmen, Wild Beasts, The Fall and Lykke Li.

If you manage to grow tired of all the fantastic live music on offer, there’s still plenty of other entertainment available to your eager eyes and ears.

Movie fans galore will be happy to see that indie mag, Little White Lies, is once again curating the cinema tent. Titles on show haven’t been released yet, but with a taste that these guys often exude, you’ll definitely have to make time for a little film action.

The comedy acts will have you in stitches, with the likes of Simon Munnery, Robin Ince and Phil Kay after your funny bone.

If you’ve got some little sprogs coming along, there’ll be the Woodland library, plenty of workshops to keep them busy and a special play area to keep them on their toes.

And if that’s not enough you can expect exciting happenings from the forest dance floor, the Victorian piano stage, art installations and exhibitions.

There’ll also be a games area, an enchanted forest, Megan’s T-shirt Co merchandise and a Rough Trade record shop for those of you inspired to purchase the musical delights.

If it all becomes a bit much, you can grab a cuppa and look forward to Scrabble Sunday, Ringo Music Bingo, Croquet on the Lawn and the ‘Where is my mind?’ music quiz.

End of the Road surely proves that they do indeed, save the best ‘til last.