End of The Road Festival 2009: already looking good

Wednesday, 11 March 2009, 17:18 | Category : Festivals
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The second bunch of bands for this year’s End of the Road Festival was announced yesterday. I sort of expected to see Fleet Foxes in that list, and there they are. Some may force a yawn, but not me because (1) I’ve still not seen them live and (2) watching them in the lovely Larmer Tree Gardens will no doubt be an extra treat. Elsewhere on the bill are the Friday headliners Explosions in the Sky, EOTR returns for The Acorn, The Boy Least Likely To, The Broken Family Band, Magnolia Electric Co and Malcolm Middleton, plus first time appearances from Dan Sartain, Dent May, The Dodos, J Tillman (naturally), The Lost Brothers, The Mummers, Ohbijou, Okkervil River and Papercuts. Last week’s live faves Mumford and Sons will be bringing their foot stomping electric blugrass to a bigger, greener stage.

Add these to the previously-announced line-up of Alela Diane, Archie Bronson Outfit, Bob Log III, Charlie Parr, Efterklang, Howlin’ Rain, Joe Gideon and the Shark, Lay Low, The Low Anthem, Motel Motel, Peter Broderick, Sparrow & The Workshop, Steve Earle, Tallest Man on Earth, This Frontier Needs Heroes, William Elliot Whitmore and Whispertown 2000, and you’ve got a pretty tasty line-up so far. Tickets have been bought, now we’ve got our eyes on a huge family-sized tent. Here’s hoping for less mud this year!

mp3: Alela Diane - To Be Still
mp3: Fleet Foxes - Drops in the River
mp3: Okkervil River - Lost Coastlines

Tickets are £115 from the EOTR website.

4 Comments for “End of The Road Festival 2009: already looking good”

  1. 1Simon

    Dan Sartain was supposed to play two years ago and seemingly just didn’t turn up. I’d love to know how they keep pulling this sort of lineup off - and a headliner and some more major acts to go. I may even try and meet you this year…

  2. 2The Daily Growl

    Yeah, I seem to remember he was in the programme but didn’t play. Yeah, this year we have no excuse. Thanks to Facebook, I even know what you look like…

  3. 3Eddie

    This is looking absurdly good again this year.

    And it’s looking like I’ll actually be able to get there for once.

  4. 4The Daily Growl

    Yay. Let’s have a big blogger get-together. Matthew Song, By Toad should be going too. There may be more.

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