Camden Crawl 2010 launches with War Child compilation album

Graham Coxon, Madness and The King Blues all contribute to 'Camden Heroes'

The Gaymers Camden Crawl has joined forces with the charity War Child for its 2010 event.

The first 1,000 people to buy their tickets for the festival will receive an exclusive Christmas card which comes with a free compilation album, entitled ‘Camden Heroes’.

The compilation will feature tracks from Graham Coxon, Madness, Beans On Toast, Bleech, Emmy The Great, The Holloways, The King Blues, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Man Like Me, New Rhodes and Ou Est Le Swimming Pool.

All of the artists have a link to Camden and have performed at Camden Crawl in the past. For each of these tickets bought, Camden Crawl will donate £2 to War Child.

For the first time the Camden Crawl will take place over the May Day bank holiday weekend (May 1-2) next year. Initial line-ups for the 40-venue, 200-act festival will be released in January.

Discounted early bird tickets go on sale on October 29 at 9am (GMT).

To check the availability of Camden Crawl tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.