Strummer of Love 2012

Friday 17th to Sunday 19th August 2012
secret location in Somerset, England
£175 weekend pass, or £50 for day tickets
daily capacity: 5000
last updated: Thu 9th Aug 2012

Strummer of Love, is a one-off festival for 5,000 to commemorate the late Joe Strummer held at a secret location in the middle of the Somerset countryside over the weekend of Friday 17th to Sunday 19th August, to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of Strummer, the legendary Clash frontman.

Line-up

The line-up will comprise of friends and fans of Joe's paying respect to the influence that he has had on their lives and music. The internationally renowned artists will be joined by a host of rising stars, many of them supported by the work of Strummerville.

Seasick Steve will headline Friday, and The Justice Tonight Band Sunday, plus The Pogues, Badly Drawn Boy, Frank Turner, Roots Manuva, Basement Jaxx (DJ Set), Billy Bragg, KT Tunstall, Alabama 3, The Farm, Don Letts, Dreadzone, Emmy The Great, Reverend And The Makers, Mr C, The Men They Couldn't Hang, David Rodigan, Kitty Daisy And Lewis, Slow Club, Dog Is Dead, Dub Pistols, Man Like Me (Live), Bastille, The Whip, Joshua Moses, The Jim Jones Revue, Crazy P, Channel One Soundsystem, Fit Les, Hollie Cook, The Time And Space Machine, Rootikal DJs, Josh Kumra, Ska Levin, Kate Tempest, Yob, Luca C & Brigante, Guy Williams, Parmas Violets, Matices Latinos, Dark Moon, Atlantics, The Validators, The Joker And The Thief, The Supernovas, Beans On Toast, Ben Folke Thomes, and many more. For the line-up details as available please click here.

Tickets

The early bird offer has ended, a ticket is now priced £175. A childrens ticket (aged 13 - 17 years)is priced at £77. Children aged under 12 years go free. All children MUST be accompanied by an adult. A car parking ticket is priced at £10, and a live-in vehicle ticket is priced at £60. To buy tickets, click here.

Day tickets are also available priced at £50 for any day, or £35 for a teen (12-17 years) day ticket, under 12s can attend free. To buy day tickets, click here.

In the spirit of the DIY ethos that Joe Strummer stood for Strummer of Love will handle its own ticket sales, bypassing the typically hefty booking fees associated with festivals.

On site

There will be two main stages, one outdoor and one inside a huge marquee. Bunting and flags will be flyings all round the festival site. All bars will be reasonably priced and where possible all food outlets will use ethically sourced ingredients.

For the kids there will be an area dedicated to them, with activities to amuse them when their not on your shoulders listening to your favourite bands (ear protection will be available on site)

Festival goers can also expect stalls selling ethically sourced fair trade food and outlets highlighting a range of arts, crafts, Strummer memorabilia, alternative therapies, healing and community activism, a communal eating area, lots of space to camp and a patrolled car park, over looking the site.

There will be a very special 'Art Barter' which will be presented on iconic British artist Sir Peter Blake's Art Bus, and exhibit works inspired by the late Joe Strummer and visitors will be invited to bid on pieces using anything except money. Featured exhibits will include work from Bob Gruen, Mick Jones, Claude Simonon, Gaye Black, Martin Glover, Paul Fryer, Rodney Graham, Gordon McHarg, Akiko Comenachi, Kitty Finer, John McLean and James Putnam.

Strummer of Love will also be displaying a selection of items from Mick Jones’ outstanding personal collection. A presentation from the Mick Jones Rock & Roll Public Library will sit inside 'Strummer School', the museum housing some amazing and unique articles from the Joe Strummer archive.

'Speaking Suppers' is another announced addition to the event's activities. Created by Dubliners Victoria Mary Clarke and Sarah Leahy, the suppers are an inclusive opportunity to practice the art of speech in front of an audience of diners, in a relaxed, fun, informal setting. Friends, family and fans of Joe are being invited to share their thoughts, feelings, memories and stories about Joe, in a way that allows everybody to enjoy them.

Brothers, the infamous cider people from Somerset and long time Strummerville supporters will also be bringing their original and legendary 1995 Glastonbury bar to Strummer of Love.

Topping all of this off will be Joe's favourite meeting place - a constantly burning campfire.

Strummerville

In honour of Strummer's world views proceeds from the festival will benefit the work of 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.

More information will be here when available.

Friday 17th to Sunday 19th August 2012
secret location in Somerset, England
£175 weekend pass, or £50 for day tickets
daily capacity: 5000
last updated: Thu 9th Aug 2012


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