Camden has long been London’s true musical hub and it’s seen the launch of many distinguished musical careers. Bands from Led Zepplin to My Chemical Romance have all trodden the sticky boards of Camden’s iconic venues and the area remains a thriving hive of musical creativity to this day.
It’s in this spirit that the Camden Rocks festival was created. The idea of it is simple: 200 bands spread across 20 venues, all of them on Camden High Street for ease of wandering. The festival is unique amongst all day festivals for its massive variety of acts and warm congenial atmosphere, and 2015’s Camden Rocks promises to be the most explosive one yet.
Headliners for this year’s rock extravaganza include welsh legends Skindred and Funeral For a Friend and British rock icon Ginger Wildheart. The bill also features a selection of upcoming British rock and metal heroes including Southampton’s own Creeper and Bristolian ‘new grave’ pioneers AshestoAngels. Other acts thoroughly worth catching on the line up include Glamour of the Kill, Buffalo Summer, Jettblack, and Star Scream. For those who have the stamina for more partying after the main even has finished, the fine people of Camden Rocks will be running not one, but two after parties, both of which will be serving cheap drinks and playing great rock and metal music until 3am.