I’m unimpressed by the Camden Crawl line up, the only artist they’ve got playing that I would actually be excited to see is Alessi’s Ark. I’d like to see Peggy Sue, Broadcast 2000 and The Joy Formidable too, but not desperately… and I’ve seen them all twice before anyway. That’s everything on the line up that I’d like to see. The Great Escape line up, however, isn’t all that bad. And also, Camden Crawl is 2 days and £60 whereas Brighton’s Great Escape is 3 days and a much more reasonable £45.
Some of the bands I would be pleased to see at The Great Escape: Black Lips, Chairlift, Joe Gideon & the Shark, The Joy Formidable, Lightspeed Champion, Passion Pit, Peggy Sue, School of Seven Bells, Vivian Girls and Woodpigeon.
If it was in London I would get a ticket. I’ve seen them all before though, apart from School of Seven Bells, so I’m not that bothered. Visit The Great Escape website here and The Camden Crawl site here.