Festivals: Vampire Weekend return to headline End Of The Road 2018, alongside St Vincent and more

Vampire Weekend, Reading by Emma Swann
Photo: Emma Swann

IDLES, Shame, Julien Baker and more are also set for the season-ending fest in September.

Vampire Weekend have announced their first show in four years, headlining this year’s End Of The Road Festival in Dorset.

The band - who are working on a new album reportedly titled ‘Mitsubishi Macchiato’ - are joined by former DIY cover star St Vincent at the top of the bill, alongside Feist and Yo La Tengo.

The likes of IDLES, Shame, Protomartyr and Julien Baker are also heading to Larmer Tree Gardens on the weekend of 30th August-2nd September.

Vampire Weekend’s debut album turned 10 years old on Monday (29th January). Read our Hall of Fame piece on the record here, and view the End Of The Road line-up below.

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