Camden Rocks Festival 2017 – Bands to watch!

The stage times have been revealed for next week’s Camden Rocks Festival. Next Saturday (3rd of June), 25 venues in Camden will host 250 bands. Take a look at the listings!

There are still a few stage times to be announced, and everything is subject to change, but it gives you a good idea of what to expect and it’s a helpful guide for planning your day.

There will also be a leaflet with stage times and venue details handed out with wristbands on the day of the festival.

I’m very excited about this year’s line-up as it includes so many bands that we’ve featured here on the Rock and Roll blog ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve been going through the stage times and making a note of bands I want to see. Unfortunately there are a few clashes, with bands playing at the same time at different venues. It will be hard to choose which ones to watch and which to miss ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Here’s my pick of the bands that you should try to catch live at next week’s festival. There are many bands I haven’t heard of, so if I’ve missed out one of your favourites, let me know in the comments below ๐Ÿ™‚ I like discovering awesome new bands whenever possible.

Bands to watch:

12.30 p.m. Tokyo Taboo – The Monarch

Their debut album, “6th Street Psychosis”, is out now on Vinyl, CD, Cassette, download & stream: http://smarturl.it/6SP?IQid=youtube

Links:

Website: http://www.tokyotabooband.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tokyotaboo
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tokyotabooUK
Instragram: https://www.instagram.com/tokyotaboo/

1 p.m. – DIV/DES – The Black Heart

Check out their music on iTunes and Spotify.

Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/DIVIDESOFFICIAL
Twitter: https://twitter.com/dividesofficial
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dividesofficial/

The first dilemma, for me, comes at 2 p.m. when Screaming Eagles play Proud Camden, and Bad Touch play KOKO. I’ve seen both bands live before and they’re both great. I may have to toss a coin ๐Ÿ™‚

2 p.m. Screaming Eagles – Proud Camden

Screaming Eagles’ latest album is the acclaimed “Stand Up And Be Counted”. You can buy/stream their music at iTunes, Spotify.

Links:

Website: https://screamingeaglesrock.com
Facebook: https://facebook.com/screamingeaglesrock
Twitter: https://twitter.com/screagle83
Instagram: https://instagram.com/screaglesrock

2 p.m. Bad Touch – KOKO

Bad Touch are currently on tour across the UK with King King, and they’ll be on tour again later in the year supporting The Kentucky Headhunters. Their latest album is “Truth Be Told”. You can check out their music on Spotify, and buy on iTunes or from their website.

Links:

Website: http://www.badtouchrocks.co.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/badtouchrocks
Twitter: https://twitter.com/badtouchrocks
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/badtouchrocks/

2.30 p.m. Willow Robinson – The Hawley Arms

This will be my first opportunity to see Willow Robinson live. I’m looking forward to this show because his two EPs are stunning.ย  You can listen to them on Spotify, buy on iTunes.

Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/willowrobinsonmusic/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/willowrobinson
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/willowrobinson/

At 3 p.m. there are more clashes; three of the bands I wanted to see, Broken Witt Rebels, Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction, and Massive Wagons, are playing at the same time in different venues.

3 p.m. Broken Witt Rebels – Dr Martens Store “Boot Room”.

The band’s latest EP is the excellent “Georgia Pine”. Check out their music at the following links:

Stream on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/1WdxtWY
Stream on Soundcloud: https://goo.gl/QY4oxX
Buy iTunes: http://apple.co/1XbTUe6
Buy Amazon: http://amzn.to/1YcocMe
Buy Google Play: https://goo.gl/YYx11y

Links:

Website: http://www.brokenwittrebels.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrokenWittRebelsUK
Twitter: https://twitter.com/brokenwittrebel
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brokenwittrebelsofficial/

3 p.m. Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction – The Underworld

Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zodiacmindwarpofficial/

3 p.m. Massive Wagons – Be At One

Massive Wagons’ most recent release was theirย charity single, a tribute toย the late Rick Parfitt. You can check out their music on Spotify and iTunes.

Links:

Website: http://www.massivewagons.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MassiveWagons
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MassiveWagons
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/massivewagons/

3.30 p.m. Jasmine Rodgers – Kraken Sounds Stage – Camden Market

Jasmine Rodgers is a talented singer/songwriter, daughter of Paul Rodgers (Free/Bad Company). You can listen to Jasmine Rodger’s music on Spotify, or her website. Buy on iTunes.

Links:

Website: http://jasminerodgers.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasminerodgersmusic/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JRodgersmusic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamjazmina/

At 4 p.m. there is another dilemma with Stone Broken and Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics both playing at different venues. I’m more familiar with Stone Broken’s music but have heard great things about Aaron Buchanan’s band.

4 p.m. Stone Broken – Proud Camden.

Check out their awesome debut album, “All In Time”, on Spotify, buy on iTunes.

 

Links:

Website: https://stonebroken.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialStoneBroken
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Stonebroken_
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stonebroken/

4 p.m. Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics – Be At One

You can check out the lyric videos for tracks from the debut album, “The Man With Stars On His Knees”, on Youtube.

