The Guardian festival blog: Beirut, Michael Kiwanuka, Spiritualized and Metronomy to headline End of the Road festival | Music


End of the Road has announced that Beirut, Michael Kiwanuka, Metronomy and Spiritualized will be headlining the festival this year, hosted at Larmer Tree Gardens, on the Wiltshire-Dorset border, from 29 August to 1 September.

Beirut, the whimsical, brass-laden project of singer-songwriter Zach Condon, are gearing up to release their fifth album Gallipoli this week, and their slot is the only headline appearance the band are making in the UK this year. British soul musician Kiwanuka supported Adele on her world tour in 2011 and won the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll; more recently won the 2017 Ivor Novello award for best song, for his politically engaged Black Man In a White World. This is his first major festival headline slot, and suggests new material will be released later this year.

Indie disco staples Metronomy are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year with a reissue of their debut album, ahead of a new studio LP. Their…



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