Vampire Weekend, St Vincent and Feist to headline End of the Road festival

Julia Holter to play her only UK festival date alongside acts including Velvet Underground founder John Cale and Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy

End of the Road has announced its 2018 lineup. The indie pop band Vampire Weekend will play their first UK show in four years at the festival, which takes place at Larmer Tree Gardens on the Dorset/Wiltshire border from 30 August to 2 September. Also headlining are art rocker St Vincent, Canadian songwriter Feist (on her only UK date of 2018) and New Jersey’s Yo La Tengo.

This year’s festival boasts a variety of solo iconoclasts, including Velvet Underground co-founder John Cale, garage rocker Ezra Furman, cult LA artist Ariel Pink and Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy . The experimental Californian pop artist Julia Holter will make her only UK festival appearance, and Welsh psychedelic artists Gruff Rhys and Gwenno will also perform.

End of the Road festival 2018 line-up
End of the Road festival 2018 line-up Photograph: End of the Road

A number of young acts will make their End of the Road debuts, including the emotive Brooklyn band Big Thief, Oregon shoegazers Japanese Breakfast, and south London’s bluesy guitarist Nilüfer Yanya.

End of the Road is now in its 13th year. Previous headliners have included Patti Smith, Sufjan Stevens and Father John Misty. In 2017, it was named best medium sized festival at the UK Festival awards. Tickets for 2018’s event are on sale now.


Laura Snapes

The GuardianTramp

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