Camden Crawl Shelved Until 2014

Baxter Dury at Dingwalls- Camden Crawl 2012 by Andy Thornley

Baxter Dury at Dingwalls- Camden Crawl 2012 by Andy Thornley

The Camden Crawl has been shelved until 2014 as organisers try to revamp the festival, despite initially planning for an October 2013 event.

The legendary multi-venue festival, which had been a mainstay of the London music scene since 1995, is taking a year out from a saturated market to re-launch itself.

In January the Camden Crawl announced it would return to its original autumn home after seven years opening the summer festival circuit in May because of “a craving to be different”.

However, after months of silence Londonist has discovered that the three day festival will no longer take place in 2013, although a twin event did take place in Dublin last May.

The next full ‘London’ Camden Crawl is currently being planned for next spring bank holiday – presumably 3-5 May – after a period of “re-grouping” to ensure the festival works at a higher level than the competition.

Lisa Poulton from Camden Crawl Promotions said

“Basically the spring market where we sat on our own for years is simply too overcrowded and unsustainable so we wanted to do something a bit different and make some changes to set the Crawl apart from the 70 other multi-venue city events across the country that sprung up since the late 2000s [and] are now using the Crawl model.”

Fans of the Crawl are in luck though, as organisers are planning a one-off Halloween special in October, although details are still under wraps.

We will bring full details of the Halloween special and 2014 event as soon as they are announced.

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