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End of the Road festival: updates from day one

04 September 2015, 19:00 | Written by Andrew Hannah

Day one of End of the Road kicked off under grey skies, but there was still plenty of good music to be found below the ashen clouds.

The main stage action was kicked off by Loose's country king Andrew Combs, who began his set on the main Woods stage with some Crazy Horse-style workouts - aided by Best Fit favourite Barna Howard on guitar - before judging the early afternoon mood as best categorised as "laid back" and treating a mostly seated crowd to the title track from his latest album All These Dreams before getting everyone up and moving with the raucous closer "Emily".

Elsewhere, Uruguayan Juan Wauters disarmed the Garden Stage with a ramshackle and hilarious show, while former Race Horses man Meilyr Jones graced the Tipi tent with a lush and grandiose set of harpsichord-heavy madrigals in his delicious Welsh-inflected accent.

The early afternoon was ended on Woods by an incendiary performance from Mackenzie Scott's Torres. Dressed all in black, accentuating her shock of bleach-blonde hair, Scott gave us a set heavy on tracks from most recent album Sprinter, the highlight being a hollering "Strange Hellos" and treated the crowd to a stunning take on the glorious "Honey" from her self-titled debut. There was just a hint of sunshine amid the darkness to suggest the rest of day one of End of the Road can only get better and better.

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