Black boot weights swing on the ends of frayed denim as hordes of rockers converge to make a music festival in the black heart of North London.
Bursting at the seams with music, loud singing, thousands of sun-reddened faces radiate a celebratory message. The message: ‘I’m in London’s music epicentre and I’ve been touched by the camaraderie of rock’.
– Art Devine Thunders gets caught in the fluvial pull, writing about Camden Rocks 2015. This June, the festival is back for its fifth incarnation.
Returning for its fifth year, this coming Saturday June 4th sees the welcome return of the Camden Rocks Festival; over two-hundred high-energy bands performing in multiple venues across Camden Town. It’s a one-mile strut of thrilling music that takes place in over twenty different venues and runs the full gauntlet of rock n’roll, from punk to indie to metal to classic rock, the future of rock rubbing shoulders with the past and the present, all exploding together in one glorious cacophony of chaos and noise.
Organizer Chris McCormack says: “It’s great to see punters and bands from all genres come together to celebrate the best of live music. The energy across the day is electric and does Camden’s rock n’roll heritage proud!”
Bands already confirmed to play include Young Guns, We Are The Ocean, InMe, Ginger Wildheart, Norma Jean, Evil Scarecrow, New Years Day and fresh from supporting Slipknot on their UK tour, Watford based progressive metal legends SikTh.
“Camden Rocks is an awesome festival to be a part of,” says frontman Mikee Goodman. “I played it in another band last year and thought the day had a great buzz. Really looking forward to playing to SikTh fans in an intimate London venue!”
On top of that, Wildhearts frontman Ginger reveals that he will be playing three completely different sets in three different venues. “Should be a hoot,” he laughs.
The following acts are also confirmed to perform, with many more to be announced including headliners and smaller bands:
The Godfathers, The Virginmarys, The Qemists, Warrior Soul, Jim Jones And The Righteous Mind, Queen Kwong, Forever Never, As Lions, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, The Dirty Youth, Shvpes, Black Foxxes, Freeze The Atlantic, Asylums, The Main Grains, Lounge Kittens, The Carnabys, Press To Meco, Continents, Shields, Fathoms, Blood Youth, Scholars, Ashestoangels, Dorje, Cold In Berlin, Samoans, Bare Knuckle Parade, Nibbinz, The Dirty Thrills, Create To Inspire, Witterquick, The Tuts, Lock, Moses, Counting Days, The Ghost Riders In The Sky, Roxanne De Bastion, The Derellas, Black Casino & The Ghost, The RPMs, Hands Off Gretel, Bad Sign, Thunder On The Left, Role Models, Mercutio, Critics, Chinese Missy, False-Heads, The King’s Parade, Louise Distras, Leisure Tank, Suzie Stapleton, Hoodoo Daze, Falling Knives and Matty James.
Every year prior has sold-out and 2016 looks set to be no different!
£35 tickets are now available from the link below subject to booking / transaction fees
Over 200 bands for £35 playing in over twenty different venues.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. – Aristotle