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Springs nearly here and so is The Camden Crawl


For some, the clocks going forward marks the end of hibernation from the harsh UK winter climate and the start of the British spring time but for the discerned UK gig goer, it has to be The Camden Crawl.  Renowned for being bang on trend (c’mon it’s in Camden for Pete’s sake) and hosting an extremely rich vein of artists that have gone on to bigger things, the 2012 Easter weekend line-up does anything but disappoint.

Amongst hundreds of artists enticing fans to squeeze in to small trendy Camden venues this year, are the likes of more well known acts Futureheads, Death in Vegas and Alabama 3. The Camden Crawl prides itself on giving it’s artists a level playing field however so some of the best talent will be the bands you have not heard of yet. It’s not all about the music though, if comedy & spoken word, short films, pop quizzes, workshops, karaoke and exhibitions and more your thing then you’re in luck. The festival grows each year and from its early days as a 5 venue setup it now encompasses over 50 venues and 250 artists. Try and get that elsewhere?

How much money I hear you cry? Well value for money has never been better as one ticket gets you a wristband which allows entry to all venues, outdoor arena, after show parties and daytime activities. A weekend pass is £67.50.

If you’re thinking there will be nothing at The Camden Crawl for you, just listen to some of the acts that have played over the years. Kasabian, The XX, Temper Trap, Lost Prophets, Razorlight, Simian Mobile Disco, Yeah Yeah Yeahs…need I go on? Other artists we think you should watch out for this year include Bastille, Kids in Glass Houses and Three Trapped Tigers.

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