With it’s Dublin sister event taking place on May 11th / 12th, the London festival Camden Crawl has announced the first run of acts for its three day bash on May 4th / 5th / 6th. Chosen by a committee of music industry experts, the list so far looks like this:
ADMIRAL FALLOW / ALABAMA 3 / ALPINES / AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR / ANTLERED MAN / ARROWS OF LOVE / BASEMENT / BASTILLE / BAXTER DURY / BEN WESTBEECH / BLACKLISTERS / BLACK MOTH / BLACKHOODS / BOY FRIEND / BRANDT BRAUER FRICK / BRONTIDE / BXENTRIC / CASHIER NO. 9 / CHARLI XCX (pictured) / CHEW LIPS / CYMBALS / DOG IS DEAD / D/R/U/G/S / DUTCH UNCLES / ECHO LAKE / FANZINE / FEAR OF MEN / FICTION / FUNERAL SUITS / GHETTS / HAWK EYES / HEY SHOLAY / ICEAGE / ICONA POP / JAMES CLEAVER QUARTET / JAPE / JAYMO & ANDY GEORGE / KEEP SHELLY IN ATHENS / KWES / LIONESS / LUCY ROSE / MARMOZETS / MELODICA, MELODY & ME / NIGHT ANGLES / PARIAH / PEACE / POLARBEAR / PSYCHOLOGIST / ROLO TOMASSI / ROSKA / RUBBER BANDITS / SEX HANDS / SPECTOR / TEAM ME / THE BARR BROTHERS / THEME PARK / TOBY KAAR / TOM STAAR / TOY / TRUE TIGER / WILLY MOON
With Nialler9 and Jim Carroll on the programming committee, it’s good to see a number of Irish acts on the bill. Further line-up announcements for the Dublin event will follow soon.
The 2012 Camden Crawl programme will feature more than 250 of the year’s brightest music talents from the UK and abroad across Camden Town’s two mile stretch of historic pubs and venues. Following the opening night event, the full festival programme runs from midday on Saturday 5th May until the early hours of the following bank holiday Monday. Tickets are to be exchanged for wristbands which allow unlimited entry to each of the participating venues as individual capacities permit. Ticket price includes lanyard programme guide, festival magazine and 2012 compilation album. As is tradition, the full venue schedules will remain secret until the event and surprise guests may appear at any time and at any venue.