Camden Rocks Festival takes place in multiple venues along a 1 mile stretch on Camden High Street. Please be aware that all venues have varying degrees of accessibility and disabled facilities.
Travel to Camden
The nearest step free station to Camden is Camden Road Overground Station. This station is approximately 1/4 mile from the wristband exchange at The World’s End pub.
Camden Town Underground (which is the nearest station to the wristband exchange) is not step free – access to and from the platforms is via a flight of stairs and an escalator, there is no lift. Please be aware that on occasion the escalator is not in operation during busy periods, in which case the option is to climb the 100 stairs, or travel to an alternative nearby station. We would recommend checking the www.tfl.gov.uk website for live station updates on the morning of the festival if this might present an issue for you.
Chalk Farm and Mornington Crescent tube are approximately 1/2 a mile from the centre point of the festival and the wristband exchange. Each station does have a lift, however there is still a further shorter flight of steps down to platform level.
At the time of writing there were no planned closures affecting Camden Stations on the day of the festival, however we would advise checking www.tfl.gov.uk closer to the festival date for more recent updates if you plan to travel by public transport.
To look up disabled parking bays in Camden, click on this link.
Please note that the venues on the festival circuit have varying degrees of accessibility and disabled facilities. Please see below for information on each venue.
Camden Rocks venues past and present, organised North – South, approx 1 mile from North – South venues:
|Fiddlers Elbow||Small step from street level||No|
|The Camden Assembly (Downstairs)||Raised ground floor room involving a few steps from street level||No & general toilets in basement or upstairs|
|The Camden Assembly (Upstairs)||Not step free – live music venue upstairs||No & general toilets in basement or upstairs|
|Proud||Step free access however access is via a cobbled ramp (few hundred meters)||Yes|
|The Cuban||Step free, however access via the market through cobbled yard||Yes|
|Monarch||Small step from street level||Yes|
|The Hawley Arms||Not step free – live music venue upstairs||Yes|
|Dingwalls||Step free access from street level. However, please be aware the entrance to the door is via a cobbled yard.||Yes|
|Dingwalls Canalside||TBC whether step free depending on which entrance will be in operation on day.||No, although there is a disabled toilet in the neighbouring venue (Dingwalls)|
|Campbell’s Canal Café||Step free access from street level via ramp||No|
|Bar Fifty Five||Not step free – live music venue upstairs||No|
|The Good Mixer||Step free access from street level||No|
|Electric Ballroom||Step free access can be arranged for wheelchair users via the rear entrance on Kentish Town Road (please apply through the form below for this). Access though the main entrance is not step free and involves a flight of stairs.||Yes|
|Bloc Bar||Step free access from street level||No|
|Underworld||Not step free – live music venue downstairs||No|
|Blackheart||Not step free – live music venue upstairs||No|
|Dublin Castle||Not step free – live music venue down a number of stairs||No|
|Brewdog||Not step free – live music venue downstairs||No|
|The Forge||Step free access from street level||Yes|
|Camden Cavern @ Bellushi’s||Step free access from street level||Yes|
|Be at One||Step free access from street level||No|
|KOKO||Step free access from street level via ramp (ramps are removable and put in place by security as soon as needed)||Yes|
|The Crowndale||Raised ground floor room involving a few steps from street level||No|
|The Lyttelton Arms||Step free access from street level||No|
|The Winnicott||Not step free – a couple of stairs up in to venue||No|
|The Pack and Carraige||Step free access from street level||No|
Please be aware that the only venues which offer a raised viewing platform for wheelchair users are 1) KOKO – viewing is from the balcony area which the door staff will guide wheelchair users to on arrival 2) The Electric Ballroom, which door staff can also assist wheelchair users to on arrival. However please note that there is only space for 3 – 4 wheelchair users in this area at a time.
Dingwalls does not have a specific viewing platform, however the venue is on a gradient and the upper level (which is at street level) would offer raised viewing for wheelchair users.
Stage times and the schedule of which acts are performing at which venue is normally released a couple of weeks prior to the event and will be made available here. If there is a particular act(s) you would like to see, you may like to wait until stage times are released to assess the venue(s) you would like to attend against your specific needs.
Complimentary PA / Carer Tickets and Wristband Collection
A number of complimentary festival tickets are available for carers / PAs, where someone would not be able to attend the festival without their assistance.
It is also possible to arrange to collect your festival wristband from a collection point with step free access, as opposed to the public wristband exchange which is usually not step free.
If you would like to arrange either of these then please complete the request form here: