Urban festival features over 40 bands…

The CAMDEN CRAWL made a welcome return to the UK capital LONDON last night (March 10) after a seven-year absence.

The urban festival which roped in over 40 bands at ten venues throughout the NW1 district, saw Camden’s streets and venues buzzing with music fans.

The festival boasted sets from Nine Black Alps, The Magic Numbers and Graham Coxon among others.

Additionally, punk pioneers Buzzcocks were revealed as the much speculated special guest and played to a rammed Electric Ballroom where they were watched by Johnny Borrell and Libertines drummer Gary Powell.

One of the opening bands, The Departure, also played to a packed Dublin Castle and with Graham Coxon headlining the pub venue it remained filled to capacity all night.

Elsewhere Towers Of London played a typically confrontational set at the Electric Ballroom, though singer Donny Tourettes claimed the band were winning friends wherever they went.

“People thought they were going to hate us tonight,” the singer told NME.COM after coming off stage, “but by the end of the set they were cheering for on, they’re all Towers Of London supporters now.”

Nine Black Alps meanwhile played a frantic headlining set to at revamped venue Bullet and admitted that had enjoyed the Camden Crawl’s spirit.

“There’s a really great atmosphere,” explained singer Sam Forrest “People are just wondering around going from band to band and really enjoying themselves. The crowds were great.”

For a full report on all last nights gigs and going ons stay tuned to NME and NME.COM