Warehouse Republic have decided to call it a day
Published: 10 January, 2013
by ROISIN GADELRAB
HERE’S a Camden Crawl exclusive for you: this year’s festival will NOT take place over the May bank holiday weekend! Instead, a little patience is required as the Crawl 2013 will now take place in... OCTOBER! At least you won’t have to worry about the changeable May weather wrecking your summer outfit.
While the Crawl won Best Metropolitan Festival in the Festival Awards for the third time last year, it seems it has become a victim of its own success, inspiring many other multi-venue city festivals to spring up over the same weekend.
So, organisers have decided to out-manoeuvre the competition by bringing the Crawl back to its roots and the dates it was first launched in 1995. Major changes planned are still a little cloak and dagger, but we’ll let you know when we hear any more.
In the meantime, pack your bags and get ready to cross the Irish Sea as the Camden Crawl Dublin will instead occupy the May bank holiday (May 3-5). Further info from www.thecamdencrawl.com
• Very sad to hear that Warehouse Republic, a band championed on these pages for some time, have decided to call it a day. Frontman Tiger Flynn has lost the passion for making music and has instead decided to join the business side of the music industry.
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• Canadian folk trio The Once play The Green Note on January 23 in support of their new album Row Upon Row of the People They Know.
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• The Enemy have announced their UK tour with tickets at just £5. They have teamed up with indie night Propaganda and play 02 Academy Islington on February 22.
• So the 90s revival is continuing well into 2013 with Inspiral Carpets booked to play 1990 debut album Life in full as well as their greatest hits at Koko on March 22.