Organized by Gary Anderson this was to be the first outing for this new festival and everyone had high hopes for it…
The Amorettes are the sort of band that Lemmy, were he still with us, would have gone up on stage to endorse and request that the audience “give them a chance.”
As you head into the main Camden strip, like the LA strip but less sleazy, venues like The Underworld, The Electric Ballroom, Dingwalls, The Barfly, The Monarch and more play host to some 200 acts delivering what has to be one of the best value British music festivals available to the public.
Arriving at the Ramblin Man Fair on Sunday with three young children in tow amidst heavy downpours, I have to confess my spirits were not high and I envisaged a total washout as dreams of us sitting on picnic blankets, sun beating down, listening to some great tunes quickly evaporated.
Camden Town has a reputation as a hotbed of musical talent. Chris McCormack started Camden Rocks in 2009 which saw The Libertines Pete Doherty and Carl Barat headline, alongside then up and coming talents Nine Black Alps, Young Guns, The Paddingtons, Black Spiders and Sonic Boom Six.