Strummercamp announce headliners
Strummercamp have announced the headliners for this year's festival: Billy Bragg, The Alarm and The Damned. The festival takes place on 22-24 May 2009 at Manchester Rugby Club.
The Damned and The Alarm kick off their double headed UK tour at this year's Strummercamp whilst Billy Bragg performs one of a few selective British dates that he will be performing this year.
Further acts will be confirmed over the coming days and weeks, and will be officially anounced here at the website news section. This is looking like being the strongest Strummercamp line up to date!!!
In December 2005 a collection of fans and friends of the Late Joe Strummer met at a tribute show in Manchester to discuss a way of creating a lasting tribute to a man who meant so much to so many. Eventually, after much deliberation it was decided that one of the best ways to remember Joe would be to look at the possibilities of staging one of his favourite events, a music festival (with camping of course) and naming it in his honour.
Some 7 months (and a few sleepless nights) later the curtain went up on the first Strummercamp Festival, acts such as The Beat and Neville Staples Specials played to a packed house over a truly unforgettable weekend. Internet reviews of people who came from all over the world to attend the event hailed it a success, members of the press who attended hailed it as "a great alternative to the highly sponsored corporate events that dominate the festival calendar". The Sunday Times listed it in its top Festival guide, efestivals ended their review saying "it was a highly successful and non commercial event that Joe Strummer himself would have been honoured to be associated with".
On the back of this it was decided to make the festival an annual event and 2007 saw Strummercamp extend to 3 stages over 3 days and yet again it was well received and enjoyed by all who attended. In 2008 the 3rd Strummercamp festival received a nomination from the U.K Festival industry in the Best Small Festival section at its annual awards ceremony at the 02 arena in London and despite having a smaller capacity than most it beat off competition from over 80 other festivals to reach the final of one of the industry's most prestigious events.
Tickets are £59.50 with reduction for children.