By:Cameron Crawl (camdencrawldublin.com)
With only one more month to go, we are delighted to reveal that seminal legends, ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN will take to the stage in Dublin for the first time in almost 2 years to exclusively perform at the 2013 May Bank Holiday festival.
Formed in 1978, the Liverpudlian post punk band quickly rose to fame with their debut album Crocodiles and subsequently released ten further albums to date despite a six year split in 1988. With a endless string of hits such as ‘The Killing Moon’, ‘Lips Like Sugar’ and ‘The Cutter’, The Button Factory will certainly be the sing-a-long hotspot of the Crawl’s Saturday night. It will also be a tight squeeze as this intimate appearance will be in high demand and festival ticket holders are advise to arrive early to assure entrance.
New Young Pony Club have also been added to the bill for the Friday 3rd May Launch Party Event at Whelans. They join the bill which already includes Montreal’s Dirty Beaches, London’sTropics and Big Deal and Cork’s Meteor Choice Awards nominees Windings. Tickets purchased for Dirty Beaches cancelled show on 8th May at Workman’s Club will be honoured for this show.
In addition to the Bunnymen coup and on the other end of the spectrum, an additional stage curated by Nialler 9 has been added to accommodate some fantastic new Irish talent, including the mysterious Adultrock, intricately layered sonics from Come On Live Long, dark ambient dubstep producers Ghosts, Cork’s Hunk, the raw and quirky presence of Liza Flume, Slow Skies’ melodic folk pop and down tempo electronica from Dublin’s Terriers.
In other non line up related news, Wednesday 3rd April sees the release of the second in a series of three Meteor Camden Crawl Dublin of download compilations in conjunction with our digital music partner 7digital. CC2013 Mixtape #2 features 15 FREE downloadable tracks from the likes of The Black Lips, Lanterns On The Lake, Concrete Knives, Darkstar, PVT, Three Trapped Tigers and many more acts appearing at this year’s festival. The compilation is available to download from 7digital.