2012 marks the 10 year anniversary of the passing of legendary Clash frontman Joe Strummer and a its been announced that Strummer of Love, a one-off, unique festival to commemorate the late, great musician, is to be held at a “beautiful, secret location in the middle of the Somerset countryside this summer”.
The festival will take place on the weekend of 17-19 August, hosting 5,000 visitors and endeavour to re-connect with the original concept of a festival – a joyous celebration in the fields. Line up is yet to be announced, but will comprise of friends and fans of Joe’s paying respect to the influence that he has had on their lives and music. The first 1,001 tickets will be made available on April 11th at a special price of £101 in honour of Strummer’s first band, The 101ers.
In honour of Strummer’s world views all proceeds from the festival will go to 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. In the spirit of the DIY ethos that Joe Strummer stood for, Strummer of Love will be the only major UK festival to handle its own ticket sales, bypassing the typically hefty booking fees associated with festivals. Strummerville will also have a forum for re-sale of tickets so that they won’t be on sale via so-called “fan-to-fan” websites.
Strummer of Love is a natural extension of their infamous campfire sessions at festivals such as Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party and Endorse It In Dorset.
For more information please visit: www.strummeroflove.com