Vampire Weekend, Feist, Yo La Tengo and St. Vincent headline Dorset’s End Of The Road festival 2018, with more to be announced…
It was back in 2008 that indie titans Vampire Weekend released their debut self-titled EP, and since releasing their third studio album in 2013, they’ve been rather quiet on the music front. That wasn’t the end of the road (see what we did there?) for the New York City boys though, with speculation that new music is the works, they’re all set to headline Dorset’s End Of The Road festival for their sole UK festival appearance in 2018!
Also joining them as headliners will be New Jersey indie-rockers Yo La Tengo, plus singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Annie Clark, better known as the enchanting and avant-garde St. Vincent.
“Her live shows are spellbinding affairs” exclaim the End Of The Road team, “transforming mere gigs into avant-garde art performances that push boundaries thanks to her outrageous stage costumes (featuring a toilet and a leopard-print catsuit to name but two)!”
The Canadian singer-songwriter and multi Grammy Award-winner Feist also joins the line-up as a headliner for her first appearance at End Of The Road, having long been on EOTR’s festival wish-list. Following the release of her first album in six years, Pleasure, last April, the album has been described as her most “defiant” work to date.
The beautiful pleasure gardens of Larmer Tree, Dorset, form the ideal place for the woodland wonderland, an intimate setting that will truly bring her songs to life.
Strewn with art installations and decorated spaces, End Of The Road creates a rich and enchanting festival experience, and with no VIP areas, you’ll often find musicians wandering the festival and watching other band’s shows, which adds to the brilliantly inclusive, relaxed and friendly vibes that the festival curators pride themselves in.
… Well, it may be a relaxed festival, but they’re darn serious about good music! Elsewhere on the bill sees lounge-pop pioneers Insecure Men, Anna Burch, American singer-songwriter and rising star Lucy Dacus, Soccer Mommy and IDLES join the line-up, plus BBC Sound of 2018 nominee Nilüfer Yanya and Halifax’s neo-psych rockers Hookworms
With more music to be announced in the coming weeks, and many more artists already announced, you can check out the full-line up here.
Tickets are available now.