After selling out the sixth year in 2017 Camden Rocks Festival has today announced Maxïmo Park and Public Image Limited (PiL) as just a couple of the first acts for the 2018 line-up.
Spanning over twenty plus of Camden Town’s most iconic venues and playing host to over two hundred bands and artists, this years festival is set to be headlined by Newcastle-Upon-Tyne based, Mercury-prize nominees Maxïmo Park, closing the day at the renowned Koko venue.
Making their first appearance at the festival are post-punk legends Public Image Limited (PiL). Commenting on the festival, frontman John Lydon stated “Now I got a reason, ANY REASON, NIGHT OR DAY, DOING THE CAMDEN WALK.”
Festival organiser Chris McCormack seems more than happy to welcome the punk group which he states have been on his booking radar for some time “I’ve been trying to book Public Image Limited (PiL) for years so it’s great to finally have them playing Camden Rocks this year, John Lydon and the Sex Pistols are the reason i got into music, easily the biggest influence personally and i’m sure for a lot of bands playing the festival. Public Image Limited (PiL) at the Electric Ballroom on their 40th anniversary is going to be incredible.”
“As always, the festival is as much about the emerging talent out there as it is the more established bands so get down early to catch some of these great new artists before they go supernova.”
“I’m also super excited about having Beatsteaks over from Germany,” continues McCormack. “They’re a fantastic live band. Not many people know them in the UK which is crazy but hopefully we can help change that.”
As well as Beatsteaks, Camden have also announced a huge number of new comers and well established rock legends joining the ever growing list and more yet to be announced, Camden 2018 looks to be on another explosive path to shake up the street of Camden Town.
Camden Rocks Festival 2018 venues include: Koko, Electric Ballroom, The Underworld, Dingwalls, Proud, The Cuban, Monarch, The, Lyttelton Arms, Camden Assembly, Devonshire Arms, Roundhouse Studio, Dublin Castle, Blackheart, Fiddlers Elbow, Dingwalls Canalside, Camden Cavern @ Belushis, The Hawley Arms, Brewdog, Camden Market, The Crescent.
Full festival line-up, tickets and festival information can be found at:
General sale tickets are priced at £39.50 (subject to booking fee) and give festival goers access to all 200+ bands and 20+ venues on the festival.
Aftershow tickets are priced at £10 (subject to booking fee) and give festival goers access to the aftershow at KOKO 11pm – 3am.