For me the music didn’t really get going until the Sunday when Magnolia Electric Co, Neko Case and Richmond Fontaine performed. The festival however was absolutely brilliant from the moment we arrived. End of the Road has a beautifully relaxed atmosphere, no sneaking of beers into Carling sponsored arenas here.
It is also set in the nicest location of any festival I have been to with so many areas to explore such as the fairy lighted woods, tiny woodland disco and Peacock garden area, all in the beautiful Larmer Tree Gardens in Dorset. Here’s some photos from a weekend graced with perfect weather.
Musically highlights in no particular order:
- Richmond Fontaine
- Neko Case
- Magnolia Electric Co
- Low Anthem
- Steve Earle
- The Hold Steady
My only gripes where that the sound could have been a lot louder and all those people taking up all the Garden stage space with their fold out chairs. Those minor niggles aside makes for a truly outstanding festival experience.