End of the Road Festival, which sits on the border of Dorset and Wiltshire in Larmer Tree Gardens, celebrated its 10th birthday this weekend by booking Sufjan Stevens for his first ever UK festival headline appearance, alongside other Tame Impala and The War On Drugs. Here’s how it all went down…
A beautiful sunset accompanied the opening night of End of the Road. This is the largest of the seven stages – the Woods Stage – to the south of the festival site.
Most likely to crowdsurf topless at End of the Road Festival 2015? Fat White Family, of course.
Future Islands and their paragon of dance, frontman Samuel T. Herring, electrified Sunday's Woods Stage crowd with music from their 2014 album 'Singles'.
Who's that in the snazzy blazer? My Morning Jacket, obvs! They warmed up for Sufjan Stevens at the Woods Stage on Saturday.
Oscar, the bedroom-pop songsmith who wants to write for Rihanna, first came to light with his sublime 'Daffodil Days'. Here he is during his Friday afternoon set on the Woods Stage.
Inventive electro princes Django Django were the perfect choice to prepare the Woods Stage for Tame Impala on Friday evening.
Pond played on the same day as Tame Impala, which must have been a bit tiring for the bands' shared member, Jay Watson. Cracking open this year's 'Man, It Feels Like Space Again', their set was a string of psychedelic treats.
Can you see the cigarette smoke? Can you smell the lager? Can you hear the the political diatribes? You got it – it's Sleaford Mods playing Saturday's late slot on the Big Top Stage.
William Doyle, aka electro-wunderkind East India Youth, played a late slot on the Big Top stage on Friday.
Friday night's headliners on the Woods Stage were Tame Impala, whose July release 'Currents' had just been announced as the first album to top the Official Charts Company's Prog Chart.
Beth Jeans Houghton has completed her transformation into Du Blonde, and on Saturday afternoon she played at the Big Top Stage. She played a selection of tracks from her (kind of) debut album 'Welcome Back To Milk'.
One big name of the weekend was a UK headline exclusive: Sufjan Stevens, who had never played a UK festival before. His tender, pensive March album 'Carrie & Lowell' – his first in five years – was brought to life on the Woods Stage on Saturday night, alongside some older material.
Ought drew a large crowd to the Garden Stage late afternoon on Friday. The Montreal post-punk outfit played a mix of songs from their 2014 debut 'More Than Any Other Day' and their upcoming album 'Sun Coming Down', out September 18.
Montreal two-piece King Khan And BBQ Show brought their inimitable energy to the Woods Stage early on Friday evening.
Natalie Prass, whose eponymous debut album was produced by childhood friend Matthew E. White, was the spirit of country-soul during her set on Friday.
Stealing Sheep brought the eye-popping tights and ear-popping synthpop of their third album 'Not Real' to the Garden Stage on Sunday.
H. Hawkline played Heavenly Recordings' Garden Stage on Saturday. He recently supported Cate Le Bon on her UK tour and it was she who produced the Welshman's January album 'In The Pink Of Condition' – a record of self-described 'strange pop'.
Friday saw Fuzz playing the Garden Stage. The group is the collaboration between Ty Segall, Charles Moothart (of the Ty Segall Band) and Chad Ubovich (of Meatbodies). They played material from their first album, 2013's 'What's In My Head', but also previewed some songs from their upcoming second album, set for release in October.
Hooton Tennis Club brought a Pavement vibe to the Garden Stage early on Saturday, showcasing material from their newly released debut album 'Highest Point In Cliff Town'.