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Camden Rocks 2017 – Festival Preview

Saturday June 3rd will see London’s Camden become a magnet for music fans, as in excess of 250 bands descend on the capital’s most happening part of town.

With acts spread over 25 different venues around Camden, the festival features bands from across the rock and indie spectrum, this year including The CoralThe Damned, and this year’s headliners, Feeder, who return to the town where they made their breakthrough as a band. Back from hiatus with arguably their best album yet, Grant Nicholas and co head to Camden Rocks off the back of their sold out 2-legged All Bright Electric tour.

For the full line-up, plus photos, videos and ticket information, head to our Camden Rocks festival page.

Aside from the artists headlining, there will be plenty of others heading down to the Big Smoke, come June. One you may want to check out are Orange Goblin, a UK heavy metal who have been on the gig circuit for 22 years now. The band received critical acclaim back in 2011, when they released A Eulogy for the Damned, on the Candlelight Records imprint, gaining them third spot in Metal Hammer’s 2012 ‘Top Album’ sweepstakes, as well as ‘Best Band’ courtesy of metal mag, Terrorizer. They went on to release a live cd/DVD combo pack which contained recordings of their performance at Bloodstock Festival.

Joining them at the festival we have Carl Barât and the Jackals. You will almost certainly know Barât’s name as one of the founding members of indie-rock band, The Libertines, who stole the limelight in the late nineties and early noughties with their part in the era’s garage rock revival. You can expect to be listening to tracks from Carl Barât and The Jackals’ most recent album, 2015’s Let It Reign, as well as some newer material from their latest EP, April 2017’s The Harder They Fall. They may also debut some brand new material from their album, due out later in the year.

Photo: Justine Trickett

For the full line-up, plus photos, videos and ticket information, head to our Camden Rocks Festival page.

If punk is more your bag, then it will certainly be worth your while checking out 1970’s post-punk outfit, The Membranes. The band, who hail from Blackpool, will be playing hits from the past 30 years, including chart singles such as Spike Milligan’s Tape Recorder, Death to Trad Rock, and Everything’s Brilliant.

There are 25 venues in total for this year’s festival. They are, Fiddlers Elbow, The Camden Assembly, The Monarch, Proud, The Hawley Arms, Camden Market, Dingwalls, Dingwalls Canalside, Fifty-Five Bar, The Devonshire Arms, The Good Mixer, The Dublin Castle, The Electric Ballroom, The Underworld, Bloc Bar, The Blackheart, Brewdog, The Forge, Belushis, Be At One, KOKO, The Crowndale, and The Winnicott.

Obviously, with Camden being Camden, there are plenty of places dotted around the place in which you can pick up all sorts of world cuisine from here and there, plus tonnes of pubs where you can stop off for a quick drink.

Tickets only cost from £39.50, and as the festival sells out year upon year, you should snap one up ASAP.

For the full line-up, plus photos, videos and ticket information, head to our Camden Rocks Festival page.

 

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