Next Saturday – 2nd June – sees the pubs and venues of Camden open their arms wide to reel in the punters and music fanatics for the 6th all-day festival, Camden Rocks. The penultimate line-up has been revealed with over 200 bands and artists booked to play the event in the heart of London.
British indie rock duo, Blood Red Shoes have been announced to play and add: “We’re excited to play Camden Rocks for the first time and share a stage with the legendary Public Image Limited,”
They are joined by Carl Barat, who is this year’s guest to DJ at the Koko aftershow, Essex Mod legends Missing Andy and another 54 rock and indie acts that include INME, Findlay, Pete Spiby & the Beat Alls, October Drift, The SoapGirls, Bryde, Reigning Days, Reverted, Berries, Longy & The Gospel Trash Drones, Hollowstar, Kid Kapichi, Leon Of Athens, Heavy Lungs, John Buckley, Flavour Nurse, BeXatron, The Jacques, The Ha’pennies, Missing Andy, Panic Island, Two Year Break, Sickjoy, 10 Gauge, Elswhere, Edgar Road, Greyhaven UK, As Sirens Fall, Arcane Militia, Wolf Cellar, Dr Schwamp, Priests to Pilots, Confessions of a Traitor, Katalina Kicks, The Silver Bayonets, Doomsday Outlaw, Pet Needs, We Are One, Albany, Tony Goff & The Broken Colours Glossii, Plain Sails, Lost In Stereo, Indya, Scrubs, Arable Desert, Juicebox Suspects, Hightown Parade, Thieves Of Liberty, Lighthouse, Desert Cloud, Those Damn Crows, Danny Starr, Mick O’Toole and The Lutras.
Also it has been announced is that Dr. Martens will run a new competition whereby Camden Rocks Festival ticket holders can enter to be allocated a spot to two very special and intimate gigs for Mallory Knox and The Rifles (Acoustic) at the Dr. Martens Boot Room; a 60 cap venue the size of your living room in the heart of Camden Market. Tickets will be allocated at random to Camden Rocks Festival ticket holders that sign up to the gig via the Dr. Martens Boot Room website before 24th May: http://www.drmartens.com/uk/dmsbootroom.
In addition to these performances, the Dr. Martens Boot Room will also be showcasing performances from emerging artists Heavy Lungs and Kid Kapichi (selected by The Joe Strummer Foundation), Glossii and Pet Needs, open for all Camden Rocks Festival ticket holders to attend.
North London’s most prestigious rock festival has previously announced British Sea Power, Sikth Hacktivist, Crazy Town, Echobelly, Danny Goffey, Mercury-prize nominees Maxïmo Park, fabled post-punk originators Public Image Limited (PiL), Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic, grebo gurus Pop Will Eat Itself and post-Sex Pistols legends The Professionals and many more.
Grab your ticket now ahead of the event (whilst they’re still available) and get your dancing shoes ready for Saturday.
Tickets and full line up information can be found at: www.camdenrocksfestival.com