The Camden Crawl 2011 preview

So it’s that time of the year again as you will probably know, Crossfire have been invited back to this year’s Gaymers Camden Crawl as one of the 20 curators. This year’s Crawl taking place on the Bank Holiday weekend of April 30th-May 1st is set to be one of the best ever with some great artists playing in North London’s most creative spot for music. Watch the video of the good times at last year’s Camden Crawl here and reminisce on last year’s carnage before being introduced to what’s coming up.

We are back at The Barfly on Sunday May 1st and will kick the night off from 6pm downstairs with the CROSSFIRE SOUND SYSTEM packed with a mix of punk rock, hip hop, psych-garage, classic indie and rock tracks. We will also see guest DJ sets from our female guests this year kicking off with SWEET DREAMS (pic below) who will bring a bag full of filthy hip hop and for the grand finale we welcome West London’s Dub Step slayer RITA MAIA.

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Rita (pictured below) is a founder of Badmood, a collective championing new bass-driven music in Portugal. Based in London she hosts the Saturday night electronic music show, ‘Sine of the Times’, on the critically-renowned Resonance FM, playing bass-heavy music from all around. So expect hammers until close at 2am.

We will be announcing our venue line up in the next week so look out for the news of who has been picked to play this year from the list of acts confirmed below. You will not be disappointed though as our headline act will be exploding in your faces at 10.30pm as you would expect. For those who know us well, you will be aware that we love skateboarding and hardcore so there’s only band on this list that actually fits the bill. Work it out from this list below and look out for the announcement in our news section. There will also be an amazing post-punk band, a well known hip hop set from a Ninjatune act and an indie band playing on the night. All to be revealed next week.

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Until then, check out this year’s line up across the Crawl, enjoy Tom Halliday’s shots from last year’s party at Crossfire and get your tickets now before they all sell out from here.

THE LEMONHEADS / BRITISH SEA POWER / KILLING JOKE / TINCHY STRYDER / RAZORLIGHT / GRAHAM COXON SAINT ETIENNE / GUILLEMOTS / SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO ODD FUTURE WOLF GANG KILL THEM ALL / THE VIEW.

BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH * BO NINGEN * CATE LE BON * COCKNBULLKID DANANANANAYKROYD * DINOSAUR PILE UP * FRANKIE & THE HEARTSTRINGS GHOSTPOET * GIGGS * HADOUKEN! * HUDSON MOHAWKE * THE KING BLUES KONG * LETHAL BIZZLE * LITTLE COMETS * MILES KANE * MNDR THE PHANTOM BAND * PVT * THE QEMISTS * SBTRKT * SLOW CLUBTHOSE DANCING DAYS * TODDLA T * ULTRASOUND VILLAGERS TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS * WOLF GANG * YASMIN * 2:54 * THE AGITATOR * ALICE GOLD * ARCANE ROOTS * BANJO OR FREAKOUT * BEAR’S DEN * BEAR DRIVER * BECOMING REAL * BEN HOWARD * BETH JEANS HOUGHTON * BIG DEAL * BONES * BRIGHT LIGHT BRIGHT LIGHT * CEREBRAL BALLZY * THE CHAPMAN FAMILY * CIVIL CIVIC * CLOUD CONTROL * COMANECHI * THE COMPUTERS * CREEP * CROWNS * D/R/U/G/S * DAM MANTLE * DELS * DIVORCE * DRY THE RIVER * EAGULLS * ENGINE EARZ EXPERIMENT * FEVER FEVER * FICTION * FILMS OF COLOUR * FLATS * FOREIGN OFFICE * GABLE * GALLOPS * THE GOOD NATURED * HAWK EYES * HEDONIACS * HIGH RANKIN * THE HISTORY OF APPLE PIE * HOLY STATE * HOUSSE DE RACKET * JAPANESE VOYEURS * JOHN & JEHN * JOHNNY FOREIGNER * JONQUIL * KING CHARLES * LET’S BUY HAPPINESS * THE LINES * LU LU & THE LAMPSHADES * MARA CARLYLE * MARQUES TOLIVER * MARTYNA BAKER * MAVERICK SABRE * MAZES * MERCEDES * MIRRORS * MOSS * THE MOUNTAINS AND THE TREES * MUMS OF DEATH * MZ BRATT * P MONEY * PARIS SUIT YOURSELF * PEGGY SUE * PINEY GIR * POLARBEAR * RAINBOW ARABIA * RANDOM IMPULSE * RD * RISE TO REMAIN * ROMANCE * THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS * S.C.U.M. * SARABETH TUCEK * SICK OF SARAH * SISSY & THE BLISTERS * SOUND OF RUM * SPECTRALS * STAR SLINGER * THE STAVES * TEAM GHOST * TEK-ONE * TEETH * TOM WILLIAMS AND THE BOAT * TRANSFER * TREETOP FLYERS * TURBOGEIST * TURBOWOLF * TWO WOUNDED BIRDS * VARIOUS CRUELTIES * VAULTS * VERONICA FALLS * VISIONS OF TREES * WARRIOR ONE * WE ARE ANIMAL * WILD PALMS * YOUNG DREAMS * YOUNG LEGIONNAIRE.

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CROSSFIRE at Camden Crawl initial 2011 band line up announced

thecamdencrawl2011We can confirm that we have been invited back and will be curating the Barfly venue in Chalk Farm/Camden on the Sunday May 1st at the Camden Crawl 2011!

The initial line up has been released this morning including Cloud Control, Dinosaur Pile Up, Bo Ningen and many others, plenty more will be added soon to the full list below so look out for updates on the @thecamdencrawltwitter The festival will be held over the Bank Holiday weekend of 31st April and May 1st, get your tickets here before they sell out.

For those wondering which bands will be playing in our venue, we will be heading to the traditional bun fight meeting in March to ‘fight’ over the bands that have been confirmed by the organisers with other guest curators.

This year’s curators and venue hosts are listed here, see you there!

1234 • ARTROCKER • BACKSTREET • BUGBEAR • CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE • CITY SLANG • CLUB FANDANGO • COMMUNION • FEAR & RECORDS • FLOWERPOT • GRECO ROMAN • LES INROCKUPTIBLES • JOHN KENNEDY XPOSURE • LANTERN SOCIETY LAST.FM • LEAF LABEL • THE MAGPIE’S NEST • MOSHI MOSHI • ROCK A ROLLA ROCKFEEDBACK • ROUGH TRADE SHOPS • RWD MAGAZINE • SCHMOOZE • STEVE LAMACQ’S GOING DEAF FOR A LIVING • SUPERCHARGED • 2RYPE • URBAN NERDS • XFM

This year’s initial evening line up (many more to be added plus very special guests)

SAINT ETIENNE • TODDLA T • THE KING BLUES HADOUKEN! • VILLAGERS • BANJO OR FREAKOUT • BO NINGEN • CATE LE BON • COCKNBULLKID COMANECHI • DANANANANAYKROYD • DINOSAUR PILE UP • FRANKIE & THE HEARTSTRINGS • HUDSON MOHAWKE • KONG • LETHAL BIZZLE MNDR • SBTRKT • THE PHANTOM BAND • THE QEMISTS • S.C.U.M THOSE DANCING DAYS • PVT • 2:54 • THE AGITATOR • BEAR’S DEN • BECOMING REAL • BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH • BETH JEANS HOUGHTON • THE CHAPMAN FAMILY • CHICKENHAWK • CIVIL CIVIC • CLOUD CONTROL • THE COMPUTERS CROWNS • D/R/U/G/S • DAM MANTLE • DELS • DIVORCE • DJANGO DJANGO • EAGULLS • FEVER FEVER • FICTION • FLATS • FOREIGN OFFICE • GHOST POET • HEDONIACS • HOLY STATE • HOUSSE DE RACKET • JAPANESE VOYEURS • JOHN & JEHN • JOHNNY FOREIGNER • LET’S BUY HAPPINESS • LITTLE COMETS • LU LU & THE LAMPSHADES • MARQUES TOLIVER • MARTYNA BAKER • MAVERICK SABRE • MIRRORS • MUMS OF DEATH • P MONEY • PEGGY SUE • PINEY GIR • POLARBEAR • RAINBOW ARABIA • SARABETH TUCEK • SISSY & THE BLISTERS • SOUND OF RUM • SPECTRALS • STAR SLINGER • TANLINES • TEAM GHOST • TEETH • TOM WILLIAMS AND THE BOAT • TREETOP FLYERS • TURBOWOLF • TWO WOUNDED BIRDS • VERONICA FALLS • VISIONS OF TREES • WARRIOR ONE • WILD PALMS

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