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