The Camden Crawl moves to October date from spring

28/01/13

Festival-goers at Camden Crawl

The organisers of London's Camden Crawl are moving the three-day event from May to October.

The festival says it will announce the exact weekend at a later date.

Organisers deny it is to avoid the congested early summer festival calendar in the UK and say it is because of "a craving to be different".

Its sister event, Camden Crawl Dublin, is due to take place on the May bank holiday in its place with more than 150 artists and guests due to appear.

The Camden Crawl won best metropolitan festival for the third time in four years at last year's Festival Awards but faced increasing competition from the likes of SXSW, The Great Escape and Primavera.

It showcases the best new international and British artists and began in 1995 before folding in 1998.

It was relaunched in 2005 following the success of bands like The Cribs, Hard-Fi, Hot Chip, The Fratellis and Klaxons and was originally held in October as a one-day festival before moving to a spring slot.

Death In Vegas, The Cribs, Alabama 3, Glasvegas and The Futureheads played at last year's Camden Crawl.

Tickets for the Camden Crawl Dublin will be on sale from 9am on Monday 11 February.

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