Camden Rocks 2018 – First Announcement

Maxïmo Park confirmed to headline

Post punk legends Public Image Limited (PiL) set to play the festival for the first time

Camden Rocks Festival are proud to announce the first 60 acts for our 2018 lineup! Featuring Mercury-prize nominees Maximo Park Official, post-punk originators PILTwin Atlantic and many more. The festival will see over two-hundred high energy bands performing in Camden venues big and small, all along the one mile stretch of Camden High Street. So grab your mates, grab your tickets, and join us for the most electric one day festival of the year!


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Following a sold-out sixth year in 2017, Camden Rocks Festival has today announced the first acts for the 2018 line-up and the acclaimed annual North London event is confirmed to take place this coming June 2nd.

Set to host over two hundred bands and artists in more than twenty of Camden Town’s revered venues, the festival will be headlined by Newcastle-Upon-Tyne based, Mercury-prize nominees Maxïmo Park, who will close the event at the prestigious Koko venue. With six albums under their belts, two of which went gold in the UK, their rousing indie rock anthems and anthemic choruses will provide the perfect climax to the days rock n roll thrills.

Also confirmed to perform are fabled post-punk originators Public Image Limited (PiL), bringing their boundary smashing, forward-thinking sounds to Camden Rocks for the first time.

“Now I got a reason, ANY REASON, NIGHT OR DAY, DOING THE CAMDEN WALK,” stated frontman John Lydon when asked to comment on the event.

“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,” enthuses event organiser Chris McCormack. “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.”

Info & Tickets:

First announcement features: Maximo Park • Public Image Ltd • Twin Atlantic • Pop Will Eat Itself • Beatsteaks • The Professionals. • Raging Speedhorn • The Urban Voodoo Machine • Sonic Boom Six • Brigade • Ryan Hamilton & The Traitors • The Red Paintings • Towers of London • The Main Grains • SHVPES • Massive Wagons • Freeze the Atlantic • Asylums • Ducking Punches • FALSE HEADS • Riskee and the Ridicule • Carcer City • Hands Off Gretel • Duke Of Wolves • MOSES • Press to MECO • CHILDCARE • BlackWaters • The JB Conspiracy • Gold Key • Canvas • Colt48 • Screech Bats • Nightlord – UK thrash metal • Koyo • Black Orchid Empire • Skarlett Riot • The Ramonas • Los Pepes • Tequila Mockingbyrd • Lots Holloway • The Bongo Club • HVMM • Ryuketsu Blizzard • Death Remains • Better Than Never • Healthy Junkies • The Kut • Rival Karma • The Muffin Heads • At The Sun • Toffees • Single By Sunday • Tarantula • Lupus-Dei • Sisteray • Witchingseason • Charlie Manning • Black Sixteen • DAME JEAN & many more to be announced.

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