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    Fri, 13 Apr 2012 11:06:46

    Joe Strummer Festival Set for This Summer - The "Strummer of Love" fest is set for August

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    Strummer Summer.

    The NME.com reports that a festival dedicated to late The Clash frontman Joe Strummer, dubbed "Strummer of Love," is set for this August.

    The multi-day event will mark would have been the singer's 60th birthday and the 10th anniversary of his death. It will be staged over three days from August 17-19 at an undisclosed location in Somerset. Strummer died from an undiagnosed congenital heart defect in December 2002. My, how a decade has soared by. We miss ya, Joe.

    The event is being held by Strummerville, a charity which regularly holds events in Strummer's name and helps support musician's causes.

    The lineup is expected to be announced next week.

    A statement about the fest read as follows: "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."

    Go here for more info.

    Any English readers planning to attend Strummer of Love? What is your favorite clash song?

    —Maggie Pannacione

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