10 Acts to catch at End Of The Road Festival 2011

This year will be my first End of the Road. Every year it boasts a wonderful line-up and every year I afterwards get told how wonderful it is as a festival, well this year I decided it was a must. And when Joanna Newsom was announced as a headliner, there was really no question for me about whether or not to go. Tickets have sold out but if you are going, here’s a few of my recommended must sees (although theres barely a bad band on the line-up!).

1. Joanna Newsom

The gorgeous, amazing Joanna Newsom will headline the final night of End of the Road festival. Do not miss this!

2. Laura Marling

Always stunning, look out for her experiments in awkwardness which have been happening at most of the festivals she’s played this summer. Keep up to date with her twitter to find out more.

3. Willy Mason

My highlight of Wood Festival and still one of my highlights of the summer. He’s good on record but really out-do’s himself live, completely stunning.

4. Other Lives

A band I have done a fare bit of blogging about the past few months. They make quite an exciting experimental folk sound and definitely not one to miss.

5. The Staves

One of the most beautiful new live acts around. Harmonies that will melt your mind.

6. Nathaniel Rateliff

Someone who I always love to watch live. Flawless voice and wonderful onstage character.

7. Caitlin Rose

I’ve seen Caitlin countless times but wouldn’t miss the opportunity to see her again.

8. Beirut

Disappointed me in Hyde Park but impressed me at Benicassim. Who knows what they’ll be like when they headline End of the Road…

9. Best Coast

Guaranteed to bring super happy vibes to a possibly dull and dreary English day.

10. Big Deal

You can catch the first listen of their upcoming debut album ‘Lights’ over on NME at the moment. Its woozy, lazy day summery loveliness. All very simple songs with a dreamy edge.



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