North London’s annual live music feast Camden Rocks Festival is just over a week away and, with 8,000 music fans ready to descend upon Camden next Saturday (2 June), organisers have today announced the full line-up and stage times.
200 bands, selected from an impressive 5,000 applications, will take to a whole host of Camden stages throughout the day, including Public Image Limited (PiL), Maxïmo Park, Twin Atlantic, Vex Red, Sikth, The Rifles, Mallory Knox, The Professionals, Crazy Town, Hacktivist, InMe and Carl Bârat, who will be DJing at the Koko aftershow.
Another musical Bârat, Lucie, is also on the lineup, alongside a host of exciting up and coming bands we’ve featured on the site, such as Black Orchid Empire, Dead!, IAmWarface, Brightlight City, Screech Bats, Greyhaven, Deadset Dream, Hollowstar, At The Sun, Duke of Wolves and Sisteray.
The family-run event will celebrate the 80th birthday of legendary venue Electric Ballroom and the historical Dublin Castle, which celebrates over 40 years of service to live music and has been run by the same family since it opened. Both are symbolic of Camden’s home-grown grassroots and embody the spirit of arguably London’s most important borough for live music for all genres.
Other iconic venues open on the day include our personal favourite The Black Heart, Koko, The Underworld, The Fiddler’s Elbow, The Hawley Arms, Camden Assembly, Dingwalls and a particularly special looking line-up at The Dev.
The last few remaining tickets are available on the Camden Rocks website, where you can also find the full line-up and all festival information.