MUSIC NEWS - An August UK music festival has been announced to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of Clash frontman Joe Strummer. The "Strummer of Love" fest will feature a line-up of friends of the singer and willbe held at a secret Somerset (UK) location, only revealed to ticket holders.
Proceeds from the festival will go to Strummerville, a charity that supports aspiring musicians that was established in the singer's memory.
"We felt there was only one way to mark Joe's anniversary and that was around a campfire in the fields at a festival, his favourite place to be," said Strummerville's Lucinda Garland. "We have been truly honoured with so many brilliant bands coming out to play at this tribute and what promises to be a great benefit for the charity which will help us to continue our work."
The festival's line-up will be announced next week, with tickets on sale soon. The promoters said the event would handle its own sales "in the spirit of the DIY ethos that Joe Strummer stood for" and runs August17, and 19, concluding just before what would have been his 60th birthday. Joe Strummer, real name John Graham Mellor,- died in December 2002 at the age of 50.
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