They end with an impromtu reading from Bez's autobiography
Americana mainstays [b]Lambchop[/b] closed the final night of End of the Road festival in Dorset tonight (August 17) with an unlikely guest reading.
During an encore that included a cover of [b]Leonard Cohen[/b]’s “Chelsea Hotel No 2”, special guest [b]Howe Gelb[/b] read an extract from the autobiography of [b]Happy Mondays’ Bez[/b], bought at the festival by guitarist William Tyler for drummer Peter’s birthday.
It was just one in a series of jokes that littered a relaxed set whose high points included “Autumn’s Vicar” and the title track from 2002’s “Is A Woman”, and “Prepared (2)” from last year’s “Damaged”.
Ending the set, a smiling [b]Kurt Wagner[/b] told the audience: “Now go home.”
The third day also saw popular sets from Euros Childs, Malcolm Middleton and Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit. Click on the artist’s names for how the performances turned out.
The second annual Dorset bash saw great performances over the three days in the Larmer Tree Gardens country estate.
Highlights included Robyn Hitchcock, accompanied by [b]Led Zeppelin[/b] legend [b]John Paul Jones[/b], Midlake and Super Furry Animals.
Check out the [b]Uncut Festivals blog[/b] for stacks more news, reviews and photos from [b]End Of The Road[/b] this weekend here.