The Camden Crawl will introduce the Bank Holiday festival for the first time with an opening night marathon at Camden's KOKO on Friday 4th May. As an explosive start to what promises to be the best Crawl ever, with DEATH IN VEGAS to top the bill.
Opening night revelry will commence at 5pm with a four-strong support line up comprised of an eclectic array of 2012’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.
The Crawl’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 LEE’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 ABRANTEE’S AFRO BEATS / ANDY ROSS PRESENTS / NIHAL’S BOMBAY BRONX / CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE / FENCE RECORDS / THE FLOWERPOT COLLECTIVE / FOR FOLK’S SAKE / THE NEST COLLECTIVE / SWN FESTIVAL / THIS IS FAKE DIY / JOHN KENNEDY’S XPOSURE
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.
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.