London’s The End Festival kicks off later this week boasting 9 days of events across 9 venues.
With around 26 artists, the independent festival founded by Howard Monk has gained a stellar reputation for its ethos, diversity and high calibre musicians.
Eight years ago, Monk started The End as a two-venue event in Crouch End, where he used to live. Over time, the festival grew and in 2017, it’s bigger than ever before with a view to expand beyond London’s boundaries.
“I’d like to expand beyond, maybe twinning with a different town year on year,” says Monk. “I’d definitely like go to places, which might have a somewhat tainted view of the “elitist” music/arts scene.”
The line-up also sees Scottish artists taking part. RM Hubbert and The Van T’s will be performing and Song By Toad roster stalwart, David Thomas Broughton will be playing 3 shows.
One of the most notable events of the festival is Fearless. Author Jeanette Leech‘s book about the making of post-rock is the nucleus around which this show has been built around. Leech will be in conversation and an impressive list of acts will perform on the day. Black Peaches, Re-TROS, RM Hubbert, Billy Mahonie, Righthand_Lefthand, Ilk, Land Observations, KOMPROMAT, Tolerance Manoeuvre, David Callaghan (MOONSHAKE//WOLFHOUNDS) and False Hope For The Savage will all be live.
The full list of events is:
16th November 2017 – David Thomas Broughton – Paper Dress Vintage – SOLD OUT
17th November 2017 – David Thomas Broughton – Aces & Eights – SOLD OUT
18th November 2017 – Fearless – Mirth, Marvel and Maude
19th November 2017 – David Thomas Broughton & RM Hubbert & Nancy Wallace – Servant Jazz Quarters (2PM)
19th November 2017 – Maria Kelly & Equinox, The Peacekeeper & Sean Christopher – Servant Jazz Quarters
20th November 2017 – Equinox, The Peacekeeper & Matthew Falloon & Cape Snow – The Windmill
21st November 2017 – The Van T’s & Rainbrother – The Social
22nd November 2017 – HAWK & The Anatomy of Frank – The Lexington
23rd November 2017 – Jack Chesire & Robert Chaney – Old Queens Head
24th November 2017 – McAlmont and Butler, The Magic Numbers and Ren Harvieu – Downstairs at The Kings Head – SOLD OUT
For full information including tickets visit: www.theendfestival.london