Camden Crawl is an annual North London-located festival that displays the best of music in a series of venues and gardens just before the Glastonbury. The gigs are usually spread across about 25 stages. There are also over 25 artists and DJs, all of them very diverse, transforming this into one of the Camden’s happenings of the year.
Pretty worth witnessing the effect Camden Crawl has started to cause in their audiences. The festival has rapidly become known for showcasing the year’s most exciting new artists to their spectators. Since its inception it was guaranteed that whoever gave a chance to the events on Camden Crawl’s agenda was going to see the most unique concerts in town.
“Started as a conduit to showcase the best emerging artists alongside surprise guests and seminal legends to die-hard music lovers, music industry and media under one umbrella, the Crawl has always prided itself in making live music affordable and accessible to everyone,” praised Skiddle’s website.
2007 was a decisive year for CC. The event expanded to a weekend celebration and has also gained the status of a general arts festival. It started to integrate comedy shows, spoken word, quizzes, workshops, short film sessions, exhibitions and many more. Evenings were always devoted to the live music feast. Approximately 200 new talents perform across a few of the more prominent venues in Camden.
Among the list are: Good Mixer, The Grafton, Lock Tavern, Camden Head, Black Heart, Purple Turtle, Camden Eye and Roundhouse. “We at KOKO have always loved the Camden Crawl. Ever since first witnessing the then unsigned Klaxons play one of those life- affirming kind of shows late into the night back in 2006,” remembered one of the venues involved in CC’s programme.