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31 January 2023

Wilco Announced As End of The Road 2023 Headliners

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Wilco, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and Future Islands are among the acts confirmed for this year’s End Of The Road festival.

This year’s event is due to take place at Larmer Tree Gardens on the Wiltshire and Dorset border between 31 August and 3 September. Tickets are selling fast and available here.

Also confirmed are Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Angel Olsen, Ezra Furman, Arooj Aftab, Dungen, Joan Shelley, Cass McCombs, Caitlin Rose, Greentea Peng and Overmono.

In a statement, festival founder Simon Taffe said: “This year’s lineup excites me beyond words. I feel so lucky to be able to bring my record collection to life!

“King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Future Islands, Angel Olsen, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Ezra Furman have put on some of my favourite live performances over the years and more recently Arooj Aftab, Greentea Peng and John Francis Flynn have blown me away.

“End Of The Road is all about discovery, and I can’t wait to welcome a whole load of amazing new acts that have never played before like Biig Piiig, Flohio, Floodlights, Horse Lords, Infinity Knives & Brain Ennals, Moin, They Hate Change and a lot more!

“As always we will be doing everything we can to make it the best year yet, with plenty of surprises to come…”

Wilco recently released a short video of their gig at Carol’s Pub in Chicago from last October. The band’s YouTube channel explains, “On October 9, 2022 Wilco announced a surprise pop up show at Chicago’s Famous Late-Night Honky Tonk, Carol’s Pub. After the first show quickly sold out, the band added a second. When the line continued, they added a third.

“It was a special night in celebration of the band’s 12th studio album, Cruel Country. Of course we filmed it! Enjoy this edit of the band performing A Story To Tell, I Am My Mother, Cruel Country and Falling Apart (Right Now).

Cruel Country was released digitally and on CD last year, and the vinyl edition of the album comes out this Friday 20 January. Copies are available here.

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