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The Flaming Lips and Wild Beasts announced for End of the Road Festival; 50 more bands also revealed

19 February 2014, 09:45 | Written by Paul Bridgewater

The first line-up announcements for this year’s End of the Road Festival are in, with headline slots taken by the UK’s very own Wild Beasts and legendary Oklahomans The Flaming Lips.

The announcements come via a video for the festival, which you can watch above, and includes a further 49 bands including John Grant, Yo La Tengo, The Horrors, Hookworms, Perfume Genius, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, White Denim and Mark Kozelek. A full list can be found below.

“I am very excited to have finally got The Flaming Lips, one of the best live bands in the world today, playing End of the Road on Saturday night,” says Festival founder Simon Taffe. “It’s also a great honour to have Wild Beasts back to play a headline spot, plus some of the most interesting live bands around at the moment – White Denim, John Grant, Yo La Tengo and many more.”

The festival runs at Larmer Tree Gardens in Dorset from 29-31 August and more bands are set to be announced in the coming months. Best Fit will be working closely with the festival again this year to plot secret shows and events around the site. Last year saw the likes of Frightened Rabbit and Money perform impromptu sets in the forest and Efterklang and Braids squaring up with festival goers for ping pong and kubb.”

The bands announced today are listed below:

9 Bach
Adult Jazz
Alexis Taylor
All We Are
Andrew Combs
The Barr Brothers
Benjamin Clementine
Bird Courage
British Sea Power
Cate Le Bon
Cold Specks
Connan Mockasin
Deer Tick
Ezra Furman
Flaming Lips
Gruff Rhys
Horse Thief
John Cooper Clarke
John Grant
John Smith
Johnny Flynn
Juana Molina
Mark Kozelek
Marissa Nadler
The Melodic
Nick Waterhouse
Oliver Wilde
Perfume Genius
Peggy Sue
Pink Mountaintops
Radiophonic Workshop
Richard Thompson
Rosie Lowe
St Paul and the Broken Bones
Stealing Sheep
Sweet Baboo
The Horrors
Three Trapped Tigers
Tiny Ruins
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Wave Pictures
White Denim
Wild Beasts
Yo La Tengo

Ticket are now on sale for the festival, which usually sells out in advance and are priced at £160 (adult/weekend including camping), £120 (Youth 13-17 years), £65 (Child 6-12 years) and £30 (Child 3-5 years). Children under 2 go free (via advance tickets). Campervan/Caravan passes £50 and advance car parking is a fiver (£10 if purchased on site).

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