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Camden Crawl 2009: First acts announced

VV Brown

Story by Jack Foley

THE first acts have been announced for the Camden Crawl 2009, with VV Brown (pictured), Fight Like Apes, Dan Black, The King Blues and Patrick Wolf all taking part.

This year’s Crawl is a two-day event, taking place over Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25, 2009. It lasts from 12pm to 4am and 2-day passes cost £55, with single day passes costing £32.50

The musical line-up so far is as follows…

The Author
The Baddies
The Barker Band
The Chapman Family
Chew Lips
The Computers
The Corderlier Club
Dan Black
Danny & The Champions Of The World
The Dead Formats
Die! Die! Die!
Drums Of Death
Eexperiment On A Bird In The Air Pump
Fight Like Apes
Foy Vance
General Fiasco
Goldheart Assembly
I Blame Coco
It Hugs Back
James Yuill
The Jim Jones Review
Josh Weller
The Joy Formidable
The King Blues
Lion Club
Little Death
Man Like Me
Marine & The Diamonds
Newham Generals
Patrick Wolf
Peggy Sue
Pulled Apart By Horses
Skint & Demoralised
The Temper Trap
The XX
Three Trapped Tigers
Toddla T
Tommy Sparks
The Von Bondies
VV Brown
The Whip


Following its huge success at Camden Crawl 2008, Backstage Comedy will once again present a fine selection of stand-up and musical comedy from up-and-coming, award-winning comics with the odd special guest.

There will also be Falling Down With Laughter, voted the best small London Comedy Club at the 2008 Chortle Awards and Underbelly, one of the main promoters at Edinburgh Festival and produces events and comedy tours all over the UK.

Spoken Word

Apple & Snakes, the top poetry promoters present an explosion of upbeat, in-your-face poetry featuring the X-rated-but-charming Salena Godden, with support from psychedelic funnyman Ash Dickinson and the waggish Alison Brumfitt. Compered by loveable motormouth Steve Larkin.

Bloody Awful Poetry return to the line up after a hectic year, bringing with them the best in live acoustic music and much more including a poetry wall, confession booth, art exhibitions and the world famous ‘Bloody Awful Poetry Exhibition’.

Bookslam, covering a wide range of storytellers from all disciplines – novelists, spoken word poets and musicians – gathering together for an eclectic day of words and music. London’s coolest night out for nerds comes to the Camden Crawl bringing guests which include verbal junkies Scroobius Pip.

Tickets, times and venues

Tickets are to be exchanged for wristbands which allow free entry to each of the participating venues as individual capacities permit. Wristbands and programmes announcing the full line ups and timings for the event are obtainable from 11am onward each day at the Camden Crawl ticket exchange point located at: The Roundhouse (Chalk Farm Road, NW1).

Please note that 2-day pass holders will need to return to ticket exchange to collect Saturday’s timetable. Festival goers are advised to arrive early as there will be a full daytime programme on both days from 12pm. Doors open for evening schedule at 5:30pm most venues.

There will be late night after show parties featuring live bands and DJs until 4am both days.

The main participating venues include:
The Roundhouse
Koko Electric Ballroom
Jazz Cafe Dingwalls
Cuban Bar
Dublin Castle
The Monarch
Earl of Camden
Oh! Bar
Purple Turtle
The Black Cap

To find out more, please visit the Camden Crawl website