New festival Cro Cro Land makes first line-up announcement

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The Croydonist is proud to present Cro Cro Land – a brand new multi-stage South London indie music festival coming to the centre of Croydon on 6 April 2019.

The Cro Cro Land mission is to bring guitar bands back to the birth place of punk, and celebrate the area’s rich musical history.

First names announced today include: 

Blood Red Shoes: An alternative rock duo from Brighton, consisting of Laura-Mary Carter and Steven Ansell, their 5th album Get Tragic is out in January 2019.

The Lovely Eggs: The Lovely Eggs are an underground surreal-psych punk rock duo from northern England, known for their ferocious yet joyous live performances. The duo are one of the most exciting, innovative and genuine bands on the British underground music scene.

Nova Twins: Amy Love and Georgia South from South East London have been taking the underground scene by storm with their hard rocking sound – named the ‘Nova Sound’ which has gnarly vocals with a hard bass driven centre.

Bang Bang Romeo: Fronted by vocal powerhouse Anastasia Walker and featuring Ross Cameron (guitars) and Richard Gartland (drums), Bang Bang Romeo are a propelling force for female-fronted bands in a male dominated industry, and a strong and open voice for the LGBT community.

Other names added to the line-up today include up & coming London band Moses, the super sonic power chord punk mash up of Blondie vs. Pixies - Bugeye, and bridging the gap between frenetic garage rock, moody blues and Indie - BERRIES. 

Croydon’s cool and creative new event hub, Urban Xchange, part of Lansdowne Hotel, will host the festival in three of its spaces. The venue is a stone’s throw from East Croydon Station, one of the busiest transport hubs in the UK

Find out more about the festival here

Lauren Powell