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Written by Strummer of Love - Article added by AdamVaughan on 07-06-2012
Strummer of love 17/18/19 August in aid of Strummerville
How to remember Joe Strummer? It’s a question being asked around the world, as the 10th anniversary of the singer’s untimely death approaches. To his legion of devoted fans, the leader of the Clash was a rebel genius – the John Lennon of his generation, according to his front-page obituary in The Independent. His sloganeering lyrics, fuelled by anger, idealism and the call for justice and unity, empowered the social consciences of countless thousands. But the woman he knew as “Luce” remembers a very different character to the public image of punk’s poet hurtling down the Westway of life.
Joe loved equality, community, global awareness and more importantly people. This festival is being put together to celebrate the life of this man, the legacy he left behind and to remind us all how important it is, in this ever increasing age of commercialism and capitalism, to get on with what you believe in even if it means doing everything yourself.
Many of the great bands playing at the festival, some global superstars, others homegrown rising legends, began in much the same way as Joe did: having a passionate need to communicate to the world through music with nothing but a message and a few chords to get things rolling all with that great DIY ethic that is at the core of this celebration.
This one off event will take place in an area of outstanding... natural beauty in the Blackdown Hills in Somerset, close to where Joe spent the last years of his life.
Acts for the Festival include:
Badly Drawn Boy
Basement Jaxx (DJ set)
and Reverend and the Makers to name but a few.
Strummer of Love have been honoured with so many fantastic bands coming to play for them and all the proceeds will directly come back to the charity and help Strummerville continue their work.
Also alongside all the amazing music there is a whole cornucopia of exciting areas including an exhibition of Joe's archive, the Mutate Britain artists, a wonderful kids area and a beautiful healing circle and arts and crafts.
There will be two main stages, one outdoor and one inside a huge marquee. Bunting and flags will be flying 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 we will have 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)
We will also have a healing field, a communal eating area, lots of space to camp and a patrolled car park, over looking the beautiful site.
Topping all of this off will be Joe’s favourite meeting place - a constantly burning camp fire.
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.
A maximum 4 tickets can be bought per order, each ticket includes camping. You will be sent your tickets and location details nearer the time. They are £175.00 (+ shipping)
Childrens Ticket (13 - 17 year olds)
Childrens tickets are for 13 - 17 years olds. Under 12s go free. All children MUST be accompanied by an adult. £77.00 (+ shipping)
Under 12's Ticket
By selecting a Under 12's Ticket(s) you are confirming that you are either the parent or legal guardian of the child(s) for whom you are bringing to the festival. Children up to and including the age of 12 can attend for Free however must be accompanied by an adult at all times and must have proof of their date of birth.
Concessions and Student Ticket
A maximum 4 tickets can be bought per order, each ticket includes camping. You will be sent your tickets and location details nearer the time. Jobseeker, students, senior citizens must bring their ID upon arrival at the festival gates. Tickets £150.00 (+ shipping).
For Large groups, buy 6 tickets and get the 7th free!
What you need to do:
Fill out the order form on the Strummer of Love webste. This will generate a link. Share this link with all your friends. When they click on it, they will be taken to your specific group order.
Once 6 tickets have been bought by following your link, a 7th will be added to your order for free. You will receive a confirmation email with each purchase.
We will ship tickets along with our festival information pack nearer the time.
Car Parking Ticket
If you are bringing a car you will need to purchase Car parking Tickets. They are £10.00 per car (+ shipping)
Live In Vehicle Ticket
Live-in vehicles include: camper vans, caravans, trailer tents and motor homes (Strictly no cars unless towing a caravan). A maximum of 2 x 2 person tents or 1 x 4 person tent pitched nearby. You do not require a car-park ticket if you have a live-in vehicle. Sorry, no vehicles over 7 metres long. £60.00 (+ shipping)
Tickets now available, direct from the Strummer of Love website: