In a move that that I'm still wrapping my head around, the annual Camden Crawl in May will not be held in London, but in Dublin. If you don't know, the Camden Crawl is their version of SXSW with all the up-and-coming UK bands playing to packed clubs in the Camden section of London over two days. Like SXSW, the festival has gotten too big and crowded (and commercialized) and has relocated to Dublin, Ireland.
Furthermore, taking a cue from the Coachella Cruise in December, Camden Crawl will have an overnight cruise ship from London to Dublin. Let's hope it doesn't have trouble like the current disabled Carnival Cruiseship (toilets overflowing, feces, vomit, disease).
This is all not to say that Camden won't have a festival of some sort. The website states that there will be a "special edition" of the Crawl in October. Organiser Lisa Paulon said: Due to this over-saturation, and the fact poor replications of our idea have watered down the original concept, we have decided to make some major changes to shake things up a bit and move away from the pack. For this reason, we are playing our cards quite close to our chest for the moment. The next Crawl event will take place in mid/late October and full details will be revealed in about six weeks' time."
What would work out great, if it was held the weekend after out CMJ, which is October 15-19 this year. If it's held the same weekend, then you can expect the hot UK acts not to come over. Bands that were buzzy last year like Savages, Little Green Cars and Citizens! would probably choose to play Camden and not NYC. What I would like to see for CMJ, go back to mid-September, so that there can be outdoor gigs.