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Camden Rocks 2017: The Damned and Orange Goblin among first acts announced

Camden Rocks

Story by Jack Foley

PUNK legends The Damned, stoner rock giants Orange Goblin and The Ruts DC are among the first acts to be revealed for the bill of Camden Rocks 2017.

Set to host over 250 bands and artists across 25 of Camden Town’s revered venues this June 3, 2017, Camden Rocks are also proud to announce that legendary Camden venue KOKO will join the 2017 festival.

Festival organiser Chris McCormack says: “We’re ecstatic to have such a legendary punk band like The Damned playing Camden Rocks Festival this year, they were one of the first bands I saw play live up in Newcastle, and a band I’ve seen more than any other – a huge inspiration.

“As always, this year will be made up of all the best high-energy guitar bands we can get our hands on, along with all the best new bands we find through our Camden Rocks Presents shows we put on throughout the year in the lead up. Even I’d buy a ticket for this!”

Ahead of their headline set at the Electric Ballroom, The Damned’s Captain Sensible reveals: “Camden Market is partially responsible for the sartorial disaster that is Captain Sensible, as I’ve purchased more stage clobber there than anywhere else.

“And Camden was punk central in the 70s too so in some respects The Damned playing Camden Rocks is a return to the scene of the crime. We’ll probably time-warp the set list to reflect the 40th Anniversary of punk, so expect a lively one!”

In addition to The Damned, Orange Goblin and The Ruts DC, further first names confirmed for Camden Rocks Festival 2017 include:

Hey! Hello!, The Urban Voodoo Machine, Young Kato, Stone Broken, Big Boy Bloater and the Limits, MOSES, Screaming Eagles, Imperial Leisure, Habitats, The Main Grains, Courage My Love, Black Orchid Empire, MassMatiks, Hands Off Gretel, Fizzy Blood, Broken Witt Rebels, Forte, Stereo Juggernaut, Black Sixteen, Lucie Barat & The Au Revoirs, HVMM, Halflives, Weirds, Frauds, Alana Bondi, Itamar, Oxygen Thief, The Franklys, CUTE CUTE DEΔTH, Heel, The Kut, & Secret Cameras

Camden Rocks Festival 2017 venues include: Koko, Electric Ballroom, Underworld, Camden Market Amphitheatre, Dingwalls, Proud, Camden Assembly, The Black Heart, The Monarch, The Forge, The Crowndale, Dublin Castle, Devonshire Arms, Irish Centre, Dingwalls Canal side, Bloc Bar, Hawley Arms, Good Mixer, Brew Dog, Fifty Five, Be At One & Winnicott.

Super-early-bird tickets for Camden Rocks Festival 2017 sold out immediately. £35 tickets are now available.