Camden Crawl presents 'Variety' Nov 9th: Echo Lake, Icona Pop, comedians James Redmond and Joel Dommett & more - free entry
Following the Camden Crawl 2012 ticket launch and opening event of the festival’s new fortnightly VARIETY club series featuring an acclaimed line up of comedy from Phil Nichol and Tiernan Douieb, Rough Trade Shops Pop Quiz, live performances from Young Legionnaire and Two Wounded Birds, the Crawl is pleased to announce the full line up for its second Variety event. London’s stunning Echo Lake and Swedish alt pop sensations Icona Pop, join a polished line up of stand up comedy from James Redmond and Joel Dommett on Wednesday 9th November at the Star of Kings in Kings X. The free entry evening welcomes attendance from 6pm for happy hour and to intellectually warm up with a slightly demented and particularly challenging pop quiz hosted by Camden Town’s Great Rock & Roll Quiz masters.
To promote the cross pollination of the arts and represent the diversity of Camden Crawl’s programming, the festival launched Variety in October. Far from a typical gig night, VARIETY is what it says on the tin. Described by organisers as “four great nights out in one”, Variety is an eclectic assortment of cutting edge comedy, London’s most competitive pop quizzes with guest DJs and a very special live music guest each week.
Date: Wednesday, 9th November 2011
Entry: FREE ENTRY
6:00pm / 12:00am curfew
Happy Hour drink specials and table service 6-9pm during the quiz & comedy
THE GREAT ROCK & ROLL QUIZ (7pm) Prosperous music svengalis and historians, Piers Miller and Andy Ross host their ridiculous monthly music quiz at Variety for the first time. Pit your wits against North London’s premier musical quizmasters. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll argue about the geographical features of Essex!
JAMES REDMOND (8pm) A dry, slick and subtle stand up who delivers unexpected twists and turns during his set as he deconstructs his art. Our compere for the night has made his name as a model and actor and is now earning his reputation as one of the funniest comedians on the circuit.
JOEL DOMMETT (8.15pm) Joel has made a huge impact on the comedy circuit since 2007and now performs regularly at comedy events across the UK. Never failing to reduce the audience into bouts of uncontrollable laughter, this incredibly talented comedian has a unique approach and delivery that makes for the ultimate stand up. www.joeldommett.com
ECHO LAKE (9pm) London-based five-piece Echo Lake produce wonderfully mesmerizing lo-fi pop soundscapes which sit somewhere comfortably between Warpaint’s dreamlike atmospheres and The Concretes at their most melancholic. They have got the songs – gorgeous yet gloriously dirty shoegaze – as well as the look to capture both fancy and imagination. www.echolakeband.com
ICONA POP (DJ Set) (9.45pm) This talented duo from Stockholm make the kind of forward-thinking, effortlessly cool pop that seems second nature to most Scandinavians. Their sophisticated brand of glistening electropop earned them a record deal with Mercury and we’re very pleased to announce they’ll be spinning some great tunes for us on the night. www.iconapop.com
The 2012 Camden Crawl takes place 4th – 6th May 2012 and its programme will feature more than 250 of next year’s brightest music talents from the UK and abroad across Camden Town’s two mile stretch of historic pubs and venues. The event kicks off with an opening night party featuring 6 live acts and a special edition of Club NME on Friday 4th May from 5pm at KOKO and full programme runs from midday on Saturday 5th May until the early hours of the following bank holiday Monday. In addition to the Crawl’s renowned live music schedule in the evening, its extensive daytime arts festival showcases cutting-edge independent talent across a variety of disciplines.
Line-ups are announced from January 2012 and, as always, venue schedules and surprise guest appearances remain under raps until the event.
CAMDEN CRAWL 2012 PRACTICAL INFORMATION
DATES: Opening Night Party at KOKO: Friday 4th May 2012 5pm – 4am
Camden Crawl Weekend: Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th May 2012
(May Bank Holiday Weekend) 12pm – 4am both days
» Early Bird Weekend Tickets £57.50 (£10 off standard ticket for limited period)
» Early Bird Weekend Tickets + Opening Night Party £62.50
» Opening Night Tickets @ KOKO £20.00
** ON SALE 9:00 AM WEDNESDAY 26TH OCTOBER 2011 **
Tickets available from the following outlets: 24 Hr CC Hotline 0871 2200 260 / See Tickets 020 7403 3331 OR buy online: www.thecamdencrawl.com
Tickets are to be exchanged for wristbands which allow unlimited entry to each of the participating venues as individual capacities permit. Ticket price includes lanyard programme guide, festival magazine and 2012 compilation album