Festival Frolics: Flaming Drum Sticks, Lupine Parades and Yo La Tengo All Wandering to End Of The Road.

Following the announcement's for End Of The Road Festival's initial round-up for 2010 with patience-trying highlights including the likes of The Mountain Goats, Black Mountain and Cymbals Eat Guitars the long and winding path to this year's End Of The Road just became a little more agravating as the latest slew of essential acts just popped out of the West Sussex/ Dorset border like a pristine egg flops out of a peacock. Cult heroes Yo La Tengo make it down to Larmer Tree Gardens for an exclusive UK festival show, joining previously announced Garden Stage headliners Wilco. Elsewhere, the part-morbid, part-euphoric downtrodden rattles of Wolf Parade clang along like harmonious shackled prisoners stumbling through deserted woods, Errors bring some post-punk cacophony to proceedings and drum stick incinerators Monotonix ratch up the September heat. Dots & Dashes' fave Icelandic pixie Ólöf Arnalds (Bjork's a little out of favour for refusing to sign my Dean & Deluca napkin) adds a touch of otherworldly guile, estranged British Sea Power bird watcher Eamon Hamilton's Brakes play, as does illusive Canadian Daniel Snaith aka Caribou.

The full line up is now thus:

Yo La Tengo * Wilco * The New Pornographers * The Mountain Goats * The Low Anthem * Iron & Wine * Caribou * Black Mountain * Brakes * Charlie Parr * Dengue Fever * Felice Brothers * Monotonix * The Unthanks * Wolf Parade * AA Bondy * Annie and the Beekeepers * The Antlers * Elliott Brood * Caitlin Rose * Cate Le Bon * Citay * Cymbals Eat Guitars * Daredevil Christopher Wright * Deer Tick * Diane Cluck with Anders Griffen * Django Django * DON’T MOVE! * Errors * Frank Fairfield * Forest Fire * Heidi Spencer & The Rare Bird * Horse Feathers * Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell * Ladyhawk * London Snorkelling Team * Jessica Lea Mayfield * Mountain Man * Nurses * Oh Ruin * Ólöf Arnalds * Papercuts * Phosphorescent * Joe Pug * The Ruby Suns * Snowman * The Fresh & Onlys * Three Trapped Tigers * Timber Timbre * The Wilderness Of Manitoba

Tickets, priced at £130 for the weekend are already available here, with child and youth tickets evaporating rapidly.

For more info on anything scribbled above, best go for the End Of The Road site.