Buy/stream the album:

iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/aa…
Amazon – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Man-Stars-Hi…
Spotify – https://play.spotify.com/album/6abQfm…
CD – http://thecultclassics.bigcartel.com

Band links:

Website: http://www.wearecultclassics.com
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/thecultclassics
Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/aaron_buchanan
Instagram http://www.instagram.com/TheCultClass…

5 p.m. Lupus-Dei – The Dublin Castle

I saw this band in March when they played Proud Camden. They are brilliant live.

Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lupusdeiofficial/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thehowlingmusic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lupusdeimusic/

5.30 p.m. Ally Dickaty (of The Virginmarys) – acoustic – Kraken Sounds Stage – Camden Market.

I saw Ally Dickaty’s solo performance at The Union Chapel last year. If you get the chance to watch his acoustic show, I’d highly recommend it.

Links:

Website: http://www.thevirginmarys.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheVirginmarysOfficial
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thevirginmarys
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thevirginmarys/

6 p.m.ย  – Slydigs – Be At One.

I’m looking forward to this as they have some great music; their new EP, “How Animal Are You?”, is amazing.

Links:

Website: http://www.slydigs.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/SlyDigs
Twitter: https://twitter.com/slydigsband
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slydigs/

6.45 p.m. – Reverend & The Makers – KOKO

Neil Schiller reviewed their recent gig at Wirral Live. I’m looking forward to this one as I’ve always loved their song “Heavyweight Champion of the World”.

Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReverendAndTheMakers
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Reverend_Makers

7.15 p.m. – Andy Cairns (of Therapy?) – Proud Camden

Therapy? have some awesome songs and Andy Cairns is a great entertainer, so this would be a good one to see.

Links:

Website: http://www.therapyquestionmark.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Therapyofficial
Twitter: https://twitter.com/therapyofficial
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therapyofficial/

8 p.m. Thunder on the Left – Belushi’s

This new band are creating some interesting alternative rock music. You can check out Thunder on the Left’s music on Spotify and Bandcamp.

 

Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thunderontheleft

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThunderOTL

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thunderontheleft/

The worst clash of bands is at 9 p.m. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

There are five great bands playing at the same time: The Virginmarys, The Damned, Jasmine Rodgers, Broken Witt Rebel, and Dirty Thrills.

9 p.m. The Virginmarys – The Underworld.

The Virginmarys’ live shows are always full of energy. We’ve featured them on Rock and Roll many times. They’re one of my favourite bands at the moment. Check out their music on Spotify and iTunes. They have plans to release more new music this year.

Links:

Website: http://www.thevirginmarys.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheVirginmarysOfficial
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thevirginmarys
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thevirginmarys/

9 p.m. The Damned – Electric Ballroom

This iconic band will be one that many people will be wanting to see.

Links:

Website: http://www.officialdamned.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialDamned/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/@damnedtwits

9 p.m Jasmine Rodgers will be playing The Monarch

There is also a chance to see her play earlier in the day at Camden Market (see above).

9 p.m. – Broken Witt Rebels – The Lyttleton Arms

They will also be playing an earlier show during the day (see above).

9 p.m. – Dirty Thrills – Be At One

Dirty Thrills are another of my favourite bands; their shows are always great. If you haven’t seen them live, I’d highly recommend you try to catch them. They’ve just signed a recording contract with Frontiers Music, so it won’t be long before you’ll be hearing much more about them ๐Ÿ™‚ Watch out for a new album coming this year. Check out their music on Spotify and iTunes.

Links:

Website: http://dirty-thrills.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DirtyThrills/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DirtyThrills
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dirtythrills/

10 p.m. – Sisteray – The Good Mixer

I saw Sisteray live in April and was very impressed by their performance. This is definitely a band to watch.

Check out their music on Spotify and iTunes. They are one of the most promising new bands out there!

Links:

Website: http://www.sisteray.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sisterayuk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sisterayuk
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sisterayuk/

11 p.m. Black Sixteen – Belushi’s

If you have any energy left by 11 p.m., it would be well worth seeing Black Sixteen. I saw them in March at Proud Camden and really enjoyed their gig even though I’d never heard of them before that. They have some great songs. You can listen to them on Spotify, buy on Bandcamp.

Links:

Website: https://www.blacksixteen.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blacksixteen
Twitter: https://twitter.com/black_sixteen
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/black.sixteen/

I’ll stop there, although I’ve probably missed a few worthy mentions.

If you’re going to the festival, have fun. Be prepared for queues outside the venues. If there are bands you particularly don’t want to miss, try to get to the venue early.

There’s also an afterparty if you’re a night owl ๐Ÿ™‚

Follow Camden Rocks Festival to keep up with all the news:

Website: http://camdenrocksfestival.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CamdenRocksFestival/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CamdenRocksFest

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/camdenrocksfest/

Get tickets: http://camdenrocks.seetickets.com/tour/camden-rocks

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