The team behind End of the Road is launching a new festival! No Direction Home will make its first outing from 8 – 10 June 2012, at Welbeck Abbey in the northern reaches of Sherwood Forest. It is the first time that this historic and beautiful setting, first mentioned as far back as the Domesday Book, will play host to a festival. A main stage will be built by a lake with views of the ancient abbey and there will be music, merriment and new twists on everything you’d expect from the End of the Road team including a carefully crafted programme of film, literature, workshops and comedy.The festival is today pleased to announce the first batch of confirmed artists, listed here in A – Z order:

Andrew Bird
Beth Jeans Houghton & the Hooves of Destiny
David Thomas Broughton
Diagrams
Dirty Three
Django Django
Gruff Rhys
Lanterns on the Lake
Martin Carthy
Martin Simpson
Moon Duo
Slow Club
Spectrals
The Unthanks with Brighouse & Rastrick Brass band
Veronica Falls

More details will be released soon, but the festival has warned that 25% of the tickets have been sold since the mere existence of the festival was first revealed by way of a handpainted sign near the cider bus at End of the Road 2011. Early Bird tickets will be available until 31st Dec 2012, after that prices increase, so get cracking.