Camden Rocks are returning for their fifth year this Saturday and we’re heading down for the celebrations. Recent additions to the line-up include Zebrahead, Black Spiders, HECK, Yuck, Reckless Love, and many more. With over 200 bands playing throughout 22 venues including the Electric Ballroom, Underworld, Barfly and Dingwalls – there’s plenty to check out!
The line-up already features some incredible names in indie for example The Cribs and Carl Barat and The Jackals who both will be playing the Electric Ballroom, among punk and rock bands such as Creeper who will be playing the intimate confines of the Barfly and HECK who will be predictably absolutely demolishing the Monarch. With a line-up this good and tickets at only £35 plus booking fees, how could anyone say no?
Here’s our recommendations for who to check out:
Creeper – Black Mass
This year has just seen Creeper rise from strength to strength, with their impressive show at the infamous Underworld and most recently their storming sets over the Slam Dunk weekend. We’re betting that this year will bring about great things for this band and that they won’t be confined to the relatively intimate territory of the Barfly or similar and will be filling up rooms far bigger, see this band in a small setting whilst you can.
Yuck – Get Away
Everyone has that one song that reminds them of time wasted in school when you really should’ve been doing your coursework and this song is that for me. Beyond this song that I absolutely love, I’ve never really listened to more of the band so I’ll be catching their set to see how their other material fares in a live setting, especially their newest offering Stranger Things.
Young Guns – I Want Out
We’ve previously described Young Guns as an “spontaneous and energetic live band that thrive off their crowd” and considering we haven’t seen them since their Scala show for their Ones and Zeros album release we’re certainly excited to see them again, especially in the tiny Dingwalls.
The Cribs – Be Safe
There’s a reason that this band from Wakefield with their subversive lyrics and ‘lad’ attitudes are as big as they are, that’s down to their undeniably catchy and unarguably brilliant songs including classics such as Be Safe, Hey Scenesters!, The New Fellas and Men’s Needs. The Cribs, initially a band that were scapegoated as “the North’s answer to the Libertines” by The Quietus, haven’t let that hold them back.
Camden Rocks will take place on Saturday June 4th 2016. Tickets are just £35 plus booking fees and are available here – www.camdenrocksfestival.com.
Stage times have also been announced, so get planning who you want to see!