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Róisín Gadelrab’s music news: Wireless line-up additions; Feeder at Camden Rocks; Tribute to George

30 March, 2017 — By Róisín Gadelrab


THIS year’s Camden Rocks Festival headliner is Feeder. Also announced to be joining the 200-plus act line-up on June 3 are: Turbowolf, The Virginmarys, Desert Mountain Tribe, The Dirty Youth, Reigning Days, Bad Nerves, GOAN DOGS, Reverted, Lock, WIDE EYED BOY, BLANK PARODY, We came from Wolves, Tiny Giant, False Heads, VALERAS, Curse of Lono, DAMN DICE, Sleepfire, Panic Island, Matty James, Cassidy, Couples, LILITH AND THE KNIGHT, The RPM’s, Via Dolorosa, Glam Skanks, They, Uncultured, The Luka State, Two Year Break and Nash.

Finsbury Park’s Wireless Festival

• The latest additions to Finsbury Park’s Wireless Festival (July 7-9), have been revealed. Trap phenomenon Fetty Wrap, Grammy and MOBO-nominated artist Travis Scott, Manchester grime artist Bugzy Malone, and rappers Geko and Kojo Funds join the line-up.

We hear from a very reliable source that the star of Sundara Karma’s video for new single, Happy Family, is Acland Burghley pupil and actor Luca Lamche. The six-minute clip focuses on Luca as he goes through the various emotions of being a latch-key kid. The video was made by rising star director Stroma Cairns, a former Camden School for Girls student. Check out the next generation of Camden talent…

Grime MC Skepta has announced a last-minute show at Islington Assembly Hall on April 4 to raise funds for homelessness charity Shelter.

• The Streets’ Mike Skinner and Manchester arts and music collective Murkage bring their flagship club night Tonga to Camden Assembly tomorrow (Friday).

George Michael

George Michael fans can share their love for the departed artist at a special tribute night at Proud Camden tonight (Thursday), organised by music management students and George fans, Klaudia Kotlinska and Jacob Domagala. The night will feature a selection of classic songs performed by George Michael tribute act, Pete Valentine. Donations will be collected to support the Terrence Higgins Trust, a charity that works to raise awareness about those living with, or at risk of contracting, HIV.

• Eclectic London punk collective Anarchistwood perform acoustically outside All Ages Records on Pratt Street between 4pm-6pm on tomorrow (Friday) to mark the store’s 14th birthday, as it claims to be Camden’s only punk-rock record store. Then, on April 1, Gary Lammin, formerly of The Bermondsey Joyriders and founding member of Cock Sparrer, performs at the store at 4pm.

Jamiroquai’s return has sparked a ticket-sale frenzy. The motor-loving Essex boy and band play the Roundhouse on tomorrow (Friday).

• Garage lives on – Artful Dodger appears at Proud Camden on April 1.

Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker presents music from last year’s acclaimed recording, The New Breed, at Ronnie Scott’s on April 2.

• DJ Qbert, billed as the world’s best turntablist, plays the 100 Club on April 3.

Notable gigs this week: Run The Jewels, Roundhouse (April 1); Ese and the Voodou People, Dublin Castle (April 2); Moses Sumney, Union Chapel (April 3); Leif Vollebekk, Islington Assembly Hall (April 3); Tory Lanez, The Forum; Faustus, The Slaughtered Lamb; Haley Bonar, The Dome (April 6).


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