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BBC Radio 3 Announces Late Junction Festival For 2019 during End of the Road Festival

01 September 2018, 10:00 | Written by

BBC's Late Junction will host its own dedicated festival in 2019, revealed in an on-site announcement at this year's End of the Road Festival by controller Alan Davey and presenter Verity Sharp.

The Late Junction Festival will run over two evenings at a thrilling new venue in East London and will continue the programme’s long heritage of showcasing the exploratory left field music. It will be both a live event engaging with listeners and a subsequent series of broadcasts.

"We’ve had so much fun curating a stage at End of the Road, that in addition to this, we’re going to dip our toes in the water and put on our own BBC Radio 3 Late Junction Festival for the first time," said Davey. "It will bring the very distinct flavour of the programme to those musically curious minds who enjoy hearing electronic and classical, jazz and world - all in one sitting.”

The festival will run in addition to the many external festivals BBC Radio 3 already covers across the length and breadth of the UK.

During a programme of Late Junction-curated music yesterday at End of the Road's Tipi Tent (including Warmduscher and The Scorpios, pictured above) presenter Verity Sharp added that the festival would be "somewhat out-there, somewhat experimental, somewhat familar but most of all, lots of fun."

The full festival details and lineup for the Late Junction Festival 2019 will be announced in due course.

End of the Road continues on Saturday 1 September with headline sets from Vampire Weekend and Oh Sees.
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