Clash co-founder, punk pioneer
August 1, 1952 - December 22, 2002
Strummer of Love, a U.K. music fest to celebrate the 60th birthday of Joe Strummer, has been planned for this August. The festival will also mark the 10th anniversary of the Clash frontman's Dec. 2002 death.
The lineup will feature many friends of Strummer's, a roster than includes both "global superstars" and "homegrown rising stars," according to the festival website.
"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 commerciality and capitalism, to get on with what you believe in even if it means doing everything yourself," the Strummer of Love website reads.
The festival's Somerset location will only be revealed to ticket holders, while the full lineup will be announced next week. Tickets, which are being handled by the festival itself (in the spirit of Strummer's DIY ethos), have just gone on sale for £101 ($160).
Proceeds from Strummer of Love will go to Strummerville, a charity established in the guitarist's memory. The festival will run Aug. 17-19.