End of the Road announce entire workshop and activities line up!

One of the most charmingly beautiful and eclectic festivals of the summer, End of the Road, is officially in eight weeks time, and with that in mind, the final lineup of workshops and activities has been announced.

For the creatives among you, there’s everything from Clay Creations, Origami, Screen Printing, Enamelling and even Comic Book Creating, whereas those who have an extroverted streak can enjoy a wide array of performing arts workshops, where you can be a part of a choir with Singing Loudly for All to Hear, or being part of a spontaneous theatre piece in conjunction with The One Line Theatre Company.

If that’s not your scene and you’d rather relax, wind down, and give your chakras some good loving in between acts, there's also a load of yoga, mindfulness and meditation workshops that you can enjoy.

But the workshops are only a small segment of what End of the Road is all about, with headliners such as The Shins, Joanna Newsom and Animal Collective, as well as incredible artists such as Bat for Lashes, Savages, Ezra Furman, Devendra Banhart, Omar Souleyman and many more, you can’t miss this enchanting folk gathering at the end of the summer.

An entire list of workshops and full line-up can be found on the official End of the Road website.



SLOW MOTION – A festival within Bestival

Taking the festival experience to a whole new plane, Bestival is proud to present Slow Motion. A brand new arena dedicated to energising pursuits, from wild music runs and hugging llamas to euphoric yoga and rock climbing, it’s its own tranquil event set within the brilliant brouhaha of Bestival. A festival within a festival, Slow Motion is a realm of calm and hidden pleasures connecting the body and mind, all laid out on rolling grass with magnificent views across the rest of Bestival. It might just give you the chance to breathe; to escape.

Rob da Bank says: "Slow Motion does what it says on the tin – there's nothing wrong with raving, late nights and partying, but now there's a way of refuelling your mind and body before the next Bestival adventure!"

Bringing all the best bits of contemporary wellbeing into the same space, Slow Motion is the place to revitalise and regenerate to the maximum. Throughout the weekend you’ll be able to work that Body with Euphoric Aerobics, join one of our Wild Music Runs jumping from stage to stage to Bestival’s own soundtrack, follow an enlightened path to The Hideaway Yoga Yurt, or relish spinning with Revolution Rides in the Revolution Rooms. Feed your Mind at Bestiversity, divine your future at the Astro Village, and transcend your mental acuity with Meditation & Mindfulness workshops. Foster your Wellbeing & Spirit with radiance facials, reflexology, full body massage, palm readers and mystics, and decadent hot tubs overlooking the Bestival site.

For delicious, energising food & drink; repent your sins at the Juice Bar, or take nutritionists advice and heal your hedonistic ways with raw food, whole-foods, Kombucha and Cacao. But don’t forget, you can always enjoy the home comforts of the Women's Institute and the Solace Tea Tent, or relax with a craft beer or a glass at the Observatory Cocktail Bar.

Experience the excitement of adventure, going off-piste and leaving the festival site for an hour or two of extreme invigoration with Surf lessons, mountain-boarding, coasteering, rock climbing, paddle-boarding and mountain biking. Or take in the sights with a trip on our brand new Caravanserai inspired Land Train, and stimulate the senses cuddling the fluffy guys with some ‘Llama Karma’.

If you’re bringing the little explorers, there’s a dedicated Kids Area that will host Big Top Mania circus workshops, a bouncy castle, the soft play area, Lizzie's Way, a climbing wall, and magicians! Get involved with a variety of crafts, including woodcraft, handicrafts, textile craft, and knitting.

A hotbed of gatherings, Slow Motion will be a bewitching haven of Night Parades and Fire Pits, while the Lost & Found crew will be living it up, bringing the party to the adventure playground. The Ambient Forest will have an extravagance of Amphitheatre performances, Installations, and Close Encounters, with plenty of serene hammocks for you to loll and laze in. And, of course, there will be plenty of stirring music, too, with our brand new mesmerising Kaleidoscope stage, replete with bespoke animations, revealing a psychedelia-steeped soundtrack of soul, funk, space age electronica, beat poetry, literary happenings and a pleasingly wonky disco finale each night.

A chance to cultivate good habits or sustain your regime, Slow Motion is an expedition for the body and soul.

Just So Festival News – Pirates, laughing and Flying Machines‏

The last few additions for Just So Festival have been announced, and you can now see the whole programme over at www.justsofestival.org.uk

Laughing Yoga master and guru of giggles Robin Graham invites all comers to a laugh off competition. In keeping with the sock theme contestants will need to enter a pair. Warning: Laughter is infectious and there will be no antidotes available on the day. This is just a tantalising slice of programming from a brand new area at Just So. Watch this space for all the details of ‘All over the place’.

Avast! And welcome to the world of the Mirth, a group of debauched and maniacal buccaneers that have been plundering the British Isles far and wide for the last several years. Combining hilarious live shows with pounding dance music, Seas of Mirth are a band unlike any other around. With high speed gypsy beats, a thrashy folk influence and some majestic bellowing, they even manage to throw in a bit of old- school hip-hop for good measure. They’ll be whipping up a frenzy of excitement at the grand finale of the Tribal Tournament, and following it up with the most piratanical performance.

Making sure that the Just So Tea Dance goes with a swing, Dixie, Tallulah and Scarlet are the glamorous members of the close-part harmony swing group The Polka Dot Dolls.  With seamed stockings and victory rolls in place, The Polka Dot Dolls will be on hand with toe-tapping swing numbers and romantic love songs of the 1930′s and 1940′s.

They’re back, they’re back, of course they’re back. The marvellous Pif Paf theatre will be hitting the High seas in 2013 in their fantastical flycycle… Come away with us on a journey of your wildest dreams, aboard our famous traveling machine, The Flycycle! Choose a traveling companion, find the Departure Lounge and we’ll take care of the rest. We take two at a time and dress you in hats so sublime. With Captain Bigshot, you’ll fly up up and away, crossing continents in turbulent adventures.Together we’ll weave unforgettable stories.

2013 Festival Tickets…

…are, of course, on sale nowWeekend tickets are selling more quickly than ever before. Don’t leave it too late this year or they will all be gone!