Billy Bragg - Billy Bragg And Basement Jaxx Among Acts For Strummer Festival
The Pogues, Billy Bragg, Badly Drawn Boy and Basement Jaxx are among the acts who have signed up to perform at a festival in honour of late The Clash frontman Joe Strummer.
The new Strummer of Love event, to mark the 60th birthday of Strummer and the 10th anniversary of his death, will take place in Somerset, England from 17-19 August (12).
The all-star line-up has now been unveiled, with Frank Turner, Reverend and the Makers, Roots Manuva and KT Tunstall also among the musicians who will perform.
The festival will benefit Strummerville, a charity established in the guitarist's memory, and the organisation's director Trish Whelan says, "It's very exciting for us to be presenting this special one-off event to mark Joe's 10th anniversary. We really felt a festival was the most fitting tribute and have been blessed with an incredibly positive reaction from so many great artists. We look forward to seeing you all in the fields!"