End of the Road Festival
30 August – 1 September 2013
Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset
Set in a secluded glade in the woods around Larmer Tree Gardens, End of the Road’s comedy stage is a big favourite, and this year’s promises to be the funniest and most lovable lineup yet. Here’s the full bill, with notes by the festival’s comedy creator Sarah Bennetto.
Multi-multi award winning Canadian livewire stand-up and brilliant actor. Nominated for the Perrier, and then went on to win it a few years later! His first ever appearance at EotR.
Michael Legge and Robin Ince: ‘Pointless Anger, Righteous Ire’
Their infamous grumpy men show will be a late show at EotR 2013. Both will also be doing an afternoon stand-up set during the weekend. Passionate, hilarious tirades, delivered with a warm heart and a wink.
An EotR first for this incisive political comedian and writer. A critic’s favourite, once he gets on a roll, it’s a thing to behold.
Described by his friend, Noel Fielding as “A stylish comedian with a sonic imagination and a twinkle in his eye”, time spent in Joey’s wonderful world will lighten your soul. As seen on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, this will be Joey’s first appearance at EotR. We are chuffed to have him!
A cavalcade of comedy characters that are some kind of warped genius. It’s no surprise he’s on every TV show going at the moment (from Being Human to Russell Howard’s Good News and Harry Hill’s TV Burp, and more!). Colin’s first ever appearance at EotR.
Tom Allen is charm embodied. But don’t be fooled, there’s sharp wit behind the glint in his eye. Tom’s now famous spontaneous rant at No Direction Home Festival about his somewhat modest tent, the Vango Banshee 200, had people crying tears of hilarity. Not to be missed.
Stand-up comic and host of radio show, Mix-Tape, Sarah also hosts Storytellers’ Club. Sarah has been touring a new show since her last EotR, and comes prepared with a swathe of new jokes and wild stories in her satchel.
Bleak, brilliant tirades about modern life. A whip-sharp wit, and comedian’s favourite. In many ways, Black, is a Dylan Moran for the anti-folk generation. First time at EotR.
Chris’ ascent has been rapid for a reason: he’s very good at jokes and it’s obvious he cares about his fellow man. Irreverent, political musings, remarkable stories, coupled with sharp writing mean this EotR debut will be sure to impress.
Compering one afternoon’s stand-up show. A terrific stand-up, who – as it happens – names all his shows with song references (including songs by Bon Iver and Godspeed You! Black Emperor). When he’s onstage, fun is sure to follow.
Robin and Partridge
Compering an afternoon show. This comedy duo bring to EotR their free-wheeling whimsy, with killer punchlines. Both clever minds, their sense of wonder and magic means there’ll be loads of clowning around from these two criminally pretty boys.
A hotly-tipped Australian stand-up and actor, in demand all over the world. With great and gruesome characters and heart-wrenchingly hilarious tales, she’ll make you love her. This is Felicity’s first time at EotR.
A selection of the best comedians (and sometime EotR musicians!) join Sarah Bennetto to tell their amazing tales. Always popular.
The music lineup at this year’s End of the Road Festival is topped by Belle and Sebastian, Sigur Rós, David Byrne & St Vincent and Eels.
See the website at www.endoftheroadfestival.com for full lineup info and more.
“One of the most unique and special propositions in the British festival calendar.” – The Line of Best Fit
“Uncut’s favourite festival.” – Uncut
Winner of Best Small Festival at the 2011 UK Festival Awards, End of the Road is an intimate festival in a peacock-strewn former Victorian pleasure garden offering a carefully crafted music lineup plus art, atmosphere, workshops, comedy, cinema, a woodland library, games, a healing field and the finest food and drinks, hand-picked and hand-decorated by a small team.
Watch highlights from 2012’s festival here.
Ticket prices for End of the Road Festival 2013:
Tier 4 tickets (currently on sale) are priced as follows:
Adult weekend (incl. camping): £165
Youth 13-17 years (must be accompanied by an adult): £125
Child 6-12 years (must be accompanied by an adult): £50
Child 0 – 5 years (must be purchased in advance & accompanied by an adult): Free
Campervan / Caravan pass £55