Camden Crawl 2011 – Five Acts Not To Miss

April 27, 2011 by  

It’s that time of year again – festival time. Yes, everyones favourite act of wandering around fields while feeling a foot of the ground and sipping a throbbing can of Strongbow is within touching distance.

As usual, starting the season early is the Camden Crawl and if you’ve been before you’ll know how much of a minefield it can be. With so many attending, it’s vital that you do a bit of pre-crawl research to find out who’s worth seeing as those queues can get pretty loooooooonnnnng.

And so, to make sure you don’t miss out on those ‘you should have been there’ moments, below are five acts you want to get there early for.

Odd Future (OFWGKTA)

Tyler and his gang are set to make their début UK live shows next weekend, including one at the crawl, and if the tsunami of hype that’s been coming out of the U.S. is anything to go by their show will be hardest to get into, but more than worth it.

Mazes

Having finally released their début full length this month, we can safely say that Mazes’ show will be one of the best of the weekend. The slackers recently tore it up while supporting Dum Dum Girls and we expect much of the same in Camden.

Two Wounded Birds

The Margate surf-noir rockers have been tearing up various toilets across the land over the last year and with their recent AA side release and shows with The Drums they should be stepping things up in 2011, so catch them before you have to start paying over the odds to.

Various Cruelties

If you haven’t heard of these guys yet, don’t worry they are very new. But, and this is a big but, their ’50s inspired guitar pop has already seen them support the likes of Villagers and The Vaccines. So, same as the above really.

Star Slinger

Currently riding high in the blogosphere with his eclectic jams, Star Slinger has been keeping crowds jumping all year and his set at the crawl should be no different.


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