About Lauren Down
Lauren Down is the Managing Director of End of The
Road - a critically acclaimed, independent festival for real music fans. It
the years, seen the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Patti Smith, St. Vincent, Father
John Misty, Tame Impala, Joanna Newsom, Bon Iver and Sigur Rós perform. This
year’s festival takes place from 30 Aug – 2 September, with Vampire Weekend,
Feist, John Cale and loads more set to perform.
Having attended the festival every year since 2009 -
first as a fan, then as a member of the press - she joined the team in 2014 as
Festival Manager before taking up her current position just one year into the
job. Joining End of the Road meant leaving her career in PR behind
- having previously worked campaigns for Caribou, Angel Olsen, Matthew E.
White, Nadine Shah, James Holden, Natalie Prass, Pond, Jens Lekman, Japandroids
and The War On Drugs.
When she's not running around a field in Dorset with more walkie-talkies than she has hands, she can be found scribbling words for London in Stereo, Loud & Quiet and The Line of Best Fit - where she held the position of Deputy Editor for 5 years, before becoming a Contributing Editor in 2018