Playlist: Beautiful EOTR 2017

(c) Photo by Sonny Malhotra, taken from the EOTR website

End of the Road Festival is, simply put, the most amazing festival. It’s not just the line-up, which this year features Car Seat Headrest, Alvvays, Girl Ray, Aldous Harding, and many more Beautiful Freaks favourites, as well as whole load of great names even we had never heard of. It’s also the atmosphere and the surroundings: one weekend every year, the beautiful Larmer Tree Gardens with its trees and peacocks transforms into magical woods with lights and glitters, with secret sets at the Piano Stage late at night and comedy shows among the trees. And it really is as wonderful as it sounds.

Because we’re looking forward to the festival – next week! – so much, we’ve created a comprehensive playlist of all artists we plan to catch and then some more. Whether you’re going to End of the Road or not, it’s a great selection of songs with something to discover for everyone, as well as a handful of hits. One of the things that makes EOTR’s musical programming so great is their sensitivity for diversity. While other festivals are still catching up with their gender ratio, End of the Road not only features at least as many women as men, they also do a great job at booking non-western acts, such as Malian duo Amadou & Mariam and Tuareg songwriter Mdou Moctar, both featured on this playlist.

You can listen below via our Spotify playlist (and do check out other playlists we’ve posted on that account!), or you can scroll down for a download – which also features some tracks by Bill Callahan which aren’t available for streaming!

Or download here!

-- Beautiful Freaks, August 25, 2017