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Gaymers Camden Crawl Launches ‘CC Tips’ - Win tickets

Gaymers Camden Crawl 2011

Story by Jack Foley

THE 2011 Gaymers Camden Crawl, scheduled for Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, will begin celebrating its 10th birthday early with the introduction of its CC Tips series of gigs on October 28, 2010.

On that same day at 9am, discounted early bird weekend tickets for the festival will go on sale exclusively through www.thecamdencrawl.com

The 2011 May Bank Holiday event will mark the tenth ever Crawl since its inception in 1995.

The Gaymers Camden Crawl will replace the festival’s annual new artist competition in favour of a monthly platform to support the freshest and most exciting British talent lauded by its panel of organisers.

The new CC Tips events will take place on the last Thursday of every month at the legendary Bull & Gate in conjunction with Club Fandango. Recently given a massive facelift and re-launched for its 30th year as a new music venue in Camden, there couldn’t be an establishment more apt to showcase this series to the public.

Each of these gigs will feature three brand new artists alongside a special guest veteran of Crawls past. And, in keeping with the tradition of the festival, the line ups will feature an eclectic mix of music styles representing the best new talent breaking through in their genre.

Tickets for the CC Tips series will be priced at £6 advance and available from www.bullandgate.co.uk

Additionally, a pair of weekend passes for the 2011 Crawl will be given away at each show to one lucky gig-goer.

Gaymers Camden Crawl CC TIPS launch details:

Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010

Line Up:

THE CHAPMAN FAMILY (pictured)

The Chapman Family

Set to release their first new single in over a year, All Fall, on October 31, Teeside’s veteran favourites of Crawl’s past close the party with their explosive brand of adventurous, yet tuneful post-punk. Website

DELS

Ninja Tunes’ latest signing, DELS (aka Kieren Dickins) is currently recording his debut album with a star studded line up of cred collaborators, including Joe Goddard (Hot Chip), Micachu and Kwes. His experimental love of hip hop and electronica and omnipresent on recently released single debut Shapeshifter and amazing live shows. Website

HOOK & THE TWIN

Their debut single was crowned Drowned In Sound’s Single Of The Week. The same week it’s B-side was Zane Lowe’s TOTW. Since then, childhood friends Marcus Efstatiou and Tom Havelock have not only been working hard on what’s sure to be an impressive album, but have made a lot of fans and friends in high place with their exhilarating live show. Website

JOHN & JEHN

John & Jehn have been impressing music fans and journalists with their brooding collection of sonic experiments and dark humour carried along by razor-sharp melody for the past couple of years. Much to our huge joy the French duo was able to make their Crawl debut this year. Website

MARTYNA BAKER

A welcome newcomer to the London gig circuit, Martyna’s haunting acoustic soul is a mesmerising combination of voice, words and magical songwriting. Website

PLUS….SECRET SPECIAL GUEST…. TBA via Twitter soon…

Venue: The Bull & Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road, Kentish Town, London NW5 2TJ. Tel. 020 7704 0187. Nearest Tube station: Kentish Town.

Doors: 7pm/first act: 7:30pm SHARP

Tickets: £8 from www.bullandgate.co.uk or on the door (subject to availability)

From the CC Tips series of shows which will take place in the run up to the 2011 Gaymers Camden Crawl, six of the most promising artists will be chosen to appear on the first ever CC Tips stage across both days of the event.

Additionally, each of these new talents will be invited to leave a lasting legacy at the Crawl by recording a track to appear on the debut CC Tips 2011 album to be released at the festival in conjunction with Unit 13 Studios and Key Production.

The 2011 Gaymers Camden Crawl programme will kick off from midday on Saturday, April 30 until the early hours of the following Bank Holiday Monday.

Upon arrival ticket holders will receive an all access wristband (individual venue capacities permitting), programme guide, magazine and download album to help navigate their festival adventures.

It is worth noting, that all 2011 festival tickets will allow access to ALL venues and no supplementary passes will be required.

Win tickets to the CC Tips launch:

To celebrate the launch of Gaymers Camden Crawl CC TIPS on October 28, IndieLondon is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to the event (which coincides with the release of early bird tickets for the 2011 Gaymers Camden Crawl). Simply answer the following question…

Q. Name any of the acts who will appear at the CC Tips launch…

Simply send the answer to Camden Crawl CC Tips competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email