Strummerville Take Over The Bimble Inn at Glastonbury 2014

Glastonbury 2014 - Strummerville & Bands

Glastonbury 2014 - Strummerville & Bands

A big shout out to all of our bands for showing the love at Bimble Inn at Glastonbury 2014. You did us proud. Gemma Rogers and the Milmen, The Din and The Sleaze

Also thanks to Pistonhead Lager for providing the fuel.

Strummerville Campfire at Glastonbury 2014

Strummerville - Glastonbury 2014

Strummerville - Glastonbury 2014

This year we moved the Strummerville bandwagon to Clapps Ground, In between The Common and Block9 as we just needed more space! We will, as ever be bringing our traditional campfire, good vibes, great impromptu music and lots of love…

We also be took over the Bimble Inn stage on Saturday – which was located at The Park with the following bands & running times:

Gemma Rogers and the Millmen 5pm

The Din 6pm

The Sleaze 7pm

Strummerville Djs onwards! Use #StrummervilleGlasto2014 or #Glasto2014 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – we’ll share your posts!!

The Strummerville campfire continues the legacy of Joe Strummers’ campfire community at Glastonbury where people can come to drink, talk and laugh with some like-minded individuals.

Joe Strummer will be forever immortalised within rock’n’roll history. He channelled attitude and purpose with great punk-rock anthems to become a voice of a generation. His words and The Clash’s music still influence a generation of young musicians who want to make music with something to say rather than just be one of the crowd. Strummerville aims to maintain this legacy, allowing young musicians with the opportunity to play gigs, get their music heard and help share the spirit of Joe for years to come.

Strummerville set up the camp and lit the fire, the people came along and keep it burning.

Thank you to everyone involved in making this year one of the best!


A Riot of Our Own: A Symposium on The Clash

A Riot of Our Own: A Symposium on The Clash - Strummerville

A Riot of Our Own: A Symposium on The Clash - Strummerville

We are excited to be supporting, alongside our dear friends Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, A Riot of Our Own – A Symposium on The Clash which will be held in Belfast, June 20-21, 2014.

There will also be an event organised in conjunction with Oh Yeah Belfast – ‘A Night of Treason‘ – to raise funds for the Strummerville Foundation.

The enormous cultural influence that The Clash have exercised over the last four decades has found reflection in many spheres but not, strangely, in that of popular music studies. While academics have devoted considerable attention to a great many other, arguably less important, bands, they have had remarkably little to say about The Clash. This symposium represents in part an endeavour to redress this particular, curious silence. A Riot of Our Own will bring together academics, journalists, photographers and musicians to examine the enduring influence and abiding controversy associated with The Clash. It is hoped that the event will constitute an engaging and critical attempt to shed light on both the cultural legacy and contemporary resonance of one of the most influential bands that there has ever been.

For more information on A Riot of Our Own – A Symposium on The Clash please visit the website where you can find out about accommodation, how to get there and how to register.

Contributors to the event will include:

  • Caroline Coon (artist, writer, manager of The Clash from 1978 to 1980.
  • Professor David Hesmondhalgh (University of Leeds, author of Why Music Matters)
  • Chris Salewicz (author of Redemption Song: The Definitive Biography of Joe Strummer)
  • Adrian Boot (photographer who took the iconic shots of The Clash touring Belfast)

About the organisers:
You can contact the organisers of the event here: – A Riot of Our Own is organised jointly by the Department of Sociology, the National University of Ireland Maynooth and the School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies, the University of Ulster.

Strummerville Fundraiser
A Riot of Our Own is supported by the Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast and by Strummerville. The symposium will be raising funds for Strummerville: The Joe Strummer Foundation for New Music. Strummerville are not involved in the organisation of this event.

The Great Escape

The Great Escape 2014 - Strummerville

The Great Escape 2014 - Strummerville

If you are heading down to the seaside for The Great Escape 2014 then you could do worse than checking out of few of our acts performing at The Dr Martens Van. Times below. Come and say hi!

Thursday 14.30 Francobollo Brighton Unitarian Church, New Road

Friday 16.30 CuT Brighton Unitarian Church, New Road

Saturday 14.30 Rex Domino The Doughnut , East Street Bastion

Our good friend Nick Cave is also throwing an afternoon of amazing acoustic acts on the Friday from 12.

The Facebook Event

This is in aid of Strummerville

Meet Narasirato from The Solomon Islands

Narasirato - Strummerville

Narasirato - Strummerville
[Photo credit: Jason Mayall and Narasirato]

We would like to introduce to you Narasirato – a band from Solomon Islands who we helped to record their first record. Great music that we know Joe would have approved of. We also sent over a bunch of Strummerville t-shirts and we caught up with Jason Mayall, organiser of Fuji Rock Festival, who is their international manager for a Q&A (follows below).

Here is a video of the band performing “Hisiha” and two tracks for you to enjoy.

Inoni Ana Totoraha (Man of culture)

Pori Pori (Dub mix) Nick Manasseh

How did you come to find and then work with Narasirato?

I was invited to the Australasian Worldwide Music Expo in Melbourne in November 2009 Narasirato were the one band that I found interesting and unique and I had the urge to book them for Fuji Rock summer 2010

With great difficulty I reached out to their managers in Honiara, Solomon Islands who got them on the boats and planes Narasirato played 9 performances at Fuji that year on many of the smaller stages, the audience fell in love with them and were in awe of their bamboo music. We had a camera team accompany them from Tokyo airport and filmed them throughout the festival.

I personally was blown away by their shows, their modesty and humility and the stories of where and how they live. Deep in the rainforest with no electricity, no phones, no roads, no shops. I was intrigued to see for myself

Where has the journey taken you so far?

So in November 2010 I returned to AWME and detoured home via The Solomon Islands Melbourne to Brisbane to Honiara, wait 3 days for a freight vessel, 23 hour journey to Malaita province and up the lagoon to Are’are land you then enter the Mapurupuru river and canoe up the mangrove swamp, followed by 15 minute hike through the pristine rainforest.

I was treated to a welcome fit for a king, with conch shells and panpipes. We feasted and talked and drank coconuts, I fell in love with it all immediately. The reaction to seeing their documentary film from Fuji Rock was pure amazement and I couldn’t believe that the most of the women and children had never seen a laptop, TV or video before.

The band asked that I be their international manager, so armed with the Fuji Rock film and field recordings from the village I set about helping them achieve their goals.

How have Strummerville helped?

We released an EP “Tangio Tumas” of the live recordings from Fuji and Oterama, and with the support of a small grant from Strummerville were able to bring them to Glastonbury festival in 2011 where they played on 7 stages including Strummerville’s.

In the two days following Glasto they recorded their full length studio album “Warato’o” which, when released in 2012, received great reviews. Both these CDs have the Strummerville logo as I’m sure Joe would approve.

Are there any plans for them to visit our shores anytime soon?

Since 2011 they have performed in Australia, New Zealand, Hungary, Germany, France, Portugal, Norway, Holland, Belgium, Korea and Japan.

Fingers crossed we can find the support and festival offers to get them over to Europe this summer

What do you have in the pipeline and is there something we should keep an eye out for?

There is a brand new album “Inoni Ana Totoraha”, translates as Man of Culture, out in June. Recorded in their home village under the ageing roof of the culture house on October 29th 2013 then mixed in the UK by Nick Manasseh. The band have come a long way musically and are ready to take the world by storm.

For more information contact Jason Mayall and visit the bands website – thank you.

Strummerville Easter Mashup

Strummerville Easter Mashup - Taproom, N1 London

Strummerville Easter Mashup - Taproom, N1 London

Official Facebook Event Page:

EASTER SUNDAY 20th APRIL: We are putting on our first live music event of the year at our favourite North London spot, The Taproom.

The all day event will showcase some fantastic new music. There will also have some great merchandise for sale as well as some brand new artwork by Tom Fozard.

It’s an early kick off, we will be there from 1pm and the music starts at around 2pm

These great acts will be performing.

The Sleaze
Frankie Forman Music
Bella Figura
Eat The Evidence
Seraphim Kelly
Bare Hunter

Come down and support new music.



Strummerville Print by Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey Joe Strummer Poster - Strummerville

We are thrilled that the wonderful Shepard Fairey agreed to design an original Strummerville piece to raise funds for the organisation.

Shepard Fairey Joe Strummer Poster - Strummerville

The print will be available to buy on Wednesday 16th April and is $65 from Shepard’s OBEY website – we will receive $35 per sale.

The Clash are my all-time favorite band and their frontman, Joe Strummer, is a hero of mine for his music, lyrics, wit, compassion for the underdog, and stance against injustice. Joe’s widow Lucinda approached me about creating an image of Joe to help raise funds for Strummerville, the charity set up to honor and fulfill Joe’s belief that music can inspire and empower. Strummerville provides opportunities for musicians around the globe. I was incredibly honored that Lucinda asked me to be involved, and I was moved when she shared her opinion that Joe and I have similar philosophies. The print is a collaboration with photographer Kate Simon, who shot the first Clash cover. Please check out what Strummerville is about and show your support! Thanks for caring. – Shepard Fairey

Strummerville Print by Shepard Fairey

Joe Strummer original photograph by Kate Simon

Ace Cafe London Strummerville Fundraiser – St. George’s Night

St. George's Night 2014 - Ace Cafe - Strummerville

We’d like to thank the Ace Cafe London team for supporting us with this fantastic looking event… See you there!

St. George's Night 2014 - Ace Cafe - Strummerville

7pm – 11pm

Ace Cafe London
Ace Corner, North Circular Road
Stonebridge, London NW10 7UD
Tel: 020 8961 1000 Fax: 020 8965 0161


Tilinanu Strummerville Music Centre Needs You

Strummerville Studio - Tilinanu

The music centre built by Strummerville in Africa has no instruments to keep going! Imagine your life without music, no expression, no release. Contact Tilinanu to donate your old instruments to the centre! Please note instrument donations are accepted only from UK residents. We simply don’t have time to accept instruments from overseas, the volunteers are leaving next week so get in touch fast and make a community smile!

Use the form to tell us what you can donate and where you are located.

  • Because of tight shipping deadlines, we can only accept donations from UK residents. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Please select from the drop the type of instrument you can donate.

About Tilinanu Project
Tilinanu orphanage in Malawi, Africa houses, feeds, loves and educated 34 girls, feeds 175 community orphans and runs 3 boys foster homes. We facilitate greater sustainable change through our outreach projects and the help of love support unite volunteers.

Gigantic Tickets Partner With Strummerville

Gigantic Strummerville Partnership

Gigantic Strummerville Partnership

Strummerville are very pleased to announce a new partnership with Gigantic Tickets.

The partnership means that you can donate to Strummerville during the checkout process every time you place an order with Gigantic.

You can rest assured you’re in safe hands with Gigantic because they’ve got years of experience in the ticket industry. They have always drawn on that experience and worked hard to make Gigantic the kind of company it is – a little different, a little better. They believe it’s the little things that make a big difference & we couldn’t agree more.

We are truly thankful for Gigantic for this partnership and wish the team all the best.