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Camden Crawl 2009: Kasabian and Madness join bill


Story by Jack Foley

KASABIAN (pictured), The Enemy and Madness have joined the star studded Gaymers Camden Crawl 2009.

The three new acts join a line-up that already includes Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Echo & The Bunnymen, The View, 808 State, The Maccabees, Billy Bragg, The Fall, Little Boots, Wire and an impressive list of the breakthrough acts from around the UK and abroad.

In addition to the festival’s evening programme, the diverse afternoon line-up features highlights such as: BookSlam performances from the legendary Mr. Nice, Howard Marks, Kill Your Friends author John Niven and Scroobius Pip, the Island Record’s 50th Anniversary Boat party and BBQ, comedy from Edinburgh Festival promoters Underbelly and a whole host interactive activities and live music.

Advance weekend and Friday tickets still available from but advance Saturday ticket are now sold out.

Walk up tickets will be available from the Roundhouse box office each day of the event from 11am while supplies last. The live music and arts programme begins at midday and runs through to 4am each day.

Throughout the weekend, Camden Town will play host to over a mile and a half of fantastic new talent across forty venues, including the legendary venues Roundhouse, Koko, Electric Ballroom, Jazz Café, Dingwalls, and Dublin Castle.

Upon arrival each ticket holder will be presented with an all-access wristband, programme guide, free magazine and download album to help plot his/her day’s adventure.

In keeping with Crawl tradition and the spirit of discovery, the venue line-ups and stage times remain secret until each night and surprise guests may appear at any time and at any venue.

The line-up of evening artists is as follows:

Friday, April 24 only:

Live at the Roundhouse: The Enemy, Hockey, The Virgins, Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Echo & The Bunnymen * Idlewild * Wire

Art Brut * Filthy Dukes * The Von Bondies * The Whip

The Author * Baddies * The Barker Band * Bleech * Brakes * Capital * The Chapman Family * Circlesquare

Danny & The Champions of the World * De Tropix * Dinosaur Pile Up * Django Django * Drums of Death

Foy Vance * Goldheart Assembly * Hellacholla * The Jim Jones Revue * Jouis * The Joy Formidable * Kids Love Lies

Kissy Sell Out Little Death * Mini Viva * New Rhodes * Openroom * Royal Treatment Plant * Selfish C**T

Skibunny * Skint & Demoralised * Sleepercurve * Teeth!!! * The Temper Trap * To The Bones * Your Twenties

Saturday, April 25 only

Live at the Roundhouse: Kasabian * Little Boots * The Maccabees * The View

808 State * Billy Bragg * The Fall

Frankmusik * Hot Leg * Ipso Facto * King Creosote

Alan Pownall * An Experiment On A Bird In The Airpump * Banjo Or Freakout * BLK JKS

Broadcast 2000 * Cherbourg * The Dead Formats * Die! Die! Die! * Evlin * Eugene McGuiness

Everything Everything * Golden Silvers * Gold Teeth * Hexes * Innerpartysystem * Josh Weller

The Laurel Collextive * Lion Club * Newham Generals * Ou Est * Outcry Collextive * The Plight

Post War Years * Shitty Limits * Televised Crimewave * Threatmantics * Toddla T * Xeabit & DMG$

Two day artists

The Big Pink * Count & Sinden * Dan Black * Fight Like Apes

Kitty Daisy & Lewis * The King Blues * VV Brown

Alessi’s Ark * Chew Lips * The Computers * The Cordelier Club * Datarock * Flashguns

General Fiasco * Goldielocks * The Invisible James Yuil* * KASMS * Man Like Me

Marina & The Diamonds * Peggy Sue * Plugs * Pulled Apart by Horses * Sportsday Megaphone * S.C.U.M. * Three Trapped Tigers * Tommy Sparks * The XX