FOLLOWING a trio of appearances at this year’s Glastonbury festival, indie band The Staves continue their summer of shows at the End of the Road Festival next month.

The band will be performing at the annual festival that takes place at the Larmer Tree Gardens in north Dorset from August 30 to September 1.

The up-and-coming band, featuring sisters Emily, Jessica and Camilla, has been influenced by artists like Feist, Fleet Foxes, Simon and Garfunkel, and Buffalo Springfield.

Their songwriting is striking as it is exquisite, a melding of bright English folk and sublime West Coast pop.

Sigur Ros and Belle and Sebastian have been announced as headliners for the End of the Road festival.

It has been running since 2006.

Director and curator of the festival Simon Taffe, 32, is thrilled with the announcement: “Belle and Sebastian were one of the first bands we asked to perform when we started the festival and Sigur Ros are one of the best live bands around. I’ve seen them at other festivals and they’ve always blown my mind. Both suit End of the Road.”

Organisers have also confirmed 12 other bands for next year’s event, including Palma Violets, Horse Thief and Angel Olsen.

It was named 2011’s small festival of the year by the UK Festival awards.