ABOUT CRO CRO LAND

We are a multi-stage South London indie music festival, presented by the Croydonist, which launched in the centre of Croydon on 6 April 2019.

 

Our mission:

We celebrate the area’s rich musical history by bringing guitar bands back to the birth place of punk

We curate a line-up of the UK's most exciting established and up-and-coming indie and alternative bands

​​We keep gender equality at our heart of everything we do, including  a balanced bill, and a crew where women are fairly represented.

We create new opportunities for the young, including a music mentoring programme.

We promote Croydon as a place of entertainment.

We also run a touring arm called As The Cro Cro Flies. More here.

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Jemma Freeman and the Cosmic Something playing Cro Cro Land 2019, photo by Jon Mo

Croydon’s musical history

Croydon is already number one on the music map, according to research commissioned by Deezer and Pringles, as the place for new music talent, with the most streamed artists coming from this area. But Croydon is currently lacking serious music venue outlets, for these artists to play on home turf.

Croydon has a rich musical history – alumni include; Ray Davies, David Bowie, Malcolm McLaren (Sex Pistols manager), Jamie Reed (artist/creator of all Sex Pistols art work), The Damned, Peter Grant (Manager of Led Zeppelin), Stormzy, Nadia Rose. The famous Greyhound Club used to be on every band's tour schedule including names such as The Cure, The Velvet Underground, and the Buzzcocks. The Croydonist are on a mission to reclaim Croydon’s indie crown.