Camden Fringe Festival 2018

Radio Show At The Camden Fringe – INTERVIEW – The DredgeLand Radio Spectacular LIVE

It is festival season and last month we were going Excited for Edinburgh Fringe and this month we are going Crazy for Camden Fringe! This month we are talking to acts performing at the festival so you have a strong idea as to what is happening this month in London. Today we talk to a radio show from Hove FM that is appearing at the Camden Fringe for two days this year to do a live show! I caught up with the guys Andy and John to find out all about it.

Screen Shot 2018-07-23 at 07.25.54Name Of Show: The DredgeLand Radio Spectacular LIVE

Time: 6:30pm

Date:  15th and 16th August

Location: Camden Comedy Club


Hello guys! Tell us about Dredgeland?

We are a silly yet strange double act consisting of Andy Harland (lunatic) and John Dredge (weirdo).  We bring disorder where there is harmony, chaos when there is stability and biscuits where there are already biscuits.  That’s how anarchic we are.


 What’s the name of your show this year?

The DredgeLand Radio Spectacular – after our mother, Beatrice DredgeLand Radio-Spectacular


How did you come up with the name of your show that your taking to the Camden fringe?

Not only does the show include the aforementioned double act ‘DredgeLand’ but it is also simultaneously going out on the ‘radio’ and is quite ‘spectacular’ with a total budget of over four pounds. This is an increase in real terms of one pound from last year’s spectacular.


Tell us a little bit about your style of radio show?

Essentially it is completely weird with some jokes within the nutty/loony/zany format.  Words are used, sometimes in quick succession.  There are also some intriguing features, quizzes and prizes.  Who can resist the cruel pull of DredgeLand? Do let us know @DredgeLand


What will your set be about?

We do a weekly radio magazine show on Hove FM and this is the stage version of that show.  Will YOU be part of our live audience?  Come along and find out.


What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the fringe?

Lenny Grittt and his Musical Ankles

The Casey Jones Diptheria Quartet

Steve Cram’s Milk Challenge


Being a radio show, have you prepared what you are going to talk about on the day of your live shows or is it going to be improvised?

It is mainly prepared in advance although the listeners can tweet in with their annoying and specific views on specialised subjects of the day.  These will be read out, dissected, and destroyed in a controlled explosion.


Have you done the fringe before? What have been some of your favourite shows to date and why?

We recently did the Brighton Fringe, playing to family audiences and animals of all shapes and sizes.  Andy did the Camden Fringe last year but he doesn’t like to talk about it.  John has heard of it but doesn’t like to talk about it.


Some acts have already tried it and done shows in the environment  but do you think virtual reality has a space to be used in radio and what other modern technologies do you think could alter the way we interact and watch radio in the future?

No. We despise change.


What have been some of the most unique and different comedy shows you have seen this year and why?

Andy saw Steve Cram’s Milk Challenge WIP which was simple, yet effective. You must see it – entry is free as long as you pay.


If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?

@DredgeLand for all silly information and for all weird information.  Please observe the contrast.


And Finally in three words – Why should people come and see the show?

Beans on the corner.




Best thing about performing at the Camden fringe?

It’s live and local.


What are your pre show rituals?

Andy likes to varnish oak tables.  John then throws them out of the window.


What advice would you give to others who want to perform at Camden Fringe next year?

Perform at Camden Fringe next year.


What are the best venue’s at the fringe?

The Wig and Loam, The Cram and Coe,  The Camden Comedy Club.


What are your three favourite things about Camden?


The streets are lined with silt

Beans on the corner.

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