Camden Rocks Festival is quickly hotting up to be the rock n' roll street party of the year. Over two hundred of the best new and established guitar bands will perform across twenty venues in Camden Town, celebrating everything that is vital, exciting and life-affirming about rock music right now in 2014. It's a one-mile run of thrilling music all happening on what has always been London's most rock n' roll streets.
Sheffield indie-rockers Reverend and The Makers are now confirmed to join the party, alongside a host of other acts that run the gauntlet between rock, metal, punk and indie; a variety of styles all united by a common attitude and a lust for life.
Also confirmed to join the bill are the following bands: Sonic Boom Six, Gnarwolves, Max Raptor, Straight Lines, Bleech, Messenger, The Hype Theory, Rob Jones (Missing Andy), Cytota, To The Bones, The Mercy House, Young Aviators, Legend In Japan, Flood Of Red, Messenger, Attention Thieves, Mia Klose, Burning Beaches, Vox Empire, Hey Vanity, The Dash, Damn Dice, The Derellas, Blast Until Moscow, Arms, Avosetta, The Din, The Talks, Romance, The Cramatics, Walk The Night, West Of The Sun, Chasing Cadence, Dumjaw, St Pierre Snake Invasion, Sondura, Kerri Watt, Shea, Star Scream, Milk N Kinski, Johnny Walker and Sean Grant.
These bands join already announced acts such as The Blackout, Orange Goblin, Ginger Wildheart, Hacktivist and The Virginmarys plus a host of others, see flyer for full details.
Organiser Chris McCormack says "I'm really excited to showcase some of these great new bands I've been working with this year. We're going to set Camden alight (not literally) with the best new music in the UK."
"It's great bands like Reverend & The Makers are playing along side the likes of The Blackout, Ginger Wildheart and Orange Goblin as well as all this new talent. It's a real good mixture and there's still loads more to be announced."
"I love the fact that we can be part of something as well established as Camden Rocks," adds Sonic boom six vocalist Laila. "My early memory is seeing Pete Doherty a few years back and then going to see a friend's band around the corner. It's all the best things about a festival without the traipsing around in the mud! So many different bands to see set against the awesome backdrop of Camden Town."
Last year's event was a sell-out success with over 150 bands taking over Camden. Bands such as Therapy? The Rifles, Hawk Eyes, Rise To Remain, Turbowolf, Fearless Vampire Killers, The Computers, Lost Alone and many more joined forces with legends such as the Sex Pistols guitarist Glenn Matlock, Carl Barat from The Libertines for a day of essential rock n'roll fun and action.
Over 200 bands for £25 playing in twenty different venues, that's roughly 10p per band!
ELECTRIC BALLROOM *UNDERWORLD * PROUD * BARFLY * JAZZ CAFE * DINGWALLS * PURPLE TURTLE * BLACK HEART * HAWLEY ARMS * MONARCH * THE GOOD MIXER * THE ENTERPRISE * CAMDEN HEAD * THE CUBAN * BREW-DOG * THE RECORD CLUB * DINGWALLS CANALSIDE BAR * THE BEATRICE * THE FORGE *