End of the Road Festival Information
END OF THE ROAD FESTIVAL 2019
DATES: 29TH AUGUST– 1TST SEPTEMBER
LOCATION: LARMER TREE GARDENS, NEAR BLANDFORD, DORSET
HOW TO GET THERE
If you’re driving then take care as the Sat Nav can get pretty confused with the roads around Larmer Tree.
Note – Where possible it’s recommended to approach Larmer Tree Gardens from the North, coming through Ludwell rather than from the South and East due to the Steam Fair taking place near Blandford. Also if you are using the southern approach please expect a wait with the stop & go controlled traffic staff in the single lane section by New Town just before the festival site.
From London, Midlands, Wales, The North, Bristol and the South West: enter the postcode SP7 0PP. This is just over 4 miles to the north of Larmer Tree at which point you can turn off the Sat Nav and follow the AA signs.
From the South Coast, Bournemouth and Southampton: enter the postcode DT11 8DD. This is just over 2 miles south of Larmer Tree at which point you can follow the festival road traffic signs.
From LONDON Take the M3 and leave at Junction 8 onto the A303. Travel on the A303 for about 47 miles, and turn south on the A350 to Shaftesbury. From Shaftesbury take the A30 towards Salisbury. After about 3 miles (at Ludwell), turn right into Dennis Lane and follow the festival signs.
From BATH & BRISTOL From the A36, take the A350 to Shaftesbury. From Shaftesbury take the A30 towards Salisbury. After about 3 miles (at Ludwell), turn right into Dennis Lane and follow the festival signs.
From the SOUTHWEST (Directions from Ilchester) Travel east on the A303. Turn south onto the A350 towards Shaftesbury. From Shaftesbury take the A30 towards Salisbury. After about 3 miles (at Ludwell), turn right into Dennis Lane and follow the festival signs.
From the SOUTH (not recommended due to the Steam Fair taking place between Blandford & our turnoff) On the A354 leave Blandford Forum heading North East and about 9 miles out of Blandford, look for signs to Larmer Tree Gardens turning left.
Travel to Salisbury Train Station (the trains from London Waterloo take about 90 minutes).
WHERE TO PARK
All public cars enter via Green Gate. Campervans / caravans / live in vehicles enter via Orange Gate.
The car park is about 600 metres from the first campsite. Vehicles cannot be driven into the campsite. If anyone in your party has difficulty walking this distance, please speak to a steward on arrival.
HOW TO BOOK EVENTS
To book festival tickets visit http://endoftheroadfestival.com/information/tickets/
End of the Road could be described as the festival lover’s festival. Created by Simon Taffe, a music obsessive and festival-goer, the festival remains true to its original dream – to book the bands they love and present them in a way that respects the music and the audience. End of the Road is not about any particular style of music. Rather it evolves depending on what excites the team each year, but great song writing has always been valued.
End of the Road has a unique atmosphere, relaxed and friendly but serious about music. The site is designed in a way that we, as festival lovers, enjoy. The beautiful pleasure gardens at Larmer Tree form an ideal place to create a woodland wonderland, strewn with art installations and decorated spaces.
The team try to make sure that everything on site is the way they would 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.
There are no VIP areas, and you’ll often find musicians wandering about the site and watching other bands’ shows. Sometimes spontaneous performances result.