Conceived in the late summer of 2005 from an idea by Simon Taffe End Of The Road is a unique festival with a friendly relaxed atmosphere and some seriously good music. A real music lover and regular festival-goer, Simon wanted to put on a festival with music he liked and an ambiance he could enjoy. He was joined by co-founder old friend and fellow music lover Sofia Hagberg along with Philip Wicks on finance.
After months of preparation the festival was born and while 2006 was creatively a real success, however, financially it was a disaster. With help from several supportive lenders the team managed to keep the festival going. 2007 still ran at a loss but 2008 saw profit securing the future of the festival.
Now returning for the 10th year in a row End of The Road remains true to its initial dream: “to book the bands that we love and present them in a way that respects the music and the audience”. End Of The Road has an eclectic line up of music, set within the beautiful gardens at Larmer Tree, with whimsical woodlands, decorated elegantly with lots of art installations for the eyes to feast upon.
“We try to make sure that everything on site is the way that we like it: good but not crazily expensive food (organic and local where possible), a wide range of local ales and other drinks at the bars, and caring and well mannered staff. There is a musical edge to almost everything on site with the literary and film programmes being rich in musically-related material”.