End of the Road Festival has been gracing the county of Dorset for seven years. With headliners including reformed Californian indie rockers Grandaddy and British folk hero Roy Harper. Some more acts have been confirmed for the bill, including Blur guitarist and songwriter Graham Coxon who makes his debut at End of the Road festival this year. The spectacled Britpop messiah will be performing tracks from his eighth solo release A+E, an explosive concoction of squealing guitars and most surprisingly, synthesizers and drum machines. Slot this alongside other newly confirmed performers, like Brooklyn based freak folksters Woods, experimental Canadian pianist and guitarist Patrick Watson and eccentric London born multi-instrumentalist King Charles and you realise fully just how diverse the bill is.
As if the audience would still find themselves looking for something different, the organisers have also wittled through hundreds of applications to showcase three new and original acts to the festival goers. Getting their big break this year are ‘beguiling and intriguing’ string accompanied songstress Abi Wade, Big Wave’s laid back sunshine indie from the Devon coast and optimistic electropop courtesy of Olympians.
The festival takes place in Larmer Tree Gardens in Dorset from 31st of August to 2nd September. To buy tickets or get more information, visit www.endoftheroadfestival.com.