End Of The Road 2022
1st – 4th September 2022 at the Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset/Wiltshire
End Of The Road Festival have added new names to the lineup with more choice than ever for the adventurous listener. Plus, End Of The Road are releasing a handful of extra tickets for this year’s sold out festival. Available at the festival website, be quick as they won’t last long.
Those who were lucky enough to snap up their tickets early will be treated to a raft of great new additions to the bill such as musical polymaths Battles, electronic shapeshifter Ross From Friends (Live), indie-rock singer-songwriter Soccer Mommy and Soweto superstars BCUC joining what was already a brain-meltingly brilliant lineup.
As ever with End Of The Road Festival there is always so much to explore beyond the headliners, as your new favourite band sits poised, ready to be catapulted into fame from the stunning Larmer Tree Gardens site. Any one of the upcoming guitar bands freshly added to the lineup could walk away with a legion of new fans, such as West Yorkshire buzz band English Teacher, or Philadelphia Alternative rockers Spirit Of The Beehive whilst a more meditative and meandering listen can be sought by the deceptively named Skullcrusher and Karima Walker.
Exciting new voices in indie are on display throughout the festival, and the new names added to this edition include Nigerian-American artist Uwade, 80s revivalists Highschool, art-punks The Umlauts, bedroom pop project Vogues and brooding, atmospheric band Lichen.
DJ Sets will be provided by 6 Music presenter Tom Ravenscroft and Afrofuturist Kareem Ali, whilst ‘Play End Of The Road’ competition winners, Tiny Leaves and Stephen Durkan & The Acid Commune complete the latest additions. It is with sadness that Greentea Peng and The Anchoress have had to pull out of the festival
NEW ADDITIONS FOR END OF THE ROAD 2022
ROSS FROM FRIENDS
KAREEM ALI (DJ)
TOM RAVENSCROFT (DJ)
SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE
STEVEN DURKAN & THE ACID COMMUNE
Festival co-founder Simon Taffe reflects on one of independent music’s most beloved summer events: “I’m beyond excited about our 2022 lineup, which features artists we’ve been asking to play since 2006 and includes some of the greatest songwriters of all time in my opinion. It really feels like this is the summer all festivals have been waiting for, a summer three years in the making for some. We have all been through a lot together and it feels good to be back, and to finally be able to dance with friends and artists from all over the world again.”
End Of The Road Festival was the light at the end of the tunnel in 2021, proving to be the “life-affirming live experience” (The Guardian ★★★★★) that we all needed. Last year showcased the very best of UK music but once again we see the End Of The Road team cast their gaze beyond these shores to handpick some of the leading artists – new and old – across the globe and bring them back to the stunning Larmer Tree Gardens site
Alternative rock icons Pixies will be bringing their primal storm to the 2022 edition, alongside harmony-rich indie favourites Fleet Foxes, one of the defining indie acts of the 2000s Bright Eyes, and far-out funk and soul psych-rock wizards Khruangbin, who are Thursday’s headliners.
Beyond the headliners there is the avant-pop of Stephin Merritt’s legendary outfit The Magnetic Fields, indie-pop oddball Aldous Harding, the uncompromising and otherworldly Perfume Genius and poet-guitarist soul rebels from Mali, Tinariwen.
Forward-thinking Americana comes from the likes of Kurt Vile & The Violators, The Weather Station, Cassandra Jenkins and Kevin Morby, whilst hot new band Gabriels bring their modern take on doo-wop and gospel.
For those adventurous ears, experimental frequencies will be provided by Circuit des Yeux and Moor Mother, and there is once again a strong Jazz showing at the festival with breakout star trumpeter Emma-Jean Thackray, Nala Sinephro and Alabaster DePlume amongst the plentiful offerings.