Camden Crawl: What Not To Miss On Saturday

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Camden Crawl: What Not To Miss On Saturday

If you've already battled your way through Friday you'll know turning up early to collect wristbands is a winner, the Roundhouse situation is a bit odd, the venues are miles apart and actually for once the queues weren't that bad (or were we just lucky?) Once again the daytime line up is worth getting involved with. The Edinburgh Castle is home once again to the pop quizzes with 'I Predict A Pop Quiz' hosting at 1pm followed by the notoriously hard 'Moshi Moshi Quiz' at 3.30pm. The Underbelly comedy continues at the Camden Tup with the likes of Barry Castagnola, Adam Bloom and Jack Whitehall all on from 1pm while upstairs at Fifty Five is along a similar comedic theme.

If you want to get involved in the singing then The Enterprise is home to Karauke - you sing, they play ukuleles. Promising everything from Abba to the Undertones you might catch us on stage giving this a fair go (from 12.30). If skinny jean boys and messy haired girls falling in love is what you're after then purveyors of doom, Feeling Gloomy, will be providing Speed Hating from 1pm downstairs at Fifty Five.

Now to that Roundhouse situation. Despite being part of the Camden Crawl ticket, the wristband you collect does not actually gain you automatic entry to this venue. Instead once you've collected your pass you have to go to the MTV courtyard to get a special r'house wristband. There's two different slots - the first wristband will get you into Little Boots at 6pm and The Maccabees at 7.15pm while the second allows entry to The View at 9pm and Kasabian at 10.15pm which quite frankly sounds like a line up of pure horror. If it's anything like yesterday the first set of wristbands can be collected from 2.30 - there's only a limited number but they do guarantee entry. Another thing to mention is the Island 50 boat which will be running up and down from Camden Lock to the Constitution pub every hour from 1pm - 6pm. They'll be full sets from current Island acts including The King Blues, Bombay Bicycle Club and Tommy Sparks and there's even a BBQ on deck.

And now to the music. 6pm will allow you to see your first real gig of the day at The Roundhouse where you can check out if Little Boots really does live up to the hype. Come 7, you can find some electro indie courtesy of Plugs in the Cuban Bar, girly Irish shouters Fight Like Apes in the Dublin Castle or new London soul guru Elviin in the not very helpfully located Earl of Camden. Frankmusik will be shimmering his way through Koko at 8.45 but we'll probably be heading down to Dingwalls early to make sure we're there in time for South African hipsters Blk Jks who play at 9.20. If you're after something a bit old take your pick at 10pm from The Fall at Electric Ballroom or old school ravers 808 State at Koko. We'll be ending up watching the dark female pop of Ipso Facto at Barfly but if you didn't catch her yesterday you must see Marina & The Diamonds at Enterprise.

Partying continues into the night with highlights including Ou Est Le Swimming Pool kicking off the fun at Barfly at 12 and Tim Westwood hosting a party with Crazy Cousinz, Kyla and DJ Chewy at the Jazz Cafe.

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Last Updated 25 April 2009