Countdown to Camden Crawl
08 April 2010
CAMDEN Crawl 2010 is just around the corner and it is already promising to be one of the biggest and best weekends in the music festival calendar.
Now in its fifth year, the award-winning event will arrive in Camden Town during the Bank Holiday weekend of May 1-2.
Once again the Crawl, sponsored by Gaymers, will seek to showcase upcoming talent from the music world while offering an eclectic mix of star-studded performances from the likes of Lostprophets, Calvin Harris, Teenage Fanclub and Sugababes.
Each gig will take place in 40 venues across Camden Town - from the iconic Roundhouse to the Hawley Arms and from the Electric Ballroom to Grand Union.
It won't all be about the music either as comedy, spoken word, live theatre and arts and crafts will also be on offer to revellers.
And for something a bit different - but no less entertaining - there will be a string of daytime activities including interactive events and games such as karaoke, music bingo and a pop quiz.
But at the heart of the Crawl is the music which, as always, will include a hugely exciting line-up.
Rock, heavy metal, rap, folk and dance are among the genres that are represented to please every music fan.
Some of the familiar names signed up to grace the Crawl stages include old-school and more established acts such as Ms Dynamite, Babybird and Cornershop, while new kids on the block like I Blame Coco (fronted by the daughter of Sting and Trudi Styler) and 2009 Mercury Prize winner Speech Debelle will be performing.
Lisa Paulon, organiser of the Camden Crawl, said: "This year the Gaymers Camden Crawl has moved to Saturday and Sunday at the beginning of the May Bank Holiday to allow more people to enjoy the daytime programme of comedy, music, theatre, visual arts, crafts and interactive events during the day.
"This year we're incorporating an outdoor daytime event too. Local community members and residents can enjoy this for free - along with Crawl ticket holders.
"We hope this element brings a good natured festive spirit to Camden Town during the event and a unity amongresidents and visitors in celebration of Camden Town."
The Crawl will take place on May 1 and 2 between 12noon and 4am on both days.
Weekend passes cost £55 and day tickets cost £34.50.
Supplementary tickets for the Roundhouse concerts, which will feature Lostprophets, We Are Scientists and Sugababes including support shows with each are available at £6.50 for pass holders. For more information on tickets and for a full line-up, visit www.thecamdencrawl.co.uk.