End Of The Road Festival: Getting it together in the country

The Dorset countryside - lush, green and verdant. Good for dairy farming and Thomas Hardy novels, but hardly the place for one of this summer's best folk, post-rock and Americana festivals? Well, we reckon it's perfect. Everyone at End Of The Road Festival seems to be enjoying the varied acts, relaxed atmosphere and country estate setting that equals Latitude Festival in the beauty stakes. The myriad stalls selling premium local cider are, of course, just a plus. Ahem.

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The Dorset countryside – lush, green and verdant. Good for dairy farming and Thomas Hardy novels, but hardly the place for one of this summer’s best folk, post-rock and Americana festivals?

Well, we reckon it’s perfect. Everyone at End Of The Road Festival seems to be enjoying the varied acts, relaxed atmosphere and country estate setting that equals Latitude Festival in the beauty stakes. The myriad stalls selling premium local cider are, of course, just a plus. Ahem.

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We’ll be blogging from the festival every day this weekend, keeping you up to speed with the best bands’ sets and the weirdest occurrences – also check out our regular picture blogs and news stories for more on pretty much the last festival of the year.

Throughout the weekend we’ve got Super Furry Animals, Lambchop, Howe Gelb, King Creosote, Euros Childs, James Yorkston and The Twilight Sad to look forward to, while tonight sees sets from Yo La Tengo, Midlake, Jim White and Robyn Hitchcock & John Paul Jones.

If the cider doesn’t get us first, we’ll get right back to you.

Words: Tom Pinnock

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