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End of the Road Festival 2012 to host Bella Union’s 15th anniversary celebration with a host of top quality acts from the label heading to the Dorset/Wiltshire border for the three-day festival.

End of the Road Festival, which takes place at the Larmer Tree Gardens from 31 August – 2 September 2012, will welcome back festival favourites such as Midlake and John Grant, both of who played blinding sets at last year’s festival, along with EOTR regulars The Low Anthem, 2008 headliners Dirty Three and a whole heap more.

Set up in 1997 by Robin Guthrie and Simon Raymonde, Bella Union is behind some of the most important independent releases of the last two decades; this celebration will see them curate Friday’s lineup, adding Alessi’s Ark, Beach House, Hannah Cohen, I Break Horses, Lanterns On The Lake, Mountain Man, Roy Harper, Veronica Falls and more to the bill.

They join a weekend lineup that also includes Grizzly Bear, Tindersticks, Delicate Steve, Doug Paisley, Driver Drive Faster, First Aid Kit, Frank Fairfield, Jeffrey Lewis and the Junkyard, Justin Townes Earle, Moulettes, Outfit, Richard Buckner, Robert Ellis, Robyn Hitchchock, Sleep Party People, Stranded Horse and The Strange Boys.

Raymonde said: “Bella Union and End of The Road Festival have so much in common, most notably our taste in bands, and having several bands over the last 5 years who have headlined there, like Fleet Foxes, Explosions In The Sky, and Midlake, all of whom loved every minute, it seemed that when discussing what we should do for our 15th Anniversary a conversation with End of the Road was a good starting point. The outcome is something very special and this will be the pinnacle of our anniversary celebrations throughout 2012.”

The festival, now in its seventh year, recently won Best Small Festival at the 2011 UK Festival Awards following an amazing year with a critically lauded lineup led by Beirut, Joanna Newsom and Mogwai. For more information and tickets, priced £150, please see www.endoftheroadfestival.com