Preparations are now well under way for the second Dublin incarnation of the hugely popular London-born festival the Camden Crawl, which will take over the city centre over the May Bank Holiday from May 3rd to 5th.
The original Camden Crawl has been going since 1995 and last year bagged its third Best Metropolitan Festival gong at the 2012 UK Festival Awards but feeling the need for something fresh, the London Crawl will stand aside this May until October of this year leaving the Meteor Camden Crawl Dublin standing along in the spotlight.
Crawl veterans will be familiar with how the festival operates, but for the uninitiated the event will take place across more than 15 of Dublin's best live music venues from Camden Street to Temple Bar, with each venue programmed by some of the Irish music scene's most influential tastemakers including Whelan's Live, Nialler9, Other Voices, State Magazine and entertainment.ie's music editor John Balfe.
A typical scene from last year's inaugural Camden Crawl
Tickets for the Crawl will be exchanged for wristbands on arrival, allowing punters access to any and all of the venues. Standard tickets are priced at €55 for a weekend pass and €35 for a day pass, while early bird passes will be on sale for €40 from 11th February.
In addition to that (and here's where it gets even more interesting!) a very limited number of Super Early Bird tickets will go on sale from entertainment.ie/tickets from Friday 1st of February. From 10am on that day, a selection of weekend passes will be available to purchase online for just €1. The next day, the 1st of February, a limited number of passes will be on sale for €2 and so on, all the way up to the 10th of February! The cheapest possible tickets for the Meteor Camden Crawl are available right here on entertainment.ie!