Camden Rocks Festival 2017: Full line-up and venue detailsCultureMusic
Camden Rocks Festival have revealed full line-up details for the 3rd June all-day event, and announced a special Kraken Sounds Stage to be held in the Camden Market Amphitheatre, featuring acoustic performances and open to all, free of charge. In addition, Camden Rocks are celebrating one of the town’s most iconic brands revealing the Dr Martens stage, set to take place in their Camden Town branch’s new Boot Room, headlined by local fuzz-pop favourites, Bloody Knees. The festival will take place across 25 of Camden Town’s legendary music venues, now including Koko, and feature 250 bands and artists.
Progressively expanding with each year, 2017 asserts Camden Rocks Festival as the biggest and best value multi-venue all-day music event of the UK festival calendar. Now the annual highlight for many in the London locality, and far beyond, Camden Rocks 2017 makes a massive statement for independent UK festivals. This year’s headliners include the likes of Feeder, The Coral, The Damned, Milburn, The Rifles, Reverend and The Makers, Carl Barat & The Jackals, Pulled Apart By Horses and many more, alongside some of the country’s finest up and coming new acts.
“The festival is a total celebration of what Camden is all about as the creative hub of the UK music scene,” says Chris McCormack, the organiser. “The clubs and venues here have been, and continue to, host some of the now-biggest names in music in their fledging stages. In the past we’ve had Catfish & The Bottlemen playing the Barfly to 100 people. So many great bands have cut their teeth here and it’s a pleasure to continue to fly the flag high for new, up and coming bands alongside the big names each year.”
Camden Rocks’ previous years have seen special performances from a range of internationally acclaimed artists and prospering new bands including The Cribs, Funeral for a Friend, Bullet for my Valentine, Creeper, Slaves, Yuck, Heck, Billy Bragg, Ginger Wildheart, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Gnarwolves and many more.
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