Camden Rocks Festival Announces First Wave of Artists for 2019

“Camden remains at the heart of where generations of new music gets its start and I’m proud to be a part of that tradition.”

Billy Bragg

“Camden Rocks is where you can enjoy more than 200 bands – as long as you don’t mind skipping between more than 20 venues. We’re talking decent music… Quality and Quantity”


““It’s great to see punters and bands from all genres come together to celebrate the best of live music. The energy across the day is electric and does Camden’s rock and roll heritage proud”.

Chris McCormack, Camden Rocks Festival Organiser

Taking place on Saturday 1stand Sunday 2ndJune 2019, the festival, now in its eighth year, is established as one of the must-see events in the UK musical calendar. Over 15,000 punters will have the opportunity to see over 400 bands in 20 venues across Camden, London over two days. Camden Rocks Festival will host over 3,000 musicians over the weekend. Previous Camden Rocks read like a who’s who of music – see HERE. The festival crosses genres, bringing together the finest in rock, indie, alternative, folk and punk music.

There are certain areas across the UK that are woven into the fabric of the countries musical DNA. Camden is one. A district of North West London that’s been at the forefront of Rock N Roll and alternative culture for five decades. As venues close in many cities and towns around the UK, Camden remains a thriving hub of music and culture. So much so that there is talk of Camden receiving its own Hollywood Boulevard-style Walk of Fame in 2019.

The festival has prided itself in not only bringing some of the finest and best known and loved acts in the world but also in showcasing some of the brightest, freshest global talent. The day or weekend tickets will grant punters access to all the venues on a first come, first served basis, in addition to everything else Camden has to offer in terms of food, culture and shopping. Camden Rocks is a chance for the UK music scene to come together and celebrate everything that is great in this country. Just as the USA has SXSW, so the UK has Camden Rocks Festival. The festival sees fans travel from not only the UK, but all over the world.

Camden Rocks Festival 2019 launch with a hugely impressive list of bands, including acts as varied as riotous alt rock act Ash, Essex troubadour Rat Boy, legendary post punks New Model Army, USA teenage dirtbags Wheatus, Carl Barat, one of the UK’s great songwriters Ginger Wildheart, UK alternative punks Milk Teeth, much hyped Welsh fourpiece Pretty Vicious, British metallers Raging Speedhorn, 70’s punks Angelic Upstarts, the folk indie of Annabel Allum and Blues act Big Boy Bloater and the LiMiTs (“One of the great blues men of our time” – Jools Holland). With headliners and 280 bands still to be announced!

Carl Barat says, “Camden Rocks is the weekend when Camden comes as alive as it ever was and should always be.”

Ginger Wildheart says, “Fucking yes, I’m coming back to the scene of the crime. Camden town, home of every bad memory in my head. The cause of the worst hangovers I’ve ever crawled through. Scene of more heartbreak than Bon Jovi’s back catalogue. I’ve done enough to keep the North London drug trade healthy that I should have a street named after me. Or at least a hospital ward or two. And yes, I’m coming back. This might not end well…”

The full list of acts announced for Camden Rocks Festival 2019 so far are

New Model Army
Carl Barat
Ginger Wildheart
Milk Teeth
Pretty Vicious
Raging Speedhorn
Angelic Upstarts
The Virginmarys
The Last Internationale
Bang Bang Romeo
Annabel Allum
Big Boy Bloater and the LiMiTs
The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing
St Agnes
Indian Queens
Press To Meco
Hands Off Gretel
Flesh Tetris
Exist Immortal
The Wood Burning Savages
Death Remains
The Skinner Brothers
The Hyena Kill
Riskee & The Ridicule
Fine Creatures
Black Futures
Funeral Shakes
Soap Girls
Deux Furieuses
The Wild Things
Bitch Falcon
Coast To Coast
The Five Hundred
No Violet
Wild Front
Black Orchid Empire
Colt 48
Oxygen Thief
Alexis Kings
Sick Love
Healthy Junkies
Lots Holloway
Janus Stark
Colt 45
Apollo Junction
Luke Rainsford
Tokyo Taboo
The Dirty Strangers
Living On Universal Denial
Thunder on The Left
Pet Needs
Rich Ragany & the Digressions
David Stevens And The Beguiled
This Years Ghost
Mick O’Toole
Unknown Chapters
The Muffin Heads
The Idol Dead
River Hounds
Flavour Nurse
Black Sixteen
10 Gauge
Plain Sails
Man The Lifeboats
Matty James Cassidy
Weekend Recovery
Brightlight City
Arcane Militia
Repair to Ruin
At The Sun
Jonny Weathers And Cosmic Scream
Panic Island
L Sicario
Lunar Echoes
Youth Illusion
As Sirens Fall
The Black Roses
Maxx Palmer
The Gulps
Dead At eleven
Late Night Legacy
The Good Tenants

Camden Rocks Festival is an over 18’s event.

Day or weekend tickets are available HERE

For festival tickets plus travel and accommodation options for both UK and rest of the world please see Festicket HERE.

For further information on Camden Rocks Festival including FAQs please see

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