April 3, 2013 13:31

Echo & The Bunnymen to headline Dublin's Camden Crawl

Post-punk heroes to play the bash, which has relocated to Ireland this year

Echo & The Bunnymen to headline Dublin's Camden Crawl

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Echo And The Bunnymen have been announced as headliner of Camden Crawl this May, which has relocated from London to Dublin.

The post punk icons will play on Saturday (May 4) at The Button Factory, joining a bill which includes The Black Lips, New Young Pony Club, Dirty Beaches, Tropics and Big Deal.

The Camden Crawl Dublin will take place from May 3-5 in Dublin's Camden Street and Temple Bar areas. It will also see sets from Darkstar, Wife, PVT, Paws, Amateur Best, Prince Rama, Three Trapped Tigers, We Were Evergreen, Lanterns On The Lake, Gallops and more.

The festival will be curated by local DJs, promoters and tastemakers, including Whelan's Live, Hidden Agenda, Karl Geraghty, Strange Brew, Young Hearts Run Free, State Magazine, Mother Club, Ruby Sessions, Dan Hegarty (2fm), entertainment.ie, Sweet Oblivion, Keiron Black, Nialler9, Totally Dublin and Paul McLoone (Today FM).

Over 150 acts will play the Camden Crawl Dublin, using 20 venues such as 4 Dame Lane, Against The Grain, Dublin Unitarian Church, Exchequer, The Globe, JJ Smiths, Whelans, Button Factory, Grand Social, Workman's Club, Village, The Stag's Head, The Swan, Sweeneys, Mercantile, Upstairs @ Whelans and Meeting House Square.

The event will also encompass comedy and film. Tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit thecamdencrawl.com.

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