The Camden Crawl
LIVE MUSIC * COMEDY * PERFORMING ARTS * INTERACTIVE
3 DAYS * 300 ARTISTS & EVENTS * 1 TICKET * CAMDEN TOWN * 12PM â€“ 4AM
â€¢ DEATH IN VEGAS HEADLINE OPENING NIGHT PARTY â€“ A LONDON EXCLUSIVE SHOW
â€¢ DAYTIME FESTIVAL LINE UP & CURATORS ANNOUNCED
â€¢ WEEKEND & OPENING NIGHT TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Officially the summer's opening festival, The Camden Crawl is the UK's definitive urban multi-venue arts showcase. 1 ticket gives you everything you could want from a cultural event, all in the proximity of Camden's legendary venues. 300 new, established and emerging bands; the best comedy; exclusive, bespoke and pioneering performing arts; a fully interactive experience and loads more.
The Camden Crawl will introduce the Bank Holiday festival for the first time with an opening night marathon at Camdenâ€™s historic KOKO venue on Friday 4th May. As an explosive start to what promises to be the best Crawl ever, psychedelic electronic innovators DEATH IN VEGAS (aka Richard Fearless) will top the evenings bill which celebrates this landmark occasion.
â€œWe're really over the moon to be playing the opening night of this brilliant festival. We're going to bring our full on sonic and visual assault to Koko, our first time playing this amazing venue and first time playing Camden Crawl.â€ - Richard Fearless
Opening night revelry will commence at 5pm with a four-strong support line up comprised of an eclectic array of 2012â€™s most promising new live acts. A special edition of Club NME will close the night ahead of the launch the full-blown festival the following day. Full details of the opening night line up will be released imminently.
This announcement follows the news that Early Bird tickets for the event have now sold out. Weekend passes for the Camden Crawl, scheduled for 5th & 6th May 2012, and tickets for the Opening Night Party featuring Death In Vegas will go on sale from Monday 23rd January.
2012 CAMDEN CRAWL DAYTIME PROGRAMME & EVENING LIVE MUSIC CURATORS REVEALED
Camden Crawlâ€™s evening line-ups are selected by a committee of esteemed music industry tastemakers, including radio DJs, club promoters, journalists and record labels. The dazzling 2012 evening live music line up will be hosted by the following venue curators.
In addition to the Crawlâ€™s famously impressive evening live music schedule, the festival boasts an extensive arts festival throughout each day of the event. From midday to 6:00pm, the confirmed programme for the 2012 daytime fringe includes cutting edge events from various disciplines, including comedy, storytelling & spoken word, unconventional theatre, craft, visual art and traditional music. It also features a variety of outdoor events, an alternative poster, print & record fair as well as interactive fun & games.
DAYTIME EVENTS AT THE CRAWL:
COMEDY & SPOKEN WORD
THE 99 CLUB / ART HISTORY IN THE PUB / CRACK COMEDY / FAT TUESDAY / GAG REFLEX / GET COMEDY / HOMEWORK / KNOCK2BAG / LOLITICS / REALLY LOVELY COMEDY
PERFORMING ARTS & EXHIBITIONS
HIGH HOOPS HOOLAFEST / HIP HOP SHAKESPEARE / INTERNATIONAL ALTERNATIVE PRESS FESTIVAL / THE LEXINGTON RECORD FAIR / LONDON SWING DANCE SOCIETY / POSTER ROAST / ROSS LEEâ€™S HORACE FINGERNIPS / STATE OF CRAFT
GAMES & INTERACTIVE
HIP HOP KARAOKE / KARAUKE / MOSHI MOSHI POP QUIZ / MUSICAL BINGO / ROUGH TRADE SHOPS POP QUIZ / WHO KILLED BAMBI?
LIVE MUSIC EVENTS
DJ ABRANTEEâ€™S AFRO BEATS / ANDY ROSS PRESENTS / NIHALâ€™S BOMBAY BRONX / CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE / FENCE RECORDS / THE FLOWERPOT COLLECTIVE / FOR FOLKâ€™S SAKE / THE NEST COLLECTIVE / SWN FESTIVAL / THIS IS FAKE DIY / JOHN KENNEDYâ€™S XPOSURE
(Full line up descriptions & listings from www.thecamdencrawl.com/line-up)
MAY 5TH & 6TH EVENING LIVE MUSIC
VENUES & CLUB NIGHTS CURATED BY:
1234 / ARTROCKER / BACKSTREET / BIG CHEESE MAGAZINE / CLUB FANDANGO / DROWNED IN SOUND / FACT / FEAR & RECORDS / FLOWERPOT COLLECTIVE / LANTERN SOCIETY / LAST.FM / LIFT OFF / THE LOCAL / MISTAJAM / MODA / MOSHI MOSHI RECORDS / NIALLER9 VS. ON THE RECORD / OLD BLUE LAST PRESENTS / ROCKFEEDBACK / ROUGH TRADE SHOPS / RWD MAGAZINE / SEXBEAT / SUMMER SUNDAE WEEKENDER SWAY / URBAN NERDS / THE WEIRD & THE WONDERFUL
LIVE MUSIC LINE UPS TO BE ANNOUNCED FEBRUARY 2012
The 2012 Camden Crawl programme will feature more than 250 of the yearâ€™s brightest music talents from the UK and abroad across Camden Townâ€™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.
VENUES: Abbey Tavern | Barfly | Black Cap | Black Heart | Camden Gardens | Camden Head | Camden Rock | The Cuban | Dingwalls | Earl Of Camden | Electric Ballroom | Enterprise | Grand Union | Heroes | Jazz CafÃ© | KOKO | Monarch | Purple Turtle | The Roundhouse | St Michaelâ€™s Church | Underworld | The Wheelbarrow