Camden Crawl 2008

Friday 18th to Saturday 19th April 2008
venues in Camden, London, NW1 0NE, England MAP
2-day £49.20; £29.70 for either Friday or Saturday - sold out
last updated: Wed 16th Apr 2008

The 2008 Camden Crawl sees it move from mid-week to the weekend (Friday & Saturday), to present around 130 acts performing in 25 venues over the two days.

Much of the line-up has been announced and playing both days are artists including The Answering Machine, Bobby Cook, Cage The Elephant, Thecocknbullkid, The Creepy Morons, Crystal Castles, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Elle s'appelle, Fanfarlo, Florence and the Machine, Future of the Left, Haunts, Ida Maria, Ipso Facto, Johnny Flynn, Johnny Foreigner, Ladyhawke, Lets Wrestle, Lo-Fi Fnk, Los Campesinos!, Lovvers, Lykke Li, Make Model, Metronomy, Noah and the Whale, One Night Only / Operator Please, Royworld, Sky Larkin, Slow Club, Sam Isaac, Sam Sparro, Stricken City, Tellison, This City, The Wave Pictures, and Wild Beasts.

Entertaining for the Friday only includes Agaskodo Teliverek, Blackhole, Bombay Bicycle Club, Cutting Pink with Knives, Eastern Conference Champions, Eugene McGuinness, The Ghost Frequency, Hatcham Social, In Case Of Fire, JME, The King Blues, Lowline, Lucy and the Caterpillar, Pete Molinari, The Noisettes, Post War Years, Rolo Tomassi, The Rushes, S.C.U.M, Sergeant, Shut Your Eyes And You'll Burst Into Flames, Simone White, SixNationState, Soko, Vinny Vinny, William, Yoav, and Youthmovies.

Those bands playing just on the Saturday are Acoustic Ladyland, The Brute Chorus, Circulus, Cheap Hotel, Cheeky Cheeky and the Nosebleeds, Damn Shames, Dead Kids, The Dirty Feel, Duels, Effi Briest, Figure 5, Jim Gipson, Innerpartysystem, Invasion, Jay Jay Pistolet, Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong, Kode 9, Lucy and the Caterpillar, M83, Nic Dawson Kelly, Pacific!, Party Shank, Reuben, Rosie Oddie and the Odd Squad, Screaming Tea Party, Skepta, Sky Larkin, Slagsmalsklubben, South Central, Team Waterpolo, Tronic Youth, and White Lies.

For the full line-up details as available please click here.

The 2008 Crawl will grow to include even more interactive music related fun from noon each day of the festival along the mile-long stretch from Chalk Farm to Mornington Crescent. This includes acoustic sessions, live showcases, live street art and auction, unsigned band competitions, awful poetry competition, pop quizzes, musical bingo, fan forums, comedy, making stuff, performance art, film screenings, exhibitions and more. There's also the planned addition of an outdoor stage and street closures in central Camden Town which will add a new carnival-style dimension.

Things kick off from noon on Friday 18th April along the mile-long stretch from Chalk Farm to Mornington Crescent. This strip of pavement will play host to 130 artists performing across the event's 25 official venues over the 2 days and evenings.

Tickets are priced at £49.20 for 2 day passes, or £29.70 for either the Friday or the Saturday. Tickets have sold out. All ticket prices include a £1 donation to The Teenage Cancer Trust.

One ticket, available as single or two day passes, will allow up to 15,000 music fans unlimited access to all Crawl venues, after show parties and daytime activities. The price also includes a free CD programme featuring a core selection of the artists appearing at the event.

The venues being used will include:
Curating Venue Hosts
1234, Adventures Close To Home, Artrocker, Bugbear, Club Fandango, Drowned In Sound, Fallout, Steve Lamacq, John Kennedy, Kerrang!, thelondonpaper, Moshi Moshi, Queens Of Noise, Rocksound, Shuffle, Stylish Riots, Transgressive Records/Rockfeedback, Turning Worm, Wichita Recordings, and Young & Lost Club/Push.

Participating Camden Town Venues (with many more to be added)
Barfly, Bar Monsta, Black Cap, Bullet, Camden Tup, The Crescent, Cuban Bar, Dingwalls, Dublin Castle, Earl Of Camden, Electric Ballroom, Enterprise, Koko, The Monarch, NW1, Oh! Bar, Purple Turtle, and Underworld.

Red Bull Bedroom Jam is very proud to be creating the Camden Crawl's only venue that will also be open to under 18's. Expect to see some of the UK's most talented young bands here.

There will be two stages of daytime comedy this year. Backstage Comedy and Laughterinoddplaces will be bringing Crawlers a wide variety of comedic talent from the dry and surreal to the simply side splitting.

More information will be here when available.

Friday 18th to Saturday 19th April 2008
venues in Camden, London, NW1 0NE, England MAP
2-day £49.20; £29.70 for either Friday or Saturday - sold out
last updated: Wed 16th Apr 2008


latest on this festival

Camden Crawl
festival home page
last updated: Tue 12th Apr 2016
Camden Crawl 2014
line-ups & rumours
last updated: Thu 15th May 2014
Camden Crawl 2014
festival details
last updated: Thu 15th May 2014