End of the Road Festival

We have always joked around, saying "wouldn't it be nice to put on our own `perfect' festival with our favourite line-up?". It was only after having been to the lovely Green Man Festival in Wales in August 2005, that we finally thought to ourselves that we can make this happen and make it a quality festival where:

- you won't get all the over hyped bands headlining

- most bands play longer sets than usual at festivals

- you can eat a range of quality food

- you can drink a range of quality beers

- the security guards are decent people, who show respect to everyone

- the crowd will be there for the music

This is the kind of festival where the ENTIRE line-up is the headliner in itself!

So, the idea with The End Of The Road Festival is to organise an intimate festival with our favourite artists, and to offer the bands an opportunity to play longer sets, compared to most other festivals. The festival will have a friendly and relaxed feel and the Larmer Tree Gardens (North Dorset/Wiltshire, UK) is the perfect venue to create this kind of atmosphere. The music we are putting on will attract a music-loving, open minded and chilled out crowd.

The Larmer Tree Gardens is about 2.5-3 hours drive from London, and falls on the North Dorset / Wiltshire borders, fairly close to Stonehenge and Salisbury. It's a beautiful venue with gorgeous views and with peacocks and huge parrots roaming / flying around freely both inside the gardens and in the field.

At the End of the Road festival we take a lot of interest in all the `little things' that make a great festival, such as good food (organic / local / fair trade), good beer, recycling/environmental care, hygiene, caring & well-mannered staff etc.

Apart from all the amazing bands, making an appearance is also the lovely Somerset Cider Bus, which is usually one of the highlights at the Glastonbury festival. We will also be serving quality beers such as Leffe, Hoegarden, Heineken Import, Guinness, Amstel, a selection of real ales and your usual spirits.

We are doing this for the love of music and not to make a profit, and we are avoiding sponsorships in order to keep our creative freedom and in order to avoid littering the beautiful venue with commercial banners.

An aim is to involve the bands as much as possible, and there will be room for bands to DJ, hold workshops and show films. A marquee/big top will be set up for various films and workshops throughout the weekend.

As one of the festival organisers is Swedish, there will also be a Scandinavian feel to the festival with a Scandinavian showcase of up and coming Nordic talent. But it won't stop at that, there will also be Swedish snacks and other Scandinavian treats such as playing the old Viking game Kubb.

Tickets are on sale through the End of the Road festival website.

£95 - weekend including camping

£5 - car pass / parking

£30 - campervan / live-in vehicle

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult

Children under the age of 10 = free

Tickets are subject to booking fee and P+P.

Website: www.endoftheroadfestival.com

Myspace: www.myspace.com/endoftheroadfestival

Venue: www.larmertreegardens.co.uk


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