News 10 years of Antifolk UK

Published on September 14th, 2014 | by Filthy Pedro


Antifolk UK Festival: 10 Years Of British Antifolk

On Sunday August 1st 2004, in the cellar-like venue of the Buffalo Bar in London, the first ever event dedicated to showcasing home-grown British antifolk artists took place. I was lucky enough to be an organiser and performer at this first event, but didn’t expect things to still be going 10 years on.

From this first gig grew the Antifolk UK scene, providing a community for the less conventional urban/punk/dark/losing it/outsider/addicted/half-welsh/mentally-challenged/whatever folk artists as well as leading to regular events and festivals being held across the country. In addition to the ongoing Festivals held in London, the Antifolk UK scene spread, leading to events and festivals in Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Liverpool, Oxford and Sheffield amongst others.

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the birth of the Antifolk UK movement, we are putting on a day long festival showcasing many of the acts involved in the scene at the Camden Barfly on Sunday, October 19th. Some of the original line up from the first event feature: David Cronenberg’s Wife, myself (Filthy Pedro), JJ Crash, Milk Kan, Sergeant Buzfuz & Spinmaster Plantpot.

Doors are at 13:00 and the music kicks off at 13:30. Acoustic-ish sets in the downstairs bar all afternoon, followed by music on the upstairs stage in the evening.

Date: Sunday 19th October 2014.

Time: 13:00 until Midnight.

Venue: Camden Barfly, 49 Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8AN.

Admission: £6

Advance tickets:

Line up & times

Click on the artist/group name for a link to their website.

Upstairs stage:

10:20 | David Cronenberg’s Wife
9:40 | Lucy’s Diary
9:00 | Milk Kan
8:20 | Filthy Pedro
7:40 | Sergeant Buzfuz
7:00 | Extradition Order

Downstairs in the bar:

6:05 | Lil’ Lost Lou
5:40 | My Name Is Ian
5:15 | Zipless Ellipsis
4:50 | Spinmaster Plantpot
4:25 | Slate Islands
4:00 | Depresstival
3:35 | Larry Pickleman
3:10 | JJ Crash
2:45 | Dennis Scunt
2:20 | Amy Simpson
1:55 | Chee
1:30 | Tim Tomlinson

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About the Author

is an Antifolk musician and founder of the British Antifolk movement. Some say he is over 10,000 years old and sees Antifolk as the evolution of folk music. Others say he is actually originally from Anglesey and first got into Antifolk when he realised the type of music he liked and made had a name.

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