You’d be forgiven for thinking that EOTR stood for ‘End of the Rainbow’ rather than being the acronym for the traditional festival season-closer, End of the Road. Those who have been to Larmer Tree Gardens before and enjoyed the last hurrahs of summer will speak highly of its well-earned reputation for curating high-quality musical bills and for an equally well-thought-out festival-goer’s experience for a diverse range of people.

At the end of every rainbow is a pot of gold, and it seemed to be onto such a trove of glittering delights that they had shone celestial beams this week when they revealed their first wave of bands for 2020’s shindig. OMFG. Deep breath? Read on.

Pixies may have been spotted in Dorset in a metaphysical/too much to drink kind of way, but Frank Black and co. make their End of the Road debut. As well as indie-rock deities, there are plenty of newly spritely forces, such as King Krule, Angel Olsen, Big Thief, a refreshed and recharged Bright EyesAldous Harding, Little Simz, current BiS cover star Shygirl and Arlo Parks. Add a dose of one of our New Sounds 2020 picks, Black Country, New Road and, frankly, making us wait until 3rd September for it all to start seems like an act of borderline cruelty (admittedly, first-world problems). And that’s not the half of it. See the featured image for additional excitement.

See more about End of the Road Festival here.

See the video for ‘BB’ by Shygirl here: