“I’d never heard of Strummerville until they set up camp near the memorial stone last year. Founded by friends and family, shortly after Joe’s death, Strummerville is a registered charity, dedicated to creating new opportunities for aspiring musicians. They set up camp at the festival and build a huge fire which they keep burning for the full five days.
Joe was infamous for his campfires at Glastonbury and it’s rumoured that he once kept one alight throughout a terrible storm, refusing to submit to the fierce wind and rain. Not only is this the perfect tribute to Joe, but the heart and soul of the festival. When that fire eventually goes out, it’s all over ’til next year.”
Our line-up as follows:
- 6 – HANDSHAKE
- 7 – WILD WOLVES
- 8- GOALERS DAUGHTER
- 9 – RUM SHEBEEN
- 10 – BEANS ON TOAST
- 11 – CROWNS
- 12 – NIMMO AND THE GAUNTLETS
- 6 – THOMAS J SPEIGHT
- 7 – TURNCOAT
- 8 – THE BUCKET BOYS
- 9 – HANDSHAKE
- 10 – NAT JENKINS
- 11 – SUPERNOVAS
- 12 – RUM SHEBEEN
- 6 – BEANS ON TOAST
- 7 – THOMAS J SPEIGHT
- 8 – NAT JENKINS
- 9 – HOLY VESSELS
- 10 – NIMMO AND THE GAUNTLETS
- 11 – GOALERS DAUGHTER
- 12 – SUPERNOVAS
Come and see us if you are there.
‘For those who don’t know, Strummerville is a registered charity that aims to keep Joe’s memory alive. Strummerville offers support, resources and performance opportunities to artists who might not normally have such access, among them the extremely talented band, the Riff Raff. Here’s their insider’s Glastonbury journal…
The festival started early for us this year; we, the Riff Raff, arrived on site with the Joe Strummer New Music Foundation (www.strummerville.com) on a (happy) Monday. With the sun beating down on our backs, we walked the two miles from the car park (carrying equipment) to the Joe Strummer field located in the opposite corner of the festival. For us, the first few days before the public arrives were spent constructing the stage and camp area around the Strummerville field, drinking copious amounts of local cider and eating good food.”
“Strummerville, Glastonbury – The spirit of legendary Clash guitarist and devoted Glastonburian, Joe Strummer, burns on at Strummerville, where organiser hope to light the weekends biggest campfire.
The spot – near Shngri-La field is where Joe used to host his own parties. Over the weekend bands including The Drums, Frank Turner and Lissie will drop by for acoustic sessions … everybody’s welcome.”
“Strummerville will be kicking off this year’s festival tour at their natural home, Glastonbury festival. They will be lighting the campfire (the biggest campfire at Glastonbury) Thursday night and keep it burning till Monday morning.
Situated in the Unfair Ground field in the exact same spot where Joe Strummer used to have his fire, the strummerville campfire sessions will start at midnight every night and will run until 3am. Confirmed acoustic performances from bands include a mixture of Strummerville supported bands and bands who are fans of Joe Strummer himself, such as: The Drums, I Blame Coco, Beans on Toast, Handshake, Sound of Rum, Ali Love, Lissie, Fionn Regan, Frank Turner, Depot, Nat Jenkins and many, many more (some who can’t be announced!). ”
“Strummerville – a charitable foundation, set up in Joe Strummer’s honour – have announced a few of the bands playing their annual Campfire event at Glastonbury Festival.
Situated in the ‘unfair ground field’ in the exact same spot where the Clash frontman used to have his fire, the campfire will be lit on Thursday and it’ll be kept burning until Monday morning, during which time several artists will stop by between midnight and 3am every night to play acoustic sets.
Confirmed acts so far include: The Drums, I Blame Coco, Beans on Toast, Handshake, Sound of Rum, Ali Love, Lissie, Fionn Regan, Frank Turner, Depot and Nat Jenkins, with more to come.”
“The Drums played an intimate campfire show in the early hours of this morning (June 27) in the Strummerville area of Glastonbury.
The New York four-piece played their set on the area’s tiny bunting-laden stage, playing through small amps in front of a campfire and a few hundred festival-goers.
The timing of the set had been kept secret with the area largely unmarked, lending a sense of surprise to the show.”
“What a weekend Coco had at Glastonbury, playing three shows in one day on Saturday!
It all started in the scenic surroundings of the Park Stage, which Coco opened on the second day of the festival and provided the perfect wake up call and cure for those with hangovers.
That was followed by an acoustic show at the chill and charge tent before Coco followed The Drums with an intimate set at Strummerville round a campfire just after midnight – the perfect end to the perfect day.
Look out for a blog from Coco about the festival coming soon…”
“So you mudda skuddums going to Glastonbury this year, be sure to make your presence felt at the Strummerville campsite this year. Strummerville will be lighting the campfire (the biggest campfire at Glastonbury scuse me!) Thursday night and keep it burning all around the clock.
Located in Unfair Ground field in the exact same spot where Joe Strummer used to have his fire, the strummerville campfire sessions will start at midnight every night and will run until 3am.”