What we love about this festival.

The Healing Garden - a gorgeous tent where you can indulge yourself with massages, reflexology, aromatherapy, and lots more -  will give you that bit of relaxation and escapism you need.

Camping and Glamping Options

Parking is separate to the main camping areas, so be prepared for a short walk with all of your gear. There are six camping areas: general, boutique, disabled, campervan/caravan, and quiet. The family camping area is closest to the car parks and the boutique options include Tangerine Fields (a field of pre-erected, top-quality tents), yurts and bell tents. 

Past lineups

Animal Collective, Savages, Bat for Lashes, Ezra Furman, Teenage Fanclub, Scritti Politti, Tame Imapla, Sufjan Stevens, The War on Drugs, Mark Lanegan Band, Laura Marling, Seaford Mods, Grandaddy, Yo La Tengo, The Flaming Lips, Belle & Sebastian, Dinosaur JR.

Kids and families

This is a very family friendly festival. There's a programme of workshops with almost 100 activities to choose from, for both adults and children. The organisers give out children's wristbands for parents to write mobile numbers on and there is a dedicated children's workshop area called "The Wonderlands". There are plenty of baby change facilities, too.

A touch of luxury

If you want to push the boat out, why not upgrade to luxury boutique camping? There's also The Relaxation Room, which is part of The Healing Gardens, for you to, well, relax!

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End of the Road Festival

Dubbed by Q magazine as "One of the UK's best festivals", End of the Road is an independently run, three day festival in Dorset. It was inaugurated in 2006 by two friends who both loved folk music. Since this humble conception, End of the Road has flourished, winning a "Best Small Festival" in 2012.

There are four main stages, across which you will hear an impressive range of alternative and folk music. The organisers insist on only booking acts that they themselves really like, making for a top quality line up, year on year. Mainstream, big names are not common, but what you will find is top-notch performances and plenty of folk vibes.

This festival is supremely chilled out and friendly and everyone is welcome. Aside from the profusion of first-rate music, there's also a comedy tent, a library in the forest and literature talks.

We really do rate this festival. It has such a gorgeous atmosphere and is a perfect way to wind down your summer.

Information at a glance

Larmer Tree Gardens, near Blandford, Dorset. SP7 0PP.

104 miles west of London, 52 miles south of Bristol. Do not use SAT NAV if coming by car, instead, head to Blandford and then follow AA signs. Trains to Salisbury and shuttle bus to festival arena.

A full price weekend ticket with camping for an adult costs from £179. 13-17 costs  £135, 6-12 costs £65 and 3-5 £35. Under 3s are free. A campervan or caravan pass is £80

31st August-3rd September 2017

11, 500

Father John Misty, Mac Demarco, Band of Horses, Lucinda Williams, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Amadou & Mariam, Ty Segull, Real Esate, Parquet Courts.

Photo Credit - Sonny Malhotra
Photo Credit - Sonny Malhotra

Photo Credit - Jordan Gold
Photo Credit - Jordan Gold

Photo Credit - Sonny Malhotra
Photo Credit - Sonny Malhotra

Photo Credit - Sonny Malhotra
Photo Credit - Sonny Malhotra