With summer quickly approaching things are heating up in more ways than one with only 6 weeks left to go until CC14 fills the streets of North London with some of the best new alternative sounds of 2014. With a new album on the horizon, this Summer Solstice sees London’s very own Dry the River make their long awaited return to the festival. They are joined by of the moment Canadian songwriter Sean Nicholas Savage on an Electric Ballroom dream bill already overflowing with amazing North American talent including of Montreal, Au Revoir Simone and Jeffrey Lewis & The Jrams. Over at Dummy’s electronic marathon SOPHIE will present his sonic assault of pop hooks, hyperreal sound design and club rhythms on at unrelenting bill at the Jazz Café whilst Big Deal, Thumpers and The Crookes bring their infectious brands of alt-guitar based pop to the festival’s stages. CC14 also knows how to make a bit of a punk-noise racket with the likes of Nai Harvest, Youth Man, The Black Tambourines, Gang, Abjects and the truly bizarre Vodun newly added to the line-up.

SHAMBLES & ACMS CURATE AFTERNOON COMEDY STAGES

A crawl wouldn’t be complete without its hugely popular comedy events. Limbering up with laughter on Saturday afternoon, CC14 presents two venues packed with side-splitting antics. Upstairs at the Camden Head is SHAMBLES, the self-proclaimed ‘World’s Best Comedy Night’ is an avant-garde collection of the funniest acts at the forefront of invention and has previously showcased such major names as Stewart Lee, Nick Helm, Stephen Merchant, Rich Fulcher and. Tim Minchin. Shambles at CC14 will be a wonderful mix of brand new talent, big name acts and surprise special guests…The line- up thus far includes: Lee Kern (star of Celebrity Bedlam), Britain’s Got Talent YouTube sensation Gaits Kandis, Lou Sanders (stand up as seen on Russell Howard's Good News), BAFTA nominated creator of Big Babies Spencer Jones and Max Dickens (Absolute Radio). www.facebook.com/clubshambles | @liveshambles

Across (Camden) town ‘fresh Sisyphean comedy’ hosted and curated by Thom Tuck awaits at The Grafton. For one afternoon only, The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS) invades the Camden Crawl! Regular promoters at the Soho Theatre and a board membership which boasts such names as Josie Long, Bridget Christie, Tom Bell, Alexis Dubus, Sara Pascoe, Ben Target, Will Andrews, Isy Suttie & Nadia Kamil expect comedians trying valiantly to do something new, original and borderline funny! www.noblefailure.org  | @altcommemsoc

THE FULL LIVE MUSIC LINE UP:

ABC | ATARI TEENAGE RIOT | DRY THE RIVER | YUCK
THE FIELD | MOUSE ON MARS |  OF MONTREAL
PHIL HARTNOLL (Orbital) | PLASTICIAN | STEVE MASON

ADRIAN CROWLEY | ALEXIS TAYLOR | AU REVOIR SIMONE | BIG DEAL | BLIZZARD |  THE CROOKES | CYMBALS | D/R/U/G/S | DIRTY BEACHES | DJ TARGET | GHETTS |       GIRLS NAMES  | GNARWOLVES | JEFFREY LEWIS & THE JRAMS | JOHNNY FOREIGNER | KLOSE ONE | KREPT & KONAN | KUEDO | LAETITIA SADIER | LAUREL HALO | LITTLE SIMZ LIVITY SOUND | MAUSI | MAZES | MUMDANCE | THE OSCILLATION | SEAN NICHOLAS SAVAGE | SHABAZZ PALACES  |  SOPHIE | TALL SHIPS | THUMPERS | VISIONIST | WOLF PEOPLE

ABJECTS – AKIINE – ANNEKA – ARROWS OF LOVE – AUTOBAHN – BAD FOR LAZARUS – BAD WOLF – BIRD TO BEAST – BLACK MOTH – THE BLACK TAMBOURINES – BOXED IN (DJ SET) – BRAWLERS – BROLIN – BRONTIDE – CADENZA – CATTLE & CANE – CHARLES HOWL – COCOS LOVERS – CROWS – CRUSHED BEAKS – CUT – DANCING YEARS – DESPERATE JOURNALIST – DIGNAN PORCH – DJ BIG TED – DJ EMILY RAWSON – THE DRINK – E.M.M.A – EARLY GHOST -ED DOWIE – EIGHTEEN NIGHTMARES AT THE LUX – EYEZ – FARAO – THE FAUNS – FELT TIP – FEMME – FIS – GANG – GAPS – GENESIS ELIJAH – GOD DAMN – GREAT YTENE – GRUMBLING FUR – HAIKU SALUT – HALLS – HENRY BLACKER – HIGHER PROSPECTZ – HOT FEET – JACK CHESHIRE – JAY PRINCE – JOEL BAKER – KATIE KIM – KINNIE THE EXPLORER – LADY LYKEZ – LARRY GUS – LONGFELLOW – THE MAGIC LANTERN – MAX MARSHALL – MICHAEL A GRAMMAR – MICKEY LIGHTFOOT – MIRACULOUS MULE – MOKADEM – MOON ATE THE DARK – MOON GANGS – MOURNING BIRDS – NAI HARVEST – NICK BREWER – NOVELLA – PALE SEAS – PARLOUR – PAWS – PETER BRUNTNELL – THE PHYSICS HOUSE BAND – PINS – PRIMETIME – PROSE – PUZZLE – RACHAEL DADD – RAINER – RHIANNON THE NIGHTMARE – ROB PURSEY – SCHOOL IS COOL – SEAMS – SHOPPING – SLAVES – SOCCER 96 – SOCIETY – SPIT SHAKE SISTERS – THEO VERNEY – THOUGHT FORMS – TOUT – TRAAMS – VIOLET SKIES – VODUN – WASHINGTON IRVING – WE ARE CATCHERS – WHISTLEJACKET – WILDFLOWERS – WILL VARLEY – WOAHNOWS – YOUNGHUSBAND – YOUTH MAN – ZaiiO