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The Guardian described End of the Road as "A truly special celebration of music". However, the festival features comedy, films, literature, workshops and healing which makes it an enlightening experience. For 2019, the festival returns with an immense line-up of alt-rock, folk, jazz - basically everything you want to be listening to on a bank holiday weekend in August.
End of The Road Festival is located at Larmer Tree Gardens, near Blandford, in Dorset. By train it takes 90 minutes from London and just a 35 minute drive from Bournemouth. Less than an hour drive from the south coast and with plenty of national expresses and Big Green coaches offering a dedicated service for festivle goers from across the country, getting to End of the Road 2019 is a piece of cake for most.
Taking over the headline slots are three incredible talents that exemplify End of the Road's celebration of music. Beirut bring heart-breaking, spine-tingling, rock music all the way from New Mexico. One of the most exciting bands of the last decade, the lustrous music of electronic-pop outfit, Metronomy, is a live music experience like no other. There hasn't quite been such a raw talent as Michael Kiwanuka for a long time; his rich, grainy voice takes influence from the likes of Nina Simone and Tame Impala. Our pick is of the incredible bunch is the immensely gifted Courtney Barnett who has blown up over the last year. Daniel Avery is one to watch out for too, a pioneer in the electronic music scene, Avery knows how to get a crowd going as well as showcase the ability of computer music.