added: 20 Jun 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Confirmed today for the End of the Road Festival lineup:
Creature with the Atom Brain
Hurray for the Riff Raff
The Step Kids
plus application bands Abi Wade, Big Wave and Olympians
Fifteen new artists are today confirmed for the End of the Road Festival.
*Graham Coxon *performs the festival for the first ever time, as does Canadian singer-songwriter *Patrick Watson* and Brooklyn's eminent folk rock outfit *Woods *- see above for the full list. They'll join a stunning bill led by *Grizzly Bear*, *Grandaddy*, *Midlake*,*Beach House*, * Tindersticks* and *Dirty Three*.
Every year the festival receives hundreds of applications from new and/or unsigned artists wishing to play, and this year was no exception with 1,100 acts submitting material for the festival to consider. They are all listened to, and this year the three lucky ones to get a slot are as follows (and please do click on the links and check them out - it was no mean feat getting this far):
Abi Wade - www.abiwade.com
Big Wave - www.wearebigwave.com
Olympians - www.onwardolympians.com
See http://www.endoftheroadfestival.com for full lineup details.
The festival, now in its seventh year, recently won *Best Small Festival* at the *2011 UK Festival Awards* following an amazing year with a critically lauded lineup led by Beirut, Joanna Newsom and Mogwai.
This year End of the Road was joined by a *sister festival*, *No Direction Home*, which set up camp in the gloriously beautiful Welbeck Abbey on the edge of Sherwood Forest from 8 ' 10 June 2012 and was headlined by Richard Hawley, Andrew Bird and The Low Anthem. Next year's festival takes place from 31 May - 2 June 2013. For further details see http://www.nodirectionhomefestival.com.
*Ticket prices for End of the Road Festival 2012:
Adult weekend (incl. camping): £150
Youth 13-17 years (must be accompanied by an adult): £120
Child 6-12 years (must be accompanied by an adult): £50
Child 0 - 5 years (must be purchased in advance & accompanied by an adult):
Campervan / Caravan pass £50