About Camden Crawl | The Camden Crawl 2012

Launching the festival season each Spring, the Camden Crawl quickly became renowned as first to showcase the forthcoming year’s most hotly tipped artists to sold out audiences since its inception at the height of Britpop in 1995. After three critically acclaimed years, the festival took a lengthy breather before re-launching in its current form in 2005. Started as a conduit to showcase the best emerging artists alongside surprise guests and seminal legends to die-hard music lovers, music industry and media under one umbrella, the Crawl has always prided itself in making live music affordable and accessible to everyone. Equally, with an aim to grow community between the artists appearing, fans and the new music promoters behind the scenes, the festival has retained its policy to democratically book talent via its eclectic committee of tastemakers and promote its artists on a level playing field. To enhance exposure for performers and create unique value for punters, the Crawl ticket price traditionally includes a free download compilation, programme guide and magazine featuring it’s curators and artists appearing. In 2007, the festival expanded across a weekend and has, by day, become a sprawling carnival-style arts festival featuring comedy & spoken word, short film, pop quizzes, busking, acoustic performances, workshops, karaoke, exhibitions and more. By night, the two mile-long stretch of pavement assumes its position as an all out live music extravaganza playing host to more than 200 of the best new talents performing across the area’s infamous venues. The Camden Crawl has grown from a 5 venue and 20 artist affair to an event which included more than 50 venues and 250 artists and events in 2011. One ticket (available as a weekend pass or day ticket) is exchanged for a wristband at a main entrance point and allows unlimited access to all Crawl venues, outdoor arena, after show parties and daytime activities.
1995: Kenickie, The Wedding Present, Gallon Drunk

1996: Moby, Mogwai, Beth Orton, Broadcast, Sneaker Pimps, The Delgados, Collapsed Lung

1997: Snow Patrol, Echo & The Bunnymen, Tanya Donnelly, The Wannadies, Mouse On Mars, Dub Pistols

2005: Graham Coxon, Hot Chip, Maximo Park, Hard-Fi, The Kooks, The Cribs, Mystery Jets, The Subways, The Magic Numbers, Art Brut, Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, Goldie Lookin Chain, Hope Of The States

2006: Plan B, The Fratellis, Dirty Pretty Things, Klaxons, Maccabees, Guillemots, Paolo Nutini, Buzzcocks

The Futureheads, Wolfmother, Young Knives, Sunshine Underground, Supergrass, Lethal Bizzle

2007: Adele, Amy Winehouse, Ash, Biffy Clyro, Foals, Friendly Fires, Kate Nash, The Charlatans, Travis,

I Am Kloot, Calvin Harris, Dan Le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip, Emmy The Great, Example, Frank Turner, Hadouken!, Laura Marling, Late Of The Pier, Professor Green, The Damned, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Billy Bragg, Jack Penate, The Bluetones

2008: Florence & The Machine, Mumford & Sons, Kano, Noah & The Whale, Wiley, Crystal Castles, Robyn, Ladyhawke, Boy Kill Boy, One Night Only, Sam Sparro, Rolo Tomassi, Wild Beasts, The Wombats, Metronomy, Los Campesinos, Cage The Elephant, Bombay Bicycle Club, The King Blues, Toddla T

2009: Kasabian, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The XX, The Temper Trap, The Big Pink, Chew Lips, Count & Sinden, The Invisible, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Marina & The Diamonds, VV Brown, Brakes, Echo & The Bunnymen, Idlewild, Wire, 808 State, Billy Bragg, The Fall, Frankmusik, Hockey, Little Boots, Maccabees, The View

2010: Pendulum, Teenage Fanclub, The Drums, Roots Manuva, Gang Of Four, Ms Dynamite, Plan B, Lost Prophets, Professor Green, We Are Scientists, Stereo MCs, Sugababes, Billy Childish, Cornershop, Calvin Harris, I Blame Coco, Dan Le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip, Katy B, Lightspeed Champion, Speech Debelle, The Blackout, Polar Bear, Stornoway, Eliza Doolittle, Surfer Blood

2011: Killing Joke, Saint Etienne, The Lemonheads, The Guillemots, Razorlight, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, Graham Coxon, Simian Mobile Disco, Villagers, Miles Kane, The King Blues, Ultrasound, Toddla T