The End Festival returned to various venues around London in November 2017. Spread across nine venues over nine days, The End showcased the best underground and established talent on the scene, and artists featured included McAlmont and Butler, The Magic Numbers, David Thomas Broughton, RM Hubbert, Black Peaches, Billy Mahonie, HAWK and The Van T's. Festival founder Howard Monk created a line-up that brought talent from all over the UK, Europe and North America to London.
Eight years ago, Monk started The End as a two-venue event in Crouch End, where he used to live. Over time, the festival grew and in 2017, it’s bigger than ever before with a view to expand beyond London’s boundaries.
“I'd like to expand beyond, maybe twinning with a different town year on year,” says Monk. “I’d definitely like go to places, which might have a somewhat tainted view of the "elitist" music/arts scene.”
For Monk, The End Festival is about great new talent and getting music fans excited about live music. “I think it’s important to put great stuff on in as many places as possible."