Camden Rocks 2016 is set to be the biggest festival yet with over 200 of the most exciting rock bands playing live across 20 venues on June 4.
The final festival line-up and stage times from across the day have just been announced. Headlining this year’s festivities are The Cribs, and with appearances from up and coming acts as well as established bands, there really is something for everyone. Here are our top picks from the day’s mammoth line-up.
Headlining this year’s event is Wakefield’s very own The Cribs. Formed in 2002, the band have released several albums over the years, with the recent 2015 release, For All My Sisters, being their 6th studio album. The Cribs are renowned for their spectacular live shows, with Camden Rocks attendees set to be blown away by the chaotic atmosphere. The Cribs will be playing the maximum capacity venue Electric Ballroom at 9:15PM.
Carl Barat & The Jackals
Playing before headliners The Cribs at 7:45PM, Carl Barat has made a few appearances over the years at the festival. This year he returns with side project The Jackals, having released their debut album in 2015. Barat never fails to keep the fans happy, so expect to see something special and probably a few surprises along the way.
London rock group Yuck bring their raw energy to the Barfly at 8:15PM. Having formed in 2009 and released their self-titled debut in 2011, the band soon became a firm favourite. Their raucous sound is influenced by Sonic Youth and last year’s Camden Rocks headliners Bullet for My Valentine.
Johnny ForeignerIndie 4 piece Johnny Foreigner play the Dublin Castle at 11:15PM, bringing their indie/rock edge to this year’s line-up. The band, who hail from Birmingham, have released 6 albums to date and are expected to play tracks from their forthcoming album, Mono No Aware, on Saturday.
Alt-rock band Young Guns will play tracks in support of their 3rd studio album and 2015 release Ones & Zeros. The Buckinghamshire lads bring their fun and unique live show to Dingwalls at 9:45PM. Expect to be bouncing along to their indie tracks, as well as a chance to catch an acoustic, subtle side to the band’s set.
If there’s one thing that’s guaranteed from Camden Rocks 2016, it’s a bloody good time. There will be plenty of running around to the various venues around Camden and there will always be a great band to go and see throughout the day. Tickets for the festival and after parties can be purchased here.