End of the Road UK reveals its first wave of 2023 acts!

End of the Road Festival UK 2023 news

Neo-psychedelia legends KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD, will bring their whirling, experimental sounds to the Woods Stage, alongside fellow kings of the genre UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA – whose fuzzy psychedelic pop will have you dancing all weekend long. Also joining us are Baltimore-based pervasive synth-pop disruptors FUTURE ISLANDS and masterful country-adjacent indie rock icons and Grammy Award winners WILCO – who will kick things off on Thursday night.

Indie favourite ANGEL OLSEN will (finally) return to End Of The Road, whilst trailblazing Pakistani composer AROOJ AFTAB will introduce us to her Grammy-winning ambient jazz.

Also on this year’s stellar lineup is EZRA FURMAN whose album All Of Us Flames was one of last year’s highlights whilst GREENTEA PENG’S debut MAN MADE set the Londoner out as one of the UK’s most exciting new artists whilst fellow South Londoner and much-hyped MC FLOHIO, will be making her festival debut this year following a non-stop 2022.

There’s plenty of electronic music on offer in 2023; you’ll want to discover Singaporean newcomer YEULE and having recently announced their highly anticipated debut album, OVERMONO will supply you with that much needed late night energy.

For you, adventurous listener, we will host experimental music in all incarnations: radical electronic music collective KOKOKO! from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South London’s blistering electronic trio PVA, as well as Baltimore’s hip-hop experimentalists INFINITY KNIVES & BRIAN ENNALS. Other jazz-adjacent performers include multi-instrumentalist DONNA THOMPSON and avant-garde cellist from Guatemala MABE FRATTI.

There’s a strong presence of progressive, folk-leaning songwriters on this year’s bill including the return of poetic country-pop icon CASS MCCOMBS and genre-defying balladry from the up-and-coming alt-folk collective CAROLINE.

Fans of post-punk that leans into the avant-garde will have plenty to feed on, HORSE LORDS will be bringing their hypnotic, pulsating grooves to Larmer Tree Gardens and, hotly tipped for success this year, London trio BAR ITALIA will return to End of the Road having been a word-of-mouth sensation at last year’s festival.

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