This year’s Camden Rocks Festival will be headlined by punk rock legend meets singer/songwriter Frank Turner. The Million Dead and Mongol Horde man is joined on this year’s two-day bill by the excellent Random Hand, The Wonder Stuff, The Professionals and a host of exciting new rock talent led by Watford rockers Gold Key.
They join an impressive line-up for the two-day event on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June. That includes a whole host of exciting new bands such as Wars, SHVPES, Area 11, Pretty Pistol, Acres, Phoxjaw, Ravenface, Hands Off Gretel and M A V E N.
Some more of our favourites you’ll be able to see across the two days will include Press To Meco, Greywind, All Ears Avow, Millie Manders and The Shutup, Black Orchid Empire, The Five Hundred, St Agnes, Arcane Militia, Deux Furieuses, Indya, L Sicario, At The Sun, As Sirens Fall and The Gulps. There’s also an appearance by Norwegian hardcore punks Ondt Blod.
Headline acts include the likes of Raging Speedhorn, Milk Teeth, Sonic Boom Six and The Virginmarys. And if you’re feeling a little nostalgic, then Wheatus, Carl Barat and Ash will be right up your street.
Camden has been at the forefront of British rock’n’roll and alternative culture for five decades and remans a thriving hub of music and culture. So much so that there is apparently talk of Camden receiving a Hollywood-style Walk of Fame this year.
Camden Rocks epitomises this rich musical prowess, bringing together the finest, best-loved acts in the world with some of the brightest global talent. It offers an opportunity for the UK music scene to come together and celebrate everything that is great in this country.
The event also provides vital lifeblood to Camden’s infrastructure of established music venues – where some of the UK’s finest musical talents have honed their skills – in a time when music venues across the UK are closing.
As Frank Turner himself – who I met giving away badges after supporting The Gaslight Anthem at a show in Vancouver about 10 years ago – says: “I (mis)spent my youth getting the train to London and the tube to Camden as fast as I could, because I knew it was the epicentre of where I wanted to be in life. As an adult, I’ve lived in and around Camden, and now I’m at the Camden Rocks Festival. It feels like exactly the right place for me to be, it feels like home. I can’t wait.”
One day tickets cost £45.20 while the weekend ticket is £79.10, and are available here.
The full list of bands confirmed for Camden Rocks is below: