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Camden Crawl launches Indie Idle again

By | Published on Tuesday 20 January 2009

The annual unsigned artist competition held as part of the Camden Crawl music event, Indie Idle, has launched for another year.

Acts can enter the contest via, and have until 28 Feb to get their entry form in. Following the closing date, a panel of music industry types will shortlist thirty entries from across the genres, and that list will be opened to a public vote which will reduce it down to ten finalists who will compete in front of a live audience and a panel of judges at the Camden Crawl on 24 and 25 Apr. Which is pretty much how it all happened last year, I think.

Winners and runners up are announced on the last day of the festival. The victorious act will earn a day’s recording at a London recording studio, single mastering and the manufacture of 500 7″ singles, in addition to their live slots at the festival. More prizes are also to be announced, apparently.

Tickets are on sale now for the Camden Crawl, available at Initial line-ups are expected to be announced by the end of this month.