End Of The Road Festival has announced its 2018 line-up, with Vampire Weekend, St. Vincent, Feist and Yo La Tengo among the bands heading to Larmer Tree Gardens in Dorset over the weekend of 30 August – 2 September.
Having won the trophy for ‘Best Medium Sized Festival’ at the UK Festival Awards, End Of The Road Festival has announced another stellar line-up for 2018
Vampire Weekend will be playing their first live show in four years, having last been spotted on these shores in the summer of 2014. End Of The Road will mark their only UK festival appearance this year.
Multi-Grammy Award winning Feist will be making her first appearance at End of The Road. The Canadian songwriter and one time Broken Social Scene member has long been on the festival’s wish list, and her fifth album – and first in six years – Pleasure, emerged last year as her most defiant work so far. End Of The Road will be her only UK festival this year.
Joining Vampire Weekend and Feist will be the inimitable St. Vincent, who returns for the third time to End Of The Road, having graced the Woods stage in 2014 and 2013, when she teamed up with David Byrne for their Love This Giant collaboration. Unique and daring, Annie Clark has had a spectacular year with the release of the seminal and prescient album Masseduction. Hitting The Guardian’s number album of 2017 and captivating audiences with her spellbinding, avant-garde live shows, St Vincent has made the transition into singular rock star.
End Of The Road will once again open its doors on Thursday, with the indefinable Yo La Tengo kicking off things on the Woods Stage.
Other highlights on the bill curated by Simon Taffe include Ezra Furman, John Cale, Jeff Tweedy, Julia Holter, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Gruff Rhys, Ariel Pink, Oh Sees, DUDS, Flat Worms, Big Thief, Japanese Breakfast, Julien Baker, Snail Mail and Nilufur Yanya.
Last but certainly not least, revered Tuareg innovator Mdou Moctar returns alongside once part-time Syrian wedding singer Omar Souleyman.
See our End Of The Road 2017 review here
Read our At Home With Simon Taffe feature here
End Of The Road Festival 2018 Line Up:
Yo La Tengo
Fat White Family
(Sandy) Alex G
James Holden & The Animal Spirits
This Is The Kit
The Low Anthem
Hiss Golden Messenger
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
The Weather Station
David Thomas Broughton
Samuel R. Saffery
Red River Dialect
Lail Arad & JF Robitaille
More acts to be announced…
Tier 4 tickets are now on sale at £195. For more information, go to www.endoftheroadfestival.com/tickets