Festival Frolics: Effervescent Light at the End Of The Tunnel with End Of The Road 2010

There comes a point in every festival fanatic's year, usually falling around the August bank holiday weekend, where another night under puke-plastered plastic seems about as appealing as a court appeal. Falling two weeks after the debauched underage bender that is Reading & Leeds in the idyllic ambience of Larmer Tree Gardens, End Of The Road trades poppers for peacocks, Carling (or Tuborg to be commercially correct) for camomile tea and with a line up as spectacularly subdued as the folksy festival boasts this September, it promises to be an unadulterated joy. Trading in acoustica on the cusp of grandeur, EOTR annually concocts a line up comprised of emerging acts, internally rupturing the vital organs of bearded bloggers the world over and the odd household, house-trained name (last year Fleet Foxes wrapped up their rule over the UK festival circuit in Dorset, banishing the inhibiting nerves that marred their Worthy Farm debut). This year's already lengthy line up includes an eclectic and emotive compilation of psychedelia, hipster heroes of the coming months and downtrodden depressing euphoria, factor in the banishing of ad banners and local produce spread lovingly across the site and End Of The Road sets itself apart as the essential independent British weekend escapade.

Taking place this time around from 10th-12th September, Simon and Sofia have lovingly attracted the likes of acclaimed Americana torchbearers Wilco, miserabilist marvels The Mountain Goats, psych pioneers Black Mountain and Cambodia-via-California Jazzmaster jams courtesy of Dengue Fever. As if that weren't already biting off more than most music aficionados could chew on in a few days, today saw the addition of AC Newman's The New Pornographers, boy with a coin Iron & Wine and Flaming Lips fanatics Cymbals Eat Guitars.

The full line up thus far is as follows:

Wilco * The New Pornographers * The Mountain Goats * The Low Anthem * Iron & Wine * Black Mountain * Dengue Fever * Felice Brothers * The Unthanks * AA Bondy * The Antlers * Elliott Brood * Cate Le Bon * Citay * Cymbals Eat Guitars * Daredevil Christopher Wright * Deer Tick * Diane Cluck with Anders Griffen * Django Django * DON’T MOVE! * Frank Fairfield * Forest Fire * Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell * Ladyhawk * Emily Loizeau * Jessica Lea Mayfield * Mountain Man * Nurses * Papercuts * Phosphorescent * Joe Pug * The Ruby Suns * Snowman * The Fresh & Onlys * Timber Timbre * The Wilderness Of Manitoba

Tickets, priced at £130 for the weekend are already available here, hopefully selling heinously rapidly.

For more info on anything scribbled above, the End Of The Road site should ideally be the first port of call.