We hope you’re doing well and enjoying the sunshine. It’s beginning to feel a bit more like summer, isn’t it? As if all that Vitamin D wasn’t enough, we also come bearing news of some particularly exciting new ventures from Team EOTR, as well as the chance to win tickets to End Of The Road Festival 2021! Get the lowdown on our new record label, new coffee shop and ticket competition below…
Whilst the pandemic quite obviously hasn’t been amazing for live music, we’ve really felt for new emerging bands who were just getting going before Covid cruelly stopped them in their tracks.
One of the best parts of putting on End of the Road, as well as booking some all-time favourites, is inviting our brand new favourite bands to play, who in turn might then go on to become your new favourite band as well.
With that in mind we hatched the plan over lockdown to start End of the Road Records as a platform to introduce you, our fellow music fans, to some of the new acts from around the world that are blowing our minds.
We’re honoured to be launching the label with London’s Modern Woman and their debut single ‘Offerings’ along with a music video directed by Sandra Ebert.
After we stumbled across a Modern Woman live show at the beginning of 2020, completely by accident having never heard a note of their music, we were hooked. So much so, some of you might recognise them as we invited them to play last year’s digital edition of EOTR.
You can also see them playing this year’s festival, along with a host of live dates starting with two socially distanced gigs at London’s Brixton Windmill on June 19th.
Support for both shows comes from Broadside Hacks – A new folk supergroup featuring members of Sorry, Goat Girl, Caroline, Girl Ray & Katy J Pearson – and whilst the evening show is already SOLD OUT there are a handful of tickets left for the matinée HERE if you’re quick…
June 19th – London @ Brixton Windmill (matinee + evening)
July 17th – London @ Bad Vibrations All Dayer – Studio 9294
Aug 7th – Sheffield @ Get Together Festival
Sept 2nd-5th – Salisbury @ End of the Road Festival
Sept 4th – Manchester @ Manchester Psych Fest
Sept 18th – Portsmouth @ Psyched Fest
Nov 13th – Glasgow @ Stag & Dagger Festival
Nov 14th – Edinburgh @ Stag & Dagger Festival
To keep up to date with everything going on with End of the Road Records sign up to the mailing list HERE.
Not content with only setting up a Record Label during lockdown, we reflected on what else we were passionate about and decided to jump head-first into the world of coffee. Cue the next 9 months of enthusiastically researching, sourcing, learning and building on our existing knowledge. We went around various different roasteries sampling all kinds of coffee, and to our surprise it was in the Tate’s roastery housed behind Tate Britain, where our taste buds came alive. It’s an even greater pleasure to know that the coffee we buy from them supports a network of female-owned farms as part of the Tate’s Gender Equality Project.
This is just the beginning of something we’re all very excited about – starting with a mobile specialty coffee bar situated in the grounds of St. Mary’s Church in London’s Stoke Newington – open 8am until 5pm everyday. You can join our mailing list here and follow our journey over on Instagram here.
Hot Chip / King Krule / Sleaford Mods / Stereolab / Jonny Greenwood / Little Simz / John Grant / Whitney / Tune-yards / The Comet Is Coming / Tinariwen / Arab Strap / Songhoy Blues / Arlo Parks / Girl Band / Shirley Collins & The Lodestar Band / Field Music / Squid / Black Country, New Road / Romare / Richard Dawson / Warmduscher / Anna Meredith / Dry Cleaning / Jane Weaver / Kikagaku Moyo / Altin Gun / Les Amazones D’Afrique / Blanck Mass / Hen Ogledd / Les Filles De Illighadad / Girl Ray / Alice Boman / Sorry / Scalping / Vanishing Twin / Big Joanie / The Goon Sax / Jim Ghedi / Current Joys / Marie Davidson & L’œil Nu / Lonelady / Jerkcurb / Darren Hayman / Shygirl / The Anchoress / Mike Polizze / Ahmed Fakroun / Modern Nature / Billy Nomates / Penelope Isles / Katy J Pearson / Margaret Glaspy / Just Mustard / Gwenno & Angharad Davies perform live score to “Bait” / Anteloper (Jaimie Branch & Jason Nazary) / Fenne Lily / W. H. Lung / bdrmm / Keeley Forsyth / Itasca / William Doyle / Dana Gavanski / Auntie Flo (DJ) / All We Are / Studio Electrophonique / Tenesha The Wordsmith / Trash Kit / Sarathy Korwar / Aoife Nessa Frances / Skullcrusher / Jeffrey Martin / PVA / Jake Xerxes Fussell / John / The Goa Express / Pan Amsterdam / Junior Brother / Elijah Wolf / caroline / Yard Act / Disq / Red River Dialect / Lazarus Kane / Drug Store Romeos / Zulu Zulu / Sofia Wolfson / The Golden Dregs / Chubby & The Gang / Modern Woman / Wu-Lu / ME REX / Bingo Fury / CMAT / Regressive Left / Eve Owen / David Thomas Broughton / Jonny Dillon / Lee Patterson / Sleep Eaters / Martha Rose / Pat T Smith / Mermaid Chunky / oldboy / Willy Tea Taylor / Fortitude Valley / Melin Melyn / Marlaena Moore / James Leonard Hewitson / Tom Ravenscroft (DJ)
We’re working exclusively with National Express in 2021 to provide both National Coaches and Shuttle Bus services from Salisbury Station. Tickets and route details will be released later in the year.
Ahead of the release of route details, National Express’ Neon service is open for registration – enter your postcode and request a journey to the festival tailored directly to your needs. Find out more here.
Our boutique camping is very popular, book now to avoid disappointment!
Green Yurts are back to End of the Road, with luxury yurts ranging from 10ft – 16ft with all the trimmings you need including a lockable door, groundsheet, carpeted floor, rugs, bedding, cushions, tables, throws, a mirror, shelving, lighting… and the kitchen sink.
Tangerine Fields return to End of The Road once again, offering pre-pitched 2, 4, 6 and 8 man tents as well as unique boutique accommodations Geo Domes, Bedouin Tents, Bell Tents and Chill Out Hammock Tents. You can even choose a tent with blackout bedroom technology that allows for a longer more restful sleep.
Honeybells offer Luxury Bell tents for 2, 4 or 6 people, Emperor Tents for 6 or 8 people and the brand new Safari Lodge for up to 4 people that can be kitted out with a range of furnishing options. Choose the ‘Super Lux’ upgraded version for the ultimate glamping experience! In addition to this, campers staying in the boutique camping area will also have access to the Honeybells pamper tents, which include a chill-out area, phone charging facilities, mirrors, hairdryers and lamps.
“* * * * *” The Guardian “* * * * *” The Independent “* * * * *” NME “A winning mix of bacchanalia and earthy mysticism” The Guardian “A hotbed of the experimental… If you ever needed proof that music in 2019 is as challenging, diverse and interesting as ever, this festival was it” The Times “The future looks swell for what’s inarguably the best-curated festival of the summer” ‘Best Small Festival’ NME Awards 2015, 2016 & 2019 “A weekend of unexpected thrills” The Independent “Combines a comforting sense of familiarity with a spirit of adventure, as each year’s line-up offers new discoveries” The Financial Times “The most charming, weird, fun and magical festival in the UK” The Line Of Best Fit “The sheer depth of this year’s line-up that felt greater than ever before. Unlike other festivals it was packed with intriguing, vibrant, essential new stuff from the moment the stages flicked the power on” Loud And Quiet “End of the Road is the best festival in the UK and attendance is mandatory for all who like their music eclectic and their countryside beautiful” Clash