Following on from our recent announcement on the new Strummer Of Love festival, The Pogues and Badly Drawn Boy are some of the friends and fans of Joe Strummer recently confirmed to perform at Strummer of Love festival this summer. Joining the line-up will be folk-punk songsmith Frank Turner, dance music pioneers Basement Jaxx, Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall, UK urban music stalwart Roots Manuva and leading light of protest rock Billy Bragg. Mirroring Joe Strummer’s own eclectic musical tastes, the bill is rounded off by a diverse selection of eperformers including Emmy the Great, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Alabama 3, Don Letts, Kitty Daisy and Lewis, David Rodigan, Slow Club, Dog is Dead, Dub Pistols, Dreadzone, Fionn Regan, Channel One, Mr C and many others.
Taking place on the weekend of 17-19 August, the one-off festival will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of iconic Clash frontman Joe Strummer and will be held at a secret location in the middle of the Somerset countryside. In honour of Strummer’s worldviews, proceeds from the festival will benefit the work of the charity Strummerville: The Joe Strummer New Music Foundation, which was set up in the singer’s memory by his friends and family following his untimely death.
Charity Director Trish Whelan said: “It’s very exciting for us to be presenting this special one-off event to mark Joe’s 10th anniversary. We really felt a festival was the most fitting tribute and have been blessed with an incredibly positive reaction from so many great artists. The site is truly beautiful and we will be burning our big campfire from Thursday to Sunday. Also, handling all the ticket sales ourselves in true Strummer DIY fashion felt important - so no big booking fees. We look forward to seeing you all in the fields!”
The first 1,001 tickets are available now at a special price of £101 in honour of Strummer’s first band, The 101ers. Thereafter the full ticket price will be £175. For more information visit: www.strummeroflove.com