Crossfire confirmed to curate at Camden Crawl 2012!

We are very proud to announce today that CROSSFIRE have been invited back to the Camden Crawl in 2012! This will be our third year of being involved as one of the curators of the festival, so we are stoked that in May, we will be rolling out a superb line up of new bands once again to grace this get together.

Over the last 2 years we hosted The Barfly Club, so you never know, we could end up with a different venue this year and at this stage of the organisation and right now, we have no idea what bands will be on the bill. Planning will begin behind the scenes and In the next 2 months we will subject a list of over 100 new bands to the Crawl comittee, so if you have any recommendations for our line up this year, please get in touch.

The Crawl will take place on the 4th-6th May on Bank Holiday weekend in Camden, London, NW1. Earlybird tickets are on sale now at the cheapest price for those who are smart. See you there.

Camden Crawl announce full 2011 band line up

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We are only 6 weeks away from this year’s Camden Crawl where Crossfire will be hosting 5 live acts from various genres as part of curating The Barfly venue on Sunday 1st May at the festival. The bunfight for each curator to choose the acts on offer is now complete so today the Crawl have announced the list of acts that will be playing that you can see below.

There’s a bunch of special guests to be announced soon too, so follow their Twitter out for updates. Full listings and up-to-date announcements available from: here. Get your tickets sorted before it’s sold out, we will be hosting a party with DJ’s until 2am on the night.

SATURDAY 30TH APRIL

SAINT ETIENNE * THE KING BLUES * MILES KANE * TODDLA T * VILLAGERS AHAB * THE AGITATOR * ALICE GOLD * ANGE BOXALL & THE WAGON BAND * BEAR DRIVER * BEAR’S DEN * BENJAMIN FOLKE THOMAS BAND * BIG DEAL * BO NINGEN * CIVIL CIVIC * COMANECHI * CREEP * CROWNS * D/R/U/G/S * DANANANANAYKROYD * DRY THE RIVER * EAGULLS * ENGINE EARZ EXPERIMENT * FRANKIE & THE HEARTSTRINGS * GALLOPS * GHOSTPOET * THE GOOD NATURED * HAWK EYES * HIGH RANKIN * KING CHARLES * MARTYNA BAKER * MERCEDES * THE MOUNTAINS & THE TREES * MUMS OF DEATH * MZ BRATT * THE QEMISTS * RAINBOW ARABIA * RANDOM IMPULSE * THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS * SARABETH TUCEK * SBTRKT * TEETH * THOSE DANCING DAYS * TOM FARRER AND THE PHARAOHS * TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS * TRANSFER * TURBOGEIST * TURBOWOLF * TWO WOUNDED BIRDS * ULTRASOUND * VARIOUS CRUELTIES * VERONICA FALLS * WARRIOR ONE * WILD PALMS * THE YOUNG EMPIRES

SUNDAY 1ST MAY – 5 of these acts will play our venue – TBA soon

BRITISH SEA POWER * GUILLEMOTS * HADOUKEN! * THE LEMONHEADS * RAZORLIGHT * SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO * 2:54 * BANJO OR FREAKOUT * BETH JEANS HOUGHTON * BONES * BRIGHT LIGHT BRIGHT LIGHT * THE CHAPMAN FAMILY * CITY SHANTY BAND * COCKNBULLKID * THE COMPUTERS * DAM MANTLE * DINOSAUR PILE UP * FILMS OF COLOUR * FOREIGN OFFICE * GIGGS * HEDONIACS * THE HISTORY OF APPLE PIE * HOUSSE DE RACKET * HUDSON MOHAWKE * JAMIE SMITH’S MABON * JOHNNY FOREIGNER * JONQUIL * LET’S BUY HAPPINESS * LETHAL BIZZLE * THE LINES * MAZES * MIRRORS * MOSS * P MONEY * PARIS SUIT YOURSELF * PEGGY SUE * PETE & THE PIRATES * PINEY GIR * POLARBEAR * PVT * ROMANCE * SICK OF SARAH * SISSY & THE BLISTERS * SLOW CLUB * SOUND OF RUM * STAR SLINGER * TOM WILLIAMS AND THE BOAT * TREETOP FLYERS * VAULTS * VOXHAUL BROADCAST * WE ARE ANIMAL * WOLF GANG * YASMIN * YOUNG DREAMS * YOUNG LEGIONNAIRE

APPEARING BOTH DATES:

BECOMING REAL * BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH * CATE LE BON * CEREBRAL BALLZY * CLOUD CONTROL * DELS * DIVORCE * FEVER FEVER * FICTION * FLATS * HOLY STATE * JAPANESE VOYEURS * JOHN & JEHN * KONG * LITTLE COMETS * LU LU & THE LAMPSHADES * MARQUES TOLIVER * MAVERICK SABRE * MNDR * THE PHANTOM BAND * RD * S.C.U.M * SPECTRALS * THE STAVES * TEAM GHOST * VISIONS OF TREES
PLUS VERY SPECIAL GUESTS TO BE ANNOUNCED

Camden Crawl artist bunfight meeting reaps rewards

camdencrawlbunfightLast night we attended the ‘bunfight’ at the Camden Crawl curator meeting and came out feeling very happy with our choices of the bands that we picked to play on our night.

For those who didn’t tune into this process last year and wonder what the hell we are talking about the process works like this. The bands shortlisted by the many curators who are available to play are picked one by one by each individual curator in turn. Other curators may well pick the bands you want in advance of your turn and vice versa so you do end up with some surprises on your bill as we have done again this year, but generally most people walk out with at least 2 bands they desperately wanted.

We cannot reveal our full line up just yet but we will have 5 bands on the bill at the Barfly club on Sunday May 1st. What we can tell you is that we of course (by the rules) have a varied bill of genres that include indie, hip hop, post punk and thrash. The line up’s are picked like this so that the ‘Crawl’ actually works and people move from venue to venue.

Get your tickets in advance before it sells out from here and click here for the initial evening line up. We will reveal the 5 acts that we have picked very soon.

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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