Lauren Down is the Managing Director of End of The Road - a critically acclaimed, independent festival for real music fans that takes place at Larmer Tree Gardens in Dorset. It has over the years, seen the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Patti Smith, St. Vincent, Tame Impala, Joanna Newsom, Bon Iver and Sigur Rós perform.

This year the festival takes place from 31 Aug - 3 Sept and welcomes Father John Misty, Mac DeMarco, Bill Callahan, Lucinda Williams, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Slowdive, Amadou & Mariam, Ty Segall, Perfume Genius, Alvvays, Car Seat Headrest and loads more.

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.

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 Loud & Quiet, Crack Magazine, Interview and The Line of Best Fit - where she is also the Deputy Editor.

Lauren is also a member of The Music Circle (a subsidiary of Annie Lennox’s The Circle: a group of women in the music industry working with Oxfam to fight poverty and inequality) and helps Support Act raise money through gigs for refugee charities by asking people on the guest list to pay £1.