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My headliners of choice so far would be:

Villagers

Becoming A Jackal is simply one of my favourite records of the last few years, and I’ve yet to see Conor O’Brien live, so this one’s a no-brainer.

Graham Coxon

Always such good value, and in something of a purple patch right now by all accounts, everyone needs to make it to this show, surely?

British Sea Power

Simply one of the most exciting, joyous live acts on the circuit right now … and full of raucous intelligence to boot.

Have I missed off your favourite? Enlighten me!

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Via the very fine @thadboogie sur le Twitter

Ever since I’ve been watching the online chatter about this year’s Crawl, I’ve seen people clamouring for one band in particular: I’ve heard demands for Pete and the Pirates, or excitement about Marques Tolliver; but time and again – on Facebook, Twitter and the blogs – a lot of people have pinned The View as their ideal Camden Crawl band. I’ve been a bit sceptical of the chances that they’d get on the line-up – and yet this morning the Crawl proved me wrong. The announcements have been managed brilliantly, and timed well, too, but this is the coup de grĂ¢ce: The View have loads of fans, have a new record out soon, and will get the kids in like nothing else.

Of course, the biggest online buzz is about how I guessed totally right yesterday. More properly, the buzz is about Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All getting on the bill – but let’s be frank, my detective work was pretty impressive, too. Odd Future have such buzz, and such potential, that they’re a superb booking for the festival; and Killing Joke fit on the bill as well as I predicted they would, too. (No DFA1979 or Chromeo, but 50% isn’t a bad strike rate.)

A few years ago, some friends of mine stumbled across Graham Coxon play an unannounced acoustic set at the Spread Eagle; it was their highlight of that year’s Crawl. A full set from Graham will be a different kind of treat – but a very special one all the same. He’s a Camden local, of course – and getting folks like that on the bill is part of the special magic of the festival.

A very fine final announcement … I’ve said it before, but it’s worth emphasising: they’ve excelled themselves this year. 10th birthday ahoy